DawgNation has learned through sources that UGA assistant coach John Lilly was expected at Taylor County High School today to check on sophomore 4-star running back Lyn-J Dixon.
That makes perfect sense after what Dixon did on Friday night. Check out the clips in the video above to see just how he racked up all those yards.
Dixon, who has been offered by UGA as a sophomore, broke his own school records at Taylor County High School on Friday night. He rushed for 451 yards and five touchdowns on Friday, wiping out his previous school records of 414 yards and four touchdowns in a single game he set last year as a freshman. Dixon’s highlight video above showcases several of the long runs he broke in order to average 17.3 yards per rushing attempt.
Georgia High School Football Daily reports that his total was the fifth-highest in Georgia high school football history.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder is the first player in Taylor County football history to get an SEC offer. Tennessee was first and UGA came along with an offer earlier this season. Dixon visited UGA first this year Louisiana-Monroe game, but that trip was affected by bad weather. He didn’t get to meet Mark Richt.
Dixon also went up to Tennessee for the UGA game and reports back from that visit indicate that the Volunteers treated him and his promising classmate, Gunnar Watson, like they were 5-star seniors.
It is still way early with him, but it appears UGA needs to get him back on campus for a good impression that matches his recent trip to Tennessee.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.