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National Signing Day 2018: RB Akeem Dixon signs with Syracuse

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The Florida native is officially Orange!

NCAA Football: Central Michigan at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange will be adding new football recruits throughout National Signing Day. As each player signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up? Florida running back Akeem Dixon, who stayed locked in on SU the whole time.

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Hometown: Vero Beach, Fla.

Highschool: Vero Beach

Postion: Running back

Stats: 6’0”, 210 lbs.

Ratings: The halfback got three stars from everyone.

Other offers: Dixon received offers from Louisville and Purdue in the power conferences, plus FAU and Bowling Green (along with others).

Dino’s projected nickname: “Dream Shake”

Highlights:

Player Breakdown: This power-back should be a force in the run game in a few years for the Orange. A physical runner, Dixon also has the speed to burst out of the backfield and past defenders. With the Orange's only power back being converted defensive tackle Chris Elmore, I would not be surprised if Dixon plays in short yardage situations as a freshman (unless Markenzy Pierre breaks out there instead).