Steven Mitchell developed a big reputation in Southern California this season and the 2013 wide receiver from Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany backed it up at the U.S. Army National Combine last week in San Antonio.
Mitchell, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect, was one of the top receivers at the event and made the Rivals.com Army All-Combine: Offense team.
With offers from UCLA, Washington and SMU, Mitchell said he's going to take recruiting slow and see what else is out there for him.
The junior grew up a fan of USC football but hasn't heard much from the Trojans yet. He thinks playing in a spread system might fit him best because of his small stature and outstanding speed.
Oregon and Cal are showing lots of interest and he said Alabama, Notre Dame and others have gotten in contact as well. Mitchell said he's still unsure whether staying in California or getting away for college would suit him best.
"I'm getting a lot of letters right now and I hope that continues," Mitchell said.
"I would like to stay close to home but I would like to explore, too. It's going to be a tough choice and I really don't know yet."
Mitchell said he recently took an unofficial visit to UCLA to meet first-year coach Jim Mora and things went well. The Bruins are definitely one of his early favorites but his recruitment is still in the preliminary stages.
Getting up to Washington and to SMU is being considered but Mitchell hasn't figured anything out yet.
"I went to go meet Jim Mora not too long ago and I'm pretty excited about them," Mitchell said.
"I heard Washington's campus is beautiful. Their coach came down to my school two or three times and they've checked up on me and I liked that.
"I don't really know that much about SMU. I know they have a pretty good offense and they're rising so I'll watch out for them."