Report: Mitchell To Leave Ohio State

Per an internet report, Ohio State linebacker Mike Mitchell is transferring out of OSU. A five-star prospect in the class of 2013, Mitchell redshirted this past season.

According to a report from Eleven Warriors, Ohio State linebacker Mike Mitchell is set to transfer closer to his home in Texas to be closer to his father, who is battling health issues. The report matches recent rumblings heard by BSB.

Mitchell was a five-star member of Ohio State's class of 2013 out of Plano Prestonwood Christian but did not play this year, taking a redshirt despite problems with depth the Buckeyes fought at linebacker all season. He was expected to be a key member of the fight for playing time in 2014.

Mitchell set a national record in Sparq testing as a recruit and was rated the No. 2 middle linebacker in the nation last season. He was among the first freshmen to lose their black stripe this past fall but hit a wall during camp and ended up not cracking the rotation; by the time injuries hit the LB spot late in the season, he was already ticketed for the redshirt.

His younger brother, Mickey, is a five-star member of the class of 2015 and an OSU basketball commit, a status that could now be in limbo.

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