More Offers for Mixon

The Oakley (Calif.) Freedom running back, Joe Mixon, capped off another big week of offers and eyes a time frame for trimming his list...

Oakley (Calif.) Freedom running back Joe Mixon has more offers than he can count.

But there remain some elusive offers for the West's top back.

One of those, USC, joined the mix and became the 36th school to offer Mixon, doing so at their Junior Day on Sunday.

"I went in to Junior Day thinking I was going to get an offer, and at about 4 p.m., I didn't have one from them," said Mixon. "Then at like 4:15, Coach (Lane) Kiffin pulled me aside. He said that they were only bringing in one running back this class and they want that running back to me. Then he said they were offering me a scholarship."

Mixon said the offer left a big impression on him.

"Oh man, I was juiced for that one," said Mixon. "I'd been waiting on an offer from them but didn't know when it might come."

Mixon got to meet USC's newly named running backs coach, Tommie Robinson, while at USC.

"Coach Robinson is a cool dude," said Mixon. "He's still trying to get to know some people, and he had gotten in like at 7 p.m. the night before, but you could tell he's ready to get it done."

Mixon also enjoyed what he saw on the USC campus.

"The campus is a big old campus, and we saw the Trojan statue and that was cool," said Mixon.

Mixon said there are still a few schools he's interested in that haven't offered, but thinks could join the fray.

"Oregon, LSU, Alabama and Florida are the last few schools I'm hoping offer," said Mixon.

Over the course of last week, Mixon was offered by Florida State, Miami, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Auburn and Clemson.

In the near future, Mixon wants to begin trimming his list.

"By next month or early April, I want to put it down to 15 schools," said Mixon. "USC, Georgia, Notre Dame, UCLA, Clemson and Cal are a few of the schools I know will be on it."

Next weekend, Mixon will visit Cal with El Cerrito (Calif.) teammates Adarius Pickett and D.J. Calhoun, who he visited USC with this past weekend.

Brandon is in his ninth year with and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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