While recruiting has gotten wild and turbulent in the last few months, the commitment of four-star wide receiver Steven Mitchell has stayed as steady as can be, culminating in his signed letter of intent, which was received by Lane Kiffin and the Trojans this morning.
With his LOI faxed in, he is the fourth player to sign with USC Wednesday, for a total of 10 in the Class of 2013.
Mitchell, who played his high school ball at Alemany, could be one of the most influential offensive newcomers in 2013, even as a freshman. He joins a receiving corps that has Heisman Trophy candidate Marqise Lee, but a unit that must replace All-American Robert Woods. Mitchell brings forth a dynamic ability to both make plays after the catch and return kicks, which could come in handy for Lane Kiffin and John Baxter on special teams.
In July, Steven Mitchell was one of eight USC commits at Nike’s The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon. In the 7-on-7 tournament that Nike sponsored as part of the event, Mitchell played for the ‘Field Generals’, which included USC signee and No. 1 quarterback Max Browne, in addition to wide receiver Sebastian LaRue, who was formerly committed to USC. Also on the team was the UCLA-bound tandem of Priest Willis and Tahaan Goodman.
Last month, Mitchell re-united with Browne, as the two played together for the west in the Army All-American Game.
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