Mullis Has "A+" Visit

Wake Forest basketball coaches hosted Mitch Mullis on an unofficial visit Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday, Mullis told DeaconSports that he had a great visit to the Winston-Salem campus.

6-7 215 pound rising sophomore basketball recruit Mitch Mullis visited Wake Forest and the Deacon coaches Tuesday afternoon in Winston-Salem. The Forsyth Country Day star who averaged 19.3 points per game last high school season arrived on campus at 2:00 and immediately headed to the athletic office to meet with the coaching staff.

"We started off meeting [the coaches] at the athletic office and had a 30 minute conversation with Skip," Mullis said. "Then we did a tour of the campus and the quad and stuff. We then proceeded to new athletic center and practice facility."

"From there we went down to the weight room and met some of the players and stuff. Finally, we went back to Skip's office and had another long conversation."

"[In those conversations,] basically he said that he wanted athletes with the highest academic standards and that he felt he had a great future ahead there with the Wake Forest program," Mullis told DeaconSports. "Skip said that he wanted to keep me close and that he wasn't going to offer freshmen and sophomores real early like some schools do because he doesn't believe in it. He told me to worry about winning high school games for a while. He also said that I had an open invitation anytime I wanted to workout or go to a game."

So what did Mullis think about the visit and the program? He'd love to tell you. "I love Wake Forest," he said. "I like the new facilities and the practice facility. The whole coaching staff gets an A+. I'm a big Wake Forest fan anyway and I was in awe going in. But then, I met Skip. He was nice, friendly, and funny."

Mullis told DeaconSports that he is currently playing the four for the most part. "Right now, I'm playing mostly the four," he said. "I have good guard and perimeter skills, [but I'm] working on quickness, agility, and my three-point shot. My post moves are some of the best around [and I'm a] good slasher, but I've just got to continue to grow."

In the coming weeks, Mullis will prepare for Nationals that begin July 6th. "I have the nationals coming up in Claksville, Tennessee and maybe the Pepsi Challej too," Mullis noted. "I'll be playing for the NC Gaters and we're the #1 team going into the Nationals."

While Mullis has visited North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Wake Forest unofficially so far, he told DeaconSports that he plans to visit Clemson later this summer as well. "Wake, State, and Clemson are recruiting me the hardest," Mullis continued, "but Dave [Odom] is doing good stuff at South Carolina. After those, I'd say Kentucky is my next favorite, but I'd like to stay kind of close to home."

Overall, Mullis' visit went very well and his favorite school coming into the visit did not let him down on his first real unofficial visit to Wake Forest. While the Deacs seem to have the upper-hand on Mullis at this point, it is definitely very early in the process.

Stay tuned to DeaconSports for the latest on Wake Forest basketball recruiting – including the latest on rising sophomore Mitch Mullis.

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