Published Thursday, August 29, 2013 AT 3:00 PM / Updated at 3:19 PM
Recruiting: Dimarya Mixon not heading to Nebraska
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

Former Nebraska 2013 recruit Dimarya Mixon — who had failed to qualify for enrollment this fall — asked for and was granted his release from NU, according to 247Sports. He’ll take five new official visits in hopes of picking a school and enrolling there in January. That school won’t be Nebraska.

“I love Nebraska and the fans and the coaches but I’ve got to move on from that situation and do what’s best for me,” the 6-foot-4, 255-pound Mixon told 247Sports. “My goal is to get my visits done as early as possible and get this wrapped up again soon.”

Mixon listed Boise State, Auburn, Washington State, Arkansas and Oregon as potential targets.

This is a tough break for the Huskers, who already lost another 2013 end commit — Ernest Suttles — this summer when Nebraska booted him off the team in the wake of a fight. Mixon, like Suttles, relocated in high school. Suttles moved from Harlem to Tampa (Fla.); Mixon moved from Compton (Calif.) to West Mesquite (Texas).

The Huskers have to hit the defensive end market hard again for the 2014 cycle, and they lack the advantage of having a guy like 2013 early commit A.J. Natter already in the fold.

Of course, there’s always the option of converting one of two 2014 commits — Gretna’s Mick Stoltenberg or Kansas City-area’s Freedom Akinmoladun — to end. Both are slated to be offensive players, initially, if the kids’ own explanations are accurate.

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