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USAAAB: Tevin Mitchel
"First day of practice, I felt good," said Mitchel. "Being around a lot of players that you dont know, we're just getting ready for college. I felt good." With his senior season completed, Mitchel said it feels nice to be one of the select few still playing football this time of year. "I thank God for giving me this last opportunity to play high school football before I go off to college." As for how well the West's defensive unit is meshing, Mitchel said, "For it being the first day, it kind of feels like we've been here for four days. We talk to eachother, we bond. We all get along great. Carries onto the field." The Arkansas commit is rooming with fellow CB Charles Jackson, who has pledged his commitment to Nebraska. When asked if Jackson may be converted to a Razorback by week's end, Mitchel smiled and laughed, "It's his decision. It's up to him." So how will this week's experience carry with Mitchel to Fayetteville? "Being respectful, listening to the coaches, being on time. Things like that," replied Mitchel. "They're teaching us this for a reason to get us ready for college and it'll carry on." Mitchel is a passionate player on the gridiron and it radiates in his play. He said his heart will be the biggest strength he will bring to Arkansas. "It's just wanting to have the ball in my hands," said Mitchel. "It's just wanting it so bad that you're going to get it done- whatever's asked of you- regardless of the situation." He said, at this time, the Arkansas coaching staff has not mentioned anything he needs to specificly improve on or strengthen before heading there, but Mitchel adds they'll work with him on that stuff once he's on campus. "I'll see the field right away," said Mitchel. "If I go there and work hard, I'll see the field." Mitchel will graduate in May. He was not certain on his plans until then. Chances are he will make an appearance at the Razorbacks spring game. Stay tuned for more on one of the top CBs in the nation on Scout.com.
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