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BREAKING: Jaylen Dixon set to return to Utah after entering transfer portal in October

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — After entering the NCAA’s Transfer Portal and skipping the 2020 college football season, WR Jaylen Dixon has indicated that he will return to the University of Utah. A source on The Hill confirms that Dixon has been on campus in recent weeks to meet with the Utes leadership council/coaching staff in hopes of rejoining the team, something both of those parties reportedly agreed to.

In a cryptic tweet on Tuesday evening, Dixon himself broke the news.

A third….. source….. adds some additional reporting.

A three-star recruit in the Utes 2017 recruiting class, Dixon redshirted in 2017, then reeled in 56 passes for 932 yards and three scores from 2018-2019.

Since Dixon did officially enter the portal, no official comment or confirmation can be given from the U of U until the player is signed.


2019: Played in all 14 games with three starts … 24 catches for 343 yards (14.3 ypc) and one receiving touchdown, adding 18 rushes for 111 yards (6.2 ypc) and two rushing touchdowns … season-best 72 receiving yards on just two catches against Washington, including a season-long 41-yard reception … four rushes for 30 yards (7.5 ypc) and one catch for 38 yards against USC … team-high four receptions for 46 yards against Northern Illinois, scoring on a 14-yard reception … three catches for 34 yards and two rushes for 15 yards against Colorado … two rushes for 20 yards (10.0 ypc) and three catches for 29 yards at Arizona … three catches for 37 yards against Idaho State … two rushes for 17 yards and his first career rushing score at BYU … four rushes for 16 yards, including a 10-yard rushing touchdown against Arizona State.
2018: Played in all 14 games, starting six … second on the team in receptions (32) and yards (589) … 18.4 yards per catch led Ute receivers with more than two catches … seven of his 32 receptions were for 35-plus yards (61 vs. Colorado; 49 vs. USC; 41 at NIU; 40 vs. Weber State; 39 vs. Arizona; 38 vs. Washington State; 36 vs. Oregon) … two 100-yard games (125 at Colorado; 114 vs. Northwestern) … career-high 125 yards on four catches with a 47-yard touchdown against Colorado … 114 yards on nine receptions and a touchdown against Northwestern … seven receptions for 68 yards against Washington in the Pac-12 Championship game … two catches for 56 yards against USC.
2017: Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: All-state in 2015 … two-time all-district (9-5A first-team in 2015 and 13-5A All-Purpose MVP in 2016) … 1,239 receiving yards with 15 touchdowns as a senior … 1,178 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior … helped Lone Star HS (Texas) to a state runner-up finish in 2015 … also competed in track in the 100, 200 and long jump.

PERSONAL: Son of Jamie Cofer and Nicole Dixon … father is a high school football coach … one sister … hobby is fishing … criminology major … full name is Jaylen Nerrell Dixon … nickname is JD … born in Kansas City, Kan.

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