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All in the Family: Dixon chooses the Horns

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CARTHAGE — It was easy for Kelvontay Dixon to figure out.

When Texas running back Keaontay Ingram signed with Texas, his younger brother Dixon realized he wanted to play on the same team at the next level.

Today, that Dixon took the next step toward making that a reality when the three-star athlete from Carthage committed to Texas. The 2020 prospect held double-digit offers, but when UT came calling it was too good to be true.

“It’s like a dream,” said Dixon. “To play with my brother in college is unbelievable. I love everything about Texas. The school, the campus, the city, the everything.”

Excerpt from the Recruiting Notebook:

How he fits at Texas: Dixon is a 6-foot, 180-pound Mr. Versatility. He can play on both sides of the ball – RB, WR, slot/H, nickel/CB. He thrives on offense, as Scott Surratt’s Bulldogs put him in the best possible position to succeed. He has great athleticism. He’s been to the state track & field meet two years in a row for triple jump. He’s got speed, agility, and great body control in a frame that could get to 200 pounds. He might lack the explosiveness the slot spot requires in the UT offense, but like his brother, nobody is catching him from behind. He’s got a humble personality that will mesh perfectly in the Texas locker room. Culture fit, imo. – Justin Wells

Dixon is the 18th commit in Texas’ 2020 class joining Jaylan Ford (Frisco Lone Star), Sawyer Goram-Welch (Longview), DaJon Harrison (Hutto), Troy Omeire (Fort Bend Marshall), Xavion Alford (Pearland Shadow Creek), Jerrin Thompson (Lufkin), Bijan Robinson (Tucson Salpointe Catholic – AZ), Andrej Karic (Southlake Carroll), Vernon Broughton (Cy-Ridge), Prince Dorbah (Highland Park), Kitan Crawford (Tyler John Tyler), Ja’Quinden Jackson (Duncanville), Jaden Hullaby (Mansfield Timberview), Jaylen Garth (Port Neches-Groves), Jake Majors (Prosper), Logan Parr (Helotes O’Connor), and Hudson Card (Lake Travis).