Four-star offensive tackle Kyle Mitchum from Erie (Pa.) McDowell went to Iowa over the weekend, for his first official visit, and came away impressed with his trip. Although he had a very enjoyable experience, he wants to take all of his official visits before making a final decision, and has two of those trips already set up.
“It was alright, really it was great,” he commented on his visit. “It was my first official visit, and it was very impressive. Coach Ferentz and Coach O’Keefe took care of me.” He was hosted by sophomore wide receiver Ed Hinkel, a player he was already familiar with.
“It was great,” Mitchum commented. “He is a great guy. He is an Eerie guy (from Cathedral Prep), and we had that connection. He really helped me out with all my questions.”
Kyle said he rated the visit an “eight or nine,” and noted that one of the players really stood out to him: Senior offensive lineman Robert Gallery.
“I have really liked watching him, and it was good to finally get the chance to meet him.” Kyle said.
Now that Mitchum has his first official visit in the books, he is looking forward to his remaining trips. He already has dates set for Wisconsin (Dec. 5) and Tennessee (Dec. 12). He will also take a visit to Ohio State, but has not set a date. Michigan, Virginia, and Boston College are also still in the mix and will fight it out for that last trip.
So what are Mitchum’s qualifications for a university, and what is his timeframe for a decision?
“Right now it is a gut feeling,” he said. “I have already visited all of my favorites (unofficially), so I will just sit down after my five visits, and see how it feels.”
Mitchum was a second team all-state selection on offense as a junior, and was first team all-conference on both sides of the ball. The No. 43 overall in the prospect in the country, as rated by Rivals.com, Mitchum is also the No. 4 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 4 player in the state of Pennsylvania.
A 6-foot-6, 265 pound prospect that runs the 40-yard dash in 5.0 seconds, Mitchum projects as a full qualifier with a 2.8 GPA. He took the ACT for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and hasn’t gotten the results back yet.
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