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Oklahoma Lands Five-Star TE Davon Mitchell Over Miami, Alabama

Nov 3, 2018; Lubbock, TX, USA; An Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the sidelines during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma tight ends coach Joe Jon Finley picked up a massive recruiting win over the weekend with the commitment of five-star tight end Davon Mitchell.

Mitchell, listed at 6-4, 245 pounds, is rated as the No. 16 overall player in the class of 2025 and the No. 2 tight end in the country, as well as the top overall player in the state of California out of Los Alamitos High School.

Mitchell chose the Sooners over other finalists in Miami and Alabama, as well as a plethora of other offers including Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and USC among others.


In the end, it came down to Oklahoma and Miami, and the Sooners prevailed after a tight battle with the Canes that stretched into Saturday morning.

“It was really hard,” Mitchell told 247Sports. “On Friday, I had it down to Miami and Oklahoma and really liked both schools a lot for a lot of the same reasons.

“I wanted to find a school where they throw the ball to the tight end, where I had a good connection with the coaching staff, and where I felt comfortable with the players and the campus, and in the end, I just felt like OU was the best option for me.”

An interesting note on Mitchell is that, while he’s still listed as a member of the 2025 class, the elite tight end will reclassify to become a member of the 2024 recruiting cycle, meaning he will be a part of the Sooners’ upcoming class.

Oklahoma’s 2024 class currently ranks 39th nationally and wasn’t affected by Mitchell’s commitment yet, as his reclassification won’t be official until after August. However, this is a major pickup for the Sooners’ and one that will have a major effect on their class in a big way come national signing day.

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