UNC senior Alex Dixon asks for release

North Carolina Tar Heels senior defensive back Alex Dixon has asked for his release from the program. Josh Newberg of 247 Sports reported Dixon’s decision.

Just what is up next for Dixon remains to be seen. As Newberg said, he has a year of eligibility left and will be immediately able to play as a graduate transfer. But Dixon has given zero indication as to where he may end up.

It’s hard to believe that he won’t end up at another program. He has good size for his position at 6’0″, 190 pounds and registered 27 tackles and two forced fumbles in three years in Chapel Hill. Wherever he does transfer, he’ll surely add some much-needed experience to any team’s secondary and be able to make some sort of impact on the defensive end.

Campus Sports will update Dixon’s story as any and all developments come in.

UNC went 6-7 (4-4 ACC) in 2014 and lost to Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl. The Tar Heels will open 2015 against the South Carolina Gamecocks on September 3, in a game to be played at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.

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