Relaxed Mitchell Returns to Auburn

Linebacker prospect Javiie Mitchell talks about his visit to Auburn after committing to Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

Leeds, Ala. – Javiie Mitchell, who committed to Auburn on Monday before the Iron Bowl, took an unofficial visit to The Plains to watch the game.

"I just came down for the day with some family members and my coach," Mitchell said. "I just came to see the game and relax. Before and after the game I got to talk with Coach Thig (Tommy Thigpen) and Coach Roof (Ted Roof) and all.

"It was a great game," he added. "There were more people than I saw the last couple of times I've been down here. There was a lot of energy surrounding the game and a lot of hype."

Mitchell took the recruiting process seriously and was extremely thorough, visiting several schools multiple times before announcing for Auburn. He said that it's a relief to have the pressure off his shoulders.

"Everything is steady now," Mitchell said. "I don't have to worry about recruiting as much as I did before, so my mind is focused. Now I'll just wait until I graduate, and that's it."

Mitchell is expected to graduate from Leeds High School in December and enroll in classes at Auburn in January. He suffered a shoulder injury late in the season, and his status for spring practice is still in the air. However, he should be healthy by next fall.


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