WSU trip a memorable one for three-star DE

FOLLOWING THE DRUBBING Washington State experienced last Thursday, one might think that recruit Dimarya Mixon left Pullman with a sour taste in his mouth. Think again. The three-star prospect raved about his trip to Pullman, saying the experience over the weekend definitely raised his interest in Wazzu. CF.C caught up with the Texas product, who broke down his official visit and more...

Sure, the 55-21 final score wasn't what Dimarya Mixon was hoping to see during his official visit to Pullman, but the 6-4, 268-pounder made it clear the scoreboard from last Thursday didn't leave a lasting impression.

"I still enjoyed myself out there even though they lost," Mixon said. "The game obviously didn't turn out the way I thought it would, but I know that you can't base a team off of one game. Just because they lost doesn't mean anything. I still had a great time with the coaches and hanging around all of the players."

Mixon was the sole visitor this past week for the Cougs' Thursday night game. Out of Mesquite, Texas, he said the city of Pullman was a surprise.

"It reminded me a little bit of Boise," Mixon, who took an official visit to BSU earlier this fall, said. "It's real close together and everyone knows one another. I like that a lot. I really don't care about whether or not a city is small or big. It's comfortable out there."

MIXON WAS HOSTED by freshman cornerback Charleston White, who arrived to the Palouse this fall from Amarillo, Texas.

"We got along great and he did a good job of introducing me to everyone and showing me around campus," Mixon said. "I had a good time meeting all the players and seeing some of the students around the school. I also got to see the new facilities and the new press box they built.

"I was kind of hoping I'd see the finished product of the facilities they're working on, but they showed me pictures of what it will look like. it's going to be really nice."

IN ADDITION TO spending time with White and some of the WSU players, Mixon said another highlight during his trip was speaking with position coach Joe Salave'a. The Cougs are recruiting Mixon as a defensive end and the two spent quite a bit of time together over the weekend.

"I really enjoyed the one-on-one time we spent together," Mixon said. "Just sitting down and chatting with him was a great time. He was telling me how if I went to WSU, it'd be a great opportunity for me because I'd have a great opportunity to start. Since I'm arriving in January, I'd be able to go through spring ball and learn the way around the program.

"He's a guy who played in the NFL and I know he could teach me some things. We were going over some technical things from the game and broke down some stuff. We have a good relationship right now and we've been close since they (WSU) first started recruiting me."

ALTHOUGH MIXON WENT into the trip knowing he wasn't going to commit, he said the WSU experience definitely made a mark.

"It opened my eyes a little bit because I was able to learn about the program and get to know some of the guys. It raised my interest for sure," said Mixon.

Mixon will head to Tennessee on Friday for his third official visit, followed by a probable trip to Auburn the following weekend. Mixon said his fifth and final visit will be on Nov. 30 to Arizona State to see the Sun Devils host Arizona. Mixon said he plans on making his final decision after he takes all five of his official visits.

Mixon was one of the top defensive end prospects in the Midlands coming out of the 2013 class but failed to qualify. He held double-digit offers before signing with Nebraska last February, after having been verbally committed earlier to Missouri and Arizona State.

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