James Mitchell Commits to Virginia Tech for Class of 2018

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James Mitchell Virginia Tech recruiting
James Mitchell is the latest commitment for Virginia Tech’s Class of 2018. (Photo via @j_mitch82 on Twitter)

Virginia Tech added another commitment to their Class of 2018 on Friday, as tight end James Mitchell announced his decision to commit to the Hokies.

Mitchell is a 6-foot-4, 218-pound recruit from Union High School in Big Stone Gap, Va., which is just a few hours to the southwest of Blacksburg. Mitchell holds scholarship offers from Clemson, Louisville, Ole Miss, Tennessee and others, but picked Virginia Tech over Duke and Georgia. In total, Mitchell holds 12 Power 5 offers.

Virginia Tech has recruited Mitchell to play a similar role to former tight end Bucky Hodges, who was used almost exclusively as a wide receiver in his last two seasons. Mitchell gives Virginia Tech three pass catchers in the Class of 2018, all of whom are 6-foot-2 or taller.

The Hokies now hold commitments from 23 scholarship players for the Class of 2018. Mitchell is the fifth in-state commitment for Virginia Tech, as Mitchell joins Keshon Artis, Armani Chatman, Cole Beck and Luke Tenuta. The early signing period begins on Dec. 20, and Virginia Tech will have a firm idea of their class after that 72-hour period. However, recruits like Dax Hollifield are expected to make their commitments after the early signing period.

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  1. Welcome James. You will have a wonderful experience at Virginia Tech and may also have a great time playing football.

  2. Welcome Mr and Mrs Mitchell to Hokie Nation – James too (tic)…cant wait to see this guy add 25-30 lbs and bust some opponents up!

  3. I didn’t think you could be ‘a few’ hours SW of Blacksburg and that ‘a couple’ would be more correct… I’m used to going down through Bristol and don’t think often about that Kentucky border and how far off the beaten path it is

  4. I watched the commitment ceremony. What an “adult” teenager this young man is. He has a bright future as a leader that is evident in his speech and willingness to put others ahead of himself. Welcome to the Hokie Nation Mr. Mitchell.

  5. Welcome Home, young man! Glad you are now a Hokie!
    Now when are we gonna finally drop this TE position designation and give Burnop his records back?

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