Dixon Commits

During an official visit-ending breakfast with the coaching staff on Sunday morning, Alex Dixon verbally committed to North Carolina.

"I was just talking it over with my mom and checking out the campus with her and seeing what she thought, and I made the decision that I wanted to go there," Dixon said. "I told Butch Davis, Coach [Everett] Withers, and pretty much all the coaches. It seemed like it was a surprise to them. They said I wouldn't regret this and telling me congratulations and they'll be waiting for me."

Dixon, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback from Clearwater (Fla.) Countryside, decided to commit to UNC over nearly 20 other schools that offered him a scholarship, including Auburn, Kentucky, South Florida, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

"[At UNC, I liked] the academics, the football program, the coaches, and the fan base," Dixon said.

Dixon officially visited Kentucky in October and was considering officially visiting other schools. However, he now says he's finished taking official trips.

"Yea, I'm pretty much done," Dixon said.

Dixon previously unofficially visited UNC in July. However, his mother wasn't able to join him on that trip. She did, though, accompany him during this weekend's official visit. The two arrived in Chapel Hill on Friday evening.

"She really liked it," Dixon said.

The highlight of Dixon's official visit was UNC's game against Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon.

"Just watching the game up close – watching how they warm-up and stuff," Dixon said. "The atmosphere was nice – everything really."

Fellow Floridian Giovanni Bernard served as Dixon's player host for the official visit.

"He was just showing me around telling me what to expect if I do come there," Dixon said. "He was just telling me what to look forward to and how the college life is."

Dixon spent the most time with UNC assistant coaches Withers and Troy Douglas, including watching film.

"They were just telling me what coverages they were running in the games, how they practice, and what they're looking for in DBs," Dixon said. "And they were telling me how I could succeed to the next level playing DB there."

Additionally, Dixon spoke a lot with Davis, including an individual meeting when he first arrived on campus.

"He was just telling me that he wanted me to come to their school and just saying that he wasn't pressuring me but they really needed me out there," Dixon said.

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