“He realized that it's a game played for our service men,” Amaro said. “He represents our school so well.”
Mixon held scholarship offers from dozens of schools around the country, but ultimately picked Oklahoma over UCLA and Wisconsin. In three varsity seasons, Mixon rushed for 4,281 yards and 76 touchdowns.
Mixon is a young high-school senior — he's still 17-years old — but Freedom coach Kevin Hartwig said he's very mature for his age.
“You hardly ever see him down,” Hartwig said. “He just enjoys being a kid.
“For a 17-year old man — or boy — it was incredible how well he handled the recruiting process. He never takes what he has for granted. He works his butt off for everything he has.”