Recruit Profile: DB Lance Mitchell

Pasadena (Calif.) Muir High School standout Lance Mitchell has been putting up big numbers since his sophmore year. Mitchell is not only a standout a defense, but he has also made his name known on the offensive side of the ball.

Although things have been relatively quiet for Mitchell thus far, he knows it is only a matter of time before recruiting picks up.

"I'm getting mail from Nebraska, Cal, Arizona, Washington, and some others. I don't have any offers right now, but I'm taking my S.A.T. next month."

While Mitchell has been receiving mail from a wide range of schools, it is obvious that two schools sit on the top of his list.

"USC and Notre Dame would be my top two. With Notre Dame, I like the tradition and coaches over there. With USC, I'm from California and that's my team. I've always liked them and they got good players over there. I also know Sultan McCullough and talk to him a lot, and he went there."

Mitchell was not shy to point out that there is a leader amongst his top two.

"I would say USC. They just invited me to their Junior Day on April 2 and I'm gonna make it there for that."

Mitchell will be attending the Nike Camp at USC on April 15, and has a few numbers in mind when it comes to testing.

"I'd like to run in the 4.5 range, or low 4.6. Right now I'm about 6-2.5, 181 lbs."

When asked to describe his game, Mitchell responded with one word.

"Diverse." "I play both receiver and corner. I'm tall, big, I have nice quickness, sure hands, and nice moves. On defense I'm a real good short tackler and I like to hit. I also know the game real well, so that helps out."

Although Signing Day 2007 is a ways away, Mitchell has done some thinking on what he will look for in a school come decision time.

"Location is real big for me, the program has to be good. I'm also gonna look at the class they brought in the year before. I'm also going to to look at graduation rate, because that is real important. I'm gonna take all five of my visits and then decide."

Mitchell is a standout at WR and CB for Muir H.S., but his future could ultimately be at safety. Top Stories