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Mitchell discusses four at the fore in his recruitment

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Jordan Mitchell

Jordan Mitchell is currently the No. 54 ranked prospect in the 2019 rankings, and for good reason. At 6-foot-7, he possesses the type of versatility that will get college coaches excited. He’s comfortable playing on the perimeter and, despite lacking strength right now, isn’t afraid of playing inside on the block. His shooting ability will be what carries him going forward, and could make him a nice “stretch four” option at the college level.

Mitchell said Florida, Iowa and Xavier have offered and are pushing hard. Ohio State’s previous staff offered him a scholarship, but he’s yet to receive word from the new staff if the offer still stands.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

Mitchell touched on his offers to date.

Florida: “I like how they play. They like to run up and down the court and they like long, lanky guys that can play outside and inside.”

Iowa: “They play defense and they shoot a lot of threes. They like guys that can shoot there.”

Ohio State: “I’ve heard from them, but not that much. They said I’m still on their mind and they really want to get me up there and recruit me. I’m still interested in them. It’s a nice place.”

Xavier: “They play defense and they play hard all the time. They have a really good program.”

RIVALS REACTION

It’s surprising to some extent that Mitchell isn’t getting more action on the recruiting front. He’s long and skilled, and those are two traits that usually get college coaches really excited. If Ohio State’s new staff decides to go on him, the Buckeyes would probably be hard to beat. Xavier has ramped up recruiting efforts in the past few classes and shouldn’t be discounted for the Ohio native either. Don’t be surprised if he becomes a popular target for several Big Ten schools before all is said and done.

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