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Four-star defensive lineman, Caleb Mitchell Irving, talks recruitment plans for this spring

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Caleb Mitchell Irving is getting ready to get the exciting part of the recruiting process started. With 25 offers, the 2024 prospect is excited to get on the road to take visits and get closer to figuring out what school will be best for him.


Mitchell Irving is a 6-foot-2, 255-pound defensive lineman from Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas. According to 247sports, he is ranked as the No. 28 defensive lineman in the country, the No. 49 recruit in Texas, and the No. 319 overall recruit in the country.


As the spring and summer get closer, Mitchell Irving and his family plan to narrow his list of offers down in order to truly figure out what schools they’d want to visit and pursue.


“Me and my family are trying to hone down a list of visits to take during the spring and summer,” Mitchell Irving said. “Cutting that list a little shorter, making it easier for me to pick a school.”


For Mitchell Irving, there is a lot of factors in play that the schools on his plate must show. Because it is a big decision for his career, Mitchell Irving is determined to do whatever it takes to make a smart choice.


“Seeing what schools offer me,” Mitchell Irving said. “Schemes, how many players they have on the team, how many players they take from commitments, what type of defenses they run, coaching stability, player development.”

Of the 25 schools that have offered, a handful of schools speak with him daily.


“I’d probably say Kansas, Baylor, UC-Berkeley, I hear from them a lot,” Mitchell Irving said. “UTSA, I hear from Michigan, I think those are the main schools I hear from on a consistent day to day basis.”


While Mitchell Irving is still working on planning what schools he’d want to pursue and where he’d want to visit, one school will for sure see him on campus this spring.


“The only one I have locked in right now is Baylor on the 22nd, April 22nd for the Spring Game,” Mitchell Irving said. “Everything else we’re trying to get set up.”


But for the rest of his offers, the relationships are still being strengthened. Depending on how strong they get, they could earn themselves a visit from one of the top defensive linemen in the Class of 2024.

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