Former NFL linebacker Ken Mitchell has no problem now being known as the father of Mike Mitchell, the five-star linebacker from Plano, Texas who's set to sign with Ohio State today, officially becoming one of many gems in the kind of recruiting class Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer always seems to put together.
Ken Mitchell also has no problem sharing his thoughts on why his son chose to play for Meyer at Ohio State.
"Urban told us the weather up there in Columbus is just like it is in Orlando," Ken Mitchell said via phone this from his home in Plano. "He also told us it's only about an hour and half drive from here."
He was kidding.
Meyer's latest bit of recruiting magic culminates with today's National Signing Day, a holiday in much of the country and a day that Meyer has not only owned from a publicity standpoint, but one that's been a launching pad to his past successes. He's undefeated one year into his Ohio State stint, the bowl ban is lifted and the Ohio State program is...