Sophomore LB Teradja Mitchell Reflects On In-State Visits

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Fourteen schools have offered Teradja Mitchell, a linebacker out of Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Through four games this season, the 6’2”, 225-pound prospect is showing why he is so highly coveted.

Mitchell has amassed 58 tackles with three forced fumbles in four Bayside victories in 2015. The sophomore standout is one of four captains, an honor he isn’t taking lightly.

“This year I am playing a big role, one of the four major captains on the team. I have to make sure we be physical on every play and play to our standards every game and practice. The biggest thing is to lead by example in the classroom,” Mitchell said.

The talented linebacker is excited about his team’s undefeated start.

“This year’s Bayside team, we have a different mentality on things,” he said. “All our efforts are towards winning. We know we have the talent. We are a young team. We are starting to execute when it’s time and we are molding as a team.”

In alphabetical order, Mitchell’s offer list is as follows: Charlotte, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Because of high school football season, Mitchell admits he hasn’t been talking much with college coaches. He has, however, made some college visits.

“I’ve visited Tennessee, Virginia Tech, UVa, UNC, South Carolina. I visited Tech for the second time two weeks ago (when the Hokies hosted Ohio State) and I just had a UVA visit [for the Notre Dame game]. I plan on visiting NC State, Ohio State, and ECU next,” Mitchell said.

Of the Virginia Tech/Ohio State experience, Mitchell said: “The Tech versus Ohio State game was one of the loudest games I ever been to. Great experience. It showed me the atmosphere in Tech is crazy. A very good program.”

Of UVa, he said: “UVa versus Notre Dame game was a very good game. It was hard fought game by both teams. UVa is a good program with a lot of potential and is a great academic school, and I am big on my academics.”

Virginia Tech was the first school to offer a scholarship, coming