Mitchell Returns to Visit With Auburn Coaches

Leeds High standout Javiie Mitchell comments on his latest visit to Auburn.

Leeds, Ala.--Javiie Mitchell, a senior linebacker prospect, has been a regular visitor to Auburn in the past year and he was back on the campus again on Saturday to spend more time with Gene Chizik and his coaching staff.

"I am getting comfortable at Auburn,"?Mitchell said after hanging out with the national champions. "It is a great place to be."

Mitchell plans to return to Auburn on Sept. 10th for an official visit when the Tigers open SEC play vs. Mississippi State, a college that is on his list of five finalists along with Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.

Prior to watching the Tigers and MSU Bulldogs play, he said he plans to travel to Georgia's game vs. Boise State.

The 6-1, 198-pound prospect says that he will be ready to announce his college choice on Oct. 3rd.

A prospect who plays defensive end for Leeds, he says that he is trying to get in some work at linebacker this season. "Nine times out of 10 I will be playing with my hand on the ground," he said. "Hopefully, I will get some work at linebacker."

In a scrimmage game on Friday night Leeds won 55-19 vs. Southside of Gadsden, he lined up as a wildcat quarterback and raced 65 yards for a touchdown on his first opportunity to run the football, but the play got called back due to a penalty.

Mitchell is shown in action at a summer football camp.

On Saturday he said he spent time with Tommy Thigpen, who is his recruiting coach, as well Chizik. "We talked about football in general," he said. "I talked to Chizik about the recruiting class in general--who is already in."

Commenting on Auburn, he said, "I am getting comfortable at Auburn. It is just a great place to be." In June he participated in Auburn's one-day prospect camp and was one of the better performers at the event.

Last season Mitchell was a key player as Leeds won the Class 3A state title with a terrific defense that featured current Auburn freshman, Jonathan Rose. Mitchell chipped in with 99 tackles, including 37 behind the line of scrimmage with 11 1/2 quarterback sacks.


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