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Texas was trending for Arkansas commit Kelvontay Dixon before Chad Morris firing

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With Morris out in Fayetteville and area recruiter Jeff Traylor likely to leave, as well, the Horns have an opportunity to flip Keaontay Ingram’s younger brother.

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Carthage three-star athlete Kelvontay Dixon has been committed to the Arkansas Razorbacks since the summer, but it looks like things between Dixon and the Texas Longhorns are starting to heat up — it wouldn’t be surprising to see a flip at some point.

Dixon’s recruitment reached a potentially important inflection point on Sunday when Arkansas head coach Chad Morris was fired following a 45-19 loss to Western Kentucky in Fayetteville. Morris was on the job for less than two years before his termination, which will also likely result in East Texas recruiting guru Jeff Traylor moving on from the Arkansas staff.

And that’s just the most recent development — in the 247Sports Crystal Ball forecast, Texas has surged to the front of this recruitment and currently holds 100% of the predictions for a flip to the Longhorns.

Dixon is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram and has long held an offer from the Longhorns. With a few spots opening up in Texas 2020 class recently, Dixon’s positional versatility could allow him to fill one of those voids since he gives the staff some flexibility.

Now the question is whether there’s still a spot for Dixon after the Longhorns took a commitment from local athlete Dajon Harrison last week, who could also project in the slot or at cornerback.

A consensus three-star prospect, Dixon is ranked as the No. 399 prospect nationally and the No. 39 athlete, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.