Teradja Mitchell (© Michael Clark/Scout)

ACC, Big Ten and SEC heavily in mix for 13th-ranked 2018 prospect Teradja Mitchell hardest

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Schools from all over the country continue to pursue elite linebacker Teradja Mitchel and he spoke with Scout about the latest developments in his recruitment.

Teradja Mitchell continues to attract interest from nearly every major college football program in the country.

He will name his list of top schools soon.

"I'm releasing my list on Feb. 1," said the 6-foot-2, 237-pound Mitchell. "Some of the schools that will make it for sure are ClemsonVirginia TechFlorida State and Ohio State.

"I feel comfortable with the coaches at those schools and I like what I saw when I visited those campuses."


Although numerous schools are showing interest, Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State are recruiting him hardest, and he gave a quick thought on each.

Alabama: "Just look at the defenses they put on the field year in and year out," Mitchell said. "Also, you are almost guaranteed to 100 percent developed and be a draft pick." 

Clemson: "Obviously, they're the national champions. Coach (Brent) Venables is also one of the best defensive coordinators in the game and it's a great fit for me defensively."

Ohio State: "The coaching staff is great and they develop a lot of football players. I'm also excited about coach (Bill) Davis, who is the new linebackers coach."

His most recent visit was to one of those schools.

"The last place I visited was Ohio State for the Michigan game," Mitchell said. "It was hands down the best game I've seen in person. It was also the loudest."

What's next for Mitchell?

"I'm looking forward to visiting FloridaLSUAlabama and Michigan soon," Mitchell said. "I want to see each school's business program. I will also hopefully be able to see them practice and talk to players at each, so I can get the input on what life is like at the schools."

Mitchell finished his junior season with 106 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles.

VTInsider Top Stories