Mitchell impressing coaches early

Published 8:18 pm Saturday, July 8, 2017

King’s Fork High School sophomore Treyshaun Mitchell is becoming a heavily recruited player at a relatively young age.

Mitchell, a defensive tackle for King’s Fork, is preparing for his sophomore season. A strong freshman year in which he showed off his quickness, speed and strength has caught the eye of college coaches.

As it stands right now, Mitchell has scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, East Carolina University and Temple University, along with a mountain of interest from other major programs. There are likely many more offers to come for the class of 2020 standout.

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His coach, Scottie Littles, believes by the time the 6-foot-3-inch, 295-pounder is a senior, he could be one of the best players in King’s Fork history and one of the most heavily recruited in the country.

“I think he has the potential to be one of the best to come out of King’s Fork,” Littles said. “He can also be one of the best to come out of the Southeastern District. Just his bloodline alone is incredible.”

Like Littles, many reference Mitchell’s bloodline when thinking about how good he can be. His brother, Teradja Mitchell, is a five-star recruit committed to Ohio State University. Their oldest brother, Terry, was a South Hampton Roads standout who played at West Virginia University. His cousin is Eli Harold, a current starting linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers.

What defines Mitchell, more than his athletic talent, is how he carries himself. Littles praised the model person Mitchell is. Despite the national attention he is getting, he is maintaining a level mind.

“He’s a great person. His parents have done an amazing job with him,” Littles said. “He is a ‘yes sir, no sir’ kind of guy. It’s easy to coach him. He is a good teammate. He cares about his team and his school. It’s so much bigger than football.”

College coaches are drawn to Mitchell’s character as well. They see the way he is attentive and respectful. He is the first one at workouts and the last one to leave.

In two weeks, King’s Fork will get camp under way to get ready for its second season under Littles. Mitchell will be a big part of how successful King’s Fork is this season.