Waiting On LSU

Safety prospect Charles Mitchell (5-11,187,4.5) out of Clarksdale High School impressed the LSU coaches in July when he traveled to Baton Rouge for camp and he is waiting to see if he gets a call from someone on the staff now that coaches can make calls again.

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"I haven't heard from LSU's coaches in a while," said Mitchell. "I am still receiving letters and stuff like that from them, but I haven't spoken to anyone in quite some time."


The Mississippi product currently holds 2 offers, but list 4 schools as his top teams.


"Right now I only have offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State, but I am still considering LSU and Alabama in my top 4," Mitchell stated.


During his stay at LSU, Mitchell saw all he needed to see to put the Tigers high on his list.


"I went to the LSU camp over the summer and that is what did it for me," Mitchell he said. "I learned a lot there and I felt comfortable playing in that style of defense. I really liked it in Baton Rouge and LSU also has good tradition. I was kind of hoping to get an offer while I was there, but it did not work out that way."


Mitchell plays on both sides of the ball at Clarksdale but all signs point to him playing strictly on one side at the next level.


"All of the coaches I have spoken with are looking at me to play defensive back in college and I am ok with that," Mitchell said. "None have offered me a look at the running back position, however if it came down to it, I'd be willing to play running back."


Mitchell said he has made tentative plans for the next coming months, but nothing is definite yet.


"I'd like to make a couple of visits," Mitchell explained. "I know I'll take a trip to Ole Miss and Mississippi State for an official and I'd also like to make it to Baton Rouge as well to see LSU play. I'll probably wait until after my season to make a decision."


Note: Last school year, Mitchell maintained a 2.8 GPA and scored a 16 on the ACT. He is scheduled to retake the ACT in October.

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