Early in the recruiting process, it appeared the Dixons would each end up at different schools.
“We all had different opinions about it,” Lance said. “I was loving Iowa. I wanted to go to Iowa. Joel loved OSU, wanted to go to OSU. Andrew loved OU and wanted to go to OU. But we all changed.
“We would go from one place to another and we'd be like, ‘Oh, I want to go to OSU. No, wait, I want to go to Iowa.'”
Iowa, however, ended up being too far from home.
Then Oklahoma State recently started to show less interest.
“We just kind of came to a decision and we were like, ‘OSU is kind of backing off a little bit,'” Andrew said. “So we wanted to go somewhere where they actually want us there and need us there.”
It was still a matter of convincing Joel to join them and keep the family together.
That's where Andrew came in.
“Me and Lance, we're brothers, we're close, but, man, does he get on my nerves,” he said. “I'm not wanting to room with him at all. I said Joel, ‘I'm going to need a roommate.' He thought about it for a little bit and said, ‘OK.'”
Now, it'll just take some adjustments to get used to crimson and cream instead of orange and black.
“Growing up I was raised to be a Cowboy, so I guess I've got to kind of change my way of thinking a little bit,” Andrew said.