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Dillon Baxter, RB

School: Baker  |  Conference: null
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: San Diego, CA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 198 lbs.
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Latest News
09/07/2012 - Former USC tailback Dillon Baxter -- one of a few guys who wore the tag of the "next Reggie Bush" for a while -- is now playing at Baker University, an NAIA school in Baldwin City, Kan., and is averaging 81.5 rushing yards through the first two games of the season. - The Sports Xchange

05/07/2012 - Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner has announced the signing of Dillon Baxter, a former running back for the University of Southern California. Grossner flew to San Diego this past weekend and signed Baxter on Sunday afternoon in his home. "I've been aware of Dillon since high school," Grossner said. "I've had a good relationship with Rolando Rivera at Mission Bay High School where Rivera coached Baxter in 2009 when he was named the National High School Player of the Year. Dillon graduated high school mid-year and immediately enrolled at USC, earning playing time as a true freshman. During his freshman year Baxter played 10 games, rushing 252 yards with one touchdown for the Trojans. Baxter followed his freshman campaign suiting up for four games in 2011. Grossner believes the transition to Baker University will be smooth. "We definitely talked about some of the issues that might come up nationally," Grossner said. "The bottom line is we both have trust in each other. Coming to an NAIA school won't have any bearing on his future as a pro. Coaches like Mike McCarthy and Pete Carroll are well aware of Baxter's talents." - Baker football

05/02/2012 - Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner has signed Dillon Baxter, former running back at the University of Southern California and San Diego State University. "I flew into San Diego this weekend and signed him on Sunday," Grossner said. Grossner credited Rolando Rivera, a contact he has from the San Diego area, in helping him sign Baxter. Rivera coached Baxter at Mission Bay High School, where he was the 2009 National High School Player of the Year before going to USC. "Dillon committed to (USC) as a freshman in high school," Grossner said. "He was the National High School Player of the Year coming out of high school. He's a pretty talented individual." While Baxter comes to Baker as a highly-touted running back, Grossner envisions utilizing him in other ways as well. "I anticipate at times that we will line him up in the backfield and hand him the ball and I think his true calling now, and down the road if he works hard, is as a slot receiver type guy," Grossner said. "There is going to be some Wildcat (formation) stuff. He was a quarterback in high school and really likes playing that position ... He'll also be a kick return and punt return type guy as well." In 2010, Baxter played 10 games for the Trojans, rushing for 252 yards and a touchdown. He only suited up for four games in 2011 before USC head coach Lane Kiffin declared that Baxter was not a member of the team so he could focus on academics. "Dillon is a good kid," Grossner said. "We've talked quite a bit about what the future holds and how we need to attack it...some of the scrutiny he is going to take in the public eye as far as going from being the No. 1 player in the nation and starting at USC as a freshman to attending an NAIA school in Baldwin City, Kansas. Baxter will have three years of eligibility left to play two seasons for the Wildcats. - Christopher Duderstadt, Baker Orange

02/29/2012 - San Diego State running back Dillon Baxter has been dismissed from the team just six weeks after transferring to the school from USC, a source close to the situation said Wednesday. Baxter said he couldn't talk about it when reached by phone. Aztecs head coach Rocky Long confirmed it Wednesday afternoon, saying the move was made for "various reasons." "He's no longer part of the program," Long said. Long said players in his program have to meet certain expectations and that it's better to "split ways" with Baxter. Long declined to talk about the reasons behind the dismissal. According to a source, Baxter had issues with class attendance and falling asleep in study hall. He also has a baby, which added stress to his schedule. Last week, Long said Baxter was suspended from spring football practice for a "variety of things." Those "things" continued, leading to his dismissal. - Brent Schrotenboer, The San Diego Union-Tribune

11/04/2011 - RB Dillon Baxter, a sophomore, is no longer with the team, the school announced last week. Dillon had fallen out of favor with coach Lane Kiffin, carrying only nine times for 29 yards this season. - The Sports Xchange

10/25/2011 - University of Southern California running back Dillon Baxter is off the football team, but is still enrolled at the school, head coach Lane Kiffin said Tuesday. The much-hyped sophomore didn't travel to South Bend last week. He also skipped a practice last week because of a "family issue" and arrived late to another practice due to a "academic issue." "The decision has been made for Dillon Baxter to focus on his academics," Kiffin said in a statement. "As he does so, he will not be part of our football program. "However, we will continue to support him with our academic services department." Baxter remains enrolled enrolled at the school. He could return to the team at some point, as then-freshman receiver Markeith Ambles did in January after a two months away. - The Sports Xchange

 
 
Latest News
09/07/2012 - Former USC tailback Dillon Baxter -- one of a few guys who wore the tag of the "next Reggie Bush" for a while -- is now playing at Baker University, an NAIA school in Baldwin City, Kan., and is averaging 81.5 rushing yards through the first two games of the season. - The Sports Xchange

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