InsideMDSports: Terps pay Mitchell a visit
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The Maryland basketball staff continues to log frequent flier miles in its efforts to secure a top-flight power forward to pair with committed center Shaquille Cleare. The Terps' tour stopped Monday in Marietta, Ga., where one of their top targets – Wheeler High senior Charles Mitchell – resides.
“They came to my school two days ago. It was [Maryland assistant] coach Bino [Ranson] and [assistant] coach Dalonte [Hill],” said Mitchell, who joins Mitch McGary and Amile Jefferson at the top of the Terrapins' wishlist. “We didn’t really get to talk a lot because I had to get to class. They just watched me work out..”
Mitchell will take an official visit to Maryland sometime soon, and he said a date will be secured shortly.
“I take my test [the SAT] this weekend, and after that I can start setting up some visits. I’ll probably start the second week in October,” he said.
The burly 6-8 forward is still looking closely at Maryland, Tennessee, Florida State, Clemson and perhaps a few others. He plans to take three officials and make a decision shortly thereafter.
The biggest factor “will probably be my relationship with the coaching staff,” said Mitchell, who has been hearing regularly from Maryland’s staff for several months now. “It’s an open playing field, that’s why I want to get out and take these visits.”
-- Story by Jeff Ermann