New Aggie mentor signs FCS maximum 30 incoming recruits on February 1
SHERWOOD HS '17: Earned American Family All-USA Oregon first-team honors at tight end, second-team defensive line in 2016... Team captain for both football and basketball, earning All-Three River League distinction in each... Five-time All-TRL honoree in football between offensive and defensive ends of the ball... Made first team at both tight end and defensive end as a senior, adding a TRL Defensive Lineman of the Year nod... Played for head coach Greg Lawrence... Posted 48 tackles with 8 sacks and 12 hurries on defense, 10-for-146 receiving and 6 touchdowns on offense in 2016... Became second player in school history to compile at least 10 defensive points in every game... Recorded 50 stops with 7 sacks as a junior to earn first-team All-TRL... Scored a pair of receiving TDs to garner second-team All-TRL nod that year... Led basketball team in rebounding from freshman through junior year, and currently paces squad in that category for a fourth straight season... Top scorer as a freshman (258 points) and sophomore (238)... Also played for local AAU team in 2015 and 2016, helping squad reach Elite 2014 in latter season... Ranks 28th out of class of 385 with 3.92 grade-point average... Two-year National Honor Society member... Finalist for National Football Foundation Oregon Chapter's 2016 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
PERSONAL: Born in Portland, Ore.... Will major in engineering with a minor in computer science... Parents are Rick & Tracy Nixon... Volunteers for Habitat For Humanity... Self-taught at the piano... Avid enthusiast in astrophysics and considers himself a big fan of Cosmos/StarTalk host Neil deGrasse Tyson.