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Countryside's Felix Dixon commits to North Dakota State

Countryside's Felix Dixon breaks up a pass.

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Countryside's Felix Dixon breaks up a pass.



Countryside’s Felix Dixon committed to North Dakota State, a powerhouse program that has won straight Division I-AA (FCS) titles.

Dixon, a senior defensive back, made the announcement via Twitter on Sunday after visiting the Fargo, N.D. campus this weekend.

“I felt very good there,” Dixon said. “The atmosphere was everything I thought it would be. Everyone knew me before I even arrived and the coaching staff really loved me. They have a really good program. They’ve won national championships in a row and the dome they play in is amazing.”

Dixon picked the Bison over offers from Alcorn State and Southeast Missouri State. He said talked to former Largo standout and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Leonard Johnson about the process before deciding on a school.

“I had a great talk with Leonard Johnson who's like my big brother about it,” Dixon said. “He told me to do what's ever best for me and my family.”

Dixon was recruited by former Tarpon Springs standout and coach Atif Austin, who is now coaches receivers and special teams at North Dakota State. This is the second Pinellas County player the Bison have landed in the past two seasons. The first was former Boca Ciega standout Jaylaan Wimbush.

This season, Dixon has nine tackles and two interceptions. He also is stellar in the return game and has returned a punt for a touchdown. 

[Last modified: Monday, October 19, 2015 10:23am]


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