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January 7, 2014

Sooners riding high; meanwhile, Browns court Stoops

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NEW ORLEANS —

Oakley, Calif., running back Joe Mixon verbally committed to the Sooners during the U.S. Army All-American game Saturday in San Antonio, giving the Sooners a bonafide five-star recruit.

Mixon is Rivals.com’s No. 1 running back in the Class of 2014 and No. 9 player overall. ESPN tabs Mixon as the No. 9 running back in the 2014 class.

Mixon’s announcement alone jumped the Sooners into Rivals.com recruiting rankings for the first time with this class. The Sooners are now at No. 20 with 18 commitments.

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

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