NCF On The Trail: Dimarya Mixon

Weekly Commitment Roundup

November, 15, 2013
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AAC
Louisville
Lukayus McNeil OT Indianapolis/Decatur Central
HT: 6-6 WT: 260
Positional Rank: No. 123 OT
Stars: 3

Rutgers
Jordan Fuchs TE-Y Middle Village, N.Y./Milford Academy
HT: 6-6 WT: 235
Positional Rank: N/A Post-Grad
Stars: 3

ACC
Miami (Fla.)
Anthony Moten DT Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
HT: 6-4 WT: 292
Positional Rank: No. 11 DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 176)

Virginia
Donovan Dowling WR Richmond, Va./Varina
HT: 6-1 WT: 200
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big 12
Kansas
Damani Mosby DE Mesa, Ariz./Mesa CC
HT: 6-3 WT: 235
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kansas State
Tramal Ivy DE Muskogee, Okla./Muskogee
HT: 6-4 WT: 230
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big Ten
Wisconsin
Caleb Kinlaw RB Goose Creek, S.C./Goose Creek
HT: 5-11 WT: 184
Positional Rank: No. 106 RB
Stars: 3

Pac-12
UCLA
Cameron Griffin OLB Los Angeles/View Park
HT: 6-3 WT: 210
Positional Rank: No. 116 OLB
Stars: 3

SEC
Alabama
Da'Shawn Hand DE Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge
HT: 6-4 WT: 262
Positional Rank: No. 2 DE
Stars: 5
ESPN 300 (No. 6)
Under Armour All-American

Arkansas
Santos Ramirez S Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian
HT: 6-1 WT: 170
Positional Rank: No. 120 S
Stars: 3

Florida
DeAndre Goolsby TE-H Derby, Kan./Derby
HT: 6-4 WT: 225
Positional Rank: No. 9 TE-H
Stars: 3

Kentucky
Montrell Custis CB Lovejoy, Ga./Lovejoy
HT: 5-11 WT: 168
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: 3
Class of 2015

Missouri
Brandon Lee OLB Indianapolis/Lawrence Central
HT: 6-2 WT: 210
Positional Rank: No. 16 OLB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 239)

Tennessee
Dimarya Mixon DE Mesquite, Texas/West
HT: 6-4 WT: 263
Positional Rank: N/A (late qualifier)
Stars: 3

Cory Thomas DT McCalla, Ala./McAdory
HT: 6-6 WT: 265
Positional Rank: #47 DT
Stars: 3

Texas A&M
Justin Dunning S Whitehouse, Texas/Whitehouse
HT: 6-3 WT: 190
Positional Rank: No. 10 S in 2015 class
Stars: 4
ESPN Junior 300 (No. 127)

C-USA
Florida Atlantic
Jewison Dawkins WR Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Plantation
HT: 6-0 WT: 153

North Texas
Jalen Adams WR Moore, Okla./Southmoore
HT: 5-10 WT: 161
Positional Rank: No. 162 WR
Stars: 3

Tulane
Robert Kennedy ILB Belle Chasse, La./Belle Chasse
HT: 6-0 WT: 225

Tulsa
Michael Rios DT Fort Worth, Texas/Amon Carter-Riverside
HT: 6-3 WT: 280

Mid-American
Buffalo
Myles Nicholas OLB Rochester, N.Y./Irondequoit
HT: 6-2 WT: 220

Kevin Rogers QB-PP Cincinnati/Anderson
HT: 6-3 WT: 195

Toledo
Mykale Rogers WR Lima, Ohio/Central
HT: 6-1 WT: 175

Mountain West
Air Force
Nick Colson TE-Y Gilbert, Ariz./Higley
HT: 6-4 WT: 223

Boise State
Kekoa Nawahine S Meridian, Idaho/Rocky Mountain
HT: 6-2 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Hawaii
Nick Nelson WR Forestville, Md./Suitland
HT: 5-10 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #209 WR
Stars: 3

Devan Stubblefield WR Honolulu/St. Louis
HT: 6-0 WT: 185
Positional Rank: No. 133 WR
Stars: 3

Sun Belt
Louisiana-Monroe
Benjamin Luckett RB Palestine, Texas/Palestine
HT: 6-0 WT: 193

Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

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Lots of news around the Southeastern Conference over the weekend. There were a few commitments, and Alabama hosted several visitors for its big win over LSU. Here’s a closer look at some of the top storylines in the SEC this weekend.

Texas DE chooses Big Ten school 

February, 3, 2013
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The inevitable has become reality. Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) is headed to the Big Ten.


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And just like that, three-star defensive end Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) is a free agent again.


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When Missouri defensive end commit Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) thinks of Nebraska, two things pop in his head.

“Championships. They win a lot,” Mixon said. “And, Ndamukong Suh. I mean, we play two different positions, but he’s a pretty nice dude.”

While Mixon, a three-star defensive end, is happy with his commitment to Missouri, a Nebraska offer proves to be quite intriguing. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound end is so intrigued that he’s planning on taking an official visit to Lincoln, Neb., this weekend.

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Weekly Commitment Roundup 

December, 14, 2012
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ACC
Duke
Dominic Zanca-McDonald OLB Altamonte Springs, Fla./Lake Brantley
HT: 6-1 WT: 240
Position Rank: #59 OLB

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DE Dimarya Mixon chooses Mizzou 

December, 8, 2012
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The slightly rocky recruiting process of Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) has come to an end.

After decommitting from Arizona State and parting ways with an Oklahoma team he had high respect for, Mixon on Saturday verbally committed to Missouri.

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OU hasn't made big impression on trail 

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It’s going too far to call Oklahoma’s 2012 season a disappointment at this point. The Sooners are 8-2, 6-1 in Big 12 conference play. Goals of winning the conference championship and playing in a BCS bowl game remain within reach.

OU has only lost home games to No. 2 Kansas State and No. 4 Notre Dame, two of the best teams in the country. So why does it feel like a lackluster fall in Norman, Okla., on the recruiting trail?

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Damon Sayles/ESPN.comESPN 150 defensive tackle Justin Manning remains atop the Sooners' target board.
The Sooners simply haven’t made that huge impression to nab big-time recruits. OU has hosted them, a slew of top-ranked recruits in the ESPN 150 and ESPN 300. But the Sooners haven’t earned a commitment from any of them since the season began.

The struggles don’t end there. Until recently, OU hadn’t snagged a commitment of any kind since July 31. That changed when three-star athlete Dominique Alexander (Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington) flipped his commitment from Arkansas to OU.

More troubling has been the trend of prospects committing to other schools following a visit to OU. ESPN 300 and four-star athlete Chevoski Collins (Livingston, Texas/Livingston) made an official visit to OU for the Kansas State game. Less than a month later, he committed to Texas.

Four-star cornerback Cole Luke (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton) made an official visit to OU for the Notre Dame game. Less than a week later, he committed to the Irish.

And despite all the Arizona ties with three-star offensive tackle Kenny Lacy (Phoenix/Mountain Pointe), the UCLA commit has opted to not visit OU. Lacy was among OU’s top targets at the position. He was very familiar with OU coaches Mike Stoops and Tim Kish from their time coaching at Arizona.

But a planned official visit to OU for Bedlam against Oklahoma State has now been switched to a visit to Kansas State at a date to be determined.

The list of recruits OU has hosted is an impressive one. ESPN 150 prospects like safety Marcell Harris (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips), defensive tackle Justin Manning (Dallas/Kimball) and defensive tackle Greg Gilmore (Hope Mills, N.C./South View) have all toured the OU campus. However, OU still is searching for its first four-star commit of the football season.


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Top four for rising DE Dimarya Mixon 

November, 19, 2012
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Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) has a top four.

The three-star defensive end – a former Arizona State commit – on Monday said Oklahoma, West Virginia, Missouri and Baylor are at the top of his list for his recruiting process. Mixon, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound end, said he hopes to make a decision before the end of the year.

Mixon said his front-runner -- for the time being -- is Oklahoma, as he talked about the team’s defensive respect year in and year out. The program has built a reputation of producing quality defensive tackles and defensive ends.

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Weekend Rewind: Oklahoma 

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Three-star defensive end Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) has seen Oklahoma play three times this season. Each time he made sure to say he was an Arizona State commit.

Mixon is not saying that anymore. Mixon decommitted from the Sun Devils on Sunday afternoon but said he will not do any interviews until the completion of his senior season.

He took an official visit to OU in September and was a guest of OU for the Red River Rivalry against Texas. More good news came last weekend when Mixon bypassed senior homecoming to attend OU’s showdown with Notre Dame.

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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.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.com 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.”

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Kameron Miles enjoys Rocky Top 

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ESPN 300 safety Kameron Miles (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) got a taste of what to expect the very second he puts on a Tennessee jersey next season.

A lot of fans at home games. A lot of people wanting pictures and autographs. A lot of orange everywhere.

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Three-star Arizona State commit Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) has three of his five official visits set. Oklahoma will kick things off this Saturday.

Mixon, the 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive end who committed to the Sun Devils on May 10, has scheduled visits to Oklahoma, Arizona State and West Virginia, and he’s looking to set up a fourth visit to Missouri. He will travel to Arizona State on Sept. 21, then West Virginia the following week.

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After visiting Tempe, Ariz. in May, quarterback Josh Dobbs (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) has decided he wants to be a Sun Devil.

"After extensive evaluation and much prayer, I committed to play at Arizona State," Dobbs said.

After passing for 3,113 yards and 31 touchdown passes in 11 games last year, the three-star prospect picked up double-digit offers in the spring. Dobbs is the No. 19 quarterback in the country and No. 48 prospect in Georgia.

He is the third commitment for Arizona State in the 2013 class, joining three-star athlete Nick Brown (Florence, Ariz./Florence) and three-star defensive end Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite). If he signs, Dobbs would be the first Peach State prospect to sign with the Sun Devils during the last decade.

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ASU commit Mixon gets OU offer 

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Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) is discovering what many other 2013 commits are learning: A verbal commitment doesn’t mean outside offers will cease.

Mixon, who committed to Arizona State two weeks ago, picked up an offer from Oklahoma on Tuesday, an offer he considered one of the biggest and most intriguing of his 10 total offers. Mixon, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive end, said Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops extended the offer.

“I actually have a lot of interest in OU,” Mixon said. “When I went to their summer camps, I was shown around. Earlier in the season, I wasn’t getting any looks from them, but now it’s starting to pick up. Overall, I like them.”

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