The Hurry-Up: Austin Novosad Plans To Make A Decision This Week, Davon Mitchell Calls Ohio State A "Dream School," Daemon Fagan Commits to NC State

By Garrick Hodge on July 5, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Austin Novosad

Ohio State will soon get an answer from one of its top quarterback targets in the 2023 cycle.

Four-star Texas quarterback Austin Novosad told Eleven Warriors Tuesday he plans on deciding “sometime this week” whether to honor his commitment to Baylor or flip to Ohio State or Texas A&M. 

Novosad participated in an Ohio State camp on June 1 and picked up an offer after Ryan Day watched him throw personally. He returned to Columbus for an official visit June 10-12 and came away impressed with what Ryan Day and Corey Dennis had to offer. 

“Everyone can see the success that the QBs have had,” Novosad told Eleven Warriors of his official visit in June. “You realize that there's always gonna be a good QB room everywhere you go. But (Ohio State is) gonna really help you reach your potential there.” 

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound signal caller originally wanted to make a decision before heading to the Elite 11 Finals at the end of June, but a late offer from Texas A&M, Novosad’s dream school growing up, threw a wrench into things. 

After an impressive Elite 11 performance, Novosad is now focusing on making a college choice, likely this week, and then preparing for his senior season at Dripping Springs High School (Dripping Springs, Texas).

Davon Mitchell considers Ohio State a “dream school”

Texas 2025 tight end Davon Mitchell has had an eventful summer. 

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end has picked up offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and LSU within the last month and currently holds 16 Division I offers. Picking up an offer from OSU made him a bit sentimental because he’s always considered the Buckeyes one of his favorite teams despite his Texas roots. 

“It felt really good,” Mitchell told Eleven Warriors of the offer. “Ohio State was one of my dream schools, so I always wanted to play for them. They’ll definitely be one of my options. My dad’s side of the family, they’re really big Ohio State fans, so I grew up watching it a lot.” 

OSU tight ends coach Kevin Wilson and Mitchell first connected on June 9 and the pair have started to build a strong rapport. Both Wilson and Ryan Day presented Mitchell with his offer.

“We’ve built a relationship and have been talking a lot,” Mitchell said. “I also talked to (Ryan Day) and he was part of giving me the offer to Ohio State.” 

Mitchell described himself more as a pass-catching tight end than a blocking tight end but takes pride in both aspects of his game. 

“If you throw the ball to me, I’m going to make a play,” Mitchell said.

The Texas prospect said he’s considering making his first-ever visit to Columbus on Sept. 3 for the Notre Dame game. 

“It would be like a dream come true,” Mitchell said of potentially playing for Ohio State one day.  

Fagan commits to North Carolina State

A 2023 safety with an Ohio State offer is off the board, as four-star Florida safety Daemon Fagan announced his commitment to North Carolina State on Monday.

Fagan most recently visited OSU last spring and had significant interest in the Buckeyes, but was behind other prospects on the Buckeyes’ overall big board. With two safeties already committed to OSU in the 2023 class, two priority targets remain on the board: Caleb Downs and Jayden Bonsu, both of whom took official visits to Columbus last month. 

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