National signing day is less than two weeks away, that's not keeping Gary Pinkel and the Missouri coaching staff from working the southwest in search of a few more players to finish off the recruiting class of 2009.
A Houston Texas athlete picked up the Tiger's newest offer Wednesday night when Pinkel made a home visit to the Katy Texas suburb of Morten Ranch to visit current Oklahoma State commitment Joe Mitchell.
"Missouri's head coach Pinkel just left my house," Mitchell told InsideMizzou.com. "I just picked up an offer from the Tigers, it's nice that big successful schools such as Missouri has interest in me."
It appears the interest is mutual, although Mitchell remains committed to OSU, he plans on taking an official visit to Columbia Missouri this weekend.
"Right now I'm planning on taking an official visit there this weekend, unless I get a lot sicker than I am right now," Mitchell said. "I may be coming down with the flu, hopefully I will be able to make the trip this weekend."
Mitchell, a two star prospect that played quarterback for his high school team, was expected to enroll at OSU at midterm, the talented athlete explained why that didn't happen.
"Basically my G.P.A wasn't good enough," Mitchell said. "I'm going to take some classes over this semester and get everything in order."
One thing that Mitchell likes about the Missouri offer is the fact that Pinkel said he would give him a shot at quarterback, OSU is strictly recruiting him as a safety.
"To get a chance to play quarterback at the next level is something that I would love," Mitchell said. "If that doesn't work out, I can play basically anywhere they need me to."
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound athlete runs a 4.56 forty and had a good season for his Morten Ranch High School team.
"It's a great offer from a great school," Mitchell said. "It's something I have to consider, they have a great program at Missouri."