TCU First to Offer Carthage Freshman Kelvontay Dixon
With a few weeks still remaining in his first year of high school, Carthage freshman Kelvontay Dixon already has his first Division I FBS scholarship offer.
Dixon (5-9, 150) announced via Twitter on Monday night that TCU has offered him, making him the first East Texas prospect in the 2020 class with a D-I opportunity.
The Bulldogs' talented ninth-grader is the younger brother of Carthage four-star 2018 running back Keaontay Ingram, who currently holds 26 offers, including one from TCU.
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.
TCU is recruiting Dixon as an "athlete" for now, he told ETSN.fm on Monday evening. He also said he expects to play wide receiver, cornerback, and some at running back on varsity as a sophomore in 2017.
As of right now, Dixon is focused on track season. He has qualified for the Class 4A Region II meet, set for this weekend in Commerce, in two events: the 4x400 meter relay and triple jump.
Dixon ran the first leg of Carthage's 4x400 relay, which finished second to Tatum at last week's area competition. In the same meet, he had a third-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 43 feet, 8 and 3/4 inches.
TCU has become a force since Gary Patterson took over as head coach prior to the 2001 season. The Horned Frogs are 149-54 (.734) under Patterson, and have recorded 10 double-digit win campaigns in 16 seasons.
The Frogs are coming off a 6-7 finish in 2016.
Dixon, like all college football prospects currently in their freshman year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February of 2020.
2020 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Kelvontay Dixon, Carthage, ATH, 5-9, 150 — offer from TCU (1)