Baylor gets Dixon, closes '10 class

Looks like Ahmad Dixon, a gem of a safety out of Waco Midway, finally inked his name to Baylor as coach Art Briles puts the wraps on a 2010 class of 23.

The All-American Dixon, No. 15 on the ESPNU 150, is considered a major "get" for the Bears, especially right out of their own backyard. Dixon had committed and de-committed a number of time with Tennessee being one of his last commitments. In the end, he's headed to Baylor.

"This class is all about skills and needs,” Briles said in a statement just released by the school. “We certainly feel like we filled the needs vacated by the loss of last season’s seniors. We feel good about these additions and now it’s their opportunity to develop themselves to the optimal levels, both physically and mentally.”

The strength of Baylor’s class appears to be several talented defensive backs, highlighted by Dixon.

“The way it turned out we just happened to land a lot of good defensive backs,” Briles said. “We needed to get some in the house and we got some really good ones. That part really turned out well.”

The Bears class is heavy on defense, with 15 of the 23 total signees on that side of the ball.

Of course, on offense, all Baylor fans anxiously await the return of exciting quarterback Robert Griffin, who missed nearly all of last season with a knee injury.