Rivals.com ranks Mixon as the nation's ninth-best overall prospect — and the No. 1 all-purpose back — in the 2014 recruiting class.
He becomes the Sooners' first five-star running back commitment since Brandon Williams in 2011; Williams only played one year in Norman before transferring to Texas A&M.
Saturday's commitment signals the tremendous recruiting impact Oklahoma's shocking 45-31 upset of No. 3 Alabama could have for the Sooners. Mixon said during an NBC interview after his announcement that the Sugar Bowl win “sealed the deal.”
Mixon is already working on recruiting other big-time prospects to Norman. He told SoonerScoop.com “we're going to get (Michiah) Quick and I'm going to work on KD Cannon.”
Quick is a four-star athlete from Fresno, Calif., and Cannon is the nation's third-ranked receiver prospect who is currently committed to Baylor.