Iowa picked up its tenth verbal commitment yesterday from Derrick Mitchell, Jr. He is a jack of all trades, but was recruited as a receiver by Iowa. But we could see him go down the John Wienke route; Mitchell has played quarterback and punter (and receiver, linebacker, safety, kick returner...) for his high school.

High School

Mitchell reigns from St. Louis and attends Vashon High School. Last season Mitchell helped the Wolverines (an unfortunate mascot) to a 6-4 seaon that ended in a first round playoff loss. He had a pretty amazing statistical year: 808 passing yards with 10 TDs and 7 INTs, 20 receptions for 277 yards and 2 TDs, and 60 rushes for 518 yards and 3 more TDs.


Quick Analysis

Mitchell is a consensus 3-star recruit (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports - unrated, and ESPN). In his video he looks comfortable and elusive with the ball in his hands. He's definitely quick and can make a move to beat a defender one-on-one. He looks like a slot receiver to me and may fit the mold of the smaller (he's just 6-0, 185) and quicker receiver that Greg Davis is looking for to help spread the field with speed.