It hasn't been a full month since Katy quarterback Bo Mitchell gave his verbal commitment to Hawaii. But since then things have changed.
When coach June Jones, and some of his assistants, decided to take their services to the Lone Star State and accept jobs at SMU, Mitchell got a phone call that may make him switch commitments.
"Coach (June) Jones and coach (Dan) Morrison called me today and told me that they going to SMU," Mitchell said. "It felt weird because I had my heart set on Hawaii. But you know, that is how football goes and I just have to deal with."
Now that the move is official, the 6-2, 193-pound Mitchell has a decision to make.
"I don't know what the quarterback situation is there (SMU), but I'm pretty sure I will follow the coaches to SMU," Mitchell said. I told I'd go where they are because I like them and I like their offense."
According to Mitchell, Jones told him that if he still wanted to go to Hawaii, then he would help make that happen. But because of the move, Mitchell has also been getting a few other looks that he may choose to pursue.
He already has offers from schools like Central Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin, and Blinn Junior College. In Division II, Mitchell has Colorado School of Mines, but another D2 has stepped up with an offer.
"Eastern Washington called me and offered," Mitchell said. "They said that I could red shirt and be a four-year starter."
Mitchell plans to look into this, but only after he makes the trip to Dallas. He is set to check out the campus on January 14 (Monday) and may make the trip Washington on the 25.
This past season, Mitchell threw for 2,455 yards and 37 touchdowns. Though he is still open to this and any other new interest, his lean is toward SMU.
"I'm pretty sold on SMU right now," Mitchell said. "I'd say I am like 70 percent. But, if I like SMU when I visit there on Monday, I'll go there."
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