May 14, 2010

Big CB adds new offers, up to 11 total

Mansfield (Texas) Legacy cornerback Tevin Mitchel was widely regarded as one of the top prospects at the NIKE Camp in Fort Worth last month. Despite being 6-feet tall, he was as fluid as prospects much shorter than him and put on a real show as evidenced by the comments of analyst Barry Every.

"College coaches love cornerbacks who have the ability to combat the tall receivers that are taking over college football," Every said. "Mitchel (6-0, 175) not only has the ideal height, but he has arms that seemingly stretch from here to eternity. He has quick feet, hips on a swivel and ball skills. He will need to add some muscle mass on his long, lean frame in order to withstand the physicality of college football. However, the skill set is in place to become a coveted cover corner."

Mitchel was a relative unknown entering this spring, mainly because he did not start until the playoffs. However, schools have since started making up for lost time as he currently has offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Nebraska, Purdue, Tulsa, Wake Forest and Washington State. He has picked up another couple this week, one of them from Texas A&M. The Aggies are seeking bigger corners that mesh with their new philosophy in the secondary which involves playing zone coverages and thus demands more size and range among their defensive backs.

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