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Penn State Football Adds Top-Rated CB In Major Recruiting Get

Penn State Football starts April off with a bang as four-star cornerback Jon Mitchell commits to the Nittany Lions.

Mitchell, a 6-foot 175 pound cornerback out of Jacksonville, Florida, committed to Penn State over offers from Notre Dame, Alabama, Miami, and Florida State, among others.



How Jon Mitchell Fits Penn State Football

Mitchell ranks as the 197th player overall and the 17th overall cornerback in the 247sports composite rankings. He joins the 2024 Penn State class that ranks 13th overall in the country after Mitchell’s commitment.

The Mandarin product is the second highest rated commit in Penn State’s 2024 class, trailing only Penn State’s first 2024 commit offensive lineman Cooper Cousins, and the highest rated defensive player in the class.

Mitchell is the second cornerback commit of Penn State’s 2024 class, joining fellow four-star Kenneth Woseley out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who committed early in March.

In his junior season in 2022, Mitchell tallied 37 tackles and an interception, adding to the two interceptions he tallied as a sophomore in 2021.

In addition to football, Mitchell runs track, where he ran the 100 meter dash in a personal best 11.06. Mitchell is the latest commit in Penn State’s recent run of Florida commits under James Franklin. Six of the last seven recruiting classes for Penn State have included at least one commitment from the State of Florida.

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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.