Jaylen Dixon will suit up for Utah in 2021-22.
His return began in early January, according to the reports, after Dixon approached Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham. His fate was subsequently left in the hands of Utah’s player leadership council, which welcomed him back with open arms.
Dixon should be able to participate in spring camp and arrives in the wake of reports that Bryan Thompson, one of Utah’s top wideouts, has entered the transfer portal himself.
In 28 games played with the Utes, Dixon had 56 receptions for 932 yards and three touchdowns. His best season came as a redshirt freshman in 2018, when he finished second on the team with 32 receptions for 589 yards and two touchdowns, starting six games.
At 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, Dixon was one of the Utes’ most effective deep threats and was active in the rushing attack in 2019, with 18 carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
When he originally entered the portal, Dixon wrote on Twitter, “I have the utmost respect for the U of U coaching staff, former teammates and faculty who have been a huge part of my life these past 3 years.”
He will now have the opportunity to spend a few more years with them.