That is because Charles Mitchell has the complete game. Charles can take it 80 any time he touches the ball at running back. He is also one of the top pure corners in the state. And if you need someone on special teams, call on Charles Mitchell, as he took back four last year for TD's.
like to think of myself as being versatile," added Charles Mitchell. "I
can do a lot of things on the field."
Where does Charles believe his
talents are best suited for?
"I think cornerback, but I have been
playing a lot of running back up until now. Some colleges think I will end up
at safety. I do not know yet."
With a body frame that is currently
5' 11", 190 and speed that has been timed at a 4.56 at the Scout.com combine
and a 4.48 at the Ole Miss Sr Camp, you can see that he could flip many different
ways on the next level.
"I really do not care where I end up. I just
want to contribute. Whether that is at RB, CB, or S, it is all good to me."
talents were recently recognized when Mississippi's leading newspaper selected
Charles as one of the Top 12 players in the Magnolia state.
Dandy Dozen feels good. It means a lot. I reached one of my goals that I set when
I was in 9th grade. I have to work even harder now because I have the spot light
on me. I have to become more of a leader on the team. I also have to produce more
on the field to hold my name up."
Mitchell has had a chance to take
in a couple of camps this summer.
"I went to the individual and the
skills camp at Ole Miss. I also went to the Memphis camp, and I am going to LSU
on Sunday for the 3 Day camp."
How did Mitchell perform at the Ole
"I think I did pretty good. I learned a lot of new techniques
and showed coach I can cover a little bit (laugh). I think I did good at the Ole
What new did Mitchell learn about Ole Miss during the
"I really like the way their DB's play. They play on the outside
where it is easy to cover your man. I do not know what they call it, but it is
easier for me to cover in that system."
What stood out about Ole Miss?
energy and aggression of their coaches. I also liked how easy it was for me to
catch on to how they play and how much better I got in just one day."
Memphis camp was different than Ole Miss'.
"We did not do too much
but a few drills. We did some offensive and defensive drills."
did Charles like most about Memphis during the trip?
"I like the City
of Memphis. It is a good town."
Mitchell will be heading down to the
LSU camp with one thing on his mind.
"I want to try and go over there
and have a good 40 time and show the coaches what I got to offer them. I want
to make a name for myself over there."
In fact, when asked which school
he would like to start recruiting him harder, the Tigers came to mind.
I am looking to turn some heads down there on Sunday."
The soft spoken
Mitchell had two schools on mind when asked who is recruiting him the hardest.
Miss and Alabama. They are recruiting me hardest. Colorado has picked it up. Florida
has too. Iowa State, LSU, and MSU are still sending me letters and stuff like
What is Alabama currently doing to show him so much love?
wanted me to come down to their camp, but it is on the same day as LSU's. They
have been writing and calling a lot. They said I would fit in good at CB for them.
Coach Saban told me that since I did not get to come to one of their camps, I
would still be in good hands at the LSU camp. I thought that was pretty classy
of him. He said they loved my film, and they wanted to see me in person before
When asked which school is closest to offering him next,
Alabama came to mind.
"I say probably Alabama because they are starting
to show a lot more interest. Yea, Alabama for sure. But hopefully LSU will offer
me after their camp."
And what about Ole Miss? What are they doing
to show him so much interest?
"Well, they were the first school to
start recruiting me, and they really have never let up since."
had plans to head way up North to Colorado but those plans fell through.
was suppose to go up to Friday Lights Out up there, but my ride fell through.
They have been sending me a lot of letters and texts lately."
is also staying in touch.
"They send me a lot of hand written letters.
They invited me to their camp, but I could not make it."
about Iowa State?
"They are just sending a lot of letters. They do
not call or text. The schools who are keeping in phone contact with me are Alabama,
Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and UAB. That is about it."
the Mississippi State Bulldogs?
"They send a lot of letters and text
a lot. They wanted me to come to their camp on the 14th, but we had a camp in
Clarksdale on the same day, so I could not make it."
schools have caught Charles' eye so far?
"Probably Alabama, LSU, Ole
Miss, and MSU."
Charles Mitchell talks about OM camps
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