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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Watch List RB Mixon waiting on three

By Brandon P. Oliver

Coming off of another camp MVP performance, one of the nation's hottest recruits is ready to see what comes next. With more than 30 offers to his credit and a busy spring and summer ahead, running back Joe Mixon (Oakley, Calif./Freedom), is busy plotting his next move.

"I might go the Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta. I don't know if I'm going to do that yet, though. I have to see what the deal with it is," Mixon said. "I'm definitely going to the NFTC up here [in Oakland] in May. I got a message from them and they said they can't wait to see me at their camp. They said if I show out, I'll have a good shot at getting an invite to The Opening. That's my goal for right now.

The ESPN Watch List running back is among the top players at his position in the country, as his offer list shows. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Mixon holds offers from a who's who of college football, including Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Miami, Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC, Tennessee and many more.

There are only three more programs he'd really like an offer from, and he has been in touch with the coaches at Alabama, LSU and Oregon. He expects to have an offer from the latter two within the next couple of months.

"Oregon is coming by my school in May. That's the one I've really been waiting on," Mixon said. "I talk to [Ducks running backs] coach [Gary] Campbell two or three times a week. He says they just take a while to offer, so it's not a big deal."

LSU also plans on making the trip to Northern California in the next couple of months to see the game-breaking Mixon.

"I understand that some schools want to wait and make sure they want to offer," Mixon said. "Coach Campbell explained why Oregon does it and that isn't a problem for me. He told me they are working their way back west and I should see an offer the next time they come through to see me. All I can do is keep working hard and good things will come."