On Sunday, Georgia Tech coach Machelle Joseph and her staff added a big puzzle piece when the class of 2018 forward Liz Dixon of Germantown, Tennessee made a verbal pledge to the ACC school. Dixon is the No. 26 ranked player in the ELITE 100 is a 6-foot-4 prospect who should be able to make an impact as both a center and power forward for the ACC school. During the recruiting process, Dixon picked up scholarship offers from both ACC and SEC schools including, Florida State, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
For Tech, the addition of Dixon gives them an athletic interior presence who projects as an elite rim protector and shot blocker with an emerging offensive game. In her years as a prep prospect, Dixon has made tremendous strides going from an intriguing prospect because of her length and mobility and developing into a two-way contributor with exciting long-term upside. As her game continues to expand, it is not out of the realm of possibility that Dixon could make an impact similar to the likes of former Wake Forest forward and now current WNBA star Dearica Hamby or current California post, Kristine Anigwe.
With Dixon in hand, Georgia Tech is ahead of the game for their 2018 scholarships. Dixon will join, current Yellow Jacket verbals, Taylor Sutton, D'asia Gregg, and Jasmine Carson. The four-player class will allow this Georgia Tech group of verbals to jump into the top 10 of the 2018 class rankings. Which is an exciting development for the ACC program as they still have work to do in the 2018 class as they could ultimately add as many as six scholarship players in 2018. Look for Tech to concentrate on adding key pieces to round out the class. With some positional balance already in hand, coach Joseph and her staff may choose to focus on impact recruits such as Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Honesty Grayson, Imani Lewis, Donetta Johnson, and Elizabeth Balogun.
Video of Dixon from the CoachHemi.com Showcase Can be found HERE