UCLA In The Mix for 2018 LB Teradja Mitchell

Aug. 24 -- Teradja Mitchell's scholarship offer list has grown to over 30 and the nation's No. 2 2018 outside linebacker spoke with Scout about where he is in the recruiting process...

Teradja Mitchell continues to be one of the hottest 2018 prospects in the country.

While countess schools are recruiting him, the Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan standout said three are showing the most interest.

"Ohio StateFlorida State and UCLA are recruiting me the hardest," said the 6-foot-2, 237-pound Mitchell. "It definitely plays a big role. But I think things will pick up steam on Sept. 1, so I'm not counting any schools out."


The elite linebacker gave a quick thought on each school.

Florida State: "They produce a ton of NFL-ready players year in and year out," Mitchell said. "Coach (Jimbo) Fisher is also a great coach and it's a great school. I talk to (defensive tackles) coach (Odell) Haggins and (linebackers) coach (Bill) Miller and they're recruiting me really hard. They have great personalities and love the game of football and seem to love the recruiting part too."

Ohio State: "They also produce a lot of NFL talent. Coach (Urban) Meyer is also a great coach and it's a great school. I stay in contact with (wide receivers) coach (Zach) Smith and I love his swagger. It seems like he's very dedicated to his players and takes pride in coaching them."

UCLA: "They've been sending me a lot a mail and they're one of the schools that has really caught my eye. I'm starting to build a great relationship with (linebackers) coach (Scott) White. We always stay in contact and he's a great person. He also coached Myles Jack, who was one of my favorite college linebackers last year."

As for visits, his most recent trip was to Georgia.

"It was a great visit and it really opened my eyes," Mitchell said. "It definitely caught my attention. My favorite part was sitting down both coach (Kirby) Smart and (defensive coordinator) coach (Mel) Tucker one-on-one. They just told me about Georgia and what it has to offer."

When it comes to the fall, Mitchell said he plans to go to games at Ohio State, Clemson, Florida and Florida State.

Bishop Sullivan opens their season Friday on the road against Liberty Christian at 7 p.m.

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