Auburn signee: Jakell Mitchell

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Opelika High School (Ala.) tight end Jakell Mitchell

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Jakell Mitchell

Opelika High School; Opelika, Ala.

Pos: Tight end

Ht: 6-foot-3

Wt: 214 pounds

Stats: 28 receptions, 403 receiving yards; Rushing: 88 carries, 392 yards, 17 touchdowns

Stars (Rivals/Scout/247): 3/3/3

Twitter: @AuCommit9_

Quick hit: Forced to sit out last fall due to a debilitating knee injury, the Tigers could have a sleeper in the multifaceted Mitchell, who showed off his receiving and running skills by combining for nearly 800 total yards as a junior.

Malzahn says: "(He) is going to play our 3-back. He is a guy we identified when he was a junior. He runs a very similar offense, he can block, he can catch the ball, he's got running back skills, he played a little bit of Wildcat. When he was a junior, he hurt his knee, (but) we really feel like the sky is the limit for this guy and he's got great potential."

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