Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Seth Greenberg continues to do a good job on the recruiting trail. He and his staff have already landed four very good recruits for the ’07 class and are looking to add more. Perhaps the next best possibility is Alvin Mitchell , a standout 6-5, 210-pound guard/forward out of Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale, FL).
“I feel pretty good about Virginia Tech,” Mitchell said. “I have another interest in Rutgers, but I think I might make my decision soon. I talk to Coach Greenberg all the time and Virginia Tech is looking good right now.”
Mitchell made an official visit to Virginia Tech on the weekend of September 23rd and the trip went very well.
“Oh, man, at Virginia Tech the fans are crazy,” Mitchell replied when asked what he liked about his official visit to Virginia Tech. “I loved the atmosphere there. It’s laid back like I thought it would be. The basketball players were cool. It was really laid back and very enjoyable. There is stuff to do if you want to, but for the most part it is laid back and people take care of business.”
Mitchell is taking his decision one day at a time.
“I sit down and talk with my mom everyday,” Mitchell said. If he makes an official visit to Rutgers, it may come later this month. “She feels comfortable with what I tell her about Virginia Tech. She tells me I could wait or if I feel strongly enough then I could make my decision now.”
Virginia Tech is very familiar with Mitchell, who the staff has been eyeing since they recruited former Cardinal Gibbons standout Hyman Taylor for the 2005 recruiting class. As a junior last season, Mitchell averaged 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists en route to earning Broward County Class 4A-1A Player of the Year honors.
“I’m a physical player on the court,” Mitchell said. “I can shoot the three good. I also can play with my back to the basket. I run off screens, play defense and I can get to the basket. I can play shooting guard or small forward.”
Scout.com rates Mitchell as a four-star prospect, while Rivals.com rates him as a three-star.
Mitchell is interested in computers, so he was very impressed with Virginia Tech’s educational opportunities as well.
“I saw the centers and building Virginia Tech is building,” Mitchell said. “They were good there, too.”