Oklahoma Linebacker on UT's Radar

Barry Church has started every game of his career at Toledo, starting out as a true freshman in 2006. With Church entering his senior season this fall, Rocket coaches have concentrated on replacing him at the Star position on defense in both the 2009 and now the 2010 recruiting class, and one Oklahoma City standout could be the answer in the 2010 class.

Corey Mitchell is a 6-0, 195 pound linebacker from Douglass High School in Oklahoma City, OK. His size and speed, 4.49 timed forty yard dash, make him a good fit for the Star position, which is a linebacker/safety hybrid in the style of defense Toledo runs.

Mitchell has offers from North Texas and Toledo, and is also receiving interest from Ohio University and Utah State. However, one school stands out to him so far. "I really like Toledo the most," Mitchell said when asked if he has any favorites in the recruiting process.

Corey is being recruited to Toledo by assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh. Though he has not visited Toledo yet and does not know a lot about Toledo, Corey does have a very favorable impression of the Rocket football program and is expecting to take an official visit to Toledo this fall. "I'm taking an 0fficial visit up there (Toledo) the first week of my season.... in September," Mitchell said. Right now Toledo is the only school that Corey has setup an official visit with.

Mitchell fits the type of student-athlete that Toledo has been recruiting under head coach Tim Beckman and his staff. A good athlete with speed, that is also very solid in the classroom. In fact, Corey holds a 3.2 GPA. He also works hard in the weight room. He currently bench presses 295 pounds and squats 385 pounds.

Corey said that he doesn't really have a time frame for making a commitment. "I want to wait to take the visits to see what the colleges look like and to meet all the coaches."

Stay tuned to Rocket Digest as we keep you updated on Corey Mitchell's recruitment and his upcoming official visit to Toledo in September.

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