With scholarships in from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina and Tennessee, the Tigers join a growing list – three in the past three weeks – of schools in the conference that Mitchell hopes to one day call home.
“I really like the SEC because of the style of play, and living in Georgia gives me a look at a bunch of different schools from the conference,” he said. “I don’t have any big favorites or anything, so my visits are going to give me a look at that side of the process. Right now I really like watching everyone play.”
Mitchell, who said that he would visit Baton Rouge in either the summer or fall, called Tuesday’s word from the LSU coaching staff a “complete surprise.”
Once the good news was in, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Valdosta High standout said that the talk over his future position began immediately.
“I got with the coaches and they were asking me how I wanted to be recruited, because they liked me on both sides of the ball,” Mitchell said. “I really don’t mind where I play, I just want to get on the field and help out. I feel pretty confident with where I am at on both sides.”
Being recruited by most schools at both wide receiver and safety, Mitchell’s two-way capabilities make him one of the top prospects in the Peach State.
Whether the Tigers can pull the out-of-state land depends on how well Mitchell meshes with the players and staff on his campus visits.
“When I am visiting these different schools, I am going to look at everything from the football side to academics, and I want the kind of place that feels the most like home,” he said. “It could be close or far, I am not too worried about the distance.”