The spring evaluation period is in full swing, and Texas Tech is on the road, with coaches in California, Texas, and Kansas evaluating prospects and extending offers. Wednesday's fourth offer was issued to 2018 Butler Community College wideout Myron Mitchell, who was offered after being evaluated in person by wide receivers coach Emmett Jones.
"Tech's been looking at me for about three months, but due to NCAA rules he couldn't come down and see me until the spring evaluation period. Coach Jones and a defensive coach from Tech came out to see me today at the scrimmage, and he texted me after practice. He said that I have the perfect skillset for Texas Tech's offense, and he said to call him when I was free. After I talked to him, I talked to the offensive coordinator they said they were going to set up a call with me and the head coach."
Tech pulled the trigger early on the 2018 JUCO receiver, who will be a three-for-two after finishing this last season at Butler. They became his first offer in the process.
"Yeah, I'm a December grad. As soon as I graduate, I'm good to go. I would have two years at Texas Tech, with a redshirt year."
Former teammates Tony Jones and Octavious Morgan, who signed with Tech out of Butler, are already recruiting Myron to Tech.
"Me, Tony, and Oct, we're pretty cool. Oct, when I came here as a freshman, he was the best corner I had ever been against. He really bettered my game on and off the field. Whenever I did one-on-ones, I went up against Oct. Tony, we were real cool off the field, and we stayed in touch when they left for Texas Tech. Tony actually called me this morning to give me a heads up that the coaches were coming to the scrimmage."
Mitchell was asked about his timeline for making a decision.
"As soon as I set up my official visit to Texas Tech, just to visit the campus and stuff. I really don't want to have a lot of stress on me during the season here at Butler, so it should be during the summer or after the summer but before the season."
The wideout is familiar with Texas Tech's football program already, keeping up with the team for years.
"I've been following them since Michael Crabtree was a receiver there. I like how they run the spread and throw the ball there, it would be a perfect fit for any wide receiver."
Wide receivers coach Emmett Jones, who is the primary recruiter for all three of Texas Tech's 2018 commits, has established a great relationship with the sophomore receiver.
"He's real. He kept it straight up with me. I enjoyed him, we had a nice little conversation when he called me. He wanted to know my parents and stuff, so it really wasn't just about football. He said if I needed anything to call him, just stuff like that."
Mitchell is receiving interest from Bowling Green, Kansas State, Nebraska, Purdue, and UAB, among others.