Welcome To The Family...

By Jeremy Birmingham on August 23, 2013 at 12:03p
Mike and Mickeye Mitchell

Sammy Silverman is at it again, and this time its family-style.

With the commitment of 2015 basketball player Mickey, the Buckeyes have twice dipped into the Mitchell household in Plano (Texas), and sent this little "how do ya do" to the patriarch of the Mitchell gang.

In a family with nine children, and a couple more promising athletes on the horizon, this poster could be just the beginning.

Source: @Birm

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dubjayfootball90's picture

The Mitchell Family Pipeline? Me thinks: YES!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Bolt's picture

I thought I remembered reading at some point that Mike is the oldest of a huge family and the athleticism runs all the way down. If so, the Mitchell family could be an amazing pipeline in itself for OSU sports!

OldColumbusTown's picture

I believe Mike is actually right in the middle of the nine kids.  Mickey is going to be a junior, and then there is one who will be a sophomore who is similar in size/build to Mike, and one in middle school who is already 6 foot and quite the QB prospect.  Read this in an article this morning, but I'll have to go back and try to find which one...

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Need to get some action shots of Mickey in something other than those colors.  
New logo in the center I see......

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

bukyze's picture

Is there anything Silverman can't do incredibly awesome?

buck-I.8's picture

I saw Mickey getting carted around the oval on a tour today, looked like he's feeling pretty at home.

Nappy's picture

I'm surprised this isn't some kind of NCAA violation.  No, that's not sarcasm.

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

Sean N's picture

That's what I thought too. I thought coaches weren't allowed to discuss recruits until after they have signed a letter of intent.
But I guess this could still be considered recruiting correspondence like the puzzle that was all the rage a couple days ago.

kholmes's picture

Agree - as it is written above in the original post, this was sent directly to the Mitchell family...so it would just be recruiting correspondence like the Gesicki puzzle (or the stupid Joker Phillips photshop gator from the other day).
If this was distributed more widely (put on the OSU website or a coach putting on the twitter account), then it would have definitely been a violation as it would essentially be commenting and publicizing a recruit. But as long as this was sent only to Mitchell family, it seems OK.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Old brother looks downright mean.can't wait to see both these kids do battle.

Sidenote: New emblem doesn't look half bad..

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Agree, On the white background it looks less like a file out of Paint.

Toilrt Paper's picture

McKinley(Kiwi) is the 8th of 9 children and Morgan is the youngest, I saw a video of Morgan playing 6th grade football. At 6-0 160 he looked like a high school player playing against 11-12 year olds. Throwing 50 yard passes with ease and running over kids from the QB position like a Tim Tebow.    

Earle's picture

If they haven't stopped having children yet they are going to run out of names that start with M.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

gravey's picture

Mickeye?  How 'bout Mickeye and Mikeye... got another brother?  Mokey?  Mokeye.

pjtobin's picture

I am looking forward to see both brothers play. Beastly!

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad.