The recruiting process can often times be annoying, grueling and even down right not fun for prospects. Although some get tired of it, Michael Dixon thinks the whole thing is pretty cool.
"A lot of players that I've talked to that have been through it told me that the process was going to get boring and that I'm going to hate it," Dixon said. "But right now it's a lot of fun for me. I'm getting calls from people I see on TV."
Not only is Dixon's phone ringing off the hook, but he's also picking up scholarship offers. So far he has offers from Missouri, Purdue, Iowa, Oklahoma, Miami, Creighton, Missouri State and Kansas State.
The 6-foot-1, 155-pound lead man is also hearing from California, Georgia Tech, Ohio State and Kansas. Although the Jayhawks haven't offered he's very familiar with their program, as he's played pick up ball there a few times.
His latest visit was this past weekend, as he tripped to Kansas State for an unofficial visit. Although he doesn't have any dates set up for the near future, he will take an unofficial visit to California on November 11th.
As Dixon, a standout at Lee Summit (Mo.) West, prepares for his upcoming season, he expects college coaches to stop in and watch him workout.
"We just started weights and conditioning at school and a lot of coaches said that they are going to come in and watch me work out and play in open gym," he said. "Right now I'm just trying to get strong, quicker and faster and all that stuff."
Despite the recent visits and all of the recruiting attention, Dixon, who is ranked No. 47 overall by Scout.com, isn't looking to make an early decision.
"I think right now, I'm not in any hurry or about to make a commitment anytime soon. It'll probably be next basketball season."