Late in the season
24-7: What were your stats last year?
Mitch: As a Junior I made All Conference at Defensive Tackle (2nd Team) and as a Sophomore I made All Conference at Defensive End (HM) and my coaches awarded me Gatorade Rookie of the Year.
My 2004 stats were 58 tackles, 2.5
Sacks, 9 tackles for a loss of 41 yards, 3 Fumbles recovered, 1 forced fumble, 3
QB knockdowns and 15 QB harassments.
24-7: What is your official height and weight?
Mitch: Height: 6 foot 2.5 inches. Weight: 250 pounds.
24-7: What is your best 40, bench,
squat and clean?
Mitch: 40: 4.9, Bench: 315, Squat: 500, Clean: 260.
24-7: Who is currently recruiting you? Any early offers?
Mitch: I have no early offers, but I
have received letters from
24-7: What are your current top 5 college choices?
Mitch: I am really interested in Texas
A&M, Texas Tech, Rice, USC, and
24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Mitch: The Defensive Coordinator for our team (Coach Griffen) always says play every game like it is your last.
24-7: Who is the best player you have ever played against? Why?
Mitch: The best player I have played against is probably Ryan Tonnemacher (Hamilton OT who signed with Utah St.). His size and his speed were notable. I had a hard time trying to go through or around him. He kept up with me the whole game.
24-7: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
Mitch: My first goal is to get into a D1 College. My Second goal is to do what ever it takes to be a starter.
24-7: Who are some other
Mitch: Andy Stitt (RB/LB), Robert
Holbrok (OL/DL), Matt Mosley (WR/DB), Jeff Zunino (RB/LB) will all be big
contributors to next year's
24-7: What can you bring to a D1 football program?
Mitch: I can bring a lot of heart, drive, and dedication to a D1 program. I am a hard worker and am determined to play for my team, whoever that is.
24-7: What are your strengths as a player? Weaknesses?
Mitch: My greatest strength is my constant improvement. Every day I work, every day I play I get better. My physical strength is increasing every day, I am coming off the ball lower and lower the more I play, I keep my motor going to the end of the play, and I am determined to win the game.
My weakness is that I sometimes get too wrapped up in the guy in front of me and I lose track of the play.
24-7: How would your coach describe you as a player?
Mitch: He would describe me as a hard working, determined player with a nose for the game.
24-7: What will you be doing to get ready for next year?
Mitch: I have already started getting ready for next year. I have found a strength program which has already shown results in 8 weeks. I will be working on my technique and staying in shape. I am also going to be working a speed program starting after spring break. I am also going to attend the Texas A&M camp (My 3rd year at this camp), and at least 2 other camps this summer.
The staff at 24-7 would like to thank Mitch for his time and wish him luck in his training for the upcoming season. Anyone who wants to contact Mitchel may email firstname.lastname@example.org.