Last weekend, Osirus Mitchell took an official visit to Minnesota. Leading into the visit, Mitchell considered ending his college recruitment by signing on with the Golden Gophers. Before pen met paper, the talented pass catcher set up an all expense paid trip to Mississippi State to see what the Bulldogs have to offer.
"I had a great time at Mississippi State," Mitchell said. "I really liked it up there. They have a really nice campus and I really like the town. It's real peaceful up there and it's quiet. It's all about the school up there and I enjoyed it up there. It was a lot of fun."
Mitchell was hosted by Bulldog fan favorite A.J. Jefferson during the Tuesday through Thursday trip to Starkville.
"A.J. was my host," Mitchell. said. "He is a fifth year defensive end from Mississippi. He told me all about things and showed me around the campus. He's a real laid back guy and he made me feel welcome. I really liked him. He seems like a great guy."
Before Mitchell made the trip back to Sarasota, Florida, he met with Coach Dan Mullen and his staff about the possibilities of joining the Bulldog program this fall.
"Mississippi State offered me," Mitchell said. "They told me that they really want me to come there and that they need me to come in there ready to play. I like the depth chart there and I would have the chance to play early there."
Bowling Green offered Mitchell earlier this week. A third and final visit was planned this weekend with either Bowling Green or Illinois getting the chance to host, but those plans have changed.
"I had the chance to take a visit this weekend, but I have decided not to," Mitchell said. "I have a lot to think about, so me and my family are going to spend some time talking over things this weekend. I have an important decision to make and I have some good schools recruiting me. I just need some time to figure out where I belong."
Heading into the decision date, Mitchell has narrowed the field to just two schools, the two he took official visits to.
"I am probably going to decide Tuesday or so," Mitchell said. "It will either be Mississippi State or Minnesota. I just want to take a couple of days to talk everything over with my family. I will make my decision and then get ready to go. I have to decide soon, because we have to make plans."
Mitchell would sign immediately and the look to enroll this summer at the school of his choosing. As a high school senior, Mitchell would count towards the 2016 annual limit of 25 and be a member of the 2016 signing class.