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DB Mitchell commits to NW

Bolingbrook junior three star ranked cornerback Cameron Mitchell (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) decided tonight to end his recruiting process and give Northwestern his verbal commitment.

"Northwestern just always feel like home when I visit," Mitchell said. "I love the coaching staff and being around the players."

Mitchell also pointed towards the strong mix of football and academics as another big factor in his commitment.

"Northwestern gives you the best of both worlds. It's the best of the best in education and I'll also get to play football in the best conference in college football. It doesn't get any better than that."

So what type of player are the Wildcats getting in Cameron Mitchell?

"I just love him as a player," Bolingbrook head coach John Ivlow said moments after Mitchell announced his decision via his Twitter account. "It's really everything that Cameron has to offer. He's such a strong kid both academically and athletically that I'm happy that he's going to a school that will fit him perfectly. He's one of the strongest students academically that I've ever coached."

Ivlow is also equally as impressed with Cameron Mitchell on the field.

"Cameron just has good size, speed and ability. He has all the physical tools along with having a great understanding and knowledge of the position. He will fit in well up at Northwestern and again from the football side Northwestern is also a great fit for him in the Big Ten."

Mitchell, who had offers from Northwestern along with NIU, Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Michigan was also drawing attention according to his head coach from both Notre Dame and Stanford this winter.

Cameron Mitchell is verbally committed to Northwestern.