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2017 Ohio Bobcats Football Recruiting: Safety De'vante Mitchell verbally commits to the Bobcats

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Three-star safety De'vante Mitchell announced through Twitter his intentions to join the Ohio Bobcats football program on Friday afternoon.

According to Scout, Mitchell held eleven total offers, including offers from Indiana, Syracuse, Southern Miss, Temple and South Florida, among others. De'vante Mitchell said in an interview with the Hustle Belt that Southern Miss was his number two behind Ohio.

The 5-foot-11, 190 lb. Mitchell currently attends Champagnat Catholic High School in Hialeah, FL.

Mitchell could be a steal for the Bobcats. His hands are always active, whether he is deflecting a pass or prying the ball loose you can count on Mitchell to be disruptive. Also, Mitchell is a fantastic tackler, and is certainly someone Ohio can count on to get tough and deliver some blows to the opposition. Overall, Mitchell is a smooth athlete that possesses a nice frame, he is someone the Bobcats will welcome with open arms. According to Mitchell, he could see significant playing time early.

"...Because of my aggression they want me to come in and play right away, and also because of my coverage"

Some areas that Mitchell needs to improve on include, change of direction, recovery ability, and burst out of breaks. During his high school career, Mitchell has shown flashes of solid change in direction. Despite the glimpses of potential, Mitchell needs to polish his change of direction to take the next step.

Below you can find Mitchell's highlight reel courtesy of YouTube.