Height/Weight: 6’2”, 195 lbs
Position/Ranking: 5-star RB, No. 21 overall
High School: Freedom (Oakley, Calif.)
Senior Year Stats: 201 CAR, 1,443 YDS, 20 TD; 18 REC, 383 YDS, 6 TD
Other Finalists: Wisconsin, UCLA, Cal
Commit Date: 1/4/2014
The lone 5-star prospect in the Sooners’ 2014 class, Joe Mixon is guaranteed to have success in Norman.
His breakaway speed and explosiveness make him a formidable rushing threat. But throw in his excellent hands and ability to contribute in the passing game and the Oakley, Calif., native is literally one play away from taking it to the house every time he is on the field.
“He has play making ability and size,” said running backs’ coach Cale Gundy, per SoonerSports.com. “He is a home run threat any time he touches the ball. The impressive thing about him is how dangerous he is running down the field catching the ball as a receiver.”
Drawing comparisons to Adrian Peterson and DeMarco Murray, there is certainly a lot of excitement to see what Mixon can do in 2014.
Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports.
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