Mitch in talks with LSU

LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe spoke with 2013 QB Connor Mitch this week.

LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe has hit the 2013 recruiting trail hard, going coast-to-coast in a search for the quarterback prospect that will follow up the addition of Jeremy Liggins in the 2012 class.

One name to keep an eye on: Connor Mitch.

Mitch, at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, is one of the highest ranked quarterback prospects on the East Coast, with offers already in from Vanderbilt, North Carolina, North Carolina State, East Carolina and South Florida.

"Things have been pretty busy already," Mitch said. "I'm enjoying it all, though."

After growing up a Texas fan, Mitch said he is wide open with his process.

Thus far he's taken in visits to the likes of Florida, Florida State and Alabama.

During a trip to North Carolina's campus, Mitch heard from the Tigers for the first time.

"I got a message on Facebook from Coach Kragthorpe, and he said to give him a call if I had some interest in LSU," Mitch said. "I dialed him up, and I have had a couple phone conversations with him since then.

"(Kragthorpe) said he liked my film. He wanted me to be in touch more often, and he's excited about getting me and my family down to Baton Rouge."

Mitch has circled a date next month that will afford him the opportunity to see LSU in action.

"I am going down there on March 10," he said. "That's in the middle of spring practice. Coach Kragthorpe said I should come because they are going to scrimmage in Tiger Stadium that day.

"It will probably be my parents and maybe my brother. I know we are looking forward to finding out more about LSU."

Though an offer has not been extended, Mitch said he is honored at the idea of being recruited by the LSU staff.

"It feels awesome," he said. "They are the elite program in college football. It's a school you see every weekend on TV, and they just had a great season and played for a championship."

With no timeframe in mind, Mitch at least has an idea of what his recruitment will likely boil down to.

"I am looking hard at the schools and the conferences, but coaching stability is really big for me," Mitch said. "Coaches leave all the time. With Coach (Les) Miles and Coach Kragthorpe, I feel good that they both want to be at LSU."

In 12 games this season, Mitch threw for 3,832 yards and 51 touchdowns.

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