Ahead of spring practice, Gus Malzahn announced that offensive lineman Deon Mix was seeking a grad transfer for his final year. On Thursday, Mix announced his new program: Houston.
Mix, who was lightly used in three seasons at Auburn after redshirting in 2013, will attempt to earn a starting spot for the Cougars, who will be led by new head coach Major Applewhite, after Tom Herman left to take over Texas following the 2016 season.
He made the big announcement on Twitter.
9.2.17 ⏳….⌛️….💎 pic.twitter.com/Q943Br7Wc2
— Deon Mix (@__BigMix) May 18, 2017
Mix doesn’t have a ton of in-game experience. At Auburn, he played in six total games in three seasons. However, he’s been practicing against SEC competition for years, which is definitely valuable experience.
As a high school recruit out of Mississippi, Mix was a three-star recruit and the No. 25 guard in the country, per 247Sports. He chose the Tigers over offers from Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and many other top teams. Mix was a member of Gus Malzahn’s first recruiting class as Auburn head coach.