Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln guard Josh Dix is one of the Midlands’ best high school basketball players in the 2022 class. Frankly, if he lived west of the Missouri River or closer to Des Moines, you’d hear his name more on the recruiting trail.
In-state school Drake was the first to offer the 6-foot-4 combo guard nearly one year ago. Colorado State was next in July of last year. After a stellar junior season in which he averaged 19.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists, Missouri-Kansas City, Northern Iowa, Wake Forest, Purdue and Iowa all followed suit.
Now with the suspension of in-person recruiting lifted, he is ready to get an up-close look at campuses and get to know the coaching staffs on a more personal level.
An unofficial visit to Iowa on June 8 will be his first stop in June. An official visit to Purdue is next with a developed relationship with Boilermaker assistant Paul Lusk. Lusk, a former Creighton assistant, was the lead recruiter for Dix at CU.
The Bluejays, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Clemson and Iowa State are schools that have shown recent interest but yet to offer. Arkansas and Utah have been in contact with AL coach Jason Isacsson.
“I’m going to go on an unofficial to Nebraska sometime this month,” Dix said of his June plans. “I am going to try and get an official to Wake Forest and an unofficial to Drake this month also.”
New Creighton assistant Ryan Miller is now the lead Jays recruiter for Dix, and the Jays’ staff is working on building a relationship.
“They (CU) just said they are probably going to have me come play with their guys and get on campus to see the facilities,” Dix said. “They want me to get to campus in July and said they can’t wait to watch me in July.”
Dix plays locally for OSA Crusaders 3SSB 17U. Staying close to home for school would be nice, but the best fit will matter the most in his decision.
“The distance doesn’t really matter for me,” he said. “Relationships with the staff and players and whatever fits me best and playing style is what I’m looking for. I’m a combo guard. I can shoot it really well and can also play-make for others while being able to defend pretty well.”