Plano West 6-foot-7 senior basketball guard Mickey Mitchell announced on twitter Thursday evening he was no longer committed to Ohio State.
Mitchell missed most of last season with a back injury after rehabbing from knee surgery. He played sparingly in Plano West's playoff loss to Richardson Berkner.
But the athletic Mitchell has been considered a top national recruit since he played at Prestonwood Christian and for the Texas Titans select team since the eighth grade. Mitchell has moved up into most national Top 20 lists with strong performances throughout the summer with the Titans.
"I have officially de-committed from The Ohio State University and I would like to thank their coaching staff for recruiting me," Mitchell tweeted.
Speculation Mitchell's commitment to Ohio State was softening began when his brother, football player Mike Mitchell, transferred to Texas Tech from Ohio State this spring. Mitchell is a creative passer, athletic defender and is difficult for team to find good matchups to defend as he swings from point guard to small forward with ease.
An outgoing personality, Mitchell has long been popular on the select summer tour with players across the country. He will be highly recruited by schools in every major conference. Florida coach Billy Donovan was a frontrunner before Mitchell committed to Ohio State but Duke, Texas, Texas A&M, Kansas and Notre Dame will be strong contenders.
Mitchell is part of a high-powered class at Plano West which has D.J. Hogg, Tyler Davis and Soso Jamabo returning and had guard Avery Johnson Jr. sign with Texas A&M last spring. Mitchell (second from left) is pictured at Johnson's signing ceremony at West.