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Arizona football recruiting: 3-star WR Jaden Mitchell verbally commits to Wildcats

Mitchell’s new home will be in Tucson


The Arizona Wildcats held their spring scrimmage at the end of March and hosted a bunch of recruits for it.

One particular recruit really enjoyed his second visit to Tucson last month, so much so that he decided to stay.

Jaden Mitchell — 3-star receiver from Desert Pines High School (Las Vegas, NV) — gave the Wildcats his pledge on Friday.

“I am proud to announce that I am verbally committed to The University Of Arizona,” Mitchell wrote on Twitter later in the day. “They have an up and coming program and I feel that I can make a big impact when I come up there. I made this decision because it’s a very comfortable place up in Arizona. And I’ve already built great relations with the coaches and players. I am about to head into my senior summer and that will let me focus on them more and see if it is truly the right fit. Thank you and BEARDOWN.”

He visited Tucson in early March with other Vegas-area recruits and really enjoyed his time on campus.

“It went really well,” Mitchell said of his visit. “They have a beautiful campus, beautiful facilities. There are nice people down there and have a good coaching staff.”

While on his first visit he managed to catch up with freshman sensation Tony Fields, who played at Desert Pines.

“We talked about the university, practices, and what it is like there,” Mitchell said of his conversations with Fields.

Arizona has a couple of other incoming freshmen from Desert Pines in cornerback Tony Wallace and offensive lineman Edgar Burrola. The Wildcats have been working rather hard to rebuild a pipeline into Las Vegas and so far it has been a success.

When it comes to Mitchell, I really like what he brings to Tucson and think he’ll fit in well with the offense. He is very decisive in his actions on the field and that is not a bad thing. His elusiveness and speed are definitely attributes to pay attention to. He has good hands and has good concentration to make tough catches. His initial burst of speed is quite violent, but he has a finesse about his game that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Mitchell finished his junior — and final — season at Desert Oasis High School with 18 catches for 264 yards and two touchdowns. At quarterback he totaled 150 passing yards with one touchdown plus 336 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

His junior season highlights can be viewed here.

2018 Arizona football commits

Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Armani Adams S 117 *** 6-0 190 Lakewood St. Petersburg, FL
Tre Adams WR 182 *** 6-3 190 Wakeland Frisco, TX
McKenzie Barnes CB 123 *** 6-2 170 Edison Fresno, CA
Jailen Bailey WR 278 *** 5-10 180 Lincoln San Diego, CA
Steven Bailey OG 39 *** 6-3 290 Centennial (Glendale CC) Peoria, AZ
Jaiden Dockery S 95 *** 6-0 195 Lancaster Lancaster, TX
Jhevon Hill ATH 66 *** 6-3 185 Cajon San Bernardino, CA
Martell Irby RB 101 *** 5-10 200 Morse San Diego, CA
Mykee Irving DT 42 *** 6-4 330 Calabasas Calabasas, CA
Issaiah Johnson ILB 36 *** 6-3 220 Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA
Jamarye Joiner QB (Dual Threat) 24 *** 6-3 205 Cienega Vail, AZ
Donovan Laie OT 102 *** 6-6 315 Oceanside Oceanside, CA
Thomas Marcus WR 171 *** 6-4 185 San Diego San Diego, CA
Jaden Mitchell WR 193 *** 6-0 180 Desert Pines Las Vegas, NV
Jake Peters TE 62 *** 6-5 240 Santa Margarita Catholic Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Adam Plant WDE 48 *** 6-5 245 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV
Darrius Smith RB 119 *** 5-10 175 Dawson Pearland, TX
David Watson OT 117 *** 6-6 300 Amphitheater Tucson, AZ
Zach Williams WR 211 *** 6-3 205 Jones Creek Alpharetta, GA
Christian Young S 60 *** 6-1 201 Foster Richmond, TX