Commit Britt Mitchell: 'I Felt At Home'

Kilgore TE Britt Mitchell (6-4/240/4.89) decided to end the suspense early when he elected to pull the commitment trigger yesterday in favor of one of the top schools in the Big 12 conference. We caught up with him to get the details…

"I committed to the University of Texas," Kilgore tight end Britt Mitchell said.

With scholarship offers from schools such as, "Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Mississippi State, the University of Houston and Baylor," to name a few, he could have taken his time throughout the process.

"I can't even remember all of the scholarships I have received to be honest because I'm so into the Texas thing."

So what has him into the Texas thing?

"I felt real comfortable with the (UT) coaches when I went to their junior day this past weekend," said the Texas Top 200 prospect. "I felt at home. And I was just real comfortable with the facilities and the atmosphere."

"You know, I went to see a lot of other colleges but felt Texas was the best," Mitchell added. "And, so I decided to get it over with and become a Longhorn."

Note from Clendon: As a junior in '04, Mitchell earned honorable mention All-State in 4A from the Texas Sports Writers Association and was a second-team All-District pick in 17-4A. Kilgore used a punishing rushing attack during its perfect 16-0, state championship season that culminated with a 33-27, double OT win over Dallas Lincoln in the 4A title game. A short-yardage receiving threat (he had three receptions for 39 yards in a playoff win over El Campo), Mitchell helped pave the way for 4A offensive player of year (and Utah State signee) Keith Gilliam, who rushed for 2,775 yards and 27 TDs in '04, including 192 yards and two scores in the title-clinching win over Lincoln... Mitchell is a high school teammate of Eddie Jones, a pass rush DE who is one of the most sought-after prospects in the state and who also took in the Forty Acres over the weekend... In terms of size, high school role and projected college role (blocking tight end), Mitchell is similar to '04 signee and current redshirt freshman Peter Ullman.

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