Mitchell On the Map

The Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt cornerback, Elijah Mitchell, has a couple of offers with more on the horizon...

Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt cornerback Elijah Mitchell (5-8.5, 165), is plenty familiar with the college game.

His father, Mario, played at San Diego State, and his older brothers Immanuel and Joshua play at Colorado State and Nebraska respectively.

The youngest of the three, though, may be the best of all of them.

Mitchell got his first two offers last week, from New Mexico State and Boise State, and more schools have made it a point to visit Roosevelt and see him this spring.

But despite his talents on the football field, track has taken over much of his spring.

"I'd love to do track as long as I can, and I'm having a good track season," said Mitchell. "I just ran at the CIF Prelims and the CIF Finals are next week. I broke the league record in the 100m and 200m and broke Josh's records. So I'm still doing track for a while."

Still, coaches have come by Roosevelt and watched Mitchell run while grabbing his film and transcripts.

"We've had USC, UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, Colorado and Idaho come by," said Mitchell.

And what about the schools where he has family ties?

"The San Diego State coaches send me a lot of mail, and my brother (Josh) said that the Nebraska coaches think highly of me and they came by. And Colorado State, they have a new staff, so they're getting set there, but I'm interested in them too."

The Boise State offer immediately caught Mitchell's attention.

"I'd been talking with the DB's coach (Jimmy Lake) on Facebook, and then shortly after, he offered me," said Mitchell. "That was a big one because that's a great program."

Mitchell said when track concludes, he's planning on taking unofficial visits to UCLA, USC and Stanford, and plans to camp at the latter two schools.

Stanford is the school that Mitchell covets an offer from.

"Stanford is my dream school," said Mitchell. "Mainly because of the degree, but they also have a good football team."

This weekend at the CIF Finals, Mitchell will run the 100m, 200m and the 4x400.

Academically, he has a 3.7 GPA and took the SAT earlier this month.

Last fall, Mitchell had 33 tackles and three interceptions with 12 pass breakups as a junior.

Brandon is in his eighth year with and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
Twitter | Blog | Facebook | E-Mail |

Bruin Report Online Top Stories