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Football: Elite running back recruit Joe Mixon cancels A&M trip; schedules official visit to Cal

Courtesy of Curtis Pashelka on our staff:

Freedom High running back Joe Mixon announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he is canceling his scheduled official visit to Texas A&M and taking an official visit to Cal for the Bears’ home game against No. 2 Ohio State.

“The Game I’ll be taking an Official is The Ohio St Game! September 14th #GoBears,” Mixon said on his Twitter account.

Mixon, a five-star recruit who holds more than 50 scholarship offers, announced earlier this month that Cal was among his list of top 10 schools.

Landing Mixon, listed by rivals.com as the top all-purpose running back in the country for the Class of 2014, would be a major coup for the Bears and coach Sonny Dykes, who has 10 players committed for next season. However, none of those players are five-star recruits.

Mixon also has visits scheduled to Florida (Sept. 21), Oklahoma (Oct. 21) and Wisconsin (Oct. 11).

Freedom’s first game this season is Aug. 30 at home against Amador Valley of Pleasanton.

Jeff Faraudo

  • rollonubears

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  • Mr. B

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  • Juancho

    The info in the post is a little outdated. Mixon trimmed his list to a top 5.

    Cal is in that top 5.

    Some of the unofficial scuttle butt is that he really has a top 2 – and that’s Florida and Cal.

  • Mr. B

    This is BSB, now I am Mr. B. who the heck is that? LOL!!

    Let’s hope Joe decides that he wants his family to be able to watch his games, a la Marshawn Lynch, who coulda gone anywhere too. Berkeley is what, about 45 minutes from Oakley?

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  • Gobears49

    Hey Juancho,

    I’m sure most of us would like to know the source of your info on Mixon trimming his top 5 to include Cal, and the scuttlebutt that Cal is really in Mixon’s top 2.

    Hopefully this is posted from Gobears49, my handle.

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