For a while Ahmir Mitchell was only being recruited by school in the mid-Atlantic but more and more national powerhouses are taking notice. The national champion Florida State Seminoles recently offered the Egg Harbor City (N.J.) Cedar Creek star.
"It was really exciting," said the 6-foot-2, 197-pound Mitchell. "They came to the school and talked to my coach. It's really exciting to get an offer from the top team in the country. They're the national champions and it doesn't get any better than that. I'm really not familiar with the coaches down there but I'm hoping to take a trip down there to see how everything goes. Maybe I'll do a camp there too.
"It's in Florida so I know it's going to be a great place," he said. "I also want to find out about the academics and start to get closer with the coaches."
Mitchell's brother, Damon Mitchell, plays at Arkansas and the family went to Fayetteville to see the spring game.
"Arkansas was wild," Mitchell said. "They have the best facilities I've seen so far. They are strictly business down there. It's like an NFL team. I stayed down there for a while and stayed with my brother in his dorm. It was a great experience down there and I had a really good time. Hopefully an offer should be coming soon from Arkansas."
Virginia, Old Dominion and Rutgers are the only other schools that have offered Mitchell but he knows more about one than the others.
"For seven years of my life I lived in Virginia and I have a lot of family down there," he said. "I know a lot about them. It's a great coaching staff in my eyes and the academic program is very good. It's far away from home but still close enough."
Damon Mitchell's recruitment was full of twists and turns. He committed to Georgia Tech early in the process but ended up flipping to Arkansas on Signing Day.