Mississippi State WR Osirus Mitchell announces plans for 2021 season
Mississippi State will run its offense without Osirus Mitchell in 2021 as the veteran receiver on Tuesday announced plans to move on to the NFL Draft.
In a social media announcement, Mitchell thanked his family, friends and coaches during his time in Starkville.
“To Bulldog Nation, thank you for making a kid from Sarasota, Florida feel welcomed and cherished,” he wrote. “With that being said, I have decided to forego my extra year of eligibility and will now be focused on pursuing my childhood dream.”
In his MSU career, Mitchell appeared in 45 games with 29 career starts as he made at least one catch in 34 of his 45 career games. Mitchell owns nine career games with five-plus receptions, has two career 100-yard receiving games, and is tied for No. 6 in MSU history with Bill Buckley (1971-73) with 14 career receiving touchdowns. He also became the 12th Bulldog in program history to reach 100 career receptions, according to his MSU bio.
In the 2020 season, Mitchell was the second-leading receiver for the Bulldogs with 47 catches in 11 games for 505 yards and four touchdowns. The former 3-star prospect coming out of high school, Mitchell redshirted as a freshman, and then played in at least nine games each season throughout his career.
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— Osirus Mitchell (@OMitchellV) January 19, 2021