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No. 1 JUCO ILB Juwan Mitchell sets official visit to Texas

The Minnesota commit set up his trip within days of receiving his offer.

Juwan Mitchell at Minnesota.

The Texas Longhorns will have at least one official visitor on campus this weekend, as Butler CC linebacker Juwan Mitchell announced on Monday that he’ll visit Austin in the coming days:

The 6’1, 235-pounder picked up his offer from the Longhorns last week and plays at the same junior college in Kansas that produced 2019 defensive end signee Jacoby Jones, so Mitchell has likely been on the staff’s radar for some time.

Formerly from New Jersey, Mitchell is a June graduate who will have four years to play three seasons of college football at the school of his choice. Right now, the one-time Rutgers signee is committed to Minnesota and has been since late March, but those type of early decisions often don’t stick for junior college prospects — consider the example of another 2019 signee for Texas, Caleb Johnson, who pledged to Iowa State last summer before flipping to the Horns in December after officially re-opening his recruitment in October.

Mitchell has already shown an interest in another program, too, taking an official visit to Arkansas last weekend. That’s his other major offer, but considering that he’s ranked as the No. 1 junior college linebacker in the 247Sports Composite rankings, he’ll likely continue to draw more interest throughout the spring evaluation period.

As the Horns once again scout the junior college ranks in order to find instant contributors at the linebacker position, Mitchell could quickly emerge as a key target given the fact that Texas still lacks ideal depth there.