"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Thursday, May 12, 2005

A break from the Gold: Jonathan Mitchell visits Marquette

Although the buzz around Marquette lately has primarily revolved around the nickname controversy, there are other much more positive events happening around Marquette at this time. Jonathan Mitchell, a 6'6", 235 pound junior bruiser from Mt. Vernon High School in New York is on campus on Thursday and Friday for an official visit.

Mitchell has been unanimously considered a top 100 prospect in the 2006 class by every major ranking service. Some big names have expressed interest in Mitchell, including Kentucky, Kansas, and Georgia Tech. Mitchell is a versatile southpaw who can play both inside and outside, and he already appears to have the brawn needed to compete in the new Big East.

Another interesting angle here is that Marquette legend and recent jersey retiree, Earl Tatum, is putting the full court pressure on Mitchell. Tatum is one of the most famous alums from Mt. Vernon High, and of course, Earl would love to see Jonathan in the blue and gold next season. Certainly, making recruiting inroads at a NYC power like Mt. Vernon would be a wonderful move by Marquette as it joins the Big East Conference.

Please see Mark Miller's article below for more details:


No comments: