Redshirt freshman quarterback who will battle with Brendan Nosovitch and Perry Orth for the No. 2 duties behind senior Dylan Thompson... garnered plenty of reps this spring in his second spring on campus... shared co-Freshman "Most Improved" honors for the offense in the spring with tight end Jacob August... regarded as smart, competitive and mature.
2013: Enrolled at Carolina in January 2013... took a redshirt in the fall.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Wakefield High School in Raleigh, N.C in December 2012... a four-year starter... coached by Rod Sink... finished his prep career ranked second in four career categories in North Carolina high school history, passing for 12,078 yards with 1,384 attempts, 807 completions and 153 touchdowns... threw for 4,661 yards and 63 touchdowns while completing 62 percent of his passes as a senior, leading the Wolverines to an 11-2 record... set the state record with nine touchdown passes in a win over Broughton, one shy of the national record... as a junior, threw for 3,832 yards and 48 touchdowns as the team went 9-3... earned all-state and all-region honors... threw for 3,300 yards and 33 scores as a sophomore, leading Wakefield to a 9-3 mark... four-star prospect who was regarded as the seventh-best player in the state, the 13th-best pro-style quarterback in the country and ranked No. 248 on the Rivals250... a three-star prospect and the nation's 44th-best quarterback by Scout... a four-star prospect, the seventh-best player in the state, the 13th-best pro-style quarterback and ranked No. 243 overall by 247Sports... rated a four-star prospect and No. 226 on the ESPN300... considered the 10th-best pro-style quarterback in the country by MaxPreps... a three-star prospect, the 15th-best pro-style quarterback in the country and the 167th-best player overall by PrepStar... named honorable mention on PARADE magazine's All-America team... chose the Gamecocks over Alabama, LSU, Auburn and North Carolina.
PERSONAL: Connor Mitch is a sport and entertainment management major... comes from an athletic family... father, Bob Mitch, played quarterback and safety at Syracuse in the early 1970s... brother, Ryan, played quarterback at Maryland... sister, Brittany, played basketball at Duke.