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Sooners still in the mix for top RB Mixon

by Ryan Aber Published: December 3, 2013


Over the weekend, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops flew to California for an in-home visit with five-star running back Joe Mixon of Oakley (Calif.) Freedom.

Stoops’ efforts have paid off for now, with Mixon placing the Sooners in his final four choices, he Tweeted on Tuesday.

Oklahoma is joined by UCLA, California and Wisconsin in Mixon’s final four.

Mixon (6-foot-2, 207 pounds) is the top-ranked running back in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 9 player overall.

Mixon made a visit to Norman in early October. He also took official visits to California, Florida State, Wisconsin and Washington.

Mixon said Monday that USC was back in consideration after the Trojans hired Washington coach Steve Sarkisian.

The last five-star running back to sign with the Sooners was Brandon Williams, Williams transferred to Texas A&M for family reasons after one year in Norman.


by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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