One of the rising dual-threat quarterbacks in the West Region’s 2018 class came to the east coast for an unofficial visit to Penn State this past weekend. Three-star signal-caller Re-Al Mitchell, who currently holds FBS offers from Arizona and Utah, talked about his visit to Happy Valley.
“I had a chance to talk with the Head Coach (James Franklin) and Offensive Coordinator (Joe Moorehead),” said Mitchell. “Coach Moorehead likes the mobile aspect of my game and he compared me to their current quarterback Trace McSorley.”
When talking with Coach Franklin, the conversation was not just football oriented. “With Coach Franklin, we talked more about family,” said Mitchell. “He and Coach Moorehead both really like me and said that I am a top recruit. They appreciated me coming to the campus.”
Overall, Mitchell was more than impressed with Penn State on and off the field.
"Overall, the visit was fantastic. The community and coaching staff were welcoming. It was a fun game to watch, especially seeing the offense go to work. It was great to finally see the stadium in person and the crowd involvement with the game which was high and unique."
Mitchell's St. John Bosco football team is currently in the playoffs. The dual-threat quarterback completed 17 of 22 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns. Mitchell also ran for 116 yards in his team's victory.
Check out his 2016 season highlights below.