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REPORT: Mike Mitchell To Transfer

Mike Mitchell will leave OSU

As first reported by Eleven Warriors, Bucknuts can confirm reports that freshman linebacker Mike Mitchell plans to transfer from Ohio State.

Bucknuts first got wind of a possible transfer shortly after Ohio State's loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl, and was able to confirm through multiple sources that Mitchell was strongly considering transferring due to multiple factors, with the main one being that his father, Ken, has been battling a serious illness.

We were asked to keep all details of the matter private until things were finalized, as Mitchell could have potentially changed his mind, but as the 11W report seems to indicate, it appears Mitchell will leave Ohio State following the current semester.

We are hearing Mitchell is likely to transfer back closer to his home in Plano, Texas, and that programs in the area are possible destinations.

We are also likely hearing that Mike's brother Mickey, a 2015 OSU basketball commit, will probably stay closer to home as well, meaning that Thad Matta will have to replace one of the top juniors in the country in his next class.

In the meantime, we'll continue to provide details as we get them, but we want to wish the Mitchell family the best of luck and our most heartfelt wishes in Ken's full recovery.

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