New name atop NIU's commit list


Three-star wide receiver Malik Mitchell (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton) has pledged to sign with Northern Illinois, according to multiple sources, becoming the Huskies' highest-rated 2013 recruit in ESPNs rankings.

Toledo and Western Michigan also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-3, 180-pound pass-catcher.

The Milton Eagles Football Twitter account, @MHSsince1921, posted about his decision, "Big congrats to Malik Mitchell on his commitment to Northern Illinois! A great program is getting a great kid & player! #EaglePride"

Prior to his junior year, Mitchell posted a 4.91 40-yard dash, 4.61 20-yard shuttle and 29-inch vertical on the combine circuit.

The Huskies now have 14 commitments for 2013.