Recruiting: Spring Game Attendee Elon Mitchell

Round Rock Stony Point LB <b>Elon Mitchell</b> made the short jaunt to Austin for the Longhorn Spring Game. We visited with him briefly about the visit, as well as his recruitment to date.

"It was nice," Elon Mitchell said of the Orange-White Game. "Mostly same ol', same ol'."

The 6-1.5/6-2 'backer is already familiar with the Forty Acres and Texas coaches after attending one of UT's junior days.

No scholarship offer yet, but Mitchell said the Longhorn coaches told him they wanted to see him at one of their one-day camps.

"Coach (Greg) Robinson said they haven't seen me at linebacker on film, so they want to see me at their camp," Mitchell said. "The film I have shows me playing defensive end, but they want me as a linebacker."

That news, however, doesn't have the Round Rock prep down in the dumps.

"I understand," Mitchell revealed. "I think they eventually will offer. Coach Robinson said with my size/talent (and grades) that he just needs to get a look at me at linebacker first."

Texas A&M decided to go the same route, encouraging Elon to make it up to one of the Ags' summer camps so they can grab an up-close look at him in linebacker drills, as well.

But, Dennis Franchione and Gang will see him, at least in-person, before the summer camp circuit starts. Mitchell planned to attend this weekend's Aggie Spring Game.

Asked who is recruiting him harder than the others, Mitchell said, "Texas A&M. They send me hand-written letters all the time. Just recently, I got a couple from Carl Torbush. They write all the time."

Per Mitchell, Notre Dame, Texas and Miami also continue to seriously court him while "Oklahoma and USC" just sends him letters "here and there".


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