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September 29, 2011

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

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Posted by Matt Bracken at 10:31 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: InsideMDSports


Glad to see that UMD has another option at PF in the 2012 class if Jefferson and/or McGary go elsewhere.

Inside MD Sports or Matt- What about Robert Carter? He still lists UMD as a player in his recruitment and said he is going to take a visit. Is there some reason he was not mentioned as an option in this article?

Charles, you need to check out Iowa City. Fantastic place and Coach Fran is a really, really good coach.

You could be a major cog and that team would be loaded for a final four run with you playing with the rest of that recruiting class.

hmmmm Iowa or Maryland. tough choice. so much to do in Iowa...........................................

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Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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