WHS' Mitchem signs to play at MU

Joshua "Dylan" Mitchem (front, center) has committed to continue his education and football career at Manchester University. Mitchem is joined in the front row by Lisha Gatchel and Barbara Gatchel. Also looking on are principal Kyle Wieland, athletic director Floyd McWhirt, football coach Adam Handley, Ryan Carmichael and Justin Denney. Photo by Josh Sigler

By Josh Sigler

Joshua “Dylan” Mitchem signed a letter of intent Friday to continue his education and football career at Manchester University.

Mitchem said the University’s offerings made it an easy decision for him when deciding where to complete his college studies.

“The accounting program they have leaves me to be able to get my master’s degree in four years, which is a great opportunity for me,” Mitchem said. “The dream of football is something I’ve always wanted. I never thought I’d be playing after high school. Having this opportunity is great. I hope to leave there a better player and better person.”

Mitchem played linebacker and offensive line for Wabash.

“Dylan was a hard worker,” Wabash football coach Adam Handley said. “He showed up all the time. When I first got here in the summer he was one of the first guys to introduce himself. He didn’t miss much in the summer at all. He was one of our senior leaders. He’s just a good kid to have around.”

Handley added that Mitchem was a “super hard worker.”

“He’ll do anything you ask him to do,” Handley said. “He’ll play either side of the ball. Most likely in college they are going to put him on the offensive side. He played a little bit of everything for us. We put him at guard and out at tackle. He played both sides of the offensive line, so he’ll do whatever they ask.”

Posted on 2019 Apr 30