``I knew when I was there that it was the place for me; it was in my heart," Mitchell told the Journal News. "The trip down there sealed it. I came back and thought about it for a while today and I knew my decision was made."
Mitchell became the first eighth-grader to play varsity at Mount Vernon, one of the top high school program's in the country, four years ago. Mitchell averaged 18.1 points and 10 boards per game last season.
``Jonathan didn't want to get stuck being a low-post player in college," Mount Vernon coach Bob Cimmino told the Journal News. "Florida was recruiting him in the spring strictly as a (power forward) and backed off because they had a plethora of talent at that spot. Then they saw him at an AAU tournament and he shot the eyes out of the place. They got back, admittedly late, but did a great job of recruiting him."