Mitchell heads South for some ACC visits

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Brewster (N.H.) Academy shooting guard Donovan Mitchell took a vacation with his family this past weekend down to Atlanta to see some family. While on the trip, he decided to take advantage of an opportunity to see a pair of ACC schools that have been recruiting him.
"I visited Georgia Tech and Florida State this weekend," Mitchell said. "I was going down there to visit my grandmother in Atlanta, so I figured I would visit Georgia Tech while I was down there. Then last week Florida State offered, so I decided to visit there too."
The four-star prospect spent a big chunk of his Saturday on campus at Georgia Tech getting an up close look at the Yellow Jackets basketball program.
"The Georgia Tech visit went really well. I met with their entire coaching throughout the visit. I was there about five hours. I enjoyed everything about it. The academic piece, the campus, the gym the locker room, it was all great."
On Sunday, Mitchell made the five-hour drive south to Tallahassee to see what Florida State has to offer him as a prospective student athlete.
"The Florida State visit went great as well. I met with their entire coaching staff. I met with a few of their players, too. They have Aaron Thomas, who went to Brewster Academy where I go now, so that was cool. I loved everything about their campus as well. It's a great atmosphere. I liked everything about it."
Recruiting has picked up in recent months for Mitchell. He's added four high-major offers in recent weeks along with seeing increased attention from the programs already recruiting him.
"I actually recently got offered by Indiana, Oklahoma and Xavier as well as the Florida State offer. Everything else has been pretty much the same. I have Iowa, Creighton, Boston College, Providence, Georgia Tech, Florida State, St. Johns, Seton Hall, Fordham and Cincinnati. I've been talking to everyone a lot. For the rest of this month, I plan on visiting Providence and Boston College."
Since accepting the head coaching job at Boston College, head coach Jim Christian has been relentless in his pursuit of Mitchell.
"Boston College's new staff is on me very hard. I like Coach Christian a lot. He tells me I'm his number one guy and he tells me that all the time. It's good to hear. It's always the head coach texting me and not the assistants, so it tells me I'm a priority. He says he's going to build that program from the ground up and he wants to start it with me."
Providence has been involved in Mitchell's recruitment for a while now, and many see the Friars as a serious threat to receive his signature as a member of their 2015 class.
"I like Providence a lot. Their recruiting class they have coming in is going to be a great one. Coach [Ed] Cooley talks to me about how I would have a big impact coming in there. With Josh Fortune leaving, it opens the door a little bit more for me to come in and play. It's very appealing."
Prior to picking up new offers in the past few months, Mitchell thought he was inching closer to a decision. With every new offer, it seems as if it might take a little longer for him to make a verbal commitment.
"As far as cutting down my list, I don't really have a timeline for that. I've been telling people I want to commit in September, but I think that's starting to change as more schools begin to offer. It's starting to get a little bit more hectic. I can't really say when I'm going to commit yet."
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