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#4 Charles Mitchell
Position: DB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clarksdale, MS
High School: Clarksdale HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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- Career & Game-By-Game Statistics

CAREER:
Will be one of the Bulldogs’ top all-star candidates in 2011 . . . Has played in all 37 games during his Bulldog career . . . Has recorded 188 tackles and intercepted four passes during his career . . . Saw immediate action in the Mississippi State defensive backfield as a true freshman . . . Also a standout special teams player . . . Was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Mississippi following his high school career in Clarksdale.

2010:
Became a leader of the Bulldog secondary . . . Started all 13 games at his strong safety position . . . Recorded 93 total tackles on the year, third most on the team . . . Eclipsed the double-digit mark for tackles in three different games . . . Tallied a season-high 13 in the win over Houston . . . Added 12 against Arkansas, including eight solo stops . . . Notched 10 tackles against Georgia, and added a pass breakup in the Mississippi State victory.

2009:
Started all 12 games at safety during his sophomore year . . . Posted 65 tackles with one and a half tackles for loss . . . Tied for second on the team with four interceptions . . . Also credited with a pair of pass breakups and one forced fumble . . . Posted a career-high nine tackles against Georgia Tech . . . Intercepted a Case Keenum pass and returned it 71 yards for a touchdown against Houston . . . Picked off two passes in the season ending victory over Ole Miss.

2008:
Played in all 12 games during his true freshman season for the Bulldogs . . . Voted to the Freshman All-SEC team by the league’s coaches . . . Recorded 31 tackles and a pass deflection as a top reserve and special teams player . . . Made at least one tackle in 10 of the 12 games, and nine straight to finish the season . . . Tied for the team lead with five tackles in Mississippi State’s home-opening win over Southeastern Louisiana . . . Had three tackles at LSU in Week 5 . . . Matched that total with three tackles in the Bulldogs’ mid-season win over Vanderbilt . . . Made two tackles in his team’s homecoming victory over Middle Tennessee . . . Added another hit in Week 9 game with Kentucky . . . Matched his season high with five tackles at Alabama one week later . . . Had four tackles and a pass deflection in the Bulldogs’ Week 11 win over Arkansas . . . Added four more hits in the season finale at Ole Miss.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Mississippi his senior season . . . Selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game following his senior season . . . Led the Mississippi team to victory by pacing the defense in tackles (nine) and recording an interception in the all-star classic . . . Chosen to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen prior to his senior season, symbolic of being one of the top 12 prospects in the state of Mississippi . . . He was rated No. 4 on that newspaper’s list of state’s top high school recruits . . . Selected first-team, all-state in the defensive backfield by the Clarion-Ledger . . . Named as one of the top 250 players in the country by recruiting web site Rivals.com, he is that web site’s 10th-ranked safety prospect nationally . . . Rivals rated him the fifth-best prospect in Mississippi, the top-rated defensive back . . . That site timed him a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash and with a 245-pound bench press max . . . Ranked as the No. 22 safety in the nation by recruiting web site Scout.com, he is that site’s No. 8 prospect overall in the state of Mississippi, the top-rated defensive back . . . Credited with running a 4.56 40-yard dash and a 37-inch vertical jump by Scout at its New Orleans camp prior to his senior season . . . SuperPrep rated him the No. 25 defensive backfield prospect in the country in its season-ending All-America issue . . . That publication ranked him the No. 6 prospect in the state of Mississippi, the second-rated defensive back . . . Two-way standout performer for head coach Jim Hughes at Clarksdale (Miss.) High School . . . Made 78 tackles, four of which were quarterback sacks, and two pass interceptions in leading Clarksdale to the second round of the state playoffs as a senior . . . Offensively, he rushed 80 times for 520 yards and nine touchdowns, and caught 14 passes for 200 yards and another score . . . Named second-team, all-state in the secondary by the Clarion-Ledger as a junior when he led Clarksdale to the state semifinals . . . Made 108 tackles and had three interceptions that season, while rushing for 1,151 yards and 12 touchdowns on offense . . . Three-year starter on the prep level . . . Solid student in the high school classroom with a 2.80 grade point average . . . Other top scholarship offers: Nebraska, Michigan, Alabama, and Ole Miss.

PERSONAL:
Born Charles D. Mitchell, 9-13-89 . . . Son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Mitchell.

 

 

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