St. John's picks up midfielder from Texas

Josh Dillon, right, verbally committed to St. John's, making him the first player from his club team to commit to an NCAA Division I program this season. John Royer

Josh Dillon, a Class of 2012 midfield prospect from Plano, Texas, verbally committed to St. John's, according to his club coach.

Dillon plays club soccer for AYSES 94 Gold and helped the team to a Disney Showcase title this past December. AYSES was a quarterfinalist at the Gothia Cup in Sweden in 2010 and has been a Texas-North State Cup semifinalist the past two years.

In high school, Dillon has helped Jesuit College Prep (Dallas) to a No. 9 current ranking in the POWERADE FAB 50 winter rankings.

Dillon joins a St. John's recruiting class that includes Danny Bedoya and Sean Sepe of New York and Brandon Savino and Jelani Williams of New Jersey.