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Former ASU pledge now a Bear

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El Cajon (Calif.) Grossmont defensive back Terry Mixon originally committed to Arizona State but decided to look elsewhere following former coach Dirk Koetter being let go. After visiting Cal this past weekend, Mixon has decided to end the process.
Mixon, 6-1, 200 pounds is one of the top JUCO prospects in the nation. He'll have two years to play two and could have an immediate impact for Cal next season.
"I committed on my visit, Mixon said. "I had a great trip, there were like 17 players there and it seemed like everyone there was either already committed or talking about doing it.
"For me, there were two main things I liked about Cal. First off, the academics they have are great and the fact that my brother is there is huge as well. He broke his arm last year before the season started so he has a good chance to get a medical red-shirt and we'll out there playing together.
"I've always looked up to my brother and it would be great to have him around. He really looks out for me and I know he would make my transition at Cal an easy one. Plus he's a great player and it would be fun to have him on one side and me on the other locking people up."
While on his visit, Mixon heard the news that ASU had hired Idaho coach Dennis Erickson to take over the program. We asked if he would look again at the Sun Devils.
"Nah, I'm 100% committed to Cal, actually 110%," Mixon said. "I've always liked Cal but they weren't really looking at me before I committed to ASU. Then after coach Koetter was fired, the next day they called me and then they offered during a school visit a few weeks ago. Cal is the best place for me and I'm not looking at anyone else right now."
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