Mesquite (Texas) West Mesquite defensive end Dimarya Mixon has seen a couple of twists and turns over the course of his recruitment with the latest coming last week.
Mixon had Oklahoma high on his list, but Sooner coaches let him know early last week they no longer had room. The 6-3, 265-pound defender was caught off guard, but did not let himself get too far down.
"It was kind of a surprise, but it really told me I just wasn't their guy and I have to move on," Mixon said.
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Several schools were there to let him know he was their guy, with Washington has been in communication and both Arizona State and Missouri made in-home visits last week. Over the weekend he took an unofficial visit to Baylor.
"That was only my second time down there. I had a real nice time at the game. That was my first time to the stadium and everything. They said that's their old stadium and they're getting a new one and I like the old one," Mixon said. "I liked the defense they run. They run a 4-2-5. They're starting to get better and better on defense every week."
While in Waco he spent some quality time talking with defensive line coach Chris Achuff and said the Bears talked about making an in-home visit this weekend. On Friday, Mixon plans to hit the road for his fourth official visit.
"It's going to be this weekend coming up that I go to Missouri. I'm going to leave on Friday," Mixon said. "I've never been up to Missouri. I really didn't know much about Missouri at first, but as I find out more and more I'm starting to like them a lot especially when it comes to the defensive side of the ball."
He has already taken official visits to Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Arizona State, and is still considering his options for his fifth and final visit.
Mixon was committed to Arizona State and the Sun Devils are still in contention, but he does admit Baylor, Missouri, and West Virginia are currently at the top of his list of schools.
"I really like Baylor and Missouri because I really want to play in a 4-3 or a 4-2-5 and West Virginia runs a 3-4 but I still like their program," Mixon said.
The scheme, the coaches, and the environment are all big factors for the West Mesquite standout, and while everything is moving quickly he is not in any rush.
"I'm just taking everything slow and looking at my options," Mixon said.
Mixon is currently ranked No. 30 among strongside defensive ends and No. 89 in the Rivals.com Texas Top 100.