Carthage standout Kelvontay Dixon officially committed to his home-state school, signing with the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday morning after making the announcement the night before.
He has been a Texas lean for months now but was committed to Arkansas for a long time. It wasn’t until the firing of Chad Morris that his recruitment became open again, giving Texas a chance to land the quick athlete.
Before he committed to Arkansas originally, he was considered a heavy Texas lean. His brother is current Longhorns running back Keantay Ingram, and buzz had always been the brothers playing together in state.
If it wasn’t for Arkansas’ lack of success and Morris moving on, this commitment could have been different.
Morris had strong ties in state and had won recruiting battles against Texas in recent classes with commitments from Mansfield Legacy’s Taurean Carter and Jalen Catalon.
So what is Texas getting in the Carthage athlete?
Dixon is quick with great all-around skill. He may not have elite top end speed but hes quick, with good lateral movement and change of direction. His hands are good and can play multiple positions on the field.
At 6 feet and 180 pounds, Dixon also has a good frame to work with.
With the Longhorns lacking numbers at receiver in their 2020 class, Dixon looks to start out as a slot receiver.
He is ranked as a 4-star recruit, the No. 15 athlete and 49th overall player in state, according to the 247sports.com rankings.