RB/LB - FR - 6-2 -225 - Heber Springs, Ark. (Heber Springs HS)

He is considered one of the best running back recruits in the state of Arkansas. He was named a 2008 and 2009 All-State selection for Coach Steve Janski at Heber Springs High School. Mitchell was ranked the No. 7 player in the state of Arkansas by Rivals.com and the No. 97 running back in the country by Scout.com. He was also selected to play for the East team in the 55th Arkansas High School Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. As a senior, he carried the ball 225 times for 1,691 yards, 26 TDs and collected one reception for 32 yards and he had five two-point conversions.  On the defensive side of the ball, he collected 91 tackles, three tackles for a loss, two sacks, 11 QB hurries, three forced fumbles, one recovered fumble and one blocked punt for a scoop and score. The All-State running back rushed for 1,876 yards and 24 touchdowns during his junior season. He also recorded 110 tackles on the defensive side of the ball at linebacker. He was also recruited by Arkansas State and Ole Miss.