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Morgantown, West Virginia – Last week, the West Virginia Mountaineers landed Clemson senior running back transfer Lyn-J Dixon.  Dixon, a former four star recruit out of Butler, Georgia, will compete to become Leddie Brown’s potential replacement as the featured running back for the Mountaineers next season.

Although he had an off-the-field issue with the Clemson coaching staff this past season, Dixon is an incredibly accomplished college running back, rushing 218 times for 1,420 yards and 13 touchdowns during his four-year career.  Dixon also ranked 2nd all-time in Clemson history in yards per carry (6.6 yards per rush) prior to the start of this season.

Dixon was a huge get for Neal Brown and his coaching staff, but Brown might not be finished with Clemson transfers.

Earlier today, Dixon’s former teammate at Clemson, Frank Ladson, also entered the transfer portal.  Ladson, a four star wide receiver from Miami, Florida, is a long, lanky wide receiver (6’3 205 pounds) who is a major deep threat in the passing game.

During his career at Clemson, Ladson had 9 receptions for 128 yards and 3 touchdowns as a freshman, 18 receptions for 281 yards and 3 touchdowns last season as a sophomore and caught 4 passes for 19 yards in limited time as a junior this season for the Tigers.

Ladson, now a junior, was recruited by virtually every major college football program in the country, including Alabama, Georgia and Miami, just to name a few, and will certainly be pursued by several schools looking for a big, talented, experienced wide receiver.

When it was announced today that Ladson was entering the transfer portal, Lyn-J Dixon took notice and retweeted the announcement with an eyeballs emoji.  Since committing to the Mountaineers last week, Dixon has been very active on social media, attempting to recruit players to play alongside him in Morgantown.

Not only will Dixon be a major contributor for the Mountaineers over the next two seasons, he may also be one of its best recruiters, bringing tremendous talent to West Virginia.

 

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