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DT Commit Davion Dixon Recaps Notre Dame Junior Day

January 29, 2024

Davion Dixon‍ was back in South Bend earlier this month for the Irish’s Junior Day and the 2025 Florida defensive tackle again saw why he chose Notre Dame in the first place.

“It was amazing, man,” Dixon told Irish Sports Daily. “It was my first time seeing it snow in a while, so it was pretty cool to me. Seeing all the recruits and making new bonds with the '25 Class, the ones I've never seen before. It was pretty nice.”

Dixon was able to reconnect with fellow commits Justin Thurman, Deuce Knight, Ivan Taylor and Cree Thomas while making initial connections with CJ May and Dallas Golden.

“I know Dallas isn't committed, but I still made bonds with him since he was a Florida boy,” said Dixon. 

Dixon, who committed to Notre Dame way back in April, said those bonds will be important down the road.

“So we can have a connection in the long run, see what they're about and where they come from, and see what they can bring to the team,” he said.

In addition to Golden, Dixon was in the ear of another uncommitted target.

“I was mainly talking to Dallas the whole time, but also Owen (Strebig); probably those two honestly, trying to get an offensive lineman and a cornerback,” he said. 

Dixon’s pitch to the uncommitted targets on why they should choose Notre Dame is a simple one.

“It sets you up for life, basically,” he said. “No other college can do that for you, so that's what I throw at them. I let them think about it a little bit more and hopefully later on, they commit.”

Dixon believes the message hit home.

“I saw Dallas at the airport when I was leaving Sunday, so I talked to him for a little while. I asked him, 'How'd you feel about it?'” Dixon explained. “He said he loved it, so that's good.”

While in town, Dixon also heard from head coach Marcus Freeman briefly.

“We had a meeting with all of us, talking about the Four for 40 and like I said, how it sets you up for life and how Notre Dame's different from other colleges,” Dixon said of Freeman’s message.

He had the chance to spend a lot of time with Irish defensive line coach Al Washington and defensive line assistant Nick Sebastian. Their message was also a relatively simple one.

“How they can develop me to the best player I can be,” said Dixon. “We were watching my film and they  were telling me what I can improve on so I can be better at the game.

The Irish like Dixon’s explosion and leadership abilities and what he brings to the position.

Dixon said he’ll probably be back to South Bend this spring and if not, then certainly for an official visit this summer.

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