A 6-1, 198-pounder who has a personal-best 40-yard dash time of 4.4 seconds, Mitchell definitely looks the part of an outside linebacker. Because he's just going into his junior year there's also a good chance that by the time he gets ready for college football in the fall of 2012 he could be more along the lines of 6-2, 220.
With the athleticism to finish second in the 3A state track meet this past spring in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, seven inches and third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.5 seconds, it's no wonder that schools are already beginning to show interest in him despite his lack of experience as a linebacker.
Playing defensive end as a sophomore, Mitchell will make the move outside to linebacker this fall for what should be a very strong Green Wave team in 2010. He says that having the opportunity to camp at Auburn should only help him become a better player this season.
"The camp exposed me to a lot of things I didn't really know before," Mitchell points out. "The coaches instructed me on how to become a better player at my position. Even though it's my first time playing the outside linebacker position, if I keep on with these drills that they taught me then I can be great."