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National Signing Day: 5-Star RB Joe Mixon signs with Oklahoma Sooners

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Five-star running back recruit Joe Mixon of Oakley, Calif. has committed to the University of Oklahoma. They get a dynamic running back who put up big numbers his senior year: 1,704 rushing yards, 26 touchdowns, 205 receiving yards. As a junior he rushed for 1,443 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Mixon had offers from Cal, Florida State, UCLA, Washington and Wisconsin but ultimately chose the Sooners.

“He has play making ability and size. He is a home run threat any time he touches the ball,” running backs coach Cale Gundy said, via the team’s website. “The impressive thing about him is how dangerous he is running down the field catching the ball as a receiver. You just don’t see a lot of big tailbacks who can go out in space like that.”

  • No. 1 running back (Rivals.com)
  • No. 1 running back (247sports.com)
  • No. 5 running back (Scout.com)
  • No. 6 running back (ESPN.com)
  • No. 2 player in California (Rivals.com)
  • No. 3 player in California (247sports.com)
  • No. 4 player in California (ESPN.com)
  • No. 53 in ESPN300
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