Transfer Running Back Lyn-J Dixon Makes Debut at Tennessee Fall Camp

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    Just one day after announcing his commitment to Tennessee, former Clemson and West Virginia running back Lyn-J Dixon made his debut at the Vols’ fall camp practice on Thursday morning in Knoxville.

    According to a Tennessee spokesperson, Dixon completed the financial paperwork on Wednesday, thus leading to his debut at practice on Thursday.

    Dixon will have two years of eligibility at Tennessee. The question now is if Tennessee will be able to solidify immediate eligibility for this fall, however, that answer should be coming pretty soon. Tennessee does expect Dixon to have immediate eligibility.

    From what could be seen during the limited viewing portion of Thursday’s practice, Dixon looked quick and agile, as expected. The 5-foot-10 running back doesn’t add a whole lot of size to Tennessee’s room of running backs, but Dixon does give Tennessee an experienced back who will fit the speed theme. Plus, after losing tailback Len’Neth Whitehead to season-ending surgery, Dixon’s addition to the room is even more valuable.

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    Tennessee running back Lyn-J Dixon making his Vols Fall Camp debut on Thursday. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

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    Tennessee running back Lyn-J Dixon making his Vols Fall Camp debut on Thursday. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

    Lyn-J Dixon

    Tennessee running back Lyn-J Dixon making his Vols Fall Camp debut on Thursday. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

    Tennessee running back Lyn-J Dixon making his Vols Fall Camp debut on Thursday. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

    Dixon, a native of Butler, Georgia, first committed to Tennessee and then-head coach Butch Jones in the class of 2018. However, just a few months later, Dixon would de-commit from Tennessee.

    Clemson ended up winning the race for Dixon’s enrollment in late 2017. Dixon would play for the Tigers for four years, winning one national championship as a freshman in 2018.

    After a four-year career with Clemson, Dixon then transferred to West Virginia in November of 2021. Dixon went through spring camp with the Mountaineers earlier this year but decided to once again transfer over the summer.

    Dixon now enters a Tennessee running back room that had just four scholarship players prior to his arrival. The Vols’ room boasts junior Jabari Small, sophomore Jaylen Wright, and a pair of freshmen in Dylan Sampson and Justin Williams-Thomas.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.

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