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JUCO LB Juwan Mitchell joins the #fUTure19

Juwan Mitchell, Jacoby Jones (via Mitchell)
Juwan Mitchell, Jacoby Jones (via Mitchell)

Butler CC (El Dorado, KS) LB Juwan Mitchell loved his official visit in Austin last weekend. So he committed to Texas.

At 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, the former Minnesota pledge is a Horn. He’s got 4-to-play-3 and will enroll in June.

This isn’t a big surprise considering a decent OV was likely to land the New Jersey native. – JW

How he fits at Texas: Mitchell is a gifted plugging, inside-backer. He reads his keys and moves very decisively and downhill in the run game, filling windows at the line of scrimmage and arriving with force. In coverage and in space he obviously has some lateral quickness but a lot less tape and probably some learning to do while his blitzes are forceful and effective. In a scheme that can protect him from overexposure in space he fits the bill for a Big 12 ILB with the quick reads and lateral quickness that generally matter more in today’s game than size and power. Reminds me of guys like Tom Wort or Arthur Brown and would fit at Mac for Texas. – IB

Tyler is the 26th member of Texas’ 2019 class joining Willie Tyler (Iowa Western CC – IA), Bru McCoy (Mater Dei – CA), Isaiah Hookfin (Dulles), Kennedy Lewis (Melissa), Caleb Johnson (Fullerton College – CA), Jacoby Jones (Butler C.C. – MO), Myron Warren (Many – LA), Marcus Washington (Trinity Catholic – MO), David Gbenda (Cinco Ranch), Tyler Owens (Plano East), Derrian Brown (Buford – GA), Javonne Shepherd (North Forest), Marcus Tillman (Jones – FL), Marques Caldwell (Alvin), Chris Adimora (Lakewood – CA), Peter Mpagi (George Ranch), Jake Smith (Notre Dame Prep – AZ), Jared Wiley (Temple), Tyler Johnson (Conroe Oak Ridge), Brayden Liebrock (Chandler – AZ), Kenyatta Watson II (Grayson – GA), De’Gabriel Floyd (Westlake – CA), Jordan Whittington (Cuero), T’Vondre Sweat (Huntsville), and Roschon Johnson (Port Neches-Groves).

Justin was born a sports fan. From the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Rangers, he fell in love with sports at a young age. Justin lettere...