Clemson football: Lyn-J Dixon committed to SEC school


Clemson’s Lyn-J Dixon (23) passes Virginia Tech’s Brion Murray for a second quarter touchdown of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Virginia, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool )


Former Clemson running back Lyn-J Dixon has a new home for the 2022 season.

Dixon has committed himself to Tennessee, he announced on Instagram on Wednesday morning. Dixon, the No. 7 running back in the class of 2018, was verbally committed to the high school volunteers before joining Clemson.

Dixon, who has two years in eligibility for Tennessee, had previously committed to West Virginia for the 2022 season in November last year, but reappeared on the transfer portal in June before playing a game with the Mountaineers.

The former four-star recruit rushed for 1,420 yards and 13 touchdowns over four seasons and 41 career games for Clemson. Effectively as a change of pace behind now NFLer Travis Etienne, Dixon was a prime candidate for the Tigers’ entry-level running back position last season, but eventually split with Kobe Pace and Will Shipley.

Dixon entered the transfer portal in September after three games with Clemson, later saying there were no hard feelings between him and coach Dabo Swinney, running back coach CJ Spiller or anyone else at Clemson.

“My family and I decided it was best for me and my career to start over somewhere else so that I could show the whole world the running back and leader I know I am,” he said. Dec to The State.

Dixon had initially committed to West Virginia in November last year.

This story was originally published August 3, 2022 9:55 AM.

Chapel Fowler has written about Clemson football for The State since June 2022. He is a Denver, NC native, a 2020 UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus, and a pickup basketball enthusiast with past stops at the Fayetteville (NC) Observer and Chatham (NC) News + Record. His work has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the North Carolina Press Association, and the Associated College Press.

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