Mitchell Likes Changes at Pitt

Reggie Mitchell

Reggie Mitchell has taken three unofficial visits to Pitt this spring. He is deciding about which spring game he will be at this weekend.

Reggie Mitchell is a 6-0, 170-pound corner prospect out of Shady Side Academy (PA). Mitchell might play in a smaller conference, but that hasn't deterred some big-time football programs from recruiting him.

As a junior, Mitchell threw for 555 yards and ran for 500. He also had three interceptions and scored 12 touchdowns. Mitchell recently competed at the Badger Sports New Level Athletics 7-on-7 tournament, where he went up against and competed alongside prospects from much bigger schools. He feels this will not only aid in his development as a player and help him when he goes back to compete with his own team, but also help with exposure.

"It's not really a fast conference, but everyone is big," Mitchell said. "I think coming out here gets you prepared, and makes you even better for when you go back there on the field. This is great. I love it. It's finally getting back on the field, the competition, it's been awhile so it's pretty cool."

Mitchell has been to Pitt a number of times in the winter, and in the spring. He's got a pretty good view of the Panthers. Pitt defensive backs coach Tony Gibson is in charge of his recruitment.

"I've been (to Pitt) three times, I really like it," Mitchell said. "I've talked to Coach Graham a couple times. He really knows what he's doing. He's bringing a new attitude to the program. I really like it. I've talked to coach Gibson a couple of times. He said he likes my film. I just have to make another visit down there."

Mitchell has also been impressed with how the team is responding under the new coaching staff in spring practice.

"I like it," Mitchell added. "(Graham) is changing everything. I went down with my coach. It's just totally different from what they were doing last year. It looks good."

Even though he's already been to Pitt three times, there's still a possibility he will be at tomorrow's spring game.

"I'm either going go to Pitt or Connecticut (for the spring game)," Mitchell said. "I talked to (quarterbacks) coach (Joe) Moorhead from Connecticut, and he wanted me to come up, because I've already made three visits to Pitt. I was thinking of just going up there for a visit."

Mitchell has been a three-sport athlete in the past, also competing in basketball and track. He will not run track this spring, instead choosing to lift with his football team.

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