Damarren Mitchell (6'0,175) was one of the top performers at the defensive back position at the Ragin' Cajuns summer football prospect camps. Mitchell showed off his closing speed and leaping ability in drills. He is quickness translated into a 4.48 forty during the Shreveport camp where Damarren earned his third offer at the time from the Ragin' Cajuns. Mitchell had already received offers from two other Sun Belt programs Georgia Southern and Texas State, but earned one other offer from Colorado State after returning home.
After receiving the offer from Colorado State, Mitchell had some time to think about his offers before traveling down to Lafayette for the last camp of the summer for the Ragin' Cajun's program. After the camp was over, Mitchell had made his decision to commit to Louisiana.
"It came down to UL and Colorado State," Mitchell stated. "We walked over for my mother to meet Coach Hudspeth after the camp, and after taking the tour and looking at all the facilities, it just felt like home. And the coaches and some of the players I know just made me feel like I'm already a member of the Ragin' Cajuns program."
What was the reaction of Coach Hudspeth and the staff after Mitchell committed?
"Coach Hudspeth told us he was very excited that I'm on board on the program now," Damarren said. "Coach Melvin Smith told he can't wait to get me in the program and coach me for the next four years. They were excited I made my decision and committed."
Mitchell became a prospect after his junior season at Magnolia West HS (TX), Damarren was named the District 19-5A All-Purpose MVP and also a first-team all-district selection at defensive back. Playing both ways, Mitchell amassed 750 yards on 35 receptions and scored 7 TD’s. On the defensive side of the football Damarren was equally impressive with 103 tackles, 4 forced fumbles and 4 interceptions.
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