Re-al Mitchell is ready to get off the bench as he heads to Temple
Entering his redshirt sophomore season with the Iowa State Cyclones, Re-Al Mitchell was not ready to sit any longer. With Brock Purdy vastly in control of the starting job at Iowa State, Mitchell is now heading to Temple, where he will potentially enter a two quarterback system with Anthony Russo.
While Purdy enters the pre-draft cycles as a consensus top-five quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, Mitchell is apparently eager to make a name for himself as well. A dual-threat weapon, Mitchell has only seen limited action in two seasons with the Cyclones, but looks to make the most of his three remaining seasons of eligibility.
Only attempting four career passes, Mitchell has completed two of them for 14 yards and a touchdown. A versatile weapon, Mitchell has also rushed for 100 career yards and a touchdown on 11 attempts, and has even been on the receiving end of a touchdown pass as well.
Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell has been highly touted by NFL teams in need of a new man to take the reigns over the past two years. Did Mitchell have an inkling that he and Purdy could both make the jump to the professional level after the 2020 season?
Regardless, already burning his redshirt and with the new transfer rules, Mitchell will be eligible to play right away for the Owls in 2020. While he is unlikely to usurp the lead role from Russo, he could see a significant amount of action in a dual-quarterback situation.