Inside High School Sports: DFW gives out an MVP Bobbleheads every week to a top performer from around the DFW area. Frisco Lone Star running back and Oklahoma State commit Jaden Nixon was the latest recipient of the MVP Bobblehead.
Special thanks to @LSHS_FBRecruits running back @TheJadenNixon for joining us on the show tonight! This bobblehead will be heading north with Jaden to Oklahoma State for college ball but Nixon and his teammates have some unfinished business with @LSHSRangers first! pic.twitter.com/HUxT08HdEV— DFW Inside High School Sports (@ihss_dfw) October 25, 2020
Nixon finished with three total touchdowns and added 147 yards on the ground in Lone Star’s win over Frisco Heritage. The OSU commit impressed against top ranked Aledo the week before, finishing with 111 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground in a 34-32 loss.
It was a big night for @GarretRangel and @TheJadenNixon but it was a better night for Aledo's offense! @Aledo_Football takes down Frisco Lone Star 34-32! We have all the highlights at 6:30 on NBC5! #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/wIzyAGrh31— DFW Inside High School Sports (@ihss_dfw) October 3, 2020
Lone Star’s matchup with Frisco Independence was canceled last weekend. The Rangers are on a bye week this weekend before taking on Frisco Reedy next weekend. Lone Star is favored by 29 points over Reedy, according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. The Rangers are slated to face Denton Ryan in district play on December 4th before kicking off the playoffs the following week.
Before Nixon went on the show, I had the chance to catch up with him while he waited in the green room. Nixon mentioned that he is trying to get a pair of his Lone Star teammates to join him in Stillwater.
“Jaden Rios. I know he hasn’t been offered yet but he has potential of getting an offer.” Nixon said. “If he continues to work hard I know he can get a chance to go up [to OSU] and I just really want to see him succeed and come play with us because he would be a great addition to the Cowboys.”
Nixon also mentioned class of 2022 quarterback Garret Rangel as one of his current teammates that he would like to see play for Oklahoma State. Rangel put up big numbers as a sophomore last season and currently holds an offer from OSU, among others.
Nixon is already beginning the process of getting to know some of his new teammates. The players currently committed to play for Oklahoma State all have a group chat together and talk to one another regularly. “It’s been really good just talking to these guys and getting to know them because in the end we’re all going to be playing together.” Nixon said.
Every recruit had different reasons for choosing to play at Oklahoma State, but the Cowboys weren’t originally at the top of Nixon’s list. Nixon’s dad played at Oklahoma State and met his mom in Stillwater. Jaden originally wanted to blaze his own trail before committing to OSU.
“One [reason] was for sure the coaches,” Nixon said. “They check on me no matter what, and it’s not just about football. They check on me, my family, and see how things are going. The stadium is beautiful. The whole area is beautiful. It’s not too big and it’s not too small. I had a lot of family and friends that went there and told me how much they enjoyed it. It’s a great place to grow up and start career, plus Oklahoma State is running back U.”