Friday evening the Minnesota Golden Gophers received a verbal commitment from Butler Community College linebacker Juwan Mitchell.
Mitchell committed after wrapping up an unofficial visit to campus. He’ll have two years of eligibility when he enrolls at Minnesota next January.
Get to know Juwan Mitchell
Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Rutgers
247 Sports Composite Rating: .8399
Mitchell projects as a middle linebacker at the next level. He possesses good football instincts, with the physicality necessary to play downhill in the box and get through traffic to find the ball carrier. Mitchell is athletic enough to play from sideline to sideline and has acquitted himself well in pass coverage. With Thomas Barber, Kamal Martin, and Carter Coughlin all set to graduate after next season, he can help shepherd an up-and-coming group of young linebackers that will include Thomas Rush, Mariano Sori-Marin, and Braelen Oliver.