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February 6, 2013

Dixon pulls a late switch and signs with Nebraska

Leave it to Tre'vell Dixon to provide Nebraska fans with some signing day drama.

It appeared there wouldn't be any signing day surprises for the Big Red, but the three-star athlete out of Baldwin (La.) West St. Mary's had different plans.

Dixon's head coach Marquis Newsome informed HuskerOnline.com late Wednesday morning that Dixon had signed his letter of intent to Nebraska. 24 hours ago Newsome told HOL Dixon would be signing with Arizona State. On Sunday reports surfaced Dixon may be signing with Houston. In all, it's the third time Dixon has committed to the Huskers in the last 13 months - unofficially an NU recruiting record.

"Honestly last night we had a basketball game and (Dixon) talked to our principal and he just told him that this is your decision and to pray about it and when you wake up in the morning God is going to give you your decision in your head," Newsome said. "When he woke up this morning God told him Nebraska."

Newsome said obviously the last few days have been an emotional ride for Dixon, as he's been pulled in so many different directions.

Credit the relentless recruiting efforts of Husker secondary coach Terry Joseph, also a Louisiana native to help close the deal on Dixon.

"It was very emotional and I know he's very relieved that it's over with," Newsome said. "It was very, very emotional for him because he was torn between Nebraska and Houston. Houston's coaches did a great job of building a relationship with him, which made his decision that much more difficult.

"At the end of the day he decided to go with what he felt was the best challenge and the best school for his future."

Even early this morning Newsome said Nebraska didn't know for sure Dixon would be signing with the Big Red.

"I told Nebraska this morning 'I think it's 95 percent y'all,' but we were waiting for the actual paper because he had been decommitting and committing so much," Newsome said. "I know once I call them back they are going to be very, very excited."

The 6-foot-1, 195 pound Dixon will play wide receiver at Nebraska and he gives the Big Red 26 recruits in their 2013 signing class.


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