Heels Making Strong Push for Mitch

With countless visits under his belt as both a fan and a recruit, there's not much the North Carolina coaching staff can show Connor Mitch that he hasn't already seen.

"I keep going back to get to know the coaches and to see how I would fit in there," the 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback from Raleigh (N.C.) Wakefield said.

With all that said, Mitch's UNC stay on Saturday was dominated by spending time with Tar Heel coaches Larry Fedora and Blake Anderson. That included a lengthy meeting in Fedora's office.

"They talked about just how they wanted me to come there and how if I committed I could help my other friends commit to the school," Mitch said. "They're very energetic and I like the offense that they run, it's like the offense that we run at my school. I could see myself fitting into their offense. I just have to keep getting to know them better."

Additionally, Mitch, whose family was UNC season ticket holders and he has camped and attended games at UNC as a recruit, walked around campus with his parents. While most of the junior day visitors left campus, Mitch stayed behind and attended the UNC-Clemson basketball game with Anderson.

Besides his familiarity with the campus, Mitch's teammate and long time friend Jordan Fieulleteau verbally committed to UNC a week ago.

"He's definitely trying to get me to go there," Mitch said. "I guess you would say [it helps UNC's chances], because I've been throwing to Jordan since middle school, so I'm comfortable with him."

Mitch is reluctant to name a leader, but UNC is definitely a school on his mind.

"They're one of the teams that have offered me, so obviously the teams that have offered me are higher on my list," Mitch said. "They're up there. But I'm still trying to go through the process to see what happens."

Going through the process means continuing to visit schools. This Saturday, Mitch will visit East Carolina. He also has trips scheduled to LSU (March 10) and South Carolina (March 31).

Mitch's goal is to be verbally committed to a school before the start of his senior football season.

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