RB Joe Mixon talks to Tosh Lupoi 

November, 27, 2012
11/27/12
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For Joe Mixon, it wasn’t a surprise that Darrell Daniels was calling his cell phone. After all, the friends are teammates at Oakley (Calif.) Freedom High School.

This particular phone call, though, led to a separate conversation with a familiar voice. Daniels was with Washington assistant Tosh Lupoi for an in-home visit. The Huskies’ ace recruiter wanted to say hello to Mixon, the 6-foot-1, 191-pound running back who is one of the program’s top targets for 2014. So Daniels called his teammate.

“He was just talking to me mainly about football, how I’m doing in school, maintaining my grades," Mixon said. "He said he’s really interested in me going to Washington.”