'21 MI LB Lance Dixon (Penn State Transfer)

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2020 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Season: Appeared in nine games, making one start...One of 14 players to make their first career start...Made 10 tackles (7 solo) to go along with 2.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble.
  • Ohio State (10/31): Recorded a career-best five tackles, including four solo...Registered his first career forced fumble in the first quarter.
  • Nebraska (11/14): Assisted on two tackles and recorded a half-tackle for loss.
  • Iowa (11/21): Made one stop, his first career full tackle for loss in the second quarter.
  • Michigan (11/28): Tallied one solo stop, a full tackle for loss, his third consecutive game with a TFL.
  • Rutgers (12/5): Recorded one solo tackle.
2019 • TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Season: Appeared in three games...One of 29 players to make their collegiate debut...One of 19 true freshmen to play.
  • Idaho (8/31): Assisted on two tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL

Three-time letterman for head coach Ron Bellamy at West Bloomfield High School...Served as team captain as a senior...Helped the Gators to the Region 3 District 1 Championship as a senior...Selected to the All-American Bowl, becoming the first player in school history to earn the honor...Participated in Nike’s The Opening...Claimed All-USA Michigan Defensive Player of the Year as selected by USA Today as a senior...Named All-USA Michigan Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018...Selected Associated Press All-State first team as a senior and honorable mention as a junior...Earned Detroit Free Press All-State Division 1 first-team accolades as a junior...Chosen Detroit News All-North Football first team as a senior...Named to the 2017 and 2018 MLive Detroit Football Dream Team...Registered 95 tackles with 11 tackles for loss, five sacks, 11 quarterback hurries, five passes defended and one forced fumble as a senior...Offensively, had nine touchdowns, including the game-winning score in the district championship game, in 2018...Registered 122 tackles and five sacks as a junior...Rated a five-star prospect by 247Sports, a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 13 overall, No. 1 outside linebacker and the No. 2 prospect in Michigan by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 26 safety, No. 27 player in the region and No. 8 prospect in Michigan by ESPN...Ranked No. 22 outside linebacker and No. 11 prospect in Michigan by Rivals...Lettered in track & field twice...Named team MVP in track & field.
 
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“Tim Banks’ recruiting prowess has centered around his native Detroit since his arrival at Penn State in 2016,” said Sean Fitz, who covers Penn State recruiting for Lions247. “The Martin Luther King grad has connections all around the city and surrounding areas — everybody in Detroit knows Tim Banks.

“In the 2021 cycle, he was able to go in and pull four quality defensive prospects from the area in four-stars Kalen King, Jaylen Reed and Jamari Buddin, as well as three-star linebacker Kobe King. His other wins in the city in recent cycles include Enzo Jennings and Lance Dixon.”
-Callahan
 
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Hope he is still able to pull Detroit kids to Knoxville, which seems like more of a stretch than getting them to another Big 10 school. When was the last player we got from greater Detroit? Was it John Kelly?
 
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Hope he is still able to pull Detroit kids to Knoxville, which seems like more of a stretch than getting them to another Big 10 school. When was the last player we got from greater Detroit? Was it John Kelly?
I thought the same, but it's not that much farther from Detroit to Kville than to Happy Valley. Plus, you don't have to join their weirdo cult. Win-win!
 
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Hope he is still able to pull Detroit kids to Knoxville, which seems like more of a stretch than getting them to another Big 10 school. When was the last player we got from greater Detroit? Was it John Kelly?
It's not the Big 10 status that puts us at a disadvantage. If you're looking to play your way out of Detroit, what sounds better, going to a place called "Happy Valley" or "Knocks-ville"?

As soon as we change names, this recruiting thing will turn around. Suggestions for recruiting purposes:

Cashville
NFLvillle
Chicksville


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Hope he is still able to pull Detroit kids to Knoxville, which seems like more of a stretch than getting them to another Big 10 school. When was the last player we got from greater Detroit? Was it John Kelly?
Kentucky has been able to pry a few kids away from that area recently, most notably that DT we were in on just a couple of cycles ago (I'll look up the name a little later). If they can, we should be able to.
 
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Kentucky has been able to pry a few kids away from that area recently, most notably that DT we were in on just a couple of cycles ago (I'll look up the name a little later). If they can, we should be able to.
Justin Rogers. Stoops is from Youngstown, OH, so in addition to proximity of the UK campus, he's got a lot of long-standing ties in the area.
 
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If guys are full of production then they probably aren’t looking to transfer in most cases.
I'll leave it up to Coach Banks on this one since he was on his team, and only played 1 year. The other LB from bama tho is a No because he had an opportunity for 4 years to do something and only got 7 tackles I think.
 

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