"A lot of schools said tight end, but I can play defensive end or tight end," Mincey said.
Scout.com's Ohio analyst Dave Berk saw Mincey earlier this year and said, "Mincey is a player you'll want to remember when looking at some of the top defenders in Ohio for the Class of 2011. Long and lean with a great physical build, he gets great push and the ability to go sideline-to-sideline give Mincey the ability to use power and speed to win battles."
At this point, he does not have any scholarship offers yet, but he reports interest from Michigan, Cincinnati, Louisville, Michigan State, Ohio and Duke. This past weekend, he took his first unofficial visit, a trip to Michigan for the Wolverines' tilt with Penn State.
"I thought it was amazing actually," he admitted, "I had a lot of fun even though it was cold and wet. I didn't get a chance to talk to anyone much. I talked to one coach. They were saying how I was big and I could play tight end in college."
Mincey says he comes from a family of Ohio State fans, but they are okay with him checking out the Buckeyes' big rivals.
"I'm pretty interested in Michigan. I watched a lot of their games on TV. My family's really an Ohio State family, but they didn't really care," he then added, "I haven't heard from Ohio State yet."
With one unofficial visit under his belt, Mincey will now continue those as he plans to visit Louisville this weekend. The Cardinals, like the other schools on his radar may just find themselves unearthing a gem of a prospect.
"For those who don't get Kenny Haynes (Toledo Whitmer) or Steve Miller (Canton McKinley) Mincey is not far behind," Berk said, "He has all the tools to be a great one at the college level."