"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.