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Damion Dixon Commits to Louisville

Port Allen (LA) wide receiver Damion Dixon assured that he will be a part of one of the best offenses in college football by commiting to Louisville on Friday.

The 6-4, 186-pound Dixon chose Louisville over Florida, Nebraska and Aubrun among others. As a junior in 2006, he caught 38 passes for 901 yards and seven touchdowns.

Dixon said Friday that he had always wanted to play for Louisville and that when Steve Kragthorpe offered him a scholarship his decision was a no-brainer.

In addition to his prowess on the gridiron, Dixon also excels in the classroom.

"More than anything is his character," third-year Port Allen football coach Guy Blanchard said of Dixon's greatest attributes. "He brings leadership skills with his character. He's a great person. He always has a smile on his face. He's a guy that I would leave with my 10-year-old girl. He's just a great character person and that's great to have in a kid that has the kind of athletic ability he has."

Dixon has also embraced the classroom habits of two of the school's brightest stars.

That's kept him squarely on a path toward a college scholarship, along with serving as an example for younger players in the program looking for a model.

Dixon, who is already academically qualified and holds four scholarship offers -- including one from BCS national champion Florida -- relishes the role.

"My eighth-grade year was Tracy Porter's senior year," said Dixon, 6-foot-4, 185-pounds.  "I used to watch him play and he
influenced my life a lot. I saw that he could do it. I made it my goal to be just like Tracy. I want other ninth-graders to see that I can do it so they can do it as well. It would be just a chain reaction."

Said Blanchard: "The biggest thing that he has done for our program is help us stress the importance of education and grades.
There are plenty of kids that have plenty of talent in this small community. Unfortunately, a lot of time, their freshman and sophomore years sink them before they even get the chance to be recruited. It's finally being adhered to because of him."

Once again it sounds like Steve Kragthorpe is making all the right moves.

Welcome to the Cardinal family Damion.