Michigan football added a commitment from four-star wide receiver Christian Dixon on Thursday and here are three takeaways.
If you are a fan of the Wolverines, you’ve got to be feeling good right about now. Michigan football added a commitment from four-star wideout Christian Dixon on Thursday morning, less than a day after Juwan Howard and the hoops program landed its first 2021 recruit.
Dixon has been expected to commit to Michigan football for some time. The Wolverines owned all of his projections from 247 sports, which ranks Dixon as a three-star prospect and the No. 96 wideout in the 2021 class.
That ranking seems low, especially because 247 sports had him as a four star and the No. 44 wide receiver in 2021 just about a week ago. Yet, both Rivals and ESPN rank Dixon in the top 200 and at 6-foot-2, he’s another big wideout to play on the outside for Josh Gattis.
In terms of the 247 composite rankings, Dixon still comes in as a four-star recruit. He’s ranked 210th among all players and 38th among receivers. He’s not a blazer, per say, but like Markus Allen, the other receiver committed in 2021, he has tremendous ball skills, runs great routes and is just really natural catching the ball.
Some guys are great athletes, but they fight catching the football. That’s not an issue with Dixon. He’s smooth and his addition gives U-M 10 four-star commitments, six on offense along with J.J. McCarthy, Giovanni El-Hadi, Greg Cripen, Raheem Anderson and Louis Hansen.
For more on his addition to the 2021 class, here are three takeaways.