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Bobby Mitchell caught 52 passes for 1,095 yards and 12 TDs as a senior, but FAU may ask him to play defense.

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Mitchell likely to commit

St. Augustine wide receiver Bobby Mitchell says its likely he'll commit to FAU if he likes what he sees during this weekend's official visit.

Originally published on 1/25/2013

by Chuck King

St. Augstine wide receiver Bobby Mitchell loved the reaction he witnessed from Carl Pelini after telling FAU's head coach it was highly likely he'd commit to the Owls during this weekend's official visit to Boca Raton if he liked what he saw.

“The head coach was getting pumped up,” Mitchell said. “He was jumping up and down on the couch. They were saying they were going to make sure I have the time of my life this weekend.”

Pelini and FAU's head recruiter Jeff Sims visited Mitchell at his school earlier this week. On Friday Mitchell will be one of four recruits making their official visit to FAU.

The Owls have been after Mitchell for several months. A senior season that saw the wide receiver catch 52 passes for 1,095 yards and 12 TDs only served to reinforce FAU coaches opinion of him.

However, some of Mitchell's play late in the season has FAU reconsidering how he'd be most useful to the Owls. Mitchell played both ways late in the season and in the playoffs, recording 15 tackles and two interceptions when the games mattered most.

Pelini obviously liked what he saw in those few games.

“I have an offer for either free safety or wide receiver,” said Mitchell, who also has offers from Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee, with South Florida showing recent interest.

Unlike Mitchell, Gulf Breeze-Navarre running back Jay Warren will be taking his visit to FAU without already having an offer in hand.

Warren is somewhat of a late bloomer in the recruiting process. Even though he rushed for 1,832 rushing yards and scored 21 total touchdowns as a senior, most of his offers came from FCS schools or lower.

FAU didn't start recruiting heavily until a week ago. TCU has also invited Warren to visit.

Owls coaches told Warren that they want to hear Gainesville running back Raphael Webb's decision before they offered another running back scholarship.

“If he doesn't decide to go to FAU I'm the next one up,” Warren said.

Webb has stated via social media that he will announce his decision between FAU, Minnesota and Boston College on Monday, following a visit to the Gophers this weekend.

Should that scenario play out, it would be too late for Warren to receive an offer from Owls while he's still on campus FAU, but having to wait one extra day might not matter.

“If I get an offer I'm probably going to take it,” Warren said.

A complete list of players planning to visit FAU this weekend is available here to Owl Access pass holders.
 

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