Josh Gattis landed yet another top target at the wide receiver position in the 2021 class, as four-star Cristian Dixon just announced his commitment to Michigan.
The 6-foot-2, 187-pounder from Santa Ana, California put Michigan in his final eight list of schools, along with Oregon, Texas A&M, USC, Nebraska, LSU, Washington State and Cal. The Wolverines offered him back in January, and Gattis immediately got to work recruiting the four-star, who plays his high school ball at powerhouse Mater Dei.
Here is 247Sports recruiting analyst Blair Angulo’s breakdown of Dixon’s game:
“Athletic build with length. Highly projectable frame to add size without sacrificing fluidity. Dynamic pass-catcher and down-field threat. Major nuisance on the outside. Physicality to overmatch defensive backs and technical enough to be a weapon over the middle. Short strider who is still refining technique, but has major potential. Decent top-end speed. Needs to get out of breaks quicker to become more consistent. Potential multi-year starter at the Power Five level and upside as NFL Draft Day 2 selection.”
I would imagine Michigan would like to take one or two more receivers in this class, as they continue to look for more traditional-style receivers after taking a bunch of slot guys in the 2020 class. Other targets include four-star Xavier Worthy, three-star in-stater Andrel Anthony and four-star Jayden Thomas.
Dixon is the No. 38 receiver, No. 22 player in California and No. 210 overall prospect in his class, per 247Sports’ composite. He is the second wide receiver to commit to Michigan’s 2021 class, joining three-star Markus Allen.
Watch highlights from his junior year below.