Notre Dame football commit thriving in new environment

Sep 3, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans before the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans before the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports /
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The first player to commit to the Notre Dame football team in the 2025 class is playing for a different high school this year and is thriving there.

When Davion Dixon committed to the Notre Dame football team back in April, he became the first commit for the Fighting Irish in the 2025 class. It’s a safe bet that when he pulled the trigger, Golden Domer fans didn’t foresee the kind of interesting road Dixon is taking to South Bend.

Pulling the trigger for the Notre Dame football program is just one of the big changes in Dixon’s life this year. During the offseason, the 4-star defensive lineman also changed high schools, going from Belen Jesuit to Miami Palmetto.

That kind of a change can be stressful for a player but Dixon seems to have adapted rather quickly and smoothly.

Dixon recently talked to Irish Breakdown about how well the change is going for the defensive lineman.

"“It has been amazing. They welcomed me with open arms, but I knew I had to fight for my position. We’ve been working all summer and grinding. It took me a couple of days to get used to it but after I quickly started feeling comfortable. When I hit the groove, it was clear sailing.”"

Notre Dame football commit loving the change

Miami Palmetto is one of those teams that is absolutely loaded talent. That’s allowed Dixon to make individual goals as well as team goals for his junior season.

The Notre Dame football commit said that one of those goals is to log 10 sacks this season. About halfway through the season, he’s more than halfway to that goal. As of this week, he’s got six sacks and needs to get just four more to accomplish his goal.

Notre Dame football fans would likely be pleased to hear his team goal is to go deep in the playoffs. We’ll have to wait and see whether he can accomplish that one later this season.