Mitchum also got a chance to talk a lot with head coach Walt Harris and offensive line coach Freeman, and they both made quite an impression on him.
"They were both very nice to talk with," he said. "I talked with the position coach the most and he made me feel right at home."
Mitchum, whose strengths are his love for the game and his aggression on the field, knows what he's looking for in a school.
"I'm looking for someplace that has a good football atmosphere, good facilities and academics," he said. "Academics is one thing that I'll look deeply into."
This spring he will attend the Nike Camp at Penn State.