Steve Sarkisian’s USC Trojans picked up a commitment at the 2014 Army All-American Bowl this afternoon, as 4-star tight end Bryce Dixon announced his decision to commit to the Trojans, over the likes of UCLA and Miami.
Dixon, a 6-foot-4, 230 pounder, starred at St. Bonaventure in Ventura at the nation’s No. 2 ranked tight end, where he played on the receiving end of Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback commit Ricky Town.
With Dixon on board, the Trojans will presumably have four scholarship tight ends in 2014, should Xavier Grimble stay for his senior season. Both Grimble and Randall Telfer will have redshirt senior eligibility this upcoming season, while Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick will be a true junior, making Dixon a pivotal part of the Trojans’ future.
Dixon visited USC unofficially on November 16th for the Trojans’ upset win over Stanford, and will be joining a slew of other highly-rated recruits on the January 17-18th weekend showcase visit. His other official visits were to Florida, Oregon and Texas A&M.
UCLA coaches Angus McClure and Taylor Mazzone have been hot on the trail for the services of the tight end, and will be until Signing Day, but Dixon’s yet to visit Westwood. He will head to UCLA for an official this month.
The Trojans’ 2014 recruiting class now sits at 15 commitments, with Dixon on board. USC lost the commitment of Jordan Poland to Arizona on Thursday, but are still in the mix for several top prospects, including Adoree Jackson, Damien Mama and Juju Smith. Due to scholarship restrictions, USC only has 19 scholarships for the incoming 2014 class.