Viera High receiver Tre Nixon has announced that he will sign with the Ole Miss Rebels next week. The Hawks star and other high school seniors can begin signing letters of intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Nixon caught 79 passes for 1,243 yards and 18 touchdowns, both Hawks records, while playing on the school’s first two district championship teams and this year’s Class 7A state finalist.
He visited more than 20 schools during the off-season, from as far west as UCLA all the way to Penn State in the east.
Nixon was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 7A Player of the Year, first-team USA Today All-Florida, and Associated Press first-team 7A all-state.
Before Nixon played at Viera, the Hawks had little football history.
Viera opened in 2006 and played mostly a junior varsity schedule that year. The Hawks went 8-2 and had the best season in program history in 2013, the third under current head coach Kevin Mays. But their two losses were district games, and they failed to make the playoffs. The following year, Viera won its first district title, and in 2015, Viera advanced to the Class 7A state final.
Viera finished this past season 10-5 and 7A state runner-up.
Tre Nixon regular season stats
2013 (Soph.) 30 catches, 636 yards, 6 TDs
2014 (Jr.) 36 catches, 905 yards, 12 TDs
2015 (Sr.) 53 catches, 1009 yards, 13 TDs