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.
— Jon Mitchell ⁵ (@LM5jon) April 1, 2023
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.
BREAKING: Four-Star CB Jon Mitchell tells me he has Committed to Penn State!
The Top 65 Player in the ‘24 Class chose the Nittany Lions over Alabama, Miami, and others.
He headlines Penn State’s Top 20 Class in the 2024 Team Rankings 🦁https://t.co/PUT7U3cW3p pic.twitter.com/rMJgHN8WrL
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) April 1, 2023
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.