Anthony Mitchell update

Gene's Page recently caught up with Oxford High School wide receiver/defensive back Anthony Mitchell (6-2, 190, 4.45). Anthony talked about the schools he is interested in, including Mississippi State.

Anthony Mitchell, 6-2, 190, Oxford (MS) HS

Anthony, a two-sport athlete who plays both football and basketball, has an official visit scheduled with Mississippi State the weekend of January 9th.

What schools are showing the most interest in you?
"Right now, Marshall and Mississippi State."

Which coach is recruiting you for Mississippi State?
"Coach Blake was recruiting me."

What do you like about Mississippi State?
"I went down there for their (summer) camp and got to know the coaches, but most of them have left now."

Have you talked to any of their new coaches?
"I spoke to Coach Croom this weekend."

What was your impression of him?
"I liked him. I'm ready to go down there and meet him when we go on the visit."

What were some things he said to you?
"He told me what he thought about me. He liked that I was a big receiver and defensive back who could play both sides of the ball. He said he wanted me to send him a senior tape so he could look at it before my visit."

Did he say he would try you at both positions?
"He was kind of talking to me about playing safety, but I would rather play cornerback than safety."

What is your forty speed?

What's your height and weight?
"6-2, 190."

Man, you would be a big cornerback?
"(Laugh) That's what he said."

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