May 9, 2007

Florida CB could be a major prospect

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Speedy cornerback prospect Patrick Nixon of Ed White High is happy to be a part of the Class of 2008. Originally considered a senior last year, some transcript issues have allowed him to "re-classify" so to speak as a senior in this recruiting cycle. He currently holds one scholarship offer and is getting attention from plenty of other programs.

"I just went to a private school and all of my grades didn't transfer, so that gave me an extra year of eligibility," Nixon said. "It's great because a lot has opened up for me. I can go to any school I want to in the country."

One Big Ten program is currently the lone scholarship offer, but Nixon is getting serious attention from two major in-state schools.

"Illinois is my only offer right now," he said. "But I believe that Florida and Florida State are in the process of doing so."

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