AU Signee Notes: Linebacker Javiie Mitchell

A three-star linebacker prospect, Javiie Mitchell, got an early start on his college experience.

Leeds, Ala.--Javiie Mitchell, a three-star prospect at linebacker, enrolled early at Auburn and may participate in spring practice for the Tigers.

Position/Scout Ranking: Javiie Mitchell, 6-1, 205, Leeds High School, three stars, ranked as the No. 46 outside linebacker in the country.

Auburn's Main Competition: Mitchell considered offers from Mississippi State, Tennessee and Georgia before giving his verbal pledge to the Tigers in November.

Javiie Mitchell is friends and former teammates with Auburn cornerback Jonathan Rose.

Why Auburn Signed Him: With the Tigers looking to build depth at the linebacker positions, Mitchell's combination of speed and athleticism were too hard to pass up.

Worth Noting: Mitchell graduated early from high school and enrolled at Auburn for the spring semester. However, he recently had surgery to repair a shoulder injury sustained during his senior season, meaning he may be held out of spring practice.

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