The West Virginia Mountaineers will get some much-needed depth to their running backs room next season. Lyn-J Dixon is set to transfer from Clemson to West Virginia and will join a Mountaineers team that is going to be looking for some veteran experience in the backfield next season.
Dixon made the announcement on Instagram.
In three years at Clemson, Dixon rushed for 1,420 yards and 13 touchdowns on 218 carries. With Leddie Brown off to the NFL after this season, the Mountaineers will have a very inexperienced backfield that will consist of Tony Mathis Jr., Justin Johnson Jr., and Jaylen Anderson.
Dixon was part of Clemson’s 2018 recruiting class. According to the 247Sports composite, he was a three-star prospect and ranked as the 258th player in the nation and the No. 7 all-purpose running back in his class.
Dixon picked Clemson over Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and several others.
But for Dixon to have the success he’s capable of having in 2022, WVU will also need to find improvements on the offensive line as the team is ranked last in the league in rushing yards per game and has also given up the most sacks in the Big 12 Conference this season.