For the second hire of Geoff Collins time in Atlanta, Collins has hired Kerry Dixon II.
The receivers coach was hired to Georgia Tech from Toledo where he was a running backs coach. Prior to that, Dixon was at Florida as a receivers coach from 2015-2017 where Geoff Collins was defensive coordinator.
As a coach, Dixon’s gators struggled but in his first season at Florida, he had two freshmen gain over 500 receiving yards. Florida never really had a competent quarterback or offense in his time at Florida, so it’s hard to hold those stats against him.
A major thing that stands out to me is his recruiting prowess. In his years at Florida, Dixon recruited 8 4-stars including multiple including 3 top 50 players (according to 24/7). He was also named a top 25 recruiter in 2016 by Rivals.
He developed multiple players at Florida including Antonio Callaway who would’ve been a great player if he didn’t get into trouble. With some great wide receivers coming in like Kalani Norris, Ahmarean Brown, and Zach Owens as well as some wide receivers already in Atlanta.
This hire isn’t as flashy as most would like but I think on paper, it’s a decent hire. Of course, if he continues his recruiting prowess as well as his talent development, it will be a great hire!
In addition to the hire, Geoff Collins has also brought in Lewis Caralla as Techs strength and conditioning coach. Caralla has 8 years of experience at the FBS level as a strength coach.
He comes to The Flats after spending the 2018 season as the head strength and conditioning coach at Buffalo, where he was named one of four finalists for Football Scoop’s Strength Coach of the Year award.
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