2014 four-star running back Joe Mixon is one of the most heavily recruited prospects in the class, and he took a visit to the Washington Huksies spring game yesterday and was one of several high-profile Huskies visitors. Mixon has high interest in Washington, the USC Trojans, California Golden Bears, Oklahoma Sooners, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Texas A&M Aggies, and Oregon Ducks. The Ducks have yet to offer Mixon, but he is hoping for an offer from the Pac-12 giants.
Mixon has also been offered by the Arizona Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Devils, Clemson Tigers, Arkansas Razorbacks, Cincinnati Bearcats, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Miami Hurricanes, Louisville Cardinals, Auburn Tigers, Boise State Broncos, Colorado Buffaloes, Michigan Wolverines, Florida State Seminoles, Ohio State Buckeyes, Missouri Tigers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Michigan State Spartans, Georgia Bulldogs, Ole Miss Rebels, Oregon State Beavers, Vanderbilt Commodores, Virginia Cavaliers, Washington State Cougars, West Virginia Mountaineers, Tennessee Volunteers, UCLA Bruins, Utah Utes, Texas Tech Red Raiders, and Wisconsin Badgers.
That’s a hefty list of offers for Mixon, and the teams that he has high interest in are in a great position to land one of the top prospects in the country. Joe Mixon is one of the top 100 recruits in the country and checks in at 95 in our FanSided150 rankings. He is ranked by the 247Composite as both the seventh-best recruit in the state of California and the seventh-best running back in the country.
The four-star RB can also play at linebacker, but the 6’2″, 195 pound Freedom High star is best left to play running back. He was named to the 2014 Army All-American Bowl roster, and Mixon is being heavily recruited by various recruiting coordinators. Mixon has the size and vision to be a feature back at the collegiate level, and he makes up for mediocre speed with solid power and good explosiveness when he hits the hole. He has all the tools to be a workhorse back at the next level.
USC and Cal hosted Mixon on junior day visits, and the Trojans are viewed by the 247Sports panel of experts as the most likely landing spots for Joe Mixon. The visit to Washington yesterday was especially huge, because analysts also view the Huskies and the Golden Bears as likely landing spots. Mixon seems like a “west coast guy”, but he has three huge offers from Texas A&M, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma to watch for outside the region. We’ll see if Cal and USC can keep last year’s 1,443-yard rusher in the state. And don’t forget about Oregon either, because an offer to a running back from the Ducks can really be a game-changer.