RECRUITING: Desert Pines’ Jaden Mitchell commits to Arizona football


Desert Pines junior wide receiver Jaden Mitchell made an oral commitment to Arizona on Friday, announcing his decision on Twitter.

Mitchell’s commitment is nonbinding, and the first day he can sign a letter of intent is Feb. 7. Arizona’s coaches cannot comment until that time.

“They have an up and coming program and I feel that I can make a big impact when I come up there,” Mitchell wrote. “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.”

Mitchell transfered to Desert Pines from Desert Oasis after last season. At Desert Oasis, Mitchell had a team-best 18 receptions for 262 yards and two touchdowns and added 283 yards and two scores on 66 rushing attempts.

Mitchell had four known scholarship offers, including Hawaii and UNLV.