Travell Dixon Transfers to Washington


Travell Dixon, considered the top Junior College cornerback in the nation last year before committing to the University of Alabama in December, has decided to transfer from Alabama to play for the Huskies. It has been known since early August that Dixon planned to transfer from Nick Saban’s program, and it has been rumored for several weeks that Washington was the favorite in the effort to gain his services, but the news was in no way confirmed until just a few minutes ago. Dixon will have to sit out the entire 2012 season due to NCAA regulations, but will be able to play during the 2013 season and will have two years of eligibility. With Desmond Trufant graduating after this season, cornerback will be a position of great need next season.

Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban on the sidelines during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE lists Dixon at 6’2″ and 200 pounds. Those numbers represent terrific size for the cornerback position, and coupled with a forty-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds, make for an exciting combination for a defender. Considering those statistics, it comes as no surprise that Dixon was deemed a four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout coming off of two years at Eastern Arizona College after only playing one year of high school football.

It is unclear exactly why Dixon decided to transfer from Alabama, though it does not appear to have anything to do with behavioral or disciplinary issues. It is likely that he simply didn’t see the program as a good fit for him, and there’s no reason to believe he can’t find success under Coach Sarkisian, though of course, nothing is guaranteed.

This news continues a very positive recruiting year for Washington, including a 2013 class ranked 16th in the nation by Rivals and 14th in the nation by Scout. We will continue to keep you informed on all breaking news regarding Husky recruiting.