Every football player’s dream is to play in the NFL.
It is a goal that many set for themselves at a young age, and really, it is a goal only a few achieve.
It takes a lot of steps to get to the NFL, and not everyone is cut out for it, but for those that are cut out for it, typically you can find out at a young age. A perfect example of that would be Mobile Christian School’s Sterling Dixon. A class of 2024 defensive end/linebacker that has been dominating since he first stepped foot on the football field, and with guidance from well known coaches like Coach Ronnie Cottrell at Mobile Christian, as well as current and former players, it has been proven time after time that Dixon’s name will one day roam the NFL.
Today, on December 1st of 2022 the young man made a decision that will only bring him closer to the goal, and the reality of going to the NFL. That decision being to commit to the University of Alabama.
In an interview with JZ Media’s Jordan Zlomislic, a creator and journalist who he’s spent time with during the 2022 season, on a day in the life project and other interviews, Dixon explained, “I’m just blessed.” saying, “it’s been a long process, and I’m extremely grateful to be in the position I am in, but it feels good to get the commitment out of the way, and to focus on my responsibilities and to become the best young man I can be right now.”
The University of Alabama is by far the biggest school around the nation and some would wonder if he feels any pressure going into the big school, but all he has on his mind going into this new chapter is to stay focused. He explained in his JZ Media interview, “I just need to go in and stay focused. I know what needs to be done, and now I just have to do it, and get it done. I have one more year of high school once this year is complete, and all I have to do is stay focused on school, and to continue to play at the highest level, the rest will take care of itself, I know God is with me everywhere I go.”