Josh Mitchell is one of two Nebraska signees from California, continuing a recent trend of players from the West Coast. Over the past three seasons, Nebraska has signed 11 players from the state of California. The 5-11, 165-pound Mitchell had an impressive 2009 campaign, recording 41 tackles and five interceptions from his cornerback position. A versatile performer, Mitchell added a pair of punt returns for touchdowns, helping the Mustangs to an 8-3 record. His play as a senior earned Mitchell first-team All-Big VIII honors. A starter since his freshman season for Coach Bill Stacy at Eleanor Roosevelt High, Mitchell had a big 2008 campaign with 74 tackles and an interception. He finished his career with 14 total interceptions. Mitchell is ranked among the top 55 cornerback prospects in the country by Rivals.com and among the top 150 players in the state of California by SuperPrep Magazine. Mitchell also visited Colorado State and UTEP and had several other offers. Mitchell is the son of Gwenn Church and Mario Mitchell, and he was born on Jan. 7, 1993.
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