Apparently you can, in a sports sense, come home again.
In 2008, Rashun Dixon was a four-star member of Mississippi State’s recruiting class, the last of Sylvester Croom‘s tenure. Dixon never suited up for the Bulldogs, however, as he was drafted in the 10th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics and embarked on a career in professional baseball.
A handful of years later, however, he’s back.
According to InsideMSUSports.com, the 23-year-old Dixon has decided to return to the Bulldogs as a walk-on player. Because he’s never played a down of college football, he maintains all four years of eligibility and could ultimately earn a scholarship.
At least in his past sporting life, the talent was certainly there.
Rivals.com rated Davis as a four-star recruit in 2008 and as the No. 19 safety in the country that year. What specific position he will play in his second football go-around is to be determined, although the website wrote that “his No. 85 suggests he will be utilized on the offensive side of the ball,” which could mean either tight end or wide receiver for a player listed at 6-2 and 210 pounds.
After six years in Oakland’s farm system — he batted under .250 for his career — and following his release last fall, Dixon opted to give football another shot. Dixon is the younger brother of Anthony Dixon, who led MSU in rushing every year from 2007-09.
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