Mixon lands Notre Dame offer

Joe Mixon has been talking to Notre Dame for some time and its coaches stopped by Oakley (Calif.) Freedom numerous times leading up to Tuesday night when the Irish offered the four-star running back.
It is another big offer for Mixon, who now has more than 30 offers, but he said there is something special about getting Notre Dame especially since he's been communicating with that staff for so long.
"I've been talking to them for a minute now," Mixon said. "They came down to the school probably two times before they offered me or three times. I have been waiting for that offer for a minute.
"It's a big one. Of course it's a good school and everything. I've been waiting for it for so long and I finally got it so I was just juiced."
Mixon, who will attend the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour on March 10 near Los Angeles, said he's not planning to cut his extensive list yet but when he does Notre Dame will surely make it.
The four-star said it's a little premature to guarantee Notre Dame will receive an official visit though.
"When I make a final cut, like a top 10 or top 15, I know for a fact they'll make it," Mixon said.
"It's a little too early to say (Notre Dame will get an official visit) but they're definitely considered one of the top schools. There have been so many offers coming in and they're good ones, too, so I have to do my research and sit down and find out about these schools."
This is speculation that USC could be next to offer. Mixon has talked with assistant coach Clay Helton, and he's visiting with the Trojans this weekend for junior day. The idea is that USC could be on Mixon's offer list by next week.
"I really think they're going to offer me at the junior day," Mixon said. "Coach Helton was saying the whole staff was fired up about me. He wanted me to confirm so they could offer me at the junior day.
"He said there is a staff meeting (Wednesday) and he's going to tell all the coaches. He's basically going to say I'm attending the junior day because coach (Lane) Kiffin really wanted me to be there."