Mitchell Talks Offers, Possible Visits

Riverside DE Jeremiah Mitchell (6-5, 260) is a force for the Tigers and with his outstanding measurables and motor, he's drawn attention from several schools. The talented prospect currently holds four offers and more could be on the way...

"I have offers right now from Oregon, Iowa State, Marshall and Tennessee," Mitchell told recently. "Oregon just offered me (on Friday). The other ones came in earlier, probably during the summer.

"I've also been talking a lot with Washington State. They seem to like me a lot."

As far as his visits are concerned, Mitchell had planned to take one official visit during his bye week, but he's decided to hold off.

"I was talking to Iowa State about visiting for our bye week, but I just want to focus on my season," Mitchell said. "That visit will happen after my season and I'll take all of them after my season actually.

"I want to see all of the schools that have offered me so far and maybe another one after that. I'm not really sure yet. I haven't thought about it that much just because I have my season going on and I'm also trying to focus on school."

As a redshirt freshman last fall, Mitchell finished with 44 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery and he's followed that up with a solid start to his sophomore season by totaling 17 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles-for-loss in five games so far.

"The coaches use me in a lot of different ways, but I play the strongside usually," Mitchell noted. "I have a good motor and I feel like I do everything well.

"If I need to stop the run, I can hold the edge and get that done. If I need to rush the quarterback, I have the ability to get to them. I just do what I need to do to help my team."

Mitchell enjoyed a solid prep career at Elsinore (Lake Elsinore, Ca.) High School, but was unable to qualify and when Riverside came calling, he decided to sign with them.

"They were the only school showing me interest and it's a really good program here, so I just decided I needed to be part of what they had going on," Mitchell said.

Mitchell redshirted his first year in 2012 and then started every game as a freshman in 2013.

He is on pace to finish up his two year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2014 football season.

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