Mitchell still solid

Memphis (Tenn.) White Station WR Dillon Mitchell talks about his status with Oregon, relationship with the coaching staff, who he's staying in contact with and his summer plans

Several months removed from announcing his verbal commitment to Oregon, four-star wide receiver, and Scout 300 prospect, Dillon Mitchell told eDuck.com that nothing has changed with his status as the summer approaches.

“Everything’s going good,” he said. “I’m still 100 percent with Oregon. But there’s been school’s coming through though.”

Aside from Florida State, Mitchell said most of the programs still pursuing him are from the SEC and Pac-12, but two are pursuing him harder than the rest: Alabama and Tennessee.

Alabama is likening Mitchell to Amari Cooper, believing he can come in and be the next big playmaker for the Crimson Tide. Meanwhile, Tennessee is relying on the hometown card and trying to keep Mitchell in-state.

However, Mitchell continues to develop a stronger bond with Oregon, making it that much tougher to break and flip him. Wide receivers coach Matt Lubick and offensive Scott Frost evaluated Mitchell earlier this spring and, while he has a solid foundation with them, Mitchell said he’s in contact with head coach Mark Helfrich more frequently than any other coach at the moment.

“My relationship with them is great,” Mitchell said. “We talk maybe every other day on Twitter or I give them a call. It’s going pretty good.”

Mitchell is also trying to develop a bond with his fellow Oregon commits, naming three in particular that he’s staying in contact with.

“I’d have to say Seth Green, Theo Howard and Troy Warner,” he said. “They’re probably the main guys.”

Mitchell will be a part of The Opening in July and get a taste of what it’ll be like to stay in the Pacific Northwest for a short period of time. He said he’s looking forward to competing against the best players in the country at the camp. After that, the rest of his summer seems rather light.

“Just keeping in contact with Oregon,” he said. “Maybe getting a visit with them. That’s the only visit I plan on taking.”


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