Dixon Gets First Look at UNC

Alex Dixon made his first visit to North Carolina on Thursday.

"It was good," Dixon said. "I just got to look at the campus and meet all the coaches."

Heading into the visit, Dixon, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback from Clearwater (Fla.) Countryside, hadn't assembled a favorite schools list. However, he admitted that UNC was a school that had grabbed his interest.

"[The visit] made me more highly interested in [UNC]," Dixon said. "Now I just have to wait for my mom to come down there, so she can get the feel of it."

Dixon plans to trim his list of nearly 20 scholarship offers to a more manageable number before his senior year starts.

"I wanted to name seven schools, but I think it's going to be shorter than that," Dixon said. "I'm going to have to talk it over with my mom. Right now, I'll probably get it to four [schools]."

Dixon says Auburn, Clemson, UNC, and South Florida have the best chance to make the cut.

"[With those four schools, I like] their passion for football and how much they do for their players," Dixon said.

Before making a verbal commitment, Dixon plans on taking his official visits accompanied by his mother and uncle.

Dixon made his visit to UNC on Thursday alone. He arrived on campus at 1 p.m. and was immediately greeted by Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator and Troy Douglas, UNC's defensive backs coach.

"They showed me around and I had a good conversation with them," Dixon said. "They just gave me a feel of what I'll be looking at if I choose to come there. They were just telling me that I'm a great fit… and how many [cornerbacks] they're taking. They were just showing me around the school."

UNC has received a verbal commitment from one cornerback prospect – Kameron Jackson. Dixon was told Thursday that UNC aims to secure two or three more.

"But they did tell me they're not putting any pressure on me," Dixon said. "They said they'll be waiting on me, as long as I have [UNC] on my top list."

The latter part of Dixon's UNC stay was spent with Butch Davis.

"I had a good conversation with Coach Davis and he showed me around himself," Dixon said. "He was just telling me that I'm a great fit for them at cornerback and saying that they would look out for me and saying that I'm a great corner for their program. He wanted to make sure I knew that they really like me."

Previously, Dixon has visited Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, and South Florida.

"To be honest, [UNC] is the nicest and [most] coordinated campus that I've seen," Dixon said. "It's a college town and a great area to play football."

Dixon will return to both Florida and South Florida the next couple of days. He'll attend Florida's "Friday Night Lights" event on Friday and a seven-on-seven camp at USF on Saturday.

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