Oldsmar C Tim Dixon commits to UGA

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Tue. September 21, 2010 | Bryan Burns

Oldsmar Christian center Tim Dixon orally committed to the University of Georgia on Sunday after a visit to the Athens campus over the weekend.

The 6-foot-10, 220-pound Dixon chose the Bulldogs over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Oklahoma State.

"One of the main reasons Tim decided on the University of Georgia was because they've been recruiting him the longest, the hardest and the most consistent," Oldsmar Christian coach Ryan Pannone said. "[Assistant] Coach Kwanza Johnson has done a great job of making Tim feel at home and being personal with him. Did a great job with the mail outs and the phone calls and the in-home visit. [Head] Coach Mark Fox, who did a great job at the University of Nevada, has come in and helped multiple guys both athletically and academically during his tenure at the University of Georgia."

Fox was introduced as Georgia coach on April 3, 2009. He guided the Bulldogs to a 14-17 record in his first season.

Dixon is a native of Columbus, Ga., and averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks last year as a junior at Columbus High.

"He went to the (UGA-Arkansas) football game, played some pickup games with the players, got to check out the basketball facilites, got to meet the coaches personally face to face and see what they were about," Pannone said of Dixon's weekend visit. "He took a tour of the academic facilities and got to sit in on a class to see what college life was out. He was looking for a place that would feel like home and looking for coaches that would help him grow athletically and academically. He got that feeling from Coach Fox and his staff."

Dixon plans to sign with the Bulldogs during the early signing period in November.

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