The Miami Hurricanes’ successful recruiting trips in the Pennsylvania area have the chance to repeat next week.
Four-star class of 2021 point guard Stevie Mitchell announced Thursday that he’ll be announcing where he’ll play college basketball on August 5.
Back in June, Mitchell released his ‘Top 7’ schools, including Miami (FL), Villanova, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Temple, St. Joe’s (PA) and Marquette.
The Pennsylvania native — 6-foot-2, 165 pounds — is pegged as the No. 112 overall player in the nation, No. 17 point guard, and No. 6 prospect in the Quaker State, per 247Sports Composite rankings. Mitchell averaged 22 points, five rebounds, and nearly three steals last season, shooting 48 percent from the field his junior year at Wilson High School (PA).
The crafty guard became Wilson’s all-time leading scorer, notching 1,496 career points. His impressive play also earned him 6A first-team all-state honors.
Despite the interest between both sides, it remains unlikely that the guard will ultimately choose UM unless there’s some serious convincing.
Mitchell is from Reading, Pennsylvania, home to former five-star Miami Hurricanes shooting guard Lonnie Walker IV.
Still, it might be late at this point, with the Reading Eagle reporting that he plans to join coach Steve Wojciechowski at Marquette University. While it remains unconfirmed, two Crystal Ball predictions leaning towards the Golden Eagles seem to lean towards the article.
If UM can garner Mitchell, he’ll join four-star point guard Bensley Joseph as coach Jim Larranaga’s second commitment in the 2021 class. Miami will also have four scholarship offers remaining.