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Five-star running back Joe Mixon commits to Oklahoma

by Jason Kersey Published: January 4, 2014

NORMAN — Oklahoma’s Sugar Bowl victory over No. 3 Alabama continues to pay dividends, as the Sooners picked up a commitment Saturday from five-star running back Joe Mixon.

Mixon — the nation’s No. 1 all-purpose back according to Rivals — announced his pick during the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio. He chose the Sooners over UCLA, Wisconsin and California.

Mixon, from Oakley, Calif., is the second running back commitment for OU in its 2014 recruiting class, joining four-star back Samaje Perine from Pflugerville, Texas.

Mixon (6-foot-2, 207 pounds) has a chance to earn immediate playing time with the Sooners, who lose senior backs Brennan Clay and Roy Finch next season.

 

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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