"I was supposed to go to Pierce (in California) from the beginning but my mom was sick and I decided to stay closer to home and go to ASA College (in Brooklyn, New York)," Mhiesen said.
"I played at ASA (part of a 9-1 NEFC champion) and then the coach at Pierce said if I wanted to leave home I could still come out there. I was there in the spring and did what I was supposed to. I wound up with 21 offers."
He must have had a very strong spring as his offer count has been radically understated. He reports the offers we knew about from Arizona State, Baylor, South Florida and Oklahoma State. He said he was also offered by schools such as Oklahoma, USC, California, Tennessee, and Temple, just to name a few.
Now it looks like Oklahoma State is the winner. Mhiesen said he is actually redshirting at Pierce this fall and will have three years to play when he enrolls in January at Oklahoma State.
As to why OSU, the visit this weekend was the key in his recruitment.
"I committed this weekend and I loved everything about my visit," Mhiesen said. "Where do I begin? The facilities were awesome, but it was the people, the atmosphere, the coaches. Everything about it I like. I'm still full from all the food I ate yesterday."
As mentioned above, Mhiesen will be a January enrollee with three years to play.
He is the 12th commitment in the Oklahoma State 2015 recruiting class, and he is the fourth offensive lineman joining Johnny Wilson of Midland (Christian), Texas; Josh Jones of Richmond (Bush), Texas; and Brandon Pirtle from Mesa C.C. in Arizona.