Lyn-J Dixon was committed to Tennessee back in 2017. But, ultimately, the 4-star running back in the class of 2018 decommitted and ended up at Clemson.

He spent the past 4 seasons with the Tigers before entering the transfer portal in September of 2021. He transferred to West Virginia, but never played for the Mountaineers and re-entered the portal in July.

Now, it seems he’ll finally be making his way to Rocky Top. Per Matt Zenitz of On3 Sports, Dixon committed to Tennessee on Wednesday:

The Vols have Jabari Small returning as their top running back. But, after coach Josh Heupel announced that key backup Len’Neth Whitehead would miss the 2022 season with an upper body injury, it opened up some opportunities in the Vols’ backfield.

It seems Dixon, who ran for 1,420 yards and 13 touchdowns in 4 years with Clemson, will head to Knoxville to try to fill that top backup role. Now, we’ll see if he is able to play right away.

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