In-State Running Back Sam Williams-Dixon Commits To Ohio State

By April 15, 2023 (5:45 pm)Football

Ohio State added yet another in-state commitment on Saturday, earning a verbal pledge from Pickerington (Ohio) North three-star running back Sam Williams-Dixon (5-11, 203).

Williams-Dixon publicly selected Ohio State over his other top schools, including Kentucky, Penn State, Rutgers and Tennessee, but since being offered by the Buckeyes in January, it seemed like just a matter of time until the in-state prospect committed to Ohio State, and he did so after attending the Buckeyes’ spring game.

He is just the No. 677 overall prospect and No. 79 athlete in the class, though he has still been among Ohio State’s top targets at running back, with running backs coach Tony Alford developing a strong relationship with the tailback. Williams-Dixon – who will play at Pickerington North this season after playing his first three years at Millersburg (Ohio) West Holmes – rushed for nearly 1,300 yards and added 500 receiving yards last season while scoring 41 touchdowns.

Williams-Dixon is joined in the class at running back by San Antonio Veterans Memorial four-star James Peoples (5-10, 192), who committed to the Buckeyes on April 2. While Ohio State has offers out to other running back, this likely wraps up any recruiting at the position for this cycle.

Williams-Dixon is Ohio State’s second commitment of the day, joining Chattanooga (Tenn.) Baylor School four-star tight end Max LeBlanc (6-4, 222), who issued a verbal pledge earlier in the afternoon.

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