Tuesday, November 25, 2008

N.C.'s top recruit listing 5 schools

Fayetteville Jack Britt High's Xavier Nixon, the top offensive line prospect in the state, seems to have narrowed his college choices, according to his coach.

Britt coach Richard Bailey said that from what Nixon has told him, he would guess that Nixon had trimmed his list to Florida, Miami, LSU, North Carolina and Notre Dame.

"That's not definitive; it's just what I've picked up," Bailey said. "He expects to announce his choice next month at the (U.S. Army) high school all-American game, and he's pretty much quit doing interviews now and stopped talking to (college) coaches."

Bailey added that Nixon is concentrating on Britt's playoff run, which continues Friday night at Hope Mills South View.

Rivals.com ranks Nixon, who is 6-foot-6 and 263 pounds, as the No.3 offensive lineman nationally.

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