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Talking Texas with 2020 Football Commit Kelvontay Dixon

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Despite a host of Top-10 recruiting classes in recent history, the Texas Longhorns haven’t won a national championship since Vince Young and the 2005 squad defeated USC in the Rose Bowl.

In the four years that followed, the Mack Brown led Longhorns posted an impressive 45-8 record including double-digit winning seasons each year. 2009 would culminate in a BCS National Championship game loss to Nick Saban Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Since that loss, the Longhorns have been on a bit of a downward slide. The 2010’s have been somewhat of a roller coaster. This decade, they hold a record of 71-57 with just one 10-wins season (in 2018). Many people thought 2019 could be the year Texas returned to prominence, but instead they finished 8-5.

They lost one-possession games against Oklahoma and the eventual national champion, LSU, but fell to TCU, Iowa State and Baylor.

The Longhorns have combated average seasons by recruiting top-10 classes. The 2020 class was no different. Included in the class is Carthage High School’s Kelvontay Dixon – one of the best athletes in the state of Texas.

Dixon is the younger brother of current Texas running back Keaontay Ingram, who ran for 853 yards on almost six yards a carry with seven rushing touchdowns last season. He also caught 29 passes for 242 yards and another three touchdowns.

“What took the cake for Texas was the coaches making it feel like I was home,” Dixon said on why he chose the Longhorns.

Dixon was originally committed to the University of Arkansas. He decommitted in November of last year before ultimately committing to UT in February.

Ingram and Dixon both come from Carthage High School, a state powerhouse at the 4A level.

The Bulldogs of Carthage hold claim to seven state championships in football, all since 2008. Dixon and the 2019 squad just completed a perfect 16-0 season which was capped with a win over Waco La Vega inside Cowboy Stadium.

Dixon has been a huge part of that success. As a wide receiver over the past two years he’s caught 157 passes for 2,511 yards and 37 receiving touchdowns.

“What leads to my personal success is just working on technique and what could happen (in a game)” Dixon said on what contributes to his success.

Dixon is a 4-star recruit via the 247Sports Composite and a top-50 player in Texas for 2020. He is also a track and field star. In the 2019 UIL 4A state championships, he finished sixth in the 100-meter dash (10.81 seconds) and second in the triple jump (46’10.25”.) He is projected to play at the slot receiver position at UT with a chance to be involved in the return game.

“I’m looking forward to accomplishing winning a bowl game or even a national championship,” Dixon said on what he hopes to accomplish on the 40 Acres. 

Kelvontay Dixon is one of the best athletes in the state of Texas. He alongside his brother Keontay could be double-trouble for opposing defenses in the years to come.

“Hopefully when it comes down to it, letting it be known to be one of the best (at UT.)”

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