"It's so close to home and my family will get to see me, and I will get to come back and see my little brother," Dixon said. "I could come back and go to high school football games and stuff like that.
"I just feel like it's the right fit and I'm just really happy and my mom and dad are happy about it," he said.
"I've know Coach [Mike} Anderson and his staff for a good two years now," Dixon explained. "That's the most I've known any of the coaches, next to Matt Painter and Purdue. I just felt like Missouri is where I want to go.
"I really developed a good relationship with Coach Anderson, even outside of talking about basketball," he continued.
Dixon is the first member of the 2009 class to commit to Missouri. He's ranked No. 11 at the point guard spot.