Mike Mitchell is transferring out of OSU (Per 11W report)

A few days ago I heard from a reliable source that Mike Mitchell a RS Freshman 5 star LB from the 2013 class was back in Texas and was leaving the OSU program. My source told me that Mitchells father was ill and that Mike had gone home to be with him and was not planning on returning. Today Kyle Rowland of Eleven Warriors confirmed this story in this report…

Linebacker Mike Mitchell has left the Ohio State football team and will transfer after the spring semester, sources told Eleven Warriors. Mitchell, who redshirted last season, plans to attend a college near his Plano, Texas home to be close to his ailing father.

In early January, Eleven Warriors learned that Mitchell had made an unexpected trip to Texas when he received word that his father was ill. But at that time it was unclear whether or not he’d remain with the football program.

The former five-star recruit was one of the crown jewels of the Buckeyes’ acclaimed 2013 recruiting class. But an injury in fall camp set him back and contributed to his redshirt.

I will add that my source told me that Mickey Mitchell the highly rated recruit for Thad Matta’s 2015 class will most likely decommitt as well but as of right now no official word has been made from the Mitchell family on Mickey’s status.


  1. […] the 2015 class would not have to focus as much on the linebacker position but, with the news of Mitchell leaving, linebacker suddenly has become a major need […]

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