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.