Mister Simpson has been in Cobrani Mixon's ear for quite some time. The future Wolverine has been telling his teammate that Michigan would eventually come a callin'. "I keep telling him that he needs to be patient," Simpson said last month. "I didn't get offered until Michigan's camp over the summer." Last Friday, that advice paid off.
"Friday Michigan offered me," Mixon said. "My coach called Coach Carr. He told me that he liked what I had done and what I had achieved, and he told me that Michigan had a scholarship waiting on me." Mixon indicated that Carr also offered his teammate, offensive lineman Connor Smith.
When Simpson got word about Mixon's good news, he made sure to remind his young teammate about what he said in the months previous. "He said 'I told you'," Mixon said laughing. "He has been working me a little bit (for Michigan)."
Mixon also holds offers from Louisville, West Virginia, Miami of Ohio, and Kent State, but none of those teams made his top four. "I'd say it's Florida, Michigan, LSU, and Tennessee," Mixon said. When asked if he had a favorite, he replied, "Nah, I'm kinda open."
Mixon and Smith were at the Michigan Junior day this past February, and both will again be attending next month's Michigan summer camp with the Colerain team.
Mixon is not yet certain if he will be camping anywhere else besides Michigan. And he has no decision timetable at this point.
As a junior Cobrani had 100 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 6 sacks in a season where he suffered an ACL tear but finished the season anyway.