Georgia’s 2017 recruiting class took a step in the wrong direction this afternoon with the decommitment of Grayson linebacker Breon Dixon.
Dixon was an early pledge to the ‘Dawgs for the class roughly nine months ago and had been a pretty staunch recruiter for the Red and Black. He did make clear in a Twitter statement that Georgia remains among his favorites and that he could ultimately end up a Bulldog.
No interviews until further notice... Takin my time w the process rn ‼️ pic.twitter.com/cDrqT8Vmbl— Breon (@Breondixon_4) August 21, 2016
The 6’0, 215 pound Dixon looked ticketed to play either inside linebacker or safety in Athens. Fortunately for the ‘Dawgs there are talented prospects both still on the board and already on campus at both spots. It would be a minor upset, for example, if Vidalia linebacker Nate McBride did not end up at Georgia, and Brookwood’s Leonard Warner has emerged as a major target. Sophomores Roquan Smith and Natrez Patrick have emerged as potential starters in 2016. So while Dixon’s decision isn’t ideal, it’s probably not that big a hit in the long term. It also may free up a spot at another position in what’s looking like a very crowded recruiting class. Until later . . .