49ers Mine 2005 Talent

Bobby Lutz's Charlotte 49ers are on the board in 2005. This week, Lutz and Co. accepted a commitment from an in-state power forward.

Mitch Mullis, a 6-6, 225 pound power forward out of East Davidson High in North Carolina, committed to the Charlotte 49ers, according to his high school coach Matt Ridge.

Mullis attended the 49ers game against Davidson on Thursday night and let it be known at that time that he was ready to commit.

"It came down to him feeling comfortable with the coaching staff," Ridge said. "He just felt comfortable with the coaches."

Last month, Mullis visited Clemson unofficially and had been hearing from a host of schools, but Charlotte was the most persistent and pursued him the hardest.

This year, Mullis is averaging 17 points and 9 rebounds after transferring back into the program after a two-year stint at Forsyth Country Day. This is Mullis' final season of public school basketball. He'll likely have to transfer next season to another school.

Ridge thinks Mullis has a bright future. "He gets better everyday. He's tenacious and athletic."

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