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

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Penn State Football head coach James Franklin shakes hands with players during warmups before the Indiana Hoosiers versus Penn State Nittany Lions game on October 2, 2021 at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA. (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire)

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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