San Diego State Gets Late Commit From A Three-Star Forward
The Aztecs potentially earned major recruit in Matt Mitchell.
San Diego State landed a sleeper in Mitchell
San Diego State landed a big commitment with the late addition of 2017 forward Matt Mitchell. Mitchell was originally committed to Cal State Fullerton but then decommitted in April in hopes for a bigger offer, and the Aztecs fit that bill.
“I would like to thank everyone who was involved in my recruiting process,” Mitchell said on Twitter Monday morning. “It has been a long journey but I have decided to attend SDSU.”
Mitchell ended up taking his final two official visits with San Diego State and Utah, but he gained plenty of interest from other power programs such as Oregon, USC, LSU, North Carolina State, UNLV, West Virginia, Gonzaga and Connecticut.
Academic issues scared off some bigger programs looking to secure the services of Mitchell and not only is Mitchell a three-star small forward out of Corona, California, and considered a great addition for the Aztecs. He had to take a pair of classes this summer to become eligible for the upcoming season.
His high school accolades should have made Mitchell a prime recruit to any of the top programs in the country. He was named the Riverside Press-Enterprise’s Inland Empire player of the year as a junior, and earned that award over his teammate Jemarl Baker who is playing college basketball at Kentucky.
On his AAU Dream Vision team he stood out by averaging 20.3 points and 5.5 in 12 games this summer. This team included star players like J’Raan Brooks who is off to USC, Bryan Penn-Johnson who holds offers from UCLA, Arizona and Kansas; plus the nation’s top player in the 2020 class in Kyree Walker.
“He was way under-recruited, way under-recruited,” Dream Vision coach Clayton Williams said via the San Diego Union-Tribune. “There’s nothing wrong with Cal State Fullerton. It’s a good school. But he’s a Pac-12 type talent, and I consider San Diego State to be a school with Pac-12 talent.
“He could be an immediate impact player in college. I would go as far to say that I would not be surprised if he’s freshman of the year in whatever conference he plays in.”