5-Star ILB Teradja Mitchell Excited About Alabama Visit This Weekend

    Five-star inside linebacker Teradja Mitchell spoke with Campus Insiders regarding his upcoming unofficial visit to Alabama this weekend.

    February 22, 2017

    Five-star inside linebacker Teradja Mitchell spoke with Campus Insiders regarding his upcoming unofficial visit to Alabama this weekend. 


    Alabama continued to re-stock its linebacking corps with highly-touted signees like Dylan Moses, VanDarius Cowan, Markail Benton and Chris Allen in its 2017 recruiting class.

    But that won’t stop Nick Saban’s staff from targeting more blue-chip linebackers in the 2018 cycle. The Crimson Tide are targeting 5-star prospect Teradja Mitchell, and the Virginia Beach, Virginia native is getting ready for his first visit to Tuscaloosa this upcoming weekend.

    Mitchell, who’s ranked as the No. 1 inside linebacker and No. 23 overall player in the CI 25 recruiting rankings, told Campus Insiders how excited he is to see Alabama firsthand.

    “[It’s my] first time getting down there,” Mitchell said. I just want to see and get a general feel of how everyday life is there. [I want to] meet with all the coaches and check out the business program there.”

    The two assistants assigned to recruit Mitchell are Sam Petitto, the Tide’s assistant director of player personnel, and Tosh Lupoi, who was recently promoted to co-defensive coordinator.

    Lupoi helped recruit players like Moses and 5-star running back Najee Harris, which helped notch him the honors as Campus Insiders’ SEC Recruiter of the Year and National Recruiter of the Year.

    It appears they’re both doing a fine job in Mitchell’s recruitment, though. He’s been impressed by the Crimson Tide thus far.

    “Dominant,” Mitchell said, when asked to describe Alabama. “I love watching their defense play. Year in and year out, they produce draft picks.”

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