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Defensive End Jordan Mitchell’s First Power 5 Offer Comes From Pitt

Defensive End Jordan Mitchell’s First Power 5 Offer Comes From Pitt

It was a quiet evening on the recruiting front–until late last night when Pitt became the first Power 5 school to offer a junior from Georgia.

Jordan Mitchell (6’3″, 230) is a 2020 defensive end from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone Georgia. Mitchell becomes the 27th junior from Georgia to receive an offer from Pitt and the second from Sandy Creek HS  after cornerback Joey Hunter.

Although he had 15 other offers, including Air Force, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kent State and Liberty, to name a few, this first “big” one meant a lot to Mitchell.

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“It meant a lot to me because I know I’ve worked hard to get to the position I’m in today so it’s a tremendous blessing,” Mitchell told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Coach Archie Collins and I spoke and he informed me that I had an offer from the University of Pittsburgh. He also told me the offer was committable and they needed some of that “Georgia Juice.” Him and I have been talking since last Monday about things that Pitt had to offer. I was both surprised and ecstatic when he told me I had an offer.”

Initially, does anything stand out to Mitchell about Pitt?

“I like how Pitt is one of the top programs in the ACC conference. It’s also a Top 30 Business School, in which I intend to major in.”

Mitchell tells PSN that he believes the strengths to his game are his “get off the line, motor and plethora of pass rush moves. Coaches also tell me they like how aggressive I am off the ball and how I use my hands and eyes to track down the play.”

Along with Pitt, Mitchell says he’s also talking with schools such as Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, NC State, Stanford, Air Force and SMU. He also has an unofficial visit planned next weekend to Vanderbilt. He also says that he will be visiting Pitt in a few weeks.

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Golden Panther
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Time and time again Pitt appears to be the first Power 5 School to offer scholarships to students. While some look at that as a positive, I wonder why Pitt is the only Power 5 School to offer. Is our evaluatons that much better, or are we dumpster diving? I think it is the latter. Very rarely are we competing with the big Power 5 Schools. We are competing with Air Force, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kent State and Liberty. Let’s step up our recruiting.

Terry Durko
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You have to remember this young man has another year of high school. In that year he could become 4 star player that everyone wants. Pitt sees something and wants to me the first to offer.

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