McEachern High School (Ga.) is the home of three-star tight end Terrell Mitchell. Mitchell, a versatile athlete, could give the Kentucky offense an added dimension almost immediately. "They said I'd be a big weapon if I worked hard over the summer," said Mitchell. "They said I'd be a good fit for the offense. I could play the tight end or wide receiver. I'd be a great mismatch on linebackers."
Standing 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, he has prototypical size as a pass-catching tight end. Mitchell just needs to continue to add strength to his frame. Mitchell also sees other points to improve. "I want to work on my route running and my speed," said Mitchell. "I run a 4.5 (in the forty)," said Mitchell.
"My strength is in my hands and I have good speed and ball judgment," said Mitchell.
Terrell caught 25 balls for 500 yards and eight touchdowns, this season for his 5-5 team. "We had an okay season. We changed staffs and we had to get used to the new staff."
After a productive season and with his measurables, it's obvious why so many schools were interested. "Besides Kentucky, I was interested in Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Florida and Alabama. I wanted to stay in the SEC," he said.
In the end, Mitchell only visited two programs: Kentucky and Michigan. "I had a lot of visits set up. But when I talked to some of the coaches, I didn't think they wanted me as much," Mitchell said. "I did take on visit up to Michigan. The visit was great. They have the biggest everything and the best everything," said Mitchell.
But Terrell's desire to stay closer to home paid off. "I'm from the south. I can't be somewhere where it's negative 12 degrees. I also want to be somewhere that my family can come see me play," he said.
Well, Kentucky is definitely a location that Mitchell's family can see him. His visit to Kentucky was outstanding. "When I took my visit to Kentucky, it was my first visit," said Mitchell. "Everybody was so nice. It was like home. All the players were cool. I felt like I wanted to be there. Nobody was like Kentucky."