C’mon, are you really surprised?
Five-star running back Joe Mixon crossed the hometown school off his list of final three schools today.
The Freedom HS-Oakley standout tweeted that the choice will be among Wisconsin, Oklahoma and UCLA. Cal is out.
On Dec. 3, Mixon announced that Cal was one of his top four teams, but that’s as far as it went.
I talked with Mixon little more than a week ago and he said that Cal’s 1-11 record would not be a deterrent. That’s a little hard to believe, especially considering that recruiting experts say Cal appeared to be the leader three months ago.
Mixon rushed for 1,704 yards and 28 touchdowns in 11 games his senior year, including 470 yards and nine touchdowns in two North Coast Section playoff games. He produced 4,281 rushing yards and 76 touchdowns during his three-year varsity career.
Mixon intends to make his announcement on Jan. 4 at the Army All-American Game in San Antonio.
My guess: UCLA. It’s not home, but it’s close. And it’s not 12 degrees in Westwood in January.