Mitchell Talks Irish

California wide receiver Steven Mitchell recently picked up an offer from Notre Dame. spoke with Mitchell about his interest in the Irish.

Wide receiver will be a key part of Notre Dame's 2013 recruiting class and one west coast prospect, Steven Mitchell of Mission Hills (CA) Bishop Alemany High School, added the Irish to his offer list in the past couple of weeks.

"My interest in Notre Dame is high. They've been hitting me up on Facebook so I've had a little communication with them and I like the school a lot," Mitchell said. "It will be a great opportunity to go up there and take a visit and see what it is all about."

Have any plans been locked down at this time?

"I have no plans on that yet," he offered. "But I'll definitely be making some visits.

"Distance is going to play a role in it," he continued. "But it's wherever I feel comfortable at a school. I can play in any kind of weather so it's basically if I feel comfortable at the school."

What is Mitchell looking for in his next home?

"The main think I'm looking for in a school is the coach-player connection," he said. "The kind of relationships the player and coaches have along with the atmosphere of the school. The main thing is the academics and it will be a key part."

Over the past couple of years Mitchell has seen coaching changes hit many programs. With relationships being one of the main ingredients in picking a school, how much does this concern him going forward?

"It kind of concerns me," said Mitchell. "If I'm getting recruited by a coach and they leave, that will be a problem. I guess I can meet new coaches and try and build a new relationship with them."

On the field Mitchell feels he has some strengths and areas of improvement.

"My strength I believe is my speed and my ability to make people miss," said Mitchell. "I've been catching the ball since I was a young boy. I feel I need to work on my blocking and getting a little stronger and getting more physical."

Would Mitchell consider returning kicks during his college career?

"Yes, I would love to be a returner," Mitchell said. "I want to go to college as a receiver. But where ever the coaches put me and feel I have the most ability to be a threat is fine with me."

As for the early relationship he's building with the Irish, Mike Denbrock looks to have hit all the right notes.

"We've spoken plenty of times on Facebook," said Mitchell. "He's seen my highlight and feels I can contribute to the team. He likes my game and we've created a good relationship and I like that." Top Stories