The newest member of the 2013 Iowa football recruiting class is versatile.
“Wherever they want me, I’ll go. I just get into playing the game. Iowa wants me as a receiver, and I’m good with that,” said Derrick Mitchell Jr., an athlete from St. Louis Vashon who became Iowa’s 10th verbal commitment Thursday.
The 6-foot, 180-pound Mitchell caught 20 passes for 277 yards last fall for Vashon. He also threw for 808 yards as a quarterback, ran for 518 yards and recorded 40 tackles as a cornerback and safety in addition to returning punts and kicks.
Mitchell selected Iowa over offers from Kansas State, Nebraska, Indiana, Kansas, Memphis and Cincinnati. Iowa joined Kansas State and Kansas with early offers with the Hawkeyes and Wildcats recruiting him as a receiver and the Jayhawks offering him as a defensive back.