- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
Junior tight end Bryce Dixon has been one of the driving forces behind Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure's strong 5-1 start this season, and while the 6-foot-2, 228-pound athlete has been slowed the last two weeks by a high ankle sprain and broken thumb, his recruitment is picking up speed.
After receiving his first scholarship offer from Miami in early September, Dixon added offer No. 2 on Thursday, when he spoke with Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian.
"I've expected it because they said last Thursday that they were going to offer on Monday," Dixon said. "When that didn't happen, I was kind of shocked that it came today. I know it's a great school, but I don't know much else about them."
Dixon said he plans to do some research on the school and the football program, which includes watching games and reviewing how the tight ends are utilized.
"He was talking about wanting to use me as a tight end that can move out to wide receiver or line up in the slot," Dixon said. "That's what I want to be, instead of just another tackle on the line."
Location won't play a factor at all in Dixon's decision, which could prove to be a good thing, as many of the schools showing early interest aren't local. Arizona, Boston College and Ohio State have made impressions, along with Miami and Washington.
"Coach [Tim] Hinton at Ohio State said he wants to offer, but they have to go through the head coach," Dixon said. "He said it's about 99 percent done."
Dixon said he hopes to be back on the field when the Seraphs host Simi Valley (Calif.) on Friday. He was forced to miss last week's 31-23 win over Westlake (Calif.) with the thumb injury.