Nick Dixon, a senior at Spartanburg High School, died while having ACL surgery. Dixon played linebacker, defensive lineman and running back at Spartanburg High. The 18-year-old also recently competed in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, which features the best high school seniors in the Carolinas.
Spartanburg School District 7 Superintendent Russell Booker told WSPA 7News that Dixon had verbally committed to Wingate the day before he died.
“Nick was a wonderful student, wonderful athlete,” Booker told WSPA. “Nick was part of our Viking early college program early during his high school career, which means he was already earning some college credits.”