November 21, 2007

Dixon signs his sixth recruiting class

On paper, Jamie Dixon brought in a 2008 recruiting class that consists of four three-star players, forwards Nasir Robinson and Dwight Miller, and guards Travon Woodall and Ashton Gibbs. While the rankings may indicate an average class, what this group has done on the court will argue with those rankings. As juniors, these four led their teams to a combined record of 109-19, and all four played in state championships, with three of them winning the title. Robinson is the only one who didn't get a championship, losing to DeJuan Blair's Schenley Spartans.

Dixon has had an eye on Gibbs and Robinson since their freshman years, and he has been watching Woodall since his sophomore year. With that much time spent on them, it's no surprise these three gave the Panthers a verbal commitment as early as they did.

Robinson was the first to join, as he gave the Panthers a verbal commitment back in January. Woodall gave his verbal two days after Robinson, and Gibbs committed in June. With three of the four spots locked up, the Panthers picked up their fourth and final verbal just two days ago when Miller committed. With as much time as Dixon spent on the first three commits, Miller didn't appear on the Panthers' radar until this summer, when Dixon saw him at the Rbk U camp.

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