Mitch Platt, a rapidly developing 6-9, 250 pound power forward/center from Green Valley H.S. in Las Vegas, Nev., is focusing his attention on five colleges at the start of the September contact period.
Platt told Rivalshoops.com on Tuesday night that he is considering Arizona State, Texas Tech, Oregon, San Diego State and Utah. In fact, he took his first official visit to Arizona State this past weekend from Sept. 6-8, and has hosted a pair of schools in his home in the past 48 hours.
The Arizona State staff piggy backed its official visit with an in-home visit on Monday, Sept. 9, while Oregon Head Coach Ernie Kent was in the Platt household on Tuesday night, Sept. 10.
"I got to see the Arizona State staff four days in a row, and they're awesome," Platt reflected. "They have great guys down there and great facilities, and they make you feel comfortable, so I liked it a lot."
"But that's the only visit that I've taken so far," Platt continued. "So I am anxious to see these other places and then weigh my decision out."
Bobby Knight had been slated to visit with Platt in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Sept. 11, but the Texas Tech head coach recently underwent surgery and is expected to reschedule at a later date.
San Diego State's Steve Fisher will visit Platt on Sept. 17, while Utah's Rick Majerus will be in on the 24th.
Thus far, his first two in-homes have gone well.
"I was able to build a relationship with the ASU coaches over a couple of days on my visit, and then they came here," Platt said. "I didn't get a chance to talk to Coach Kent too much this summer, because he was with the USA team, but he came in tonight, made his speech and did very well. He's a good speaker."
Platt's remaining official visits will be to Texas Tech (Sept. 13-15), Oregon (Sept. 20-22), San Diego State (Oct. 4-6) and Utah (Oct. 18-20).
UNLV remains a remote possibility on Platt's list, but there's a much greater chance that he's headed out of town for his college experience.
"I have good conferences, good locations and good coaches on my list," Platt said. "So you can't really ask for too much more."