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LB Teradja Mitchell (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, May 13, 2015.

  1. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    This kid just kills me

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  2. Taosman

    Taosman Chillin!

    Mitchell and Togiai and Johnson destroy people! Will all have to "dial it back" a bit! LOL
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  3. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
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  4. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  5. Taosman

    Taosman Chillin!

    This is just a terrific young man! Gonna love watching him play.
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Future Ohio State stars shine in first U.S. Army Bowl practice

    Some Buckeye commits dominated in the first US Army All-American Bowl practice.

    Another Ohio State commit to shine at the first day of practice was inside-linebacker commit Teradja Mitchell (Virginia Beach, VA/Bishop Sullivan Catholic.) The four-star future Buckeye looked the part of an Ohio State ILB and appears dedicated in ensuring that future.

    Mike Farrell of listed the four-star linebacker as one of the players to stand out to him throughout the first day of practice.

    “Mitchell looks like he’s slimmed down a bit,” Farrell said, “and fits the mold of that inside linebacker who will fill the gap and can take on bigger blockers, as well."

    Mitchell is regarded as one of the best prospects in the country and the Buckeyes have to like what they are getting with him. The 247Sports Composite Rankings have him listed as the No. 2 ILB in the class and the No. 40 overall player regardless of position.

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  7. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  8. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    We continue the Better Know a Buckeye series with its ninth installment in 2018. Here, we profile Teradja Mitchell, a linebacker from Virginia Beach.

    • Size: 6-2/232
    • Position: LB
    • Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
    • School: Bishop Sullivan Catholic
    • 247 Composite: ★★★★
    • National Ranking: 44
    • Position Ranking: 2 (ILB)
    • State Ranking: 2 (VA)
    • Under Armour All-American
    • The Opening Finals
    Mitchell's addition to the recruiting class was a pleasant surprise. Ohio State offered him at the end of his freshman year, but so did several other major programs closer to Mitchell's Virginia home. In fact, Mitchell did not hear a lot from Ohio State during his sophomore year as his recruitment focused on schools within his region or in the ACC. However, Mitchell was able to force the issue by tweeting his interest in Ohio State was genuine. This soon whittled his recruitment to two schools: Florida State and Ohio State. Florida State may have been the favorite through most of his recruitment but the Buckeyes got his commitment on June 2, 2017.

    I retell this story below. I discuss Mitchell's recruitment, noting how early it started and how Mitchell took the initiative to get back on Ohio State's radar despite not hearing much from the Buckeyes during 2015 and early into 2016. Thereafter, I discuss the reasons why he chose Ohio State over Florida State despite Florida State leading for his services through most of his commitment. I offer a scouting report of a linebacker prospect who is among the best inside linebackers in the country. I conclude that we can expect to see Mitchell on special teams in 2018 and offer some highlight film to watch at the end of the feature.

    Ohio State offered Teradja Mitchell early into the process. The May 2015 offer at the end of his freshman year would be the first for most other prospects, even highly ranked prospects. However several major offers beat Ohio State to the punch. Virginia Tech and Clemson offered that January. Florida State offered in February. Miami beat Ohio State to the punch by two weeks. Georgia and Tennessee even followed the next day.

    Put in other words, Mitchell was always going to be a hot commodity on the recruiting trail and, for a large chunk of his recruitment, he was even the No. 1 inside linebacker prospect in the country.

    He's exactly the kind of high-quality prospect Ohio State recruits at linebacker but his recruitment during his sophomore and junior years make it a mild surprise he ultimately signed with Ohio State and did not end up at an ACC school. Ohio State offered early into the process but did not put on a full court press for his services. This left Mitchell a little miffed because his interest was genuine. In a since-deleted tweet from May 2016, Mitchell made his interest clear by tweeting, simply, "I wanna visit Ohio State."

    This altered the trajectory of Mitchell's recruitment, which was largely regional. He had visited programs like Florida State, North Carolina, Penn State, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia. However, this tweet pulled Ohio State back into the mix. He made his visit to Ohio State to see the game against Michigan in 2016 and left with a strong impression of the program.

    “I loved it... I arrived the night before (Friday night). The game atmosphere was crazy, it was one of the loudest games I’ve attended.”

    Having visited Florida State, West Virginia, Georgia, Clemson and others, Mitchell said the Ohio State trip compares well to anywhere he’s been.

    “(The visit) was definitely one of the best,” he said. “It was everything I thought it would be. It’s a great school.”

    This soon led to a narrowed focus of his recruitment early into 2017 when Mitchell announced on Twitter he was down to two schools: Florida State and Ohio State. This was a surprising development for Ohio State fans, who had not seen much of Mitchell's name in Ohio State's recruiting news through 2015 and 2016. Further, Mitchell still seemed like a solid Florida State lean. He had taken numerous visits to Tallahassee by the point he had seen Ohio State once and would even communicate that he was leaning toward Florida State on some of his other unofficial visits elsewhere.

    Most crystal ball projections pegged Mitchell to Florida State with that in mind. However, his tweet from May 23 of last year came with an announcement date of June 2. There, Mitchell would make his decision about where he felt best suited on the field and off it.

    Teradja Mitchell committed to Ohio State on June 2, 2017 as the ninth member of what would become Ohio State's full 2018 recruiting class. He chose Ohio State over Florida State among a myriad of other offers.

    Mitchell was fairly clear in communicating what he wanted from the program he would eventually choose. He wanted to be the best he could be on the field and compete for national championships, which both Florida State and Ohio State could credibly promise. However, he also wanted the best business school he could find among those schools with football programs that could compete for national championships. That gave Ohio State the small edge over Florida State.

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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    There are certainly a few question marks surrounding Ohio State's 2018 roster. The bulk of the offseason discussion has swirled around the quarterback battle, offensive line and the linebacker corps. Each unit has plenty of talent, but there's a lot of inexperience that Urban Meyer and the coaching staff have to overcome.

    The linebacker situation was recently dealt with a big blow when it was announced that projected starter Tuf Borland would miss some time with an Achilles injury. Meyer wasn't able to provide a timetable for Borland's return, but he did say that the middle linebacker is expected to return this season.

    Obviously it's going to depend on the nature and severity of the injury, but it's probably safe to assume that Borland will miss a significant amount of time. So what was already a bit of a dicey situation is likely now one of the biggest concerns on the entire team.

    Though the position is stacked with potential, it's not going to be easy replacing Jerome Baker, Chris Worley and now Tuf Borland for an unknown amount of time.

    The options that are currently on campus come with a variety of experience and skill sets. The most talked-about names include juniors Justin Hilliard and Malik Harrison along with sophomores Baron Browning and Pete Werner.

    One name that hasn't been talked about too much – at least not yet – won't even arrive on campus until the summer. However, it may be wise that we don't forget about one of Ohio State's most highly touted 2018 signees who just so happens to be a thumper in the middle.

    Virginia Beach standout Teradja Mitchell signed with the Buckeyes in December and was considered the No. 2 inside linebacker prospect for the 2018 class. If you're a fan of hard hitters with the prototypical size to play on the inside, then Mitchell's film likely tickles your fancy.

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  11. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Bring the pain young man!
  12. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Good news is that Mitchell is about as college-ready of a prospect as you can get...tons of similarities to McMillan in my eyes if Mitchell picks everything up mentally. Great position for Mitchell to come in and impress.
  13. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  14. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    I always love the black stripe removal videos. I always get the feeling like it's a your hired type thing. Now it's really time to go to work.
  15. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Yeah he got the unsportsmanlike penalty, just needs to focus that fire to more of this.
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