Offers Keep Rolling In For Legacy DB

Mansfield Legacy defensive back Tevin Mitchel didn't start playing football until he moved to Texas his freshman year. In fact, the 6-foot, 180 pound DB didn't start for the Broncos until the playoffs. However, his lack of experience hasn't stopped colleges from jumping on the potential he possesses. Tevin is now up to 18 total offers from major programs across the country including Texas A&M.

Mansfield Legacy defensive back Tevin Mitchel didn't start playing football until he moved to Texas from Little Rock, Arkansas his freshman year. In fact, the 6-foot, 180 pound defender didn't start for the Broncos until a couple of games before the playoffs. However, his lack of experience hasn't stopped colleges from jumping on the potential Mitchel possesses. Tevin is now up to 18 total offers from major programs across the country including Texas A&M.

"I never played football until I got to high school," Mitchel stated. "My freshman year I played receiver and my sophomore year I played running back. This year they moved me to corner. It doesn't matter where I play but I feel most comfortable on defense."

"I had a senior in front of me this season. I kept working hard, going to practice, putting in the extra work. The back-ups don't get much playing time but when I got the chance to get out there I played hard. I think the recruiters saw that."

It's no secret that the A&M coaching staff is in search of taller corners to play in their new defensive scheme under Tim DeRuyter. The Arkansas native performed well at the NIKE Camp in Fort Worth earlier this spring and Tevin fits the mold defensive coaches look for in potential prospects. With offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Arkansas, the Aggies will be hard-pressed to land Mitchel in 2011.

"A&M is a good school," said Mitchel. "I don't know much about them and I didn't even know they were recruiting me until my coach told me they had offered."

Growing up in the heart of Arkansas, Tevin and his mother grew up watching games at Razorback Stadium. The Legacy defender has aspirations to one day play for Bobby Petrino.

"My mom and I grew up watching the Razorbacks," said Mitchel. "They have always been close to my heart."

Speed, athleticism, and breaking on the ball are some of the few qualities Mitchel named as his strengths on the field. Tevin intends to camp at three Big 12 schools this summer to get a taste for what those colleges might have to offer.

"I'll probably go to the [Texas]Tech, Baylor, and A&M camps this summer," said Mitchel.

"Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Nebraska," Tevin named as his early favorites. "Those are the three schools that email me the most and who I have gotten to know well. The coaching staff is very important to me. I still want to take my time and visit as many schools as I can before I start to narrow it down."

Tevin also runs track and plays basketball for the Broncos. Mitchel also holds offers from Arizona,Baylor, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Notre Dame, TCU, Texas Tech, Virginia Wake Forest, and Washington State


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