Offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz (6-5, 300, 5.3) from Palisades, Calif., has heard from over 50 D-I schools so far this recruiting season and because of that fact Palisades will be a college coach hot spot this coming spring.
Some of the over 50 schools include Michigan, Notre Dame, Miami, Ohio State, Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Stanford and USC. That is a pretty impressive list of interested parties.
"We were at USC's junior day last weekend and talked some of their coaches," Lee Schwartz, Mitchell's Dad said. "There were a lot of people there. He also attended the junior combine at the US Army All-American combine held earlier in San Antonio."
As a junior Schwartz earned all-city and all-league for his junior season performance as an offensive tackle.
Schwartz is an outstanding all-around athlete who also pitches and plays first base for the Palisades baseball team. He is getting some recruiting attention for baseball but he sees his ticket to the next level as a football player. That is a good thing, too, since football is a passion of his.
Schwartz has outstanding bloodlines, his older brother Geoffrey Schwartz is the starting right tackle for the Oregon Ducks.
Like his older brother, the younger Schwartz also plays both ways on the high school level, but will more than likely end up as an offensive player on the collegiate level.
Schwartz will attend the NIKE Camp in Palo Alto on May 13th and will attend Stanford's junior day on May 14th.
Earlier in the year Schwartz was invited to attend junior days at Tennessee, Michigan, Miami and Nebraska but because of other commitments he couldn't attend.
Schwartz has also been invited to Oregon's junior day later this month but it is unknown at this time if he will be able to attend.
The scouting report on Schwartz is he's very athletic for a big man and possesses good feet. He is also a very intelligent football player with a great knowledge for the game. He is like having a coach on the field.