Mitch Platt, a blue collar 6-9, 250 pound power forward center from Green Valley H.S. in Henderson, Nev., has planned a pair of official visits for September.
Platt told Rivalshoops that he will visit Texas Tech the weekend of Sept. 14th, and Oregon the weekend of Sept. 21st. He has been offered scholarships thus far by UNLV, Utah, San Diego State, Oregon and Texas Tech.
Other schools which have expressed some interest but haven't offered include Kansas and Arizona State.
Earlier this month, Platt vacationed with his family in San Diego, where he had a chance to visit both San Diego and San Diego State unofficially. While he is seriously mulling a return official trip to San Diego State, San Diego appears to be out the picture at this juncture.
With visits planned to both Lubbock, Tex., and Eugene, Ore., Platt said that Utah and San Diego State are both in good shape to receive two of his other fall trips.
"With the officials already being set up, Texas Tech and Oregon are the leaders, but I like Utah because of Salt Lake City and Coach Majerus," he said. "It's pretty close to home, but it's also pretty far away from Las Vegas, too."
If he follows plans to visit those four schools, that would leave Platt with one more official trip, should he decide to take it in the fall.
Because he lives so close to UNLV, Platt has had many opportunities to visit Charlie Spoonhour's Mountain West Conference program over the past few years. He doesn't know if he wants to be that close to home for college, but Platt said he will probably take an unofficial to UNLV in the weeks to come.
A cagey, curly haired big man, Platt played for the Las Vegas Stars at last month's adidas Big Time Tournament. While he's not blessed with great quickness or athleticism, Platt has good size and strength, and uses fakes well to score around the basket. He also has a little jump hook shot that he brandishes from time to time.
Platt averaged 13 points, nine rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game last season at Green Valley H.S. He said he has a 3.2 GPA and scored just under 1000 (960) on the SAT.
This past summer, Platt attended both sessions of the West Coast All-Star Camp in Carson, Calif., and wrapped up a busy summer at the Big Time Tournament.