September 20, 2011

McCaffery visits four-star

Coach Fran McCaffery is trying to build off the recruiting momentum from last week's verbal commitment of four star prospect Adam Woodbury by trying to land another four star out of the state of Georgia. Last week as he received the commitment from Woodbury, Coach McCaffery was making an in-home visit to forward Charles Mitchell and the big man liked what he heard.

"Coach McCaffery did an in-home visit with us last week and it went really well," Mitchell said Monday. "He told me a lot of good things about the school and also talked more about how I would fit into his system and style of play. He told me how I would fit in as far as playing time and also about academics.. My mother loved him. She thought he was great."

The 6-foot-8 and 240 pound forward from Marietta, GA says that he has known Iowa assistant coach Sherman Dillard for a few years and that Iowa really picked up their recruitment of him following the LeBron James Skills Camp in early July.

"They saw me at the LeBron Camp and said they really liked the way that I play. They feel like I am good fit and since then I have been talking to Coach Dillard and Coach McCaffery on a regular basis."

At that camp, Mitchell also got acquainted with Adam Woodbury on the court. The two went head to head at the LeBron Camp as well as the Pangos Camp in California. Mitchell says Woodbury's commitment to Iowa could help in the Hawkeyes recruiting efforts.

"That was a good get for Iowa and I think he will be a good player for them. It doesn't change how I feel about Iowa, but now I do know that they have a high level player that I could play with when I get there," Mitchell said.

Mitchell is also familiar with fellow 2012 Georgia prospect and Iowa commit Kyle Meyer. The two have played against each other a couple of times and Meyer has told Mitchell that he needs to visit Iowa because he says he would love it.

Right now official visits are on hold for Mitchell. He will be taking his ACT test on October 1st and then begin the process of scheduling official visits. He has not committed to making any official visit yet, but would like to make a decision by the end of October or early November and sign during the early signing period in the middle of November.

Iowa isn't alone is trying to land Mitchell, who Rivals.com ranks as the 76th best player in the Class of 2012. Maryland made an in-home visit recently and he also holds offers from Tennessee, Seton Hall, Rhode Island, Oklahoma State, DePaul, St. John's, Georgia Tech, and Florida State.


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