Oakley (Calif.) Freedom five-star running back Joe Mixon took his third official visit over the weekend, joining a handful of other California natives in Norman to visit Oklahoma.
It was Mixon's first visit to Norman, and the Oklahoma coaches were doing their part to try to keep it from being the last.
"That place was live," said Mixon. "It was so live out there. It was my first time ever in Norman. The campus was really cool. I got there on Friday and it felt like I was in California. The weather was just like ours, it was pretty nice."
Then came game day, and it was raised another level.
"Saturday, that just blew it away for me," said Mixon. "It was just crazy at the game."
Mixon spent a lot of time with a handful of California players currently on the roster, spending Saturday evening with L.J. Moore and Hatari Byrd and also talking with current running back Brennan Clay.
In fact, when Clay clinched the win over TCU with a 76-yard touchdown run, Mixon said the stadium was unlike anything he'd heard before.
"That place was so loud," said Mixon. "Oh man, it was loud. There were already a lot of people from the start being loud, but when he did that, it set it off."
The fact that Clay and other Californians have succeeded Norman wasn't lost on Mixon and was pointed out numerous times by the Oklahoma coaches.
"Brennan talked about how he made the move," said Mixon. "It helps a lot, knowing other guys from Cali have gone out there."
Mixon was able to sit down with head coach Bob Stoops as well as Cale Gundy, the assistant for the Sooners recruiting him.
"Coach Stoops is a great person, real down to earth and he was a people person," said Mixon. "He was cool. And Coach Gundy pointed it out a couple of times that I would have a chance to play early."
Mixon said a number of things stood out to him on the visit.
"The facilities were so nice and the stadium was nice and just how the fans were," said Mixon. "They have great fans there and the coaches are great."
Overall, Mixon gave the visit high marks.
"I'd definitely give it a ten," said Mixon.
Mixon, who visited California and Washington in September, will visit Wisconsin this next weekend and he said UCLA will likely get his fifth official visit with Oregon all but out of the picture.
Mixon Raves About Oklahoma
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