Football a Priority for OL Mitchell Schwartz

Big offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz of Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, Calif., is still awaiting his first offer. As such, the West Coast talent is keeping his options open and will visit school all over the country.

The pedigree is there for offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz of Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, Calif. His brother Geoffrey is a sophomore at Oregon. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound talent is familiar with the recruiting process having witnessed big brother's experience, and he is in no hurry to end the process. "I don't have any offers right now," he recently told "My coach is talking to all the college coaches right now, so I don't know what they're saying."

Schwartz said that without an offer yet he doesn't have a favorite, but listed Stanford, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Arizona, and Michigan as schools in which he has a high interest, along with USC, Cal, Oregon, Ohio State, and Miami. "I have to see what happens," he said. "With my brother at Oregon I know a lot about them, but that's not really a factor. I have to do what's best for me. I want to visit a lot of schools and see the campuses and talk to the coaches."

Not only is Schwartz a standout on the athletic field, he is an excellent student, reporting a 4.3 grade-point average and a 29 on the ACT. He said he wasn't certain of a major at this time.

While he said he hasn't attended any Junior Days up to this point, he is planning of attending a Junior Day at USC, as well as one at Stanford. "I'm going to the Nike combine at Stanford, and their Junior Day is the next day," he said. He added that he would also attend the combine at Cerritos College.

Schwartz said his strength is in pass blocking, and that he is open to playing wherever he is needed on the offensive line. Also a top pitcher, he added that some schools are looking at him for baseball. However, "Football is my priority," he said.

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