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Dixon is heading out to Oregon

He has been one of the top prospects in the state the past three years, and now, Isaac Dixon of Monsignor Pace becomes the first Miami-Dade County prospect to head to the University of Oregon since quarterback Reggie Ogburn of Carol City did it back in 1979.

While his mind had been made up for the past few weeks since he visited the game with Washington State, the 5-11, 195-pound safety had kept his commitment to head coach Chip Kelly and Ducks a secret.

"I'm really excited about Oregon," said Dixon, who will help his team reach the playoffs next week in a crucial game against Gulliver Prep. "I had a great trip and believe this is the best fit for me."

Dixon joins North Broward Prep athlete Ethan Grant, who committed to the Ducks as the two Floridians who are ready to head west.

"This is a great fit for Isaac and a tremendous job by Oregon for coming into Florida," said Charles Fishbein, President and National recruiting Analyst for Elite Scouting Services. "We have had the chance to watch him for the past three years and coach (Alvin) Slaughter has always raved about his play and what he could do in the future."

In addition to Oregon, Dixon had offers from South Florida, Oklahoma State, Florida International, Kansas State, Syracuse, Ole Miss and Purdue.

Dixon was rated No. 24 by the Miami Herald in the pre-season.

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