2013 Target: Connor Mitch

RALEIGH, N.C. --- Connor Mitch, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback from Wakefield, has visited UNC more than any other school – with his most recent trip to Chapel Hill occurring this past Wednesday.

Scouting Report

"He's definitely a drop back passer," Wakefield head coach Rod Sink. "He drops back, makes good decisions, puts the ball where it needs to go – that's his main job and that's what he does really well."

Prep Career

In 2011, Mitch led the state is passing yards with 3,832 on 254-of-425 passing. He also tossed 48 touchdowns.

Mitch has started in Wakefield's "west coast" spread offense since his freshman year.

"We call a play and he goes out there and knows in his mind that he has other options he could go to if he doesn't like the look [of the defense]," Sink said. "… He pretty much has a lot of flexibility. We've had a lot of trust in him the last couple of years and he's earned that. We sit down [before the game] and say, ‘This is what we're looking for, if you get this match-up take it. Don't force something if you don't have to.'"


North Carolina was one of the first schools to offer Mitch a scholarship. He has also collected offers from East Carolina, NC State, South Florida, and Vanderbilt; and is receiving significant attention from Alabama, Auburn, Connecticut, LSU, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Mitch has visited UNC more than any other school, but has only met the new coaching staff twice, including a visit on Wednesday night for UNC's Junior Day event.

"[Wednesday's visit] helped me get to know the coaches better, because I've only met them once [before]," Mitch said. "I got to sit down with Coach [Blake] Anderson and get to know him better. That's probably who I would spend the most time with if I went there."

With that said, Mitch's relationship with Anderson will have the greatest impact on UNC's chances.

"[Anderson] talked about just how he plans on recruiting me in the future and his style of coaching," Mitch said. "He said he's laid back – the way he was talking to me in the meeting is how he is always going to talk to a quarterback. He's not one of those guys that gets in your face and yells."

Mitch says he's "wide open" and is unsure when he'll make a verbal commitment.

"[I'll verbally commit] either just before the season, in the beginning of the season, or midway – just when I feel comfortable," Connor said. "I'm just weighing my options and seeing what coaches I feel better with and where I feel I fit in the most."

"[UNC] is a good school with great academics and great sports in general – football, basketball, baseball – [and] they all dominate," Mitch said. "It's just a great school in general."

Besides UNC, Mitch has visited Alabama, Auburn, East Carolina, Florida State, Florida, Maryland, and NC State. He has upcoming trips scheduled to Alabama, LSU, South Carolina, South Florida and Vanderbilt.

Extra Notes

Mitch's father, Bob, played quarterback and safety at Syracuse from 1972-76 and his older brother, Ryan, played quarterback at Maryland from 2003-04… During the off-season, Mitch works out with Bill Renner, who is the head coach of East Chapel Hill and father of UNC starting quarterback Bryn… Mitch grew up in northern Virginia.

(Mitch highlights start at 2:05 of video reel)

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