The five-star prospect from Oakley (Calif.) Freedom and the new top-rated all-purpose back in the 2014 rankings by Rivals.com recently made news when he said Florida and California would for sure be in his top five.
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Mixon, who dominated this summer at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armour in Chicago, has also released a top 10 and the Gators were a surprise selection after not being mentioned much in recent interviews.
Now Florida has made the top five and things are looking good between the two parties.
"With Florida I met a lot of people at The Opening and the Rivals Camp and everything and we were all talking," Mixon said. "They are all high on Florida and once I started looking into them I felt I'd fit into that program really well."
The Northern California prospect also thinks really highly of Cal especially after watching practice there this weekend.
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound recruit loves the new offense and is excited to see how the Golden Bears operate this season. Cal's coaches are making a major run at Mixon and the five-star recruit is definitely listening.
"When I went to Cal it was crazy," Mixon said. "I loved the offensive tempo and I like how they run their offense, it's a really fast pace. They move the ball and score a lot of points. With (Brendan) Bigelow leaving I could come in as a freshman and start. That could be a great opportunity for me.
"They were telling me they need me here and this could be me here in front of the home crowd in about a year."
The top 10 for Mixon: Cal, Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Washington and Wisconsin.
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