That’s because five-star running back Joe Mixon has now decided to take his fifth and final official visit to Tallahassee to check out the Noles in November when they take on Miami.
Mixon, a California product, was deciding between a handful of teams and announced he was going to take the trip to Florida State following the Noles’ win at Clemson. The announcement could just be a coincidence, but it seems more likely that Mixon was impressed by the Noles’ performance and wanted to see them up close.
The visit will take on even more importance because it will be the last one for Mixon. Teams like to have the final visit with a prospect so they have the last chance to leave an impression on him. If the Seminoles and Hurricanes are both still undefeated when they match up on November 2, the atmosphere at Doak Campbell Stadium will be incredible.
As you’d expect, Mixon is considering a number of schools on the west coast, so the Noles will have their work cut out for them. To this point, the Noles haven’t recruited California well with Jimbo Fisher as the head coach, but the program seems to be headed back to national power status.
If you’ve seen Mixon play, you know the effort to sign him is worth it. The 6-foot-2, 207-pounder is an outstanding prospect and should translate very well at the next level. He’s an explosive runner with great vision and feet.
If he ends up choosing the Noles, you could look back at that victory over Clemson as the turning point.