RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 35 offensive guard in the country and the No. 17 player in his state by 247Sports … Rated as the No. 34 player in the state of New Jersey by Rivals … Listed as the No. 66 offensive guard in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 52 offensive guard in the country, the No. 139 player in his region and the No. 28 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 7/2/2013 … An Offense-Defense All-America Game selection … A 2013 All-New Jersey first-team selection … Helped team roll up 4,258 yards of total offense en route to a second straight Non-Public, Group 4 state title … A three-year starter … Recruited by Stacy Searels. 

PERSONAL: Born April 11, 1996, in Bergen County, N.J. … Son of Russell and Diane Mitchell … His dad played football at Ole Miss in the early 1980s … Has a younger brother … Contemplated major is communications or business. 

WHY HE CHOSE TECH:“I’ve been a lifelong Virginia Tech fan, and it was a pretty easy decision. I loved it when I visited and my parents loved it when I visited, and I felt comfortable there. I used to watch them on TV growing up, and Tyrod Taylor [former Virginia Tech quarterback] was one of my favorite players in college growing up.”

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