Florida wing Alvin Mitchell decided to wait out the recruiting process in order to find what he was looking for: a big conference and a chance to play right away.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound wing from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale found that at Cincinnati and committed to the Big East school on Wednesday, according to his AAU coach Kenny Gillion.
"About two weeks ago, he came to me and said he studied up on Cincinnati since his visit and said he was thinking about making a commitment to them," Gillion said. "They are losing players at his position and it's the Big East and they can give him an opportunity to play right away."
Mitchell, the No. 135 ranked player in the class of 2007, also considered offers from Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and St. John's.
The Bearcats made up a lot of ground in a short amount of time, Gillion said, as Virginia Tech looked to be the team to beat for some time.
"I think the big thing was that chance to play right away. Nobody is at his position and they are kind of starting from scratch there with Bob Huggins gone. He feels like he can be the best player he can be there at the best conference."
Known for his outstanding scoring ability, Mitchell should indeed be a big time contributor as a freshman next season.
"He's going to be able to put up big numbers there," Gillion said.