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John Danowski and the Duke Blue Devils have landed the services of former Ohio State attackman Grant Mitchell, according to a report from Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders on Thursday night.
A Calvert Hall (Md.) product, Mitchell arrived in Columbus alongside his two brother, Connor, and as an Under Armour All-American. During his two seasons with the Buckeyes, the midfielder appeared in 18 games and put up 21 points off 11 goals and 10 assists.
The 6-foot-1, 206-pound midfielder finished the 2021 season as a top-five scorer for the Buckeyes, putting up 13 points off seven goals and six assists. He was the Buckeyes’ sixth-leading scorer as a freshman in 2020 with eight points (4G/4A).
Mitchell joins a Duke program that is coming off their third consecutive Championship Weekend Appearance and loses their top scorer in Michael Sowers (37G/44A). However, the Blue Devils do return their top two midfielders in Nakeie Montgomery (15G/22A), who will be back for a fifth season, and rising senior Owen Caputo (20G/5A). Additionally, Duke picked up Penn grad transfer attackman Sean Lulley last month.
The addition of Mitchell provides even more talent and depth to an offense that was already looking to be pretty scary and deep coming into the 2022 season.