Thursday was great for Joe Mixon since the 2014 running back from Oakley (Calif.) Freedom landed three Pac-12 offers.
The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect got Washington earlier in the day and then after practice heard that Colorado and Cal both offered. Oregon State was the first offer for Mixon, who's rushed for 1,194 yards and 16 touchdowns this season.
"Colorado has been looking at me and with Cal I got off the phone with coach (Ron) Gould and he verbally offered me," Mixon said.
"The Cal one is really big because I've been going back there a few times and I've been really patient with all my offers. I've been waiting for them to come. It came out of nowhere and it's just a blessing."
Washington is an important offer for Mixon since his teammate, three-star wide receiver Darrell Daniels, is committed to the Huskies and the 2014 running back has said they do stand out a little in his recruitment.
After taking multiple trips to Cal, the Golden Bears also greatly interest him but Mixon said he's going to keep everything open, consider all programs and see what happens in his senior season.
"It's really big," Mixon said of his Washington offer. "My teammate Darrell is going there but I'm going to do what's best for me. I'm going to wait for everything to happen and then make my decision in my senior year.
"I'm just waiting for everything to come. That's when I'll probably decide where I'm going to go."
Mixon does not want to forget about the Colorado offer, either, even though the Buffaloes have struggled this season. The 2014 running back said he's talked more with Colorado's coaching staff and is interested.
"The Colorado offer is big, too," Mixon said. "It's really good for me to have more choices. We've talked a couple times. It's been crazy with three offers in one day."