Texas added another major commitment to its flamboyant recruiting class of 2023 as a four-star defensive lineman Sydir Mitchell engaged to the Longhorns on CBS Sports HQ. Mitchell, a rising senior at Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey, picked the Longhorns over Georgia, Texas A&M and Miami.
Mitchell’s hiring is just the latest for what has quickly become one of the hottest recruiting classes in the country. The defensive lineman ranks as the 10th addition to Texas Recruiting Class of 2023 since No. 1 overall rookie Arch Manning signed with the Longhorns on June 23, including five-stars Johntay Cook II and Derek Williams. Texas ranks No. 3 in the team standings.
Listed at 6-foot-5 and 335 pounds, Mitchell has a huge filler frame that should quickly translate to the next level. Mitchell ranks No. 308 in the 247Sports Composite industry standard rankings and as the No. 45 defensive line rookie.
“Ideal size and length for defensive tackle,” 247Sports national scouting analyst Brian Dohn said in a 2020 scouting report. “Works well in the hands and understands leverage. Has natural strength. The traits exist to be a run stop in the middle. Plays with a low center of gravity. Strong and has natural power. adds strength to the lower body.”
As a junior, Mitchell led his Bergen Catholic team to an undefeated 12-0 record and a New Jersey Non-State A State Championship. He posted 40 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.