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Prestonwood Christian QB Mickey Mitchell: A 6-7 Michael Vick?
October 13, 2012By David McNabb of VYPE MAGAZINE - DFW
Prestonwood Christian sophomore quarterback Mickey Mitchell is the only Class of 2015 prospect with an invitation from Oklahoma for Saturday's annual Red River Showdown with Texas.
Mitchell is a 6-7, dual-threat quarterback who I first wrote about in 2011 as The Most Talked about 8th-Grader since Matthew Stafford. Mitchell is a major college prospect in football and basketall. Rivals.com has a basketball profile on him from the aforementioned story. ESPN and Scout.com don't even have him in recruiting databases. Oklahoma, Texas and Ohio State are among the many major colleges recruiting Mitchell as a top basketball and football prospect.
Mitchell's older Mike Mitchell is a top 2013 prospect who will also be at the OU-Tex game. Oklahoma has about two dozen prospects attending as the designated home team this season.
Here's what Vypedfw.com reported on Mickey Mitchell two weeks into this season:
Highly regarded Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor, fresh off a lopsided loss to Prestonwood Christian, came away impressed with the TAPPS powerhouse. How impressed? How about thinking of Class of 2015, 6-7 quarterback Mickey Mitchell as a 6-7 Michael Vick? Or comparing his older brother Mike Mitchell, a Class of ’13 prospect, to any of the best linebackers to come out of East Texas in the last decade.
PCA has more than a half-dozen major college prospects. PCA is off to a start as gaudy as some of its players’ resume. Featuring Mickey Mitchell, who also is rated among the top of the national class for basketball, PCA has outscored two traditional East Texas powerhouses by a combined score of 98-33 in its first two games.
PCA plays at another public, Class 4A Royse City at 7:30 p.m. Friday. PCA is coming off a 42-12 victory over Gilmer, a perennial Class 3A power. PCA opened the season with a 56-21 at Henderson, only two years removed from a 3A
It’s hard to roll past two very strong East Texas powers without attracting some attention. Prestonwood, affiliated with one of the country’s biggest mega churches, has been an early topic of East Texas football discussion.
On the 6-7, lefty-throwing QB Mickey Mitchell, Traylor said: “He is as talented of a soph as I have ever gone against. Who is 6-7 225 and acts like a point guard? I don't know who to compare him too. A 6-7 Michael Vick?”
On his older brother Mike Mitchell (’13): “ He’s as good as any I have ever coached against. (Texas and Van’s) Dalton Santos and (Texas and Daingerfield’s) Steve Edmond and anyone else I could ever think of.”
It’s not just the Mitchell brothers, who arrived in Texas three years ago and compete with the high-profile Texas Titans select basketball club. Former Dallas Cowboys star and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin was on the sidelines in East Texas watching his freshman son Michael Irvin plays receiver wearing No. 88. The younger Irvin is a big body with great hands.