If Jackson is the most electrifying player in the state, running back Joe Mixon from Oakley, Calif. is a close second.
At 6'1", 210 pounds, he's got prototypical size for the position. Mixon can run with power and drag the pile between the tackles. Additionally, he's also got good speed—as he ran a 4.53 40-yard dash time at the Nike SPARQ combine.
Mixon also has a great set of hands. With his measurables, he'd be a great target out of the backfield on swing passes and screens.
Programs from all across the country such as Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Notre Dame and Ohio State have all extended offers to the Freedom High School star, according to 247Sports.
Local schools such as Cal, UCLA and Southern Cal are also in heavy pursuit.
Sigining Mixon would be a boon for the Bruins. With a lack of top talent at the running back position, Mixon would potentially start for UCLA as a true freshman. At worst, he'd see time as a complementary back.
Also of note is his close relationship to fellow UCLA target Adarius Pickett. Both could conceivably play together in college.
Mixon, along with Jackson, was named to The Opening Dream Team by 247Sports.