Connor Mitch lands LSU offer

LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe spent the weekend hosting Connor Mitch and his family, a trip from North Carolina that culminated with a scholarship offer.

After signing Jeremy Liggins in the 2012 class, the LSU staff is back on the recruiting trail in search of a quarterback for the 2013 class.

This weekend, the Tigers made a push for one of the top prospects in the country: 6-foot-3, 210-pound Connor Mitch from Raleigh, N.C.

"I picked up an LSU offer during my visit this weekend," Mitch said. "It was awesome. The trip was definitely well worth it."

Mitch, a native of Raleigh, N.C., flew to Baton Rouge on Saturday with his father and mother.

"We had to head back on Sunday, but we fit a lot in," Mitch said. "We went out and watched practice on Saturday, then we went to the (LSU Student Union) for lunch. They also took us around campus and showed us the apartments and the academic center.

"The (Cox Communications Center for Student Athletes) really stood out. My parents really liked that.

"It was all just really nice. The whole trip was great."

Mitch began the day by watching the players work through the first scrimmage of the spring, where he put a majority of his focus on the play of the quarterbacks.

"I was really impressed by them," Mitch said. "(Zach) Mettenberger is really good. He will do some great things these next couple years. I even went to a quarterbacks meeting with (Stephen) Rivers, Mettenberger and (Jerrard) Randall, and they all knew their stuff. It was cool to see."

Mitch spent a majority of his time with LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe, who had been recruiting him for the Tigers and set the family up for the weekend visit.

"Coach Krag sat me and my parents down and showed us the offense they run and how I am going to be able to fit in at LSU," Mitch said. "It was nice because he ran it all down for us."

Shortly after his meeting with Kragthorpe, the family sat down with Miles for a conversation that went much longer than expected.

"We knew that we had a meeting with Coach Miles, but it was supposed to only be for about 20 minutes," Mitch said. "But Coach Miles talked for an hour-and-a-half.

"He was such a cool guy. I didn't expect a head coach to be that cool. It was awesome. That really stuck with me.

"During that conversation, Coach Miles offered me a scholarship. He told me that he wanted me there, and he let my parents know I could commit and be a Tiger."

As the offers continue to pile up, where do the Tigers stand with Mitch?

"LSU is probably at the top right now, but I am still open and listening to everyone," he said. "That offer from Coach Miles was big for me. It didn't even sink in until we were leaving."

Mitch said he plans to visit South Carolina on March 31.

He currently holds offers from LSU, Tennessee, Rutgers, North Carolina, South Florida, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, East Carolina and North Carolina State.


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