Alabama’s recruiting momentum continued Wednesday afternoon.
After picking up top four-star point guard Justin Coleman last week and Riley Norris on Monday, Anthony Grant and his staff scored a verbal pledge from top 100 shooting guard Devin Mitchell.
“It just seemed like the right fit,” Mitchell said. “I knew that I wanted to go somewhere that I would play with guys that respect my game and I respect them. The two guys coming in I respect them and we are friends already. This is where I wanted to be.”
A 6-foot-3 guard, Mitchell picked Alabama over strong interest from Kansas State, Memphis, Wake Forest, UAB, Georgia, Cincinnati and Mississippi.
“It was a little bit of everything,” he added about his decision. “I felt really comfortable with the coaches. It was the coaches that I was comfortable with, the players that I was comfortable with and the opportunity to play early.”
Mitchell is known for his ability to shoot. Playing for the Georgia Stars in the Nike EYBL, Mitchell connected on 41 of 97 attempts, which was good for 42.3-percent from three-point range. He said there's opportunity for him early on at Alabama.
“They don’t have a shot maker on the team,” Mitchell explained. “That’s what I’m going to go there and do. I think I fit into their system great.”
“They are good at finding their guys open shots, especially the guys that can make shots,” he added.
The Suwannee (Ga.) Collins Hill standout is currently ranked No. 78 overall in the 2014 class.