Isaiah Nixon

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 215

Prospect Info

  • High School Lakewood
  • City Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Exp 2023 - ...

UCF Knights

  • Jersey #6
  • Class SO

As a Prospect


  • Class 2023
  • Committed 12/21/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 05/14/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting


Power 4 Starter

A lean edge defender that uses his elite short-area quickness to redirect and make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Over 6-foot-3, but will need to add some functional strength right away as he’s under 220 pounds. Spent much of junior season standing up, but also put his hand in the dirt here and there. Doesn’t take long to get to work as he uses an impressive burst to shoot into the backfield or get outside and run the arc. Plays with a nice forward lean and always seems to be in control of his body. A bit of a violent finisher that will latch onto a ball carrier and drag them to the ground. Can win with a few speed moves, but must continue to get better at the point of attack. Ability to make plays in space or outside the hashes is without a doubt one of his biggest strengths heading into his senior season as he excels in backside pursuit. Fluid movement patterns combined with elite testing numbers (7.18 in the L drill and 4.49 in the short shuttle) suggest that he can be an effective pass rusher on Saturdays assuming of course that he's given time to undergo some type of physical transformation once lifting in college. Likely to find most success in a 3-4 front. Might be able some value in coverage having seen him play some tight end/wide receiver on the camp circuit.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also plays basketball.

2021: As a junior, worked primarily as an edge rusher (stood up in some situations) for a Lakewood team that went 10-3 record and made the third round of Florida’s 4A playoffs. Totaled 75 tackles (24 for loss) and 10 sacks in 11 games per MaxPreps.


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