Mitchell has shown football skills since an early age: He finished 5th in the country (when he was 7 yrs old) for NFL Punt Pass & Kick - just missing going to the finals in the final week by 6 inches, (wildcard playoff game between Falcons & Green Bay Packers). Tried again as a 9yr old and wound up 5th in the country again being knocked out of final four "final" in the last week of competition this time by about 5 feet. As an 11 yr old wound up in NFL PP&K top 15 in the country and got to kick a field goal at half time of a Browns vs. Steelers game just after finding out Ohio State made 1st College playoff - good weekend for football in Ohio (Browns won).
Mitchell looks at himself as a Punter with good hands that can play quarterback and has done both well while leading his teams through out the school years. He is excited to see what the future holds and loves to compete. He has always performed at a high level starting with the Punt Pass & Kick competitions mentioned above where it is a one and done attempt situation - he has consistently recorded personal bests scores as the pressure increased and the competition progressed.
Mitchell is looking to punt for a Division 1 program and help win the field position battle for the team. Please review Hudl clips above and note most long punts were caught so 47 yard average in 2019 was made up mostly of legit "in air" caught punts not roll outs kicked away from opponents.
Ranked 2nd by Kohl's for 2021 Punters as recent as December 31, 2019. Finished 3rd overall in the 2019 National Scholarship Camp held in Wisconsin as a junior. Mitchell is also an all around athlete and starter on his high school basketball team so was unable to attend December 2019 and January 2020 Kohl's Showcase events. This has unfortunately hurt him in the rankings. Mitchell bounced back when he attended the July 2020 Kohl's largest and most competitive National Scholarship Camp held in TN finishing 6th in his class (7th overall) in a field of over 330 top punters from around the country.
Mitchell proved when he is in the competition his abilities and results can speak for themselves instead of relying on a subjectively issued rank. We believe Mitchell would probably be ranked higher if he followed the typical kicker only path and became a combo kicker, but has instead split time training/developing quarterback skills while leading his team as the starting QB and punter. He has received state and league wide honors as Punter and league wide honors at QB while setting several statistical records at his high school at both positions.
With Michell you would not only get a proven punter but an athlete that is used to being on the field with an understanding of the game and someone who has been performing under pressure since his sophomore year.