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2013 Texas LB linebacker Mike Mitchell taking official visits

After taking official visits to Oklahoma and Texas A&M, 2013 Plano Prestonwood linebacker Mike Mitchell is in the process of setting up trips to Oregon, Ohio State, and Florida State.

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Mike Mitchell making long-awaited trip to Ohio St.

Ever since buzz that 2013 Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian linebacker Mike Mitchell was close to committing to Ohio State during the summer, Buckeye fans have been anxiously awaiting a campus visit from the 6-4, 225-pounder.

It will finally go down this weekend, as Mitchell will spend three days in Columbus. With several other prospects on campus and former Michigan pledge Gareon Conley already committed to Ohio State, the staff is surely hoping to generate enough momentum to secure a commitment from Mitchell, which is not outside the realm of possibility.

The Buckeyes have certainly made their interest in Mitchell apparent, as the coaching staff has made three separate visits to Plano ($) to meet with Mitchell and his family over the last two weeks.

A Florida native, Mitchell grew up as a fan of the Gators when current Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer was leading Florida to national championships, a major part of the Ohio State appeal to the speedy linebacker.

If coffee is for closers, Meyer probably drinks it by the gallon. Doing so with Mitchell this weekend would be a major get for the Buckeyes.


Mike Mitchell trying to set up Ohio State visit

After taking official visits to Oklahoma and Texas A&M this fall, 2013 Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian linebacker Mike Mitchell is in the process of setting up a journey to Ohio State to finally see the Buckeyes.

Considered a Buckeye lean during the summer due to his longtime appreciation for the coaching of Urban Meyer, especially when Meyer was at Florida and Mitchell was a Gator fan, the trip could be the biggest of his recruitment, as Ohio State was still the leader after his trip to A&M.

It had been tentatively set for Thanksgiving weekend, but that is now in jeopardy:

The playoff game will be between Prestonwood and Concordia Lutheran. For Ohio State fans interested in the possible result, neither team is exactly on fire at this point of the season, with Prestonwood trying to overcome the recent loss of the younger Mitchell brother, Mickey, who injured his ACL. As for Concordia Lutheran, they sit at 3-7 on the season and lost four straight games before registering a victory over Kelly Catholic in their last contest.

A win would likely keep Mitchell from being able to travel the weekend of Thanksgiving, while a loss would obviously end his season and high school career, possibly allowing the visit to go down.

In addition to the trip to Ohio State, Mitchell also plans on taking his other two official visits, one to Oregon and the other to Florida State. He has not yet scheduled either of those and it isn't out of the realm of possibility that he could end his recruitment while in Columbus, whenever he happens to make it there.


2013 Texas LB Mike Mitchell Favoring Six

Following a summer that saw 2013 Plano Prestonwood Christian linebacker Mike Mitchell put up insane testing numbers at The Opening, the 6-4, 225-pounder has translated that athleticism to the football field, racking up 93 tackles, six sacks, 22 tackles for loss, and nine forced fumbles already. Not to mention a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Not bad for five games.

Mitchell is also a recent addition to the 2013 US Army All-American game.

As for recruiting, his father told Rivals that his son is still considering six schools ($) -- Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Florida State, TCU, and Teas A&M. The family has not yet been able to take any visits during the football season, so Mitchell is unlikely to make a decision during that timeframe. Instead, he will probably wait until after the season to take official visits that are as of yet unscheduled.

During the summer, around the time of The Opening, there were rumors that Mitchell was close to committing to Ohio State after growing up a fan of Urban Meyer. It didn't happen, and it appears that Mitchell is still wide open in the recruiting process, though, as is the case with a growing number of prospects, he isn't a fan of interviews and rarely makes public statements.

At this point, it looks like Mitchell may take his decision all the way to Signing Day, though it's possible he could make an announcement at the US Army game.


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