Mitchell ready to see Irish

Four-star wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell has a top six. On Saturday when he attends Junior Day at Notre Dame, he’ll see one of those contenders as he starts to scout his finalists.

Four-star wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell talks nearly every day with Notre Dame assistant coach Scott Booker.

The two talk football, academics and family. On Saturday, Mitchell will meet Booker face-to-face when the 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver from Egg Harbor City, N.J., attends Junior Day at Notre Dame.

“He sends me some quotes and things like that and asks me how is football weight lifting going and how is school and the SAT, stuff like that,” Mitchell said. “Sometimes we just talk about family and how things are going day to day.”

Mitchell is looking forward to seeing what Notre Dame has to offer a prospective student-athlete.

He expects to arrive in South Bend late in the day on Friday and the next day he’ll spend several hours on campus.

The Irish likely won’t have to spend much time selling Mitchell on how he’d be used in the Notre Dame offense. Booker already has made that clear.

“He was telling me that with my versatility I could do a lot at the wide receiver position,” Mitchell said. “My main position would be spread out wide in the X position playing outside for the deep balls and more of a possession receiver but they’d also put me in the slot and let me go across the middle and jet sweeps and things of that nature. I’m pretty familiar with Notre Dame’s offense and how they run things.”

Notre Dame’s depth chart also appeals to Mitchell.

“I see that they kind of need receivers right now so that’s great in my eyes trying to come in and play as a freshman,” he said. “I see myself playing a good role in Notre Dame’s offense.”

The Irish are among the six schools Mitchell recently identified as the favorites to land his signature in February.

That group includes Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio State, Rutgers and Virginia Tech.

He’ll visit Virginia Tech on April 11 and has already been to Rutgers on a couple of occasions.

His plan is to see each of his favorites within the next few months.

“I hope to visit all the schools that are in the top six and maybe still visit some schools that aren’t in the top six but are cutting it close to the top six to get a better feel for things and to see where the coaches are at with things and see how the campus is and what it has to offer,” he said. “Ultimately I’ll try to narrow down the list even more.”

Scout.com ranks Mitchell as the 49th best player in the Class of 2016 and the No. 10 receiver in the nation.


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