Jared, in no relation to Chris, had a breakout performance at the Nike Camp that was held at Ole Miss in April. Mitchell had the 3rd best overall 40 time for the WR's with a 4.47 run.
a junior, Mitchell had over 2,300 yards of offense while mostly playing quarterback.
He also got in a few snaps at wide receiver, where he will most likely end up
on the next level.
Jared is a two sports star for Westgate, as he hit over
.330 as a junior. Mitchell is playing for the Midland Redskins this summer. Midland
is a group of select All-Stars from across the country. Their league is based
out of Cincinnati, OH.
LSU, Ole Miss, and Tulane have offered Jared an
opportunity to play both sports on their ticket. Tennessee, Florida, Alabama,
and Stanford are also heavily in the mix.
40 time: 4.47
Grades: 3.5 GPA / 20 ACT
From: New Iberia, LA
High School: Westgate
The following information was revealed during our interview
with Jared Mitchell:
Which position are you mainly being recruited
to play? "Wide receiver mostly, but some of the schools like me at quarterback."
do you prefer to play? "It does not matter to me. I just want to be on offense."
are your strengths on the field? "My vision, quickness, and my playmaking
What are you mainly working on? "I would have to say
making better reads (at quarterback)."
How long have you been starting
for Westgate? "I started at defensive back my freshman year. My sophomore
and junior years, I played quarterback."
Have you played any DB the
last two years? "A little, but I mainly stay on the offensive side of the
What were your stats as a junior? "I had a little over
1,250 yards passing and right at 1,000 yards rushing."
"I was named 2nd Team All-District and Best of the Tech."
are the main schools that are recruiting you right now? "Right now, it would
have to be LSU, Ole Miss, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, and Stanford. Those six
are the ones that keep up with me the most."
Any early offers? "LSU,
Tulane, and Ole Miss."
Which ones are you keeping an eye on? "I
am not too sure yet. Probably the ones that are the most interested in me."
you take any visits in the near future? "Yes sir, I will probably take all
five of my visits."
Any unofficial visits? "No sir, I am playing
in Cincinnati (OH) for the Midland Redskins. It is a select group of players from
Is playing baseball on the college level in your plans?
Any offers in baseball? "The ones that
have offered me in football have told me that I can play both sports."
you have a chance to attend any football camps? "I only went to the Nike
Camp at Ole Miss. I had to leave for Cincinnati after that."
do you know about LSU? "I think they want me to play wide receiver. They
have nice coaches and they sound genuine."
What about Ole Miss? "They
said I would probably play quarterback or wide receiver. It would be up to me.
They have a nice campus and very nice facilities. Their facilities really stood
What do you know about Florida? "I have not been in contact,
just through letters."
Tennessee? "Same as Florida, Alabama,
and Stanford. I have never been to any of their campuses, so I really do not know
much about them."
What will you be looking for while you visit these
schools? "I have to say their quality of education, chances of playing early,
and my social life. Those would be the three main things."
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