Jason Candle is off to a fast start on the recruiting trail thus far. The Rockets just recently landed their third commitment from WR Bryce Mitchell. The news was first reported by one of Mitchell's coaches on Twitter.
Congratulations to @_King_Mitch on his commitment to @ToledoFB #Rockets #D1 pic.twitter.com/4Mou91GF7U— 4th & Goal Athletes (@419Football) March 24, 2016
Mitchell hails from Toledo and currently attends Bowsher high school. The 6-foot-3 200 pound wide receiver'scommitment sparked quite the buzz on Twitter as Toledo coaches subtly expressed their excitement.
#419 Lockdown has begun!! Got a local honor roll, blue collar stud from right here in the Glass City!! #Home ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/XGsZ8BcWVl— Coach Sage Toledo FB (@CoachDSage) March 24, 2016
Rocket Boom— Andrew Terwilliger (@drew_terwill) March 24, 2016
Michell has gone relatively under-the-radar so far in the recruiting process, however something tells me that the Toledo staff is alright with that as it looks like they have a potential steal on their hands. Mitchell will bring some versatility to the Glass Bowl as he also plays defensive end and returns kicks in high school. With his size and versatility, it wouldn't be surprising to see him make the move over to tight end at the next level.
Thus far, Toledo's class is loaded offensively with quarterback Caleb Martin and wide receiver Nick Kovacs committed along with Mitchell. The Rockets are certainly off to a great start with this recruiting class so look for them to keep the momentum going over the coming weeks.
In the meantime, check out Mitchell's junior highlights below courtesy of Hudl: