South Carolina Cornerback John Dixon entered the NCAA transfer portal, 247Sports learned. In 10 games this season, Dixon added 28 tackles and five defended passes.
As a freshman in 2019 from Tampa Bay (Florida) Chamberlain High School, Dixon combined three tackles and had an interception. A former three-star recruit, Dixon was number 44 cornerback ranked according to 247Sports Composite in 2019 and ranked 51st in the state of Florida.
South Carolina experienced a disappointing season, which included the dismissal of the head coach Will Muschamp. Newly hired Shane Beamer will try to put things back on track.
The NCAA launched the portal on October 15, 2018, offering athletes a way to explore their options. Players do not need to ask the technical team for permission to make the transfer. They just need to ask compliance to enter their name. It usually takes 24 to 48 hours for a player to show up after ordering. Schools are free to contact a player without restriction, as their name appears on the portal.
Although a player entering his name on the transfer portal means that he intends to explore his options, it does not necessarily mean that he will leave. The player is free to withdraw his name at any time. However, schools are under no obligation to keep a player on scholarship once they enter the portal.
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The portal’s first cycle saw 1,942 FBS players enter the initial calendar year of its existence, by a source.