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Sunday, October 28, 2012
Dimarya Mixon gets more familiar with OU

By Bob Przybylo

Three-star defensive end Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) had a great time on his official visit to Oklahoma last month. But he said he had to go back to figure out whether that was a one-time thing or he could envision himself playing for the Sooners.

Mixon, an Arizona State commit, was back at OU for the Sooners’ 30-13 loss to Notre Dame. Despite the defeat, Mixon said he had a great time.

Dimarya Mixon
Three-star defensive end Dimarya Mixon is down to three schools.
“It’s always good to keep going back to a place because you want to know if it feels right,” Mixon said. “I’m not sure if it feels like home, but I definitely like it there.”

It was the third time Mixon has seen the Sooners play this season, but the first loss. He had seen the Sooners win against Florida A&M and, in arguably OU’s most impressive performance of the season, against Texas in the Red River Rivalry, 63-21.

“It was a little different watching a loss, but they kept fighting,” Mixon said. “This game was a little more intense. OU could have better pass rush. I stayed the whole game, and OU gave it everything they had.”

He said he was able to talk with OU defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright before the game, and he talks with Wright at least once a week.

Mixon hung out with ESPN 150 defensive tackle Justin Manning (Dallas/Kimball). The two didn’t attend the game together, but Mixon said they spent some time talking Saturday and have known each other for a while.

Mixon made official visits to Arizona State and West Virginia in September but said he is done talking about recruiting at this point. He said he doesn’t plan on making any more visits the rest of the season.

“I want to concentrate on my senior year,” Mixon said. “I don’t think there are any other visits I need to go on.”

Mixon said he is down to the Sun Devils, Sooners and Mountaineers and will re-evaluate things after the season.