Carthage Freshman Kelvontay Dixon Picks Up Baylor + Oklahoma State Offers
The third and fourth offers are in for freshman Carthage athlete Kelvontay Dixon.
Baylor and Oklahoma State hopped into the mix Tuesday. Dixon (5-9, 165) the younger brother of Carthage blue chip running back Keaontay Ingram, reported his new offers via Twitter.
Dixon shares all four of his NCAA Division I FBS offers with Ingram. Both players also have invitations from Colorado and TCU while Ingram, a rising senior, has 24 other choices beyond the group of three.
Dixon did not see any playing time at the varsity level last season, which ended with Carthage’s fifth state championship since 2008. He played primarily running back and cornerback at the sub-varsity level last fall.
Baylor is under new management. Matt Rhule will make his debut with the Bears program this fall after a successful four-year stint with Temple.
Temple won the American Athletic Conference championship in Rhule's final game. Without Rhule, Temple dropped its Military Bowl appearance and finished the season with a 10-3 record.
Baylor endured a far more difficult 2016 campaign on the heels of former head coach Art Briles' termination 12 months ago and the hiring of the retired Jim Grobe as a stop gap. It was ranked eighth in the Associated Press poll entering the final week of October with a 6-0 record and then dropped six consecutive games to end the regular season.
A 6-6 regular season finish was good enough for a Cactus Bowl appearance, which the Bears won against Boise State to cap off Grobe's career.
Rhule managed to land Henderson receiver Trestan Ebner in the last signing class. Five other East Texans will be on the Bears' roster this season.
Led by Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State was a serious player for the Big 12 championship this past year into the final week of the regular season. A win against Oklahoma on the road would have split the title between the Cowboys and Sooners.
Oklahoma State got some consolation with a win in the Alamo Bowl for a final record of 10-3 and an 11th-place finish in the Associated Press Bowl. It was Gundy’s second consecutive 10-win season and his fourth in 12 years.
The Cowboys program was home to 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders and has produced 17 consensus All-Americans through 116 seasons.
Dixon, like all college football prospects currently in their freshman year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in December of 2019.
2020 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Kelvontay Dixon, Carthage, ATH, 5-9, 165 — offers from Baylor, Colorado, Oklahoma State, TCU (4)