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Jaylen Dixon

Post by Roy McAvoy » October 12th, 2020, 12:37 pm

Jaylen Dixon is a Utah WR I had heard this summer was transferring to USU. It never materialized and I’m not sure we had a scholarship.

Some scholarships have now opened up and now he’s transferring. I haven’t heard if he is in fact coming to USU now, but it seems likely.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by slcagg » October 12th, 2020, 12:38 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Jaylen Dixon is a Utah WR I had heard this summer was transferring to USU. It never materialized and I’m not sure we had a scholarship.

Some scholarships have now opened up and now he’s transferring. I haven’t heard if he is in fact coming to USU now, bjnut it seems likely.
Uh this is a huge get if he comes here. 350 yards as a soph and 600 yards as a freshman receiving.

Thanks Roy.

Also sad to hear about spots opening up.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by Madmartigan » October 12th, 2020, 1:32 pm

Jaylen Dixon is officially in the transfer portal.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by 3rdGenAggie » October 12th, 2020, 1:44 pm

WR is a position I'd love to see a solid transfer at. Best would be DL, I'll take it at any position of relative need.


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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by slcagg » October 12th, 2020, 1:44 pm

Sione Lund in the portal as well.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by AGGIEinIOWA » October 12th, 2020, 1:46 pm

Well Dixon and Shelley were teammates in high school (Lone Star HS - Frisco TX) so it wouldn't be a surprise if he came to USU. I assume he would have to sit out this year but with the COVID exemptions he should still have two years after this shouldn't he? Having Dixon and Deven Thompkins in the lineup together next season would be pretty lethal.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by thegreendalegelf » October 12th, 2020, 1:52 pm

I still don't love us just being the U's cast offs every year. I think it can hurt us in recruiting if we are constantly bringing in grad transfers from Salt Lake. That said, each of the transfers we've gotten have performed well. So its kinda like an addiction, it helps for a little while but after a while you can't function without it.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by 3rdGenAggie » October 12th, 2020, 1:54 pm

thegreendalegelf wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 1:52 pm
I still don't love us just being the U's cast offs every year. I think it can hurt us in recruiting if we are constantly bringing in grad transfers from Salt Lake. That said, each of the transfers we've gotten have performed well. So its kinda like an addiction, it helps for a little while but after a while you can't function without it.
Right now, all these players know Gary. Many were probably recruited by him to the U. I'm willing to bet the number of transfers from the U will decrease once the players there that already know him have moved on.


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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by NavyBlueAggie » October 12th, 2020, 1:58 pm

I get it "Green", absolutely do. At some point a possible inside comment could be,,,ride the pine in SLC or play in Logan. Doesn't do much for our football athletic profile as I see it.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by slcagg » October 12th, 2020, 2:08 pm

Meh we are who we are. P5 transfers are usually helpful to the program. The Utah transfers have been great contributors. Happy to have them. This kid started as a true freshman in salt lake and had 600 yards.
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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by Sl7vk » October 12th, 2020, 2:13 pm

slcagg wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Meh we are who we are. P5 transfers are usually helpful to the program. The Utah transfers have been great contributors. Happy to have them. This kid started as a true freshman in salt lake and had 600 yards.
This.
We need to consistently be at the top of the MW and eventually bring home a title.
After that, we can get a bit more "picky."



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by Madmartigan » October 12th, 2020, 2:19 pm

thegreendalegelf wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 1:52 pm
I still don't love us just being the U's cast offs every year. I think it can hurt us in recruiting if we are constantly bringing in grad transfers from Salt Lake. That said, each of the transfers we've gotten have performed well. So its kinda like an addiction, it helps for a little while but after a while you can't function without it.
If ALL the Utah transfers hadn't been so good for us, I would agree with you. As has been astutely noted, P5>>G5 in a lot of cases in terms of talent they get AND Gary recruited lots of these players so it's an easy way to get quality kids to the program.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by tipitup » October 12th, 2020, 2:22 pm

I'm curious. we are getting a lot of offensive players from Utah. and the statement is being thrown around that Gary recruited these kids. Did he recruit on the offensive side, or did they just like gary and wanted to follow him up here. or is it that Gary is recruiting these kids. i'm not sure how a defensive coach recruits the offensive kids.



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Post by slcagg » October 12th, 2020, 2:28 pm

I’m not sure gary recruited them but he would have a relationship with them. Plus success of prior transfers and those relationships also help.
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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by Madmartigan » October 12th, 2020, 2:44 pm

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I’m not sure gary recruited them but he would have a relationship with them. Plus success of prior transfers and those relationships also help.
Repp, Mariner, and Heninger were all big contributors for us last year after playing sparsely at the U. Immediate PT and impact is almost always attractive for transfers.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by Aglicious » October 12th, 2020, 2:44 pm

Can't the Utes spare one or two guys in what seems to be an endless supply of DLs down there?

Upgrading the guys in the trenches will change our fortune and pecking order in the MWC quicker than finding a 3rd or 4th RB or WR to add to the roster.
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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by slcagg » October 12th, 2020, 2:46 pm

Madmartigan wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 2:44 pm
slcagg wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 2:28 pm
I’m not sure gary recruited them but he would have a relationship with them. Plus success of prior transfers and those relationships also help.
Repp, Mariner, and Heninger were all big contributors for us last year after playing sparsely at the U. Immediate PT and impact is almost always attractive for transfers.
Exactly. That might have more to do with it as Gary at this point. I do want to clarify that Mariner was a part time starter at the U. With that said he came here and his numbers went up.

