Re-al Mitchell

Three-Star QB Re-al Mitchell Recaps Iowa State Visit, Sets Commitment Date

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco quarterback Re-al Mitchell took a visit to Iowa State over the weekend and it sounds like the Cyclones are in a good spot with the athletic signal caller.

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Re-al Mitchell is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks out West.

Mitchell may be a bit undersized but does so many things well on a football field and combined with his off the chart leadership and intangibles, he's still being recruited at a very high level.

Mitchell is a classic dual-threat quarterback with blazing speed and rapidly improving skill as a pocket passer. He's very strong mechanically but has made big strides in his accuracy, touch and overall feel and timing for the position. 

This past weekend, Mitchell took a visit to Iowa State and the Cyclones obviously made a big impression as the quarterback tweeted out his top 8 school in order of preference and had them No. 1 on his list.

"I loved it there, I had a great visit," Mitchell said. "I think what stood out most for me was being with the coaching staff and walking around the campus. It's such a welcoming community and the team has bought in to Coach (Matt) Cambell's vision.

"He believes with the right type of people and only with those types of people, can ISU become something special but the work has to be put in first and that's the vibe you get when you're there. You get the feeling that something big is about to happen there."

Mitchell spent two days on campus and not only toured the campus and met with the coaching staff, he was able to hang out with the players on the team and get a feel of what it would be like to be a regular student. It was basically like taking an official visit as much as he was able to do and see.

"I really enjoyed meeting with the offensive staff," Mitchell said. "It's almost scary how similar their offense is to what we fun at Bosco. I volunteered to go up on the board and drew up some plays and that just further showed how similar our schemes are.

"The staff is really excited about me and what I could bring to the offense. We watched film of the offense and broke down the quarterbacks, what they do well and some of the mistakes. It was a great visit, I had a lot of fun there and I really fit in well there and for me, that's the most important thing in this process."

Mitchell could take a few more trips but is still figuring that out.

"I have Spring Break April 13-23 and I'm debating whether to take a dual visit to see South Carolina and North Carolina or go back East and check out Rutgers and Connecticut," Mitchell said. "I'm leaning towards Rutgers/UConn right now just because I have those those offers and UNC hasn't offered yet.

"UNC wants to see me in person first before offering. They want me to come camp with them so I'm just trying to figure out what trip will benefit me the most. I'm planning to commit on May 1. There's nothing significant about that date, that's just when I plan to do it so I'll have time to get those other visits in and then will be able to evaluate my options and pick a school."

To see Mitchell in action from this past season, check out his junior highlights below:


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