Former Viera Hawk Standout Tre Nixon Transfers From Ole Miss To UCF

By  //  January 7, 2018

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Nixon will be eligible for the Knights as a redshirt-sophomore for the upcoming season

EDITOR’S NOTE: Former Viera High School wide receiver Tre Nixon talks about his signing with Ole Miss in Spring 2016. Nixon discussed what he expected when he got to Oxford, areas of improvement, strengths and what Rebel fans could expect from him. (Zach Clark, SpaceCoastDaily Video; Alan Zlotorzynski Interview)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Former Viera Hawk wide receiver Tre Nixon announced Sunday morning that he is transferring from Ole Miss to UCF.

The 6-foot-1, 172-pound receiver recorded one catch for 19 yards last season, while appearing in 10 games for the Rebels.

Nixon returns to Florida where he was one of the most sought after WR’s in the country for the 2016 recruiting class.

The former four-star receiver garnered many offers from Division I schools during 2015 and 2016 including Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and, of course, UCF.

The 2015 Space Coast Daily-Friday Night Locker Room Co-Offensive MVP lit up the stat sheet and helped lead the Viera Hawks to their first Class 7A state championship final appearance against St. Thomas Aquinas. (Space Coast Daily Image)

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The Space Coast Daily-Friday Night Locker Room Co-Offensive MVP lit up the stat sheet in 2015 and helped lead the Viera Hawks to their first Class 7A State Championship Final appearance against St. Thomas Aquinas.

Nixon finished the 2015 season with an impressive 1,224 yards and 18 scores, and averaged 16.5 yards per catch and nearly 88 yards per game during his time with the Hawks. His 74 total receptions were third best in the state of Florida.

Nixon will be eligible for the Knights as a redshirt-sophomore for the upcoming season.

After sanctions were announced by the NCAA following an intensive investigation into the Ole Miss athletic department, the NCAA ruled that upcoming seniors could transfer without having to sit out a year.

Nixon took to Twitter on Sunday to announce his decision:

Nixon leaves Ole Miss after the school was hit with NCAA sanctions for a recruiting scandal that occurred over a number of years before Nixon’s arrival in 2016.

The Ole Miss Rebels self-imposed a bowl ban and scholarship reduction last season, only to have the NCAA extend that for the 2018 season.

Tre Nixon, the 6-foot-1, 172-pound receiver recorded one catch for 19 yards last season, while appearing in 10 games for the University of Mississippi Rebels. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

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