Katy, Texas, quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell originally made a commitment to Hawaii, but with the hire of June Jones at SMU, the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder decided to check out the Ponies this weekend on an official visit.
The visit ended up being a good one for SMU, as the all-metro selection decided to pull the trigger and switch from Hawaii to SMU.
"It's always great to get to play closer to home, because your friends and family can always come see you all the time," Mitchell said. "But for me it's a better overall decision. SMU is a great academic institution, and that was something that was really important to me. It's just a great decision for me."
Mitchell said Jones told him that SMU will be throwing the ball quite a bit when he gets to campus.
"We're going to hit the ground running and rack up all those yards in the air," Mitchell said. "It's going to be a great fit for me, and I think it'll be really attractive to a lot of other top recruits in Texas."
Mitchell said SMU had a small crop of visitors in this weekend along with himself.
"There was a juco quarterback and some offensive linemen," Mitchell said.