Mitchell Plans to Visit UNC

Terrence Mitchell figures to include North Carolina as one of his official visit destinations.

"I like North Carolina," Mitchell said. "I should be going up there in January for my official [visit] – I think that's what Coach [Troy] Douglas was talking about. They wanted me to wait until after the season so that they can spend more time with me."

Mitchell, a 5-foot-11, 160-pound cornerback from Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough, will also officially visit Florida State in January. No date has been established for either visit.

Additionally, Mitchell is scheduled to officially South Florida the weekend of Dec. 11. He has already officially visited LSU and Tennessee.

The five aforementioned schools make up Mitchell's finalists. He's not considering any schools outside that group.

"Those are schools that I felt like they not just wanted me, but needed me the most at the position that I'm playing," Mitchell said.

Mitchell expects to make his collegiate decision shortly after taking his final official visit.

"I'm tying to find somewhere that I feel at home," Mitchell said. "I'd say [the most important factors are] academics and then playing time. I wouldn't mind red-shirting, but I want to go somewhere where I'm going to play."

Douglas, UNC's defensive backs coach, is handling Mitchell's recruitment for the Tar Heels. The two have developed a strong relationship.

"We talk at least once a week," Mitchell said. "He's just a cool coach. He's somebody that seems like he's going to tell me straight up what you need to hear."

In addition to checking up on each other, Mitchell and Douglas' conversations have covered UNC's situation at cornerback.

"He said they want to sign two or three [cornerbacks]," Mitchell said. "They have two juniors that start right now and their nickel [back] is a senior.

"I'll have a good chance of playing as a freshman or sophomore."

Mitchell is a four-year starter at Hillsborough. He started at wide receiver as a freshman and sophomore. The past two seasons he has moved around the secondary.

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