USC has entered the home stretch of the recruiting season with a nice head of steam and that momentum hasn’t slowed down after a huge recruiting weekend.
Steve Sarkisian and his staff apparently got even more good news this weekend. Four star tight end commit Bryce Dixon has cancelled his planned official visit to UCLA next weekend, according to ESPN’s Blair Angulo.
— Blair Angulo (@bangulo) January 26, 2014
According to USCFootball.com’s Gerard Martinez, Dixon will instead take an unofficial visit to USC next weekend.
Dixon committed to the Trojans at the Army All-American game on January 4th, but his recruitment never slowed down as most observes believed that UCLA still had a shot to flip him in time for signing day. An official visit to their crosstown rivals scheduled for the final weekend of the recruiting period loomed overhead for USC, with Jim Mora Jr. expected to make a strong push.
The cancellation of that visit signals that Dixon is solid and the Trojans no longer have to worry about UCLA’s meddling.
USC had an in-home visit with Dixon during the week. Combined with Dixon’s visit to USC this weekend, the 6-4, 220 pounder seems settled on his choice.
Dixon is USC’s lone tight end commit in this class and could push for immediate playing time. The departure of Xavier Grimble has opened the door as the Trojan’s return just two scholarship tight ends — Randall Telfer and Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick.