Mitchell committed to the Sooners over Miami in early July despite having taken multiple visits to Coral Gables and having heavy interest in the Hurricanes but hasn’t written Miami off as an option, and the Canes are continuing to aggressively pursue. He’s heard from the Hurricanes “almost every day” since he committed to Oklahoma.
“They’re still on the board,” Mitchell said. “It felt good seeing coach Cristobal at the school. He’s been good at keeping in touch with me since I committed to Oklahoma, so it feels good to know they still want me as a recruit. He feels like I can be a big thing for them, so that feels good.”
Miami has picked up its recruiting intensity with Mitchell lately and wants him to take a game visit to Coral Gables this fall, although he does not have anything currently scheduled with the Hurricanes. But he said it felt good to be enough of a recruiting priority that Cristobal visited his school during Miami’s bye week.
“It’s different in Miami,” Mitchell said. “He thinks I can be a great player, and he wants to keep in contact and keep those close relationships and stuff.”
He said he feels he could shut down his recruitment and make a final decision soon, but he also said he doesn’t want to shut out any one school.
“You never know what might happen,” Mitchell said. “I enjoyed myself when I went to Miami, and they’ve produced some great guys at my position too. That’s really just it.”
Mitchell is still very much on Miami’s board and a prospect the Hurricanes would be excited about even after his reclassification to 2024, and while Oklahoma is still in the best position for Mitchell, Miami hasn’t backed down. We expect Miami to continue to push for Mitchell.