Gordon Central High senior Corey Dixon (seated, center) signed a football scholarship with Methodist University (Fayetteville, N.C.) on Tuesday.
Dixon said of the signing: “Football is a passion for me, and this is a good opportunity for me to expand my horizons and my career in football. I want to take this as far as it can take me. It’s a really nice school. It’s nicer than I thought at first. I feel like there is a lot of support there for you not just athletically but academically. That’s the kind of place I want to be because I know academics come first. Now that I’ve signed, I’m really ready to go. I’m ready to get started and get settled in. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do there on and off the field.”
Also attending the signing were: (seated, from left) mother Camille Dixon, father Jahod Lawrence, (standing, from left) pastor Carlos Calhoun, grandfather Michael Wilson, Gordon Central High athletic director Matt Swanson, grandmother Nancy Dixon, Gordon Central High head football coach Cory Nix, Gordon Central High associate athletic director Derrick Broom, Gordon Central High assistant principal Jeff Shattuck, Gordon Central High assistant principal Marne Wilson, aunt Monisha Dixon, cousin Kase Lawrence, cousin Kyler Lawrence, aunt Nicki Lawrence and stepmother Tiffany Lawrence.