Knoxville, Tennessee Webb School linebacker Brant Mitchell recently traveled to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech game with Miami game. The 2015 recruit gave his verbal commit to the Yellow Jackets and Coach Paul Johnson last July.
Mitchell described the trip as awesome. Prior to the game Mitchell witnessed some of Tech’s pre-game traditions and visited with the players in the locker room. Brant was impressed with the players performance on the field. “I loved how hard the guys fought and all the commits in the stands were really into the game.”
Brant spent some time with fellow commit and Knoxville resident Nathan Cottrell. "We talked a lot and we cannot wait to get to Georgia Tech and start our careers. This game just got us wanting it more."
Several members of the Georgia Tech coaching staff also spent some time with Brant. Mitchell talked to Coach Mike Sewak and Coach Andy McCollum. The coaches talked to Mitchell about his season and had him watch how the players prepare for a game. They also talked to Brant about what they expect when he comes to Tech. “They want me at middle linebacker. I’m 6'2"-230 pounds and I feel I will excel in the middle."
Brant has no thoughts of growing into a defensive end. “I think I have hit a place that I am very good at and the Tech coaches feel the same as I do."
With the season almost half over, Brant hopes to return to Tech for a few more games. He was not able to make it to the Duke game but he hopes to be at both the Virginia and Clemson games. “I also plan on taking my official visit in January with most of the other commits.” Mitchell likes that idea of all the commits getting together for a weekend.
Brant is still hearing from a few schools. "I feel everyone knows that I am firmly committed to Georgia Tech and that I am not listening to any ideas of changing my mind."