Boston College Football 2014: Nat Dixon, WR


The 2014 Boston College Eagles football season begins in 90 days. No doubt Nat Dixon, today’s featured Eagle, knows that fact, and now so do you.

Dixon was one of the last Eagles to join the 2014 recruiting class, announcing his decision to come to Boston College on National Signing Day, February 5. It had long been rumored that Nat Dixon was going to choose the Eagles, and when the big day rolled around, the “hat game” went Boston College’s way for a change. He weighed other offers from Western Kentucky, South Florida, Troy, Wofford, Elon, and Chattanooga amongst others; an ACC program against all those others will win most of the time.

Boston College was able to grab several new players from the Sunshine State for 2014, and Nat Dixon is one of them. He comes from Lynn Haven, on the Florida panhandle and just next to Panama City. At A. Crawford Mosley High School in said locale, this multi-sport athlete received for over 660 yards in 2012; his 2013 stats don’t seem to add up.

What might the plan be for him in 2014?

Nat Dixon: Fast Facts

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Hometown: Lynn Haven, Florida
  • High School: A. Crawford Mosley High School
  • Measurements: 6-foot-4, 190 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Freshman
  • BC games played: 0

Nat Dixon: 2013 Season (HS)

  • Starting wide receiver
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster

It has been discussed here before and it will be discussed here again: the wide receiving corps is in need of help. At this point, it seems that Boston College’s football coaches won’t care where it comes from, as long as it helps them win games. The Eagles need to fill in depth any way they can.

With that said, there might be enough players who aren’t true freshmen to be able to supply that depth and allow Dixon a redshirt year. The guess right now is that he’ll redshirt.

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