Oklahoma commit Joe Mixon took UCLA visit

Five-star running back Joe Mixon visited UCLA this past weekend, according to multiple reports. Rated a top-ten prospect nationally, the Oakley, Calif., product had committed to Oklahoma on Jan. 4, and insisted a few weeks later that rumors he would flip to the Bruins were untrue.

UCLA currently holds a commitment from four-star tailback Nate Starks, who verballed shortly after Mixon declared for the Sooners, and are also pursuing Arizona State commit Kalen Ballage.

UPDATE: Mixon will stick with Oklahoma, according to Scout.com’s Greg Biggins. The tailback also publicly reaffirmed his pledge.

UCLA lands linebacker Dwight Williams, misses Joe Mixon

In a surprise move, four-star linebacker Dwight Williams put on a UCLA hat Saturday morning. The Gardena Serra standout announced his decision during the second quarter of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

The Bruins had verbal commitments from four other Army All-Americans. Zach Whitley, the No. 6 linebacker in the country, called assistant coach Adrian Klemm Friday night to flip his decision from Alabama and will enroll early. UCLA also secured prior verbals from three other four-star recruits at the bowl: receiver Austin Roberts, cornerback Jaleel Wadood, defensive tackle Ainuu Taua.

The team did miss out on two other announcements in San Antonio. Continue reading

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UCLA’s secondary pickups tempered by loss of five-star tailback Joe Mixon

If Joe Mixon becomes an All-American, it likely won’t be at UCLA.

The five-star running back cut the Bruins from his list of prospective schools, a big hit for a team that has struggled to gain recruiting momentum and needs to replace all-time leading rusher, Johnathan Franklin. Mixon’s top 10: Tennessee, Oregon, Florida, Texas A&M, Cal, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Oregon State, Washington. Continue reading

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