We have reached the dead period in college football recruiting, but that doesn’t mean people like myself will keep quiet (trust me none of us will). Recruits will also be far from quiet, especially on social media formats such as Twitter, as is the case with five-star running back Joe Mixon. The back from Oakley, CA tweeted this out the other day:
— ⚡PRIMETIME!!!⚡ (@Joe_MainMixon) December 16, 2013
Which was then followed by this:
— ⚡PRIMETIME!!!⚡ (@Joe_MainMixon) December 17, 2013
Let the record be known that I hope Mixon has something really creative up his sleeve. Anyone can announce their commitment by just putting a hat on. I hope Mixon has all the bells and whistles when it comes to his.
Anyways let’s get to the matter at hand. Most think Mixon is a long shot to join the Badgers squad, but I say at least there’s a chance.
Let’s say Melvin Gordon decides to stay in Madison for another year. If Mixon were to choose Wisconsin, he would have to compete with Gordon and Corey Clement for playing time. However, if Gordon were to head to the NFL that would leave Clement and Mixon as a one-two punch. We all saw what Gordon and James White were able to do this year sharing time in the backfield. Who’s to say Mixon and Clement wouldn’t be able to do the same?
Listen I’m a realist, I know the Badgers’ odds of landing this five-star running back are not all that high. But I will say if Gary Andersen and Wisconsin were able to land the talented Mixon, it would be a huge springboard for the future of the program.