CU Battling Seminoles, Razorbacks for Fla DL

One of the top defensive tackles in the Southeast, has 3 favorites including the Clemson Tigers heading into the holiday season. caught up with the Newnan, Georgia standout and we've got the latest on his favorites and his official visits in this recruiting Q&A.

DT Ernest Mitchell
6-1, 285, 4.85
Newnan High School
Newnan, Georgia

Here's something you don't hear everyday: Georgia native Earnest Mitchell is an amazing athlete that can stand flat footed and grab basketball rim.

He has great speed, work ethic and athleticism and is a powerful interior lineman with a 425 bench and 540 pound squat. Here's the latest on one of the Tigers' prime prospects on the defensive line:

Earnest, are you ready to name a leader at this point?
Earnest Mitchell: No, not at this point. They are all pretty much even.

Who are your favorites at this point?
Earnest Mitchell: Clemson, Arkansas and Florida State.

Where will you be taking official visits?
Earnest Mitchell: Clemson, Arkansas, and Florida State. I'm going to Clemson on January 23rd, and Arkansas on January 16th and I don't remember by date to FSU right now.

Who is recruiting you for the Clemson Tigers?
Earnest Mitchell: Coach West is my recruiter for Clemson.

What factors will you consider when determining where you will play next season?
Earnest Mitchell: I will look at academics, facilities and the depth chart.

When do you expect to make your commitment?
Earnest Mitchell: It will be sometime in late January after my visits.

How are your grades and test scores?
Earnest Mitchell: They are in good shape.

In conclusion, the senior defensive lineman registered 133 tackles, 10 sacks, and 20 tackles for loss this past season. We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defensive tackle from Georgia, right up through signing day 2004. Top Stories