Dixon Mapping Out Visit Slate

Alex Dixon knows the destinations of two of his official visits.

Dixon, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback from Clearwater (Fla.) Countryside, will officially visit Kentucky the weekend of Oct. 16 and is in the process of scheduling an official trip to North Carolina.

"I've got to talk to Coach [Troy] Douglas more and discuss which games that are coming up," Dixon said. "He just told me whenever I'm ready, I can come up there. I know North Carolina is going to be my next visit after Kentucky. I'm going to see which games fit into my schedule."

Before making a verbal commitment, Dixon plans to take at least three official trips.

"I really don't know what other schools [I'm going to officially visit]," Dixon said. "I'll just focus on my two schools and see how it goes after that."

In addition to Kentucky and UNC, Dixon, who has collected nearly 20 scholarship offers, and hears regularly from Auburn, Florida, South Florida, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

"I'm focused on all the schools really, because you never know what schools will give up on you," Dixon said. "I'm pretty much pretty open."

Regardless, Dixon says Kentucky and UNC are his "top schools."

"[The attraction with Kentucky and UNC is] just their interest in me, just [how] they're thinking about me, just seeing how I fit in their program, and how they could use me," Dixon said.

In mid-July, Dixon unofficially visited UNC by himself – the next trip will include family.

"[During the official visit], I want to see if [UNC] fits me and if I can see myself there," Dixon said. "I want to see how my mom and my uncle like it."

Dixon said his mother and uncle will have a major influence on his collegiate decision.

Besides UNC, Dixon has unofficially visited Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, and South Florida.

Douglas, who coaches UNC's defensive backs, and Dixon speak weekly.

"He just asks how schools going, how my season is, and when I'm coming up [for a visit]," Dixon said.

After five games, Countryside is undefeated. On the season, Dixon says he has one interception and "a lot" of tackles.

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