WR commit Mitchell takes in USC practice

USC receiver commit Steven Mitchell (Mission Hills, Calif./Alemany) was all smiles as he took in his first Trojans practice Sunday with fellow receiver commit Sebastian LaRue (Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica).

"It was pretty cool," Mitchell said. "We got to see all the receivers, and their practices are pretty live. That's what I like about it."

Mitchell, the nation's 13th-ranked receiver, took a tour of USC's new John McKay Center after practice. He had some complimentary words about the flashy $70-million, 110,000-square-foot facility.

"It was very beautiful," Mitchell said. "The inside is like heaven."

Mitchell and Alemany open the high school football season Aug. 24 on the road against Pasadena and Arizona quarterback commit Brandon Cox.