Chris Mitchell provides all of the colleges recruiting him with a very interesting look. He stands 6' 2", weighs in at 180 pounds and runs a 4.4 40 yard dash. He bench presses 275 pounds, squats 405 pounds and power cleans 275 pounds. During his junior campaign, he tallied 65 receptions for over 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns. He will be taking the reigns of his John Ehret High School team as a quarterback this year.
He was named Mitchell was named All-West Bank, All-Metro, All-District, and All-State after last year and currently holds offers from such schools as LSU, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and Nebraska. He is also receiving heavy interest from Miami (FL) and anticipates an offer soon. His current favorites are LSU and Ole Miss and he cites his strengths as his excellent hands and his passion for getting the football.
Mitchell has been in contact with Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Jay Norvell from Nebraska and feels the relationship is meeting his wants right now. "They're showing a lot of love. Coach Norvell, he's a nice guy. One time he called during the NBA finals and we talked about 30 minutes and not even about football," he said. Chris reports that he was supposed to get out to a few unofficial visits in, but due to working out, he hasn't had the opportunity.
When looking at official visits, Chris already has one ready and waiting. "I'm going to Nebraska on September 3rd," he said. He mentioned that Florida is also trying to get him to Gainesville this weekend for an unofficial but called that unlikely. He also would like to visit Ole Miss and LSU officially.
In terms of when he's looking to make his commitment, Mitchell feels he'd be best served waiting the season out. "I'm going to wait until right after the season because most of my offers are going to come in the middle of the season," he said. Many coaches have wished to see Chris in action before offering.
When looking at which big factors a school can offer him, Mitchell reports that he will be keeping a close eye on both playing time opportunities and the graduation rate of the particular school he's looking at.