Mitchum Takes First Official Visit

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Outstanding McDowell HS (Erie, PA) offensive line prospect Kyle Mitchum made his first official visit last weekend, and had a good experience at the University of Iowa.

“It was a good time,” said Mitchum. “Coach [Kirk] Ferentz and everyone was great. They took good care of me up there. They had me seeing how I would fit into their program. The game was good…it was just a good official visit.”

Next up for Kyle is an official visit to Wisconsin followed by one to Tennessee…no other visits have been finalized. All remaining visits will be after his high school season is over.

“I’m going to Wisconsin on December 6th and Tennessee on December 13th,” said Mitchum. “For the last two, I’m considering Virginia, Ohio State, Miami (FL), Michigan, Boston College, and North Carolina. Everyone is the same right now, I just need to buckle down and choose two. I’m not sure when I’ll decide on those two.”

According to McDowell Head Coach Jon Cacchione, Ohio State may be the favorite to receive the fourth official visit, leaving Virginia, Miami, BC, Michigan, and UNC fighting for the last spot.

Mitchum says the schools that do not receive official visits would not necessarily be eliminated.

“That’s definitely still true,” said Mitchum. “I’m going to consider all of the remaining schools.”

The deciding factor in Mitchum’s decision may simply be a matter of where he feels comfortable.

“I’ve seen a lot,” said Mitchum, who has taken unofficial visits to all of his favorite schools. “Now, it’s just going to be a gut feeling. I’ll see everything and then make my decision.”

Mitchum says neither early playing time or location will be factors in his choice.

“Distance is not a factor for me,” said Mitchum. “It doesn’t matter to me when I play either. Basically, however it goes will be fine. I’ll play hard, and if the coach wants me to red-shirt then I will. That’s fine.”

McDowell (7-2) plays a District playoff game this weekend. If they win, they move on to the State playoffs.


Mitchum on UVA

Virginia has been able to stay in this recruiting race thanks