BIO: Montgomery (Ala.) Jefferson Davis prospect Preston Mixon is a signing day commitment for WKU. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive tackle was a member of the Scout Alabama Top 100. He was selected to the Alabama - Mississippi All-Star game.
RECRUITMENT: His commitment was a flip from Florida Atlantic. He also considered Cincinnati, Illinois, Memphis and a host of others.
EVALUATION: Great feet and strength helped Mixon become a difference-maker throughout his prep career. Coupled with his impressive lateral movement and he has the tools to climb the college depth chart quickly.
BOTTOM LINE: Mixon is a big body that will continue to the tradition of impressive Hilltopper lineman. While most rookie linemen often redshirt, Mixon has a chance to play early.