BYU Football received a commitment Friday afternoon from 2018 Wide Receiver Jaren Mitchell. Mitchell announced the commitment via his twitter account.
The 5’9”, 175 lbs receiver from Carrollton, Texas had recently taken an unofficial visit to BYU. Outside of BYU, he also had official scholarship offers from Colorado State, Utah State and other lower level schools.
Mitchell has been training with former BYU wide receiver Margin Hooks, who has trained many top receiver recruits from the state of Texas the past few years. Current BYU receiver and Texas native Akile Davis also trained with Hooks.
What does Mitchell bring to BYU? A speedy option that will likely play slot receiver while at BYU. As a junior, Mitchell had 65 catches for 970 yards and 9 TD’s. BYU is looking for play makers at the wide receiver position, and Mitchell will look to provide a spark in the passing game. He has the ability to both outrun defenders with his speed and get past them with his quickness.
BYU is not going to get many highly touted guys at wide receiver, so getting guys like Mitchell from Texas with the athleticism and potential to develop into a contributor seems like the way to go.
Mitchell is not LDS, so BYU will have the opportunity to develop him and have him play for 4 straight years. He is the 13th commitment for the 2018 class.
Mitchell’s highlights can be viewed below.