Averaging 30 points a game in his senior year, Florida forward Alvin Mitchell is a hot target for a number of high-major programs late in the process. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound wing from Cardinal Gibbons High School has a host of programs hot on his trail.
Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, St. John's and Cincinnati remain as the five top schools in the race for Mitchell, according to Mitchell's AAU coach Kenny Gillion. Florida, Missouri and Purdue are also looking.
"I think he wants to see what coaches come out and see him with his high school team and then after the season is over, he'll take some visits after that," Gillion said.
Mitchell has already visited Virginia Tech and Cincinnati and Gillion said there is a team that will be tough to beat.
"I think Virginia Tech has the inside track with him because they were the ones that recruited him before the summer and before he really blew up," Gillion said. "Plus his high school coach is pretty close with Seth Greenburg. They go back.
"Alvin is one of those kids that want to see all of his options and he likes to play the recruiting game. But I think it's going to be hard to beat Virginia Tech. It's the ACC and he likes what they players have told him about the school."
Gillion said he believes Mitchell will make a decision after the season is over and more towards the signing date in April.
"The big thing with Alvin is the big conference and immediate playing time," Gillion said.