Clearwater (Fla.) Countryside defensive back Alex Dixon took his first official visit this past weekend, and had an opportunity to see one of the weekend's best game. He made his way to the University of Kentucky and saw Joker Phillips' team take down No. 10 South Carolina 31-28.
"It was good," Dixon said. "I hung out with the coaches and my position coach (Chris Thurmond). I just got a chance to see their campus and the atmosphere during the game."
Prior to Kentucky's upset victory over the Gamecocks, Dixon had an opportunity to experience a bit of another huge event in Lexington - 'Big Blue Madness'.
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"I went to the basketball practice," Dixon said. "The basketball game was a great time. There were a lot of fans there and they were nice. I met a few of them. It was just a real good time. I also met the head coach (John Calipari) and some of the basketball players. So it was a good experience."
While he enjoyed a bit of roundball, for Dixon nothing compared to the battle on the gridiron, which he said was the highlight of his weekend.
"Just seeing how the fans get into it and them against a good team," Dixon said. "It was a close game, so it was a great experience."
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back said he paid close attention to the play of the Wildcats secondary.
"I saw how their defense plays and how their defensive backs played their man," Dixon said. "The defensive back coach said they play a lot of man (coverage). I just watched it and how they did it."
Dixon said that Phillips and his staff pitched to him that he is a prototypical player in their defensive scheme.
"They just said that they are trying to get more guys back there and they like how I can tackle and get the ball," Dixon said. "They just like my physicalness and everything."
While Kentukcy made a good impression, they are just one of seven schools he is still considering at this time.
"Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, and USF," Dixon said. "Auburn and Clemson are also in there. It is pretty even right now, until after my visits."
At this time, the three-star has two other official visit destinations picked out.
"I am going to North Carolina on November 13th and then I have to schedule Tennessee, I don't know when that will be yet," Dixon said. "I don't know who will get the final two visits yet."
Rivals.com's No. 57 ranked player in the Sunshine State doesn't intend to decide until after making his way on a few more campuses.
"Soon as I get my visits out of the way it will be all over," Dixon said.