Sparq Champ Still Looking caught up with four-star middle linebacker recruit Mike Mitchell to discuss the latest recruiting news...

Back in the summer Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Christian Academy middle linebacker Mike Mitchell captured the Sparq National Championship at The Opening presented by Nike.

"I was just go out there and do it," explained Mitchell who posted a 154.47 total Sparq rating (the rating is based on a set of tests including the 40-yard dash, pro-shuttle and vertical jump).

"I had so much fun outer and definitely after winning and just working hard that was probably the most fun part of it."

The big-time success and hard work in the off-season has carried over to the field.

Mitchell and his PCA teammates are off to a 3-0 start and the 6-foot-3, 220-pound middle backer has racked up an impressive stat sheet. In just three games he has racked up over 60 tackles, including a 29-tackle performance in Friday's 44-7 win over Royse City (Texas).

"Week three we are feeling good," Mitchell said. "I am definitely liking Mike linebacker. Just getting used to all of the linemen coming off the ball at me, but it is feeling really good. I am getting to the ball as as fast as I can and the team is playing awesome."

"We are off to a 3-0 start. This is the first time we have been able to go outside of our district and play 3A and 4A schools and we are dominating."

Back at The Opening, Mitchell was tossing around the idea of a quick commitment, but is now looking at a post-season decision. He is just taking it all day by day.

"The latest is that I drove with my dad up to Oklahoma and that went really well," Mitchell answered when asked what is going on with his recruitment. "I want to take two official visits. One to Ohio State and one to Oregon."

"Alabama was at my game and they are starting to show some interest as well, so I am going to see what is up with them.

"But I would like to take my official visits and possibly have a decision in December or before December -- sometime around then," Mitchell continued.

Oklahoma, Ohio State, Oregon and are all definitely running strong in the Mitchell sweepstakes, but he also still has two in-state schools on his wish visit list.

"The other two would probably TCU and Texas A&M," Mitchell said when asked who else he really wants to visit or look in to seriously before trying to reach a decision.

Mitchell does not yet have any of his official visits scheduled.

"We do not have anything worked out at this time," Mitchell explained. "We are just about to do that (try to schedule visits), but we actually do not have a bye week this year, so I got to find the days when I can make the trips."

Mitchell has been selected as a U.S. Army All-American and will play in the game on January 5th.

Greg Powers is a National Recruiting Analyst and responsible for the Midlands region. He has covered the National Championship, Big 12 Championship, U.S. Army Bowl, Under Armour Bowl and the International Bowl. He has appeared on FOX College Sports, FOX Sports Southwest and the NFL Network.
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