Not only does Mitch's older brother, Matt, go to Ole Miss now after a couple of seasons at Arkansas, Mitch has known the coaches at Ole Miss "since i was a little boy."
"I've been thinking about it all day," said Mitch in a phone interview Tuesday night. "I knew Coach (Mike) Markuson was coming in here today and I just wanted to go ahead and do it. I knew where I wanted to go."
Familiarity and "blood," obviously, mean a lot to Mitch, an All-Tri-County selection as a junior.
"My brother and I are really close. When he's home, we hang out all the time together. He loves it at Ole Miss and I wanted to be where he is," Mitch noted. "I am also very familiar with the Ole Miss coaches - I have known them a long time. Coach Markuson is great. I want to play for him.
"Besides that, every time I go to Ole Miss, I have a great time. It's always fun to visit there, so why not go to school there and play football there?"
Mitch is regarded as a very physical player, but he believes he is going to have to work on his speed to achieve the kind of success he wants to at the next level.
"I'm not slow by any means, but I'll be coming into the fastest league in the nation, so I will work hard on my speed the next year. I know I will be physical enough," Mitch, who bench presses 350 pounds as he enters his senior year in high school, said. "Coach Markuson has told me to keep working hard and getting faster and that's what I intend to do."
Hall also had offers on the table from Kansas and Missouri. He will attend at least one summer camp at Ole Miss this summer.
Mitch Hall is the first public commitment for the Rebels of the 2011 recruiting season.
Yancy Porter is the Recruiting Manager for the State of Mississippi and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org