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Sydir Mitchell Announces Commitment to Texas

NCAA Football: Texas at Baylor

Sydir Mitchell, a defensive lineman from New Jersey, became the latest player to give the Texas Longhorns a commitment for their 2023 recruiting class.

Mitchell, from Oradell, New Jersey, became the 18th player to commit to the Longhorns for that class. He did so a week after quarterback Arch Manning committed to Texas, setting off a wave of attention for the program and several more commitments from players that made official visits to Austin in June.

Mitchell announced his decision to commit to Texas on CBS Sports HQ. He was also considering Texas A&M, Georgia and Miami (FL).


Mitchell will come to Texas as one of the biggest recruits in its 2023 class at 6-foot-5, 335 pounds. In three seasons at Bergen Catholic, Mitchell recorded 77 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and six sacks.

This further boosts Steve Sarkisian’s recruiting class, which is No. 3 according to Only Notre Dame (No. 1) and Ohio State (No. 2) currently have a better class.

Among those 18 commitments, there are three five-star recruits and six four-star recruits.

Mitchell falls into the four-star category. He’s ranked No. 308 in the country, No. 45 at his position and No. 4 in New Jersey.

Along with Manning — who is the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit — the other five-star recruits are wide receiver Johntay Cook II out of DeSoto, Texas, and safety Derek Williams out of New Iberia, La. All three players are in the Top 100 nationally. A fourth commit, wide receiver Ryan Niblett of Aldine Eisenhower High School in Houston, is also in the top 100 and Texas’ top four-star recruit.

Matthew Postins can be found on Twitter @PostinsPostcard

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