RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 134 overall player in the country and the No. 13 outside linebacker in the country by PrepStar … Ranked as the No. 187 player in the country overall, the No. 20 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 5 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 162 overall prospect in the country, the No. 13 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 6 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 14 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 15 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 68 middle linebacker in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 69 outside linebacker in the country, the No. 76 player in his region and the No. 14 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on June 29, 2011 … A member of the PrepStar Dream Team and All-America squad … A second-team Group AAA all-state selection at linebacker by VirginiaPreps … A first-team All-Met selection at linebacker by The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a senior … A four-year starter on defense … Picked up 98 tackles as a senior, including 19 tackles for loss and 14 sacks … Was named Dominion District player of the year and was a repeat first-team All-Metro pick … Recorded 98 tackles, including 19 for a loss, and 14 sacks in his junior season … Also caused three fumbles and recovered two as a junior … A three-time first-team All-Dominion District and All-Central Region selection … Was the Dominion District defensive player of the year as a junior … Player host was Michael Holmes … Recruited by Shane Beamer.

PERSONAL: Born 8/31/92 in Richmond, VA … Son of Keith and Deborah Dixon … Has three older brothers … Major is undecided.