Just over a week ago, the Ohio State Buckeyes lost to the Michigan State Spartans 34-24 in the Big 10 Championship. Not only did the Buckeyes miss out on the Rose Bowl, but a victory over the Spartans likely would have put the Buckeyes in the BCS National Championship game.
This week has gone a lot better for the Buckeyes.
On Tuesday, four-star wide receiver Johnnie Dixon gave the Buckeyes his pledge.
“(Ohio State) throws the ball,” Dixon told Derek Tyson and Tom VanHaaren of ESPN.com. “They put it in the playmakers’ hand, and Coach Meyer knows what to do with his receivers.”
The 5’10, 187 lb. speedster out of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida chose the Buckeyes over the Alabama Crimson Tide and Miami Hurricanes.
Dixon attends Dwyer High School, which Buckeyes’ head coach Urban Meyer has had good luck with. He landed commitments from three Dwyer players at Florida in 2010; wide receiver Robert Clark and tight end Gerald Christian, who both transferred to the Louisville Cardinals and safety Matt Elam, who starred at Florida and was a first round pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
Dixon is considered 106th best player and 16th best wide receiver according to 24/7′s composite rankings.