BYU football: Cougars add three-star speedster from Texas

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BYU football added a quick wide receiver to its 2018 recruiting class this week. Here’s what to know about the newest Cougar.

Jaren Mitchell is the newest member of BYU football.

The Texas product plays at Hebron High School (TX) and committed to BYU football on Friday afternoon.

Mitchell made the announcement on his Twitter account.

It was just a few weeks ago that the Cougars added another two Texas prospects – running back Josh Oglesby and quarterback Zadock Dinkelmann.

Mitchell has been training with former BYU football wide out Margin Hooks at Hooks’ Sky’s The Limit for years. In October of last year the Cougars offered Mitchell a scholarship – his first.

According to the Deseret News, Mitchell wanted to visit BYU before he committed to the school.

It didn’t take him long to decide Provo was the place for him.

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Mitchell told the Deseret News about his experience.

“When I got up and saw it, I was pretty much sold on everything,” Mitchell said to Ryan McDonald. “The coaching staff, the campus, the atmosphere, the people. It’s a great overall place. I feel like I was at home.”

Mitchell is a three-star recruit who stands at 5-foot-9 and weighs in at 170-pounds. He led Hebron High School with 69 catches for 969 yards and eight scores as a junior last season. He projects to be a speedy slot option for BYU football.

You can see Mitchell’s junior season highlights in this Hudl video.

BYU will never be able to secure top-notch high school wide receivers, but getting athletes like Mitchell is never something to shake a stick at. Texas highs school football is some of the most competitive in all of the country, which bodes well for Mitchell.

It’s also worth noting that he isn’t Mormon, so Ben Cahoon and Ty Detmer will have him in Provo for four or five straight years.

Mitchell is the 12th commit of the 2018 class.