LB Commit Talks

The Bobcats landed their fifth linebacker of the class and first of three commitments on Sunday. We caught up with him to see what led to his decision.

Jordan Mittie is a 6'3 240-pound MLB originally out of Aledo HS, who will look to come in and compete for a spot amongst a talented recruiting class at his position. He did not play last season, after not recovering as fast as he would have liked from shoulder surgery after his senior year, however he still feels that he has the intangibles to be a difference maker on the field.

"One of my strongest suits is making pre-snap reads and diagnosing the play once it starts. I am usually quick to figure out what the offense is running and am very good at getting downhill to disrupt the play," said Mittie.

Mittie was also considering Southern Methodist and UTSA as schools for 2015. Out of Aledo he had committed to Navy and attended Navy Prep this fall, but decided it was not the right fit for him. After his visit to Texas State this past Friday, he did not waste much time before making his commitment official.

"Friday night we went out and ate dinner with the coaching staff and my host, Hayden Lambert, who went to my high school. After that we took a really nice tour of the campus, which really was a big seller for me. I think I'm really going to like it here. I really felt comfortable with the coaching staff, and they are a program that's on the rise and clearly have a lot of potential," said Mittie.

Jordan also attended the same HS and played on the same team last year with another Bobcat commit on the defensive side of the ball, Johnny Durham. He says that he will actually see Durham on Monday, when he goes up to Aledo to work out, and is excited about the opportunity for them to play together on the same team again.

Since Mittie was at Navy Prep, his eligibility cloCk has not started and will have all 5 years of eligibility remaining. He will be a mid-year transfer and arrive on campus in January.

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