Thad Matta and the Ohio State coaching staff are trying to take the hoops squad to new heights. Just like in 2014, the class of 2015 will play a huge part of the future success of the Buckeyes on the court.
One of the prospects Matta and crew are hoping ends up a program changing player is Mickey Mitchell. After scaring not just the Buckeye coaches but also the entire fan base with a short lived decommitment from OSU during the summer, the four-star prospect officially signed, and faxed in his National Letter of Intent paperwork earlier this morning.
The younger brother of one time Ohio State and current Texas Tech linebacker Mike Mitchell, Mickey has had a bumpy couple of years on the court. Battling knee and back issues, the 6'7, 215-pound small forward has missed a great deal of his last two seasons, but is looking to bounce back and finish out his career at Plano West (TX) strong as a senior.
When healthy, Mitchell is no question one of the most exciting players in the entire 2015 class. Blessed with great size, speed, vision, and leaping ability, he is a mismatch for many defenders. Following in the footsteps of Sam Thompson and many former OSU players, Mitchell should have Buckeye Nation up on their feet nearly every game as he is known for outstanding passing and dunking on the opposition with little effort.
Even with the roster full of wings, Mickey should have little trouble finding the court as a freshman at Ohio State. Very fundamentally strong, he should be able to help out the Buckeyes in a matter of different ways if he can keep his aforementioned health concerns in check.
Before you have a chance to see Mickey Mitchell in the Scarlet and Gray, take a few moments to watch some of his highlights: