Ohio State F Mickey Mitchell not yet cleared by NCAA

Mickey Mitchell, a 6-foot-7 forward from Texas, has not been cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State head coach Thad Matta brought in a five-man freshman class, one of the best in nation, but one is still waiting to be cleared as the season approaches.

On Tuesday, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith announced that forward Mickey Mitchell had not yet been cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center to play this season. Currently, he is allowed to practice with the team.

The 6-foot-7 Mitchell is a gifted passer for his size, and was be looked at as a player who could run the Buckeye offense, according to Bill Landis of Cleveland.com: