As we were getting set to tweet about new national football rankings from Student Sports, we couldn’t help but notice a tweet from minutes before that was sent by preseason All-State DB Adarius Pickett (@YoungPickett_8): “Just committed to Ucla im officially a bruin @Joe_MainMixon.”
Pickett just took his official visit to UCLA this past weekend and he obviously liked what he saw.
Part of what caught our eye is Pickett making sure that Joe Mixon from Freedom of Oakley saw the news by adding his twitter handle (@Joe_MainMixon) at the end of the tweet. Mixon, who was ranked as our No. 1 RB prospect in the state and is one of the top senior running backs in the nation, is currently uncommitted.
After having interest in the Bruins earlier in the off-season, Mixon last month did not include UCLA in his top 10 but Pickett clearly is hoping his heading to the Bruins will help get the Bruins one more big RB commitment.
This is the third Pac-12 commitment from the Gauchos. Senior WR Jalen Harvey has committed to Cal while senior LB Derik Calhoun has committed to USC. Their team faces one of its biggest challenges this weekend with a matchup against CCS powerhouse Bellarmine.