Tigers Offer Two-Way Standout

A class of 2011 prospect from south Georgia is picking up SEC offers including one from Auburn. His comments and junior video highlights are featured.

Valdosta, Ga.--Malcolm Mitchell, who is expected to be one of the top seniors in the state of Georgia for the 2011 football signee class, says he has picked up a scholarship offer from Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

"Auburn has offered me," the 6-1, 180-pound Valdosta High School junior tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I am interested in Auburn. I am interested in all of the SEC schools and really any Division I school that is interested in me. I haven't been to Auburn, but I have heard people talk about Auburn."

The offer from the Tigers comes on the heels of ones from Florida, Georgia and Alabama and it won't be surprising if more are on the way for the player who is a big-play threat on both sides of the football and as a return man.

Mitchell says he found out from his coaches that the Tigers are offering him a scholarship. "They said they like me on either side of the ball," the Valdosta High standout says.

The prospect notes that he enjoys playing on either side of the line of scrimmage. "I do like having the ball in my hands, but I just like helping out my team the best way that I can."

An elusive punt returner, Mitchell also has the speed to run away from opponents. He isn't sure how fast he is as a track athlete, but should find out soon. "I am running the 100 and 200 this year," he says. "I didn't get to run last year because I was injured."

He also plays basketball for his high school team, which is in the state playoffs. Because of that he hasn't had much time to check out colleges, but he did make the trip to Gainesville this month to check out the University of Florida and he notes that he enjoyed that trip.

Commenting on if he grew up a fan of any particular college football program, Mitchell says, "Not really. I have just always watched the SEC schools play."

Malcolm Mitchell

The high school junior says he is interested in studying business management and psychology when he gets to college.

Talking about his goals for his senior season, he says, "I want to score a lot of touchdowns, but the main thing is for us to win the state."

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