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Texas QB heads West

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Katy, Texas, quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell doesn't get a ton of opportunities to throw the football on the high school level, but one school saw enough in his ability as a passer to offer him a scholarship. It was an offer he accepted quickly, and an offer that will give him plenty of chances to throw the football in college.
"I have been talking to Hawaii for a little while now and two weeks ago we set up our official visit for the weekend Jan. 18," Mitchell said.
"Then coach Morrison called me last night and just told me that they didn't want to wait until the official visit and that they wanted me right now, so I went ahead and committed.
"He was excited and we just talked about my visit and things like that. My visit host will be Colt Brennan, which is cool. I will know more after the bowl game. It is amazing to know that the team I want to play for is playing in such a big game."
Mitchell, who is 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, was also recruited by North Texas, Boise State and Houston. He said going that far from home shouldn't be an issue for him.
"We were comfortable with the school," Mitchell said. "My parents go there quite a bit and my brother's best friend actually plays on the team, so he kind of got me thinking about them and he helped them find out who I was. Really it is a quarterbacks dream to play in this offense, and I am excited to be a part of it."
Mitchell has had two impressive seasons as the signal-caller for one of the state's more prestigious programs. While the Tigers are mostly run-oriented, Mitchell was very productive throwing for 3,212 yards. Most impressive was his touchdown to interception ratio of 34 to 4.
George Newell contributed to this report.
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