Nov 24, 2012; Evanston, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini helmet during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Recruiting: D'Cota Dixon Visits Fighting Illini

After receiving an offer from them nearly a month ago, 2014 safety/running back D’Cota Dixon was in Champaign, Illinois on Wednesday for an unofficial visit with the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Dixon is also on the radars of the South Florida Bulls, Cincinnati Bearcats, Louisville Cardinals, North Carolina Wolfpack, North Carolina Tar Heels, Vanderbilt Commodores, and West Virginia Mountaineers.

Wednesday’s visit was an important one for the Fighting Illini due to the fact that South Florida seems to be towards the head of the pack for Dixon and Illinois is not the only Big Ten team courting him (also has an offer from Purdue).

Although he doesn’t have the best size and/or frame, one thing D’Cota Dixon does have is instincts. He is also a playmaker who contains decent ball skills, tackling, and closing speed.

The three-star recruit is currently ranked 153rd in the state of Florida and 104th among safeties by 247Sports.

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