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Cal 2017 Football Recruiting: 3-star JUCO CB Keisean Nixon has Cal in his top 4 with decision date upcoming!

Who's in the running? When can we expect a decision? What is he looking for?

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3-star JUCO CB Keisean Nixon has Cal ranked in his top 4 schools! He would almost surely come in and make an immediate impact as 247Sports has him ranked as the 3rd-ranked JUCO CB in the nation. He would be a quality addition to our growing pool of defensive back talent, and would have 3 years to play 2.

What skills would Nixon bring?

Nixon is a fantastic athlete with good size for a cornerback (6 foot, 200 pounds). He demonstrates elite speed throughout his highlight reel, whether he is running back kickoffs, keeping up with WRs step for step, or chasing down RBs from behind. Furthermore, he has a good feel for the game, reacting quickly as plays develop. Furthermore, we can see him read the eyes of the quarterback. His experience as receiver also helps him as he tracks the ball well through the air. Nixon has good hands as well resulting in a highlight reel full of interceptions. He also uses his size to his advantage as he is able to bat down balls from behind receivers.

According to an article by Scout's Alex Halsted, Nixon has narrowed down his offers to a top 4 of Arkansas, Cal, Iowa State, and Colorado State. Furthermore, he has decided on a date of August 1st to commit.

"‘I'm going to Colorado State on July 29 and I commit right after that visit,' said Nixon, who has already visited Cal earlier this year."

Nixon won't visit Iowa State or Colorado State before he makes his decision, but he does have a visit to Iowa State planned for September 24th. Furthermore, his former teammate at Arizona Western plays cornerback for Iowa State.

Nixon also breaks down his top schools, and why he might pick each in his interview with Halsted.

"Arkansas, the SEC [and] they've probably showed the most love as a whole, [fan base] and team. With Cal, it's close to home. I grew up on the west coast not far from there. Colorado State, my relationship with the DB coach, Coach [Terry] Fair, that's a big thing. Iowa State gave me my first offer and I feel like they're recruiting me the hardest out of all the schools. That's the reason why they made my top-[four]."

But ultimately, for Nixon he says that it comes down to loyalty and trusting the coaches. Let's hope that we can convince Nixon that Cal is the place for him because like his highlight reel is called, he can certainly be a game changer for Cal.