Cal among Joe Mixon’s final four teams

By Phil Jensen
Freedom High football star Joe Mixon announced his final four teams via Twitter within the past hour, and Cal was one of them.
In no particular order, the running back announced that UCLA, Cal, Wisconsin and Oklahoma are his final four teams. He tweeted last night, “Just had a Great home visit with UCLA with pretty much the Whole coaching staff! Thanks for coming out! #GoBruins
On August 27, Mixon narrowed his finalists to five, in no particular order: Florida, Cal, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Oregon. Obviously, the list has changed a lot since then.
Mixon, a running back, is one of six finalists for the U.S. Army national player of the year award. He 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 tallied 4,281 rushing yards and 76 touchdowns during his three-year varsity career.

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  • concrete17

    Be interesting to see how strong his Cal choice is with players like Zach Kline and Freddie Tagaloa standing out in front of Memorial Stadium with their thumbs out looking for rides elsewhere…….Understand Kline’s reason for looking to play some place else but if Tagaloa is really looking elsewhere will there be more to follow?

  • barononionfb

    I’d be interested to find out how solid the Zach Cline looking to play some place else info. is.
    Personally, for his football career, I think he’d be better off elsewhere. Maybe DVC next year so he doesn’t lose any eligibility. Like Jared Goff though, his family is pretty “Cal’d Up”.

  • renegades10

    It was in the paper, Dykes confirmed Kline and Tagaloa are transferring out. Right move for Kline since he wants to play and not sit.

  • EBAL fan

    Mixon could be an impact player by his soph year. Cal’s defense was the worst in years (Cal Berkeley, lol) but so very young. Locals Drew and Barton were very good in HS….but not impact players as Pac-12 frosh starters. They’ll get better, and 2013 will be a distant memory in a year or two. Kline’s bravado, “I’m going to be ready to go (in August when Goff was named the starter) and when I get in I’ll be the best QB in the nation,” was odd. He wasn’t even the “best” in Berkeley. Although patriotic, that US Flag bandana he wore under his helmet with red parts of the stars and stripes sticking out of his helmet rankled Old Blues and the student section alike; “Take off that red—-bandana?” Patriotism is valiant, but wearing anything red (on game day no less) is considered a no-no at Cal. Blood, okay. Red garment, not. Tagaloa losing his starting spot, then moved to a new position probably did not sit well with him. He’ll find a football home at D1 very soon.

  • Oh Boy

    Kline and Tagaloa are both D1 starters almost anywhere they want to go. Except for some reason at Cal-their hometown school

  • David Phillip

    Kline looked like a stud when I watched them practice during spring ball. He had decent command on his ball and seemed to do well in knowing how to get the ball to his target. I’m sure he’ll be a quality player when he leaves. Hopefully Goff is the right guy for the job in Berkeley.