I’d expect this kid to be a big time producer if he does actually end up here:



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Post by Yossarian » October 12th, 2020, 2:56 pm

slcagg wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Madmartigan wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 2:44 pm
slcagg wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 2:28 pm
I’m not sure gary recruited them but he would have a relationship with them. Plus success of prior transfers and those relationships also help.
Repp, Mariner, and Heninger were all big contributors for us last year after playing sparsely at the U. Immediate PT and impact is almost always attractive for transfers.
Exactly. That might have more to do with it as Gary at this point. I do want to clarify that Mariner was a part time starter at the U. With that said he came here and his numbers went up.

I’d expect this kid to be a big time producer if he does actually end up here:
Repp and Mariner had two of the best catches I have seen an Aggie make last year. Mariner's toe-drag catch and Repp's one-handed catch, both for touchdowns, were amazing. If this is what ex-Utes are going to bring, I say "bring them in".
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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by AGGIEinIOWA » October 12th, 2020, 2:57 pm

A few interesting things about Sione Lund.
- Not sure if we are interested in him or not but seeing as he is a Utah LB and both Gary and Ena would have coached him, I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least some contact made.
- He was suspended for spring ball at Utah
- He was a 4-star recruit out of Bingham that initially signed and redshirted at Stanford before transferring to Utah.
- He's played LB in college but was the #1 rated high school fullback and #9 running back recruit in the country. Wouldn't surprise me to see Gary use him in the Jumbo package. I think Gary likes to have a full back on the roster. Think Lund may be transferring somewhere to switch to offense?



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by Madmartigan » October 12th, 2020, 3:16 pm

AGGIEinIOWA wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 2:57 pm
A few interesting things about Sione Lund.
- Not sure if we are interested in him or not but seeing as he is a Utah LB and both Gary and Ena would have coached him, I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least some contact made.
- He was suspended for spring ball at Utah
- He was a 4-star recruit out of Bingham that initially signed and redshirted at Stanford before transferring to Utah.
- He's played LB in college but was the #1 rated high school fullback and #9 running back recruit in the country. Wouldn't surprise me to see Gary use him in the Jumbo package. I think Gary likes to have a full back on the roster. Think Lund may be transferring somewhere to switch to offense?
Did Gary use a FB in his time here? I don't recall ever having a fullback on the squad, though we did have some larger backs.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by Roy McAvoy » October 12th, 2020, 3:24 pm

AGGIEinIOWA wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 2:57 pm
A few interesting things about Sione Lund.
- Not sure if we are interested in him or not but seeing as he is a Utah LB and both Gary and Ena would have coached him, I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least some contact made.
- He was suspended for spring ball at Utah
- He was a 4-star recruit out of Bingham that initially signed and redshirted at Stanford before transferring to Utah.
- He's played LB in college but was the #1 rated high school fullback and #9 running back recruit in the country. Wouldn't surprise me to see Gary use him in the Jumbo package. I think Gary likes to have a full back on the roster. Think Lund may be transferring somewhere to switch to offense?
A few more:
- It sounds like the suspension was a pretty big deal and the main impetus for him no longer being a part of the Utah football team.
- I've also heard there are some injury problems here and that him playing offense again may be a long shot due to injuries.



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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by jeffdan25 » October 12th, 2020, 3:25 pm

Madmartigan wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 3:16 pm
AGGIEinIOWA wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 2:57 pm
A few interesting things about Sione Lund.
- Not sure if we are interested in him or not but seeing as he is a Utah LB and both Gary and Ena would have coached him, I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least some contact made.
- He was suspended for spring ball at Utah
- He was a 4-star recruit out of Bingham that initially signed and redshirted at Stanford before transferring to Utah.
- He's played LB in college but was the #1 rated high school fullback and #9 running back recruit in the country. Wouldn't surprise me to see Gary use him in the Jumbo package. I think Gary likes to have a full back on the roster. Think Lund may be transferring somewhere to switch to offense?
Did Gary use a FB in his time here? I don't recall ever having a fullback on the squad, though we did have some larger backs.
The short answer is no. Very, very, very few teams use a true fullback anymore. Most of the time it is an H back type player ( tight end used more for blocking than receiving). Keegan Anderson, Kellen Bartlett played these rolls in the past.
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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by Aggie19 » October 12th, 2020, 6:37 pm

Take it with a grain of salt and I hope it's not true, but hearing from an obsessed Ute fan co-worker that the rumor on why Dixon is transferring is because he couldn't get cleared medically by the PAC12.


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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by Intermeddler » October 12th, 2020, 6:43 pm

Aggie19 wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Take it with a grain of salt and I hope it's not true, but hearing from an obsessed Ute fan co-worker that the rumor on why Dixon is transferring is because he couldn't get cleared medically by the PAC12.
Heard the same from my version of your co-worker. Never heard of a conference needing to medically clear guys so maybe Covid related and the Pac-12 is being too cautious?
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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by Aggie19 » October 12th, 2020, 6:53 pm

Intermeddler wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Aggie19 wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Take it with a grain of salt and I hope it's not true, but hearing from an obsessed Ute fan co-worker that the rumor on why Dixon is transferring is because he couldn't get cleared medically by the PAC12.
Heard the same from my version of your co-worker. Never heard of a conference needing to medically clear guys so maybe Covid related and the Pac-12 is being too cautious?
My guy said he heard secondary medical problem resulting from a positive covid test. Hoping that's not the case and the kid gets to play, wherever he ends up.


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Re: Jaylen Dixon

Post by slcagg » October 12th, 2020, 8:51 pm

I saw this from Ute twitter as well. But not from an actual verified source. Could be right.

Like Roy said initially (and Roy is usually spot on) this kid was interested in transferring earlier this Summer.



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