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RECRUITING: ISU commit Re-al Mitchell to participate in Elite 11 Finals this weekend

Iowa State quarterback commit Re-al Mitchell will be among the nation’s top signal callers in the 2018 class this weekend when he participates in the Elite 11 Finals in Los Angeles.

He’s one of 25 prospects participating in the event, 20 of which are committed to FBS programs, including TCU commit Justin Rogers. Clemson commit, and the No. 1 prospect in the class, per 247, Trevor Lawrence will headline the group.

Mitchell is rated as the No. 24 dual-threat quarterback in the country and a three-star prospect. He enters the competition as the second-lowest rated player in the group, according to 247Composite.

Mitchell told Cyclone Fanatic on Thursday he will take the SAT on Saturday before returning to the camp for the evening session. He also said he is planning to be an early-enrollee in Ames.

You can watch a live stream of the event right here and see the full list of competitors here.

The competition will run on Friday from 5:30 to 8:30, on Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 and on Sunday from 12:30 to 4:00. All times are p.m. and central.

You’ll be able to hear a full interview with Mitchell next Tuesday on the On the Trail podcast.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.