Chris Mitchell shines at combine

Chris Mitchell (WR, New Orleans, LA) - There are always a few kids who make a name for themselves at the high school combines that are held throughout the country. Chris Mitchell is one of them.

Although some of the top programs throughout the country have already offered Chris (Miami, Auburn, and Ole Miss), Mitchell had not developed the big name in the recruiting circles. That has now all changed, as Chris simply stole the show during the combine that was held at Tulane on Saturday.

Mitchell had the 2nd best vertical (39") and broad jump (10 feet 9") at the combine. He also recorded the third best 40 time (4.59) on a very slow field.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Chris Mitchell after the combine:

What did you measure in at today? "6' 0", 168."

What was your recorded 40 time? "I ran a 4.56."

Which position are you being recruited to play on the next level? "WR."

What are your strengths at wide receiver? "Catching the ball. I feel like when the ball is in the air, nobody can out jump me or beat me to the ball."

What are you concentrating on to make yourself a better WR? "My techniques."

What were your stats as a junior at John Ehret (5A)? "I had 65 catches and 12 TD's and I had over 1500 yards of offense."

Chris jumps 38"
Any awards? "I was named All-District, Metro, and 2nd Team All-State."

Are you being moved to QB for your senior season? "Yes sir."

How is that transition going? "It is going pretty good. I like the ball in my hands. We have a lot of young players coming in, so we are all just trying to learn each other."

Who are the main schools that are recruiting you? "Miami, Florida, Ole Miss, UCLA, Auburn. Those are the most consistent."

Any phone calls this month? "I have talked to Ole Miss, Illinois, Miami, Florida, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Texas, and Nebraska. Those are the only ones I have personally talked to, some other have called too."

Who called first? "Coach Frank Wilson from Ole Miss."

Any early scholarship offers? "Ole Miss, Miami, Auburn, and UCLA is just waiting on my ACT score."

What is your current academic status? "I have a 2.5 GPA. I just took the ACT test for the first time this month. I am still waiting for my score."

Which schools are now at the top of your list? "Miami, Ole Miss, UCLA, and Auburn."

What stands out about Miami? "Their West Coast offense."

What attracts you to Ole Miss? "My brother signed with them (Jabarre Mitchell), and I like their graduation percentage. They have the third best in the country."

Does having your brother at Ole Miss give them an edge? "Yes sir."

What are UCLA's positives? "I have never been there."

And Auburn? "I really do not know. I have never been there either."

Where have you camped and where do you go next? "This is the only camp I have been to. I will probably go to Miami, Ole Miss, Florida, and Auburn next.

What will be the main factors for you when it comes decision time? "Mainly, I will look at how many they are graduating. I will look at how they run their athletic program. Like, will I be able to come in a play? What benefits me? I will also look at their campus and campus activities."

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