Ohio State wrapped up its summer camp series, which included three sessions, over the weekend. An intriguing participant in the camp was Stone Gap (Va.) Union tight end James Mitchell. He made the trip spanning more than 300 miles to Columbus after recently getting in touch with Ohio State tight ends coach Kevin Wilson.
“About a month or so ago, Coach Wilson, he contacted me and said he liked my tape and wanted me to get up here and let (head coach Urban) Meyer take a look at me and see me just go out there and compete,” the four-star prospect explained.
Mitchell added that the Buckeyes believed he had a good day at the camp, but told him they want to take a second look at his outing.
“(Ohio State) thought I did well,” Mitchell said. “I thought I performed pretty well. (They’re) going to call me back once they look at the tape and let me know overall.”
The 6-5, 230-pounder is considered the No. 16 tight end in the country for the 2018 cycle.
Mitchell said the schools that have been pursuing him the hardest up to this point are Duke, Tennessee and Virginia Tech, with Georgia “starting to get in that mix, too.” He noted that he doesn’t have a top list at the moment but hopes to by the time school starts in early August.
While Ohio State isn’t one of the 16 programs that have offered Mitchell, the top tight end in Virginia wants his rapport with the Buckeye coaching staff to only improve.
“I didn’t get an offer, but if I do, this is obviously a place I’d like to come back to and check out a game and just hopefully continue to grow the relationship with all of the coaches.”
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