LHS’ Corn, Mitchell to continue athletic careers in college
Two more Landrum High School athletes, Andrew Mitchell and Jacob Corn, will perform at the collegiate level after each signed his respective intent to do so on May 6.
Mitchell will attend and play basketball for Eastern Nazarene College (in Quincy, Mass.), while Corn will attend Spartanburg Methodist College, and play baseball there.
The chance to continue his basketball career in college “is very exciting,” Mitchell noted. “It’s an opportunity not too many people get. I’ve been blessed with good teammates and coaches.”
He remarked that ENC officials “were interested in me early on—the beginning of the (2015-16) season.” It came down to the school where he plans to study accounting. “They have a strong accounting program,” Mitchell said.
Since the age of 8, Mitchell has played basketball. Though he played one other sport for a year, “it just wasn’t the same.” He’s played for the Cardinals since tenth grade. Before that, he played for the Upstate Eagles of the South Carolina Home School Athletic Association.
Corn, who starred in multiple sports at Landrum, said that in his junior year, as a pitcher for the Cardinals, he realized that a college career was within reach. When not pitching, he played the outfield.
“I had an offer from SMC as well for basketball,” Corn noted, but realized he couldn’t play both.
“Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to play baseball in college.” That dream has come true.
Though Corn has not selected a specific field of study, he noted that SMC is a two-year college.
“I’ll know at the end of two years what I want to do,” He also hopes to continue his collegiate baseball career after SMU.
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