What Beavs are getting in QB commit Mitchell

OREGON STATE HAS long known about Nick Mitchell, the Snoqualmie, Wash. quarterback who verballed to Oregon State. His brother, OL Josh Mitchell, was a signing member of OSU's 2012 class. But what does the younger Mitchell bring to the table? BF.C went to the guy who knows him best, his head coach at Mount Si High, Charlie Kinnune, for insight on the first known commit in the Beavs' 2014 class.

Nick Mitchell (6-2, 175), first and foremost says his prep coach, puts the pigskin on the play side for his receivers.

"Nick is special in that he is extremely accurate with great timing," said Kinnune.

That's a big part of what Mike Riley and Oregon State liked about him.

"Nick is a perfect fit for Coach Riley and his staff. He has tremendous potential while throwing for 2,300-plus yards and 33 TD's vs. 6 interceptions his junior season," said Kinnune.

MITCHELL LED Mount Si to a No. 2 ranking and the 3A state semifinals last year as a junior. He was offered by Oregon State less than a month ago. He verballed soon after, but not before doing his research.

"We are ecstatic here at Mount Si High School over Nick's decision to commit to OSU," said Kinnune. "He received his dream offer first.

"He thought about it briefly, he consulted his family and those close to him including his brother Josh a current player on the team."

Kinnune also said while Mitchell is good now, (he was named first team KingCo 3A/2A as a junior) he fully expects him to improve over the next year due to his work ethic.

"Nick is a non-stop worker in the classroom, weight room and on the field," said Kinnune. "The Beavers landed a great young man."

  • Mitchell also appears to have a trait prized among quarterbacks – the ability to bounce back from adversity. Against Auburn-Mountanview last year, he missed on seven straight pass attempts early. Then he proceeded to go on a tear, completing nine straight in the second quarter en route to a 273-yard passing, five touchdown night.

  • Football is decidedly in the genes for the Mitchells. Another brother, Taylor Mitchell, plays at Humboldt State.

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