Recruiting: Mitchell Ready To Get To OSU

Chalk up another arrival for the spring semester as Katy (Morton Ranch), Texas safety Joe Mitchell, who also played well at quarterback this season, is planning on enrolling at Oklahoma State for the spring semester.

"Yes, I am finishing up my English class and should have that done by Jan. 5," said Mitchell. "I should be up to OSU by Jan. 12 and be getting enrolled in all of my classes. I'll be there for the spring and for spring football."

Mitchell said that was something he decided on after he made his commitment to the Cowboys. This past weekend, with a late start going from Saturday to Monday, he was in Stillwater for his official visit.

"It went great," said the 6-3 1/2, 215-pound Mitchell of his trip. "They showed us all of the new stuff, the new facilities and those are going to be real nice when they have them all finished. That locker room is going to be really great. I like the lower compartment where you put your shoes and it is ventilated so none of the stuff will smell. That whole area is going to be nice."

Mitchell said he was impressed with all the coaches including head coach Mike Gundy and recruiting assistant Scott Yielding who showed Mitchell and his father around. His player host was another Houston product in Westfield cornerback Broderick Brown.

"I like their practices, the way they run them," added Mitchell. "They are a lot like ours in high school. All the players that I hung out with, they are cool."

Mitchell's father, Milton Mitchell, was born in Oklahoma and grew up and played at Enid. "He was an Enid Plainsman," said Joe Mitchell.

Mitchell said he was really happy with his decision and said he can't wait to get his academic work done and head up to Oklahoma State for the spring semester.

With the graduating seniors in the secondary getting Mitchell in early will help with the depth for the spring and could be a springboard for Mitchell to get a chance to play early, similar to Markelle Martin coming in early last spring.

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