2004: Mitchell, a good blocking wide receiver, will battle to be in the roation for playing time as a senior in 2004.
2003: Mitchell was a reserve as a junior in 2003. Overall in 2003 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 2 receptions for 27 yards (13.5 avg.) and returned 2 kickoffs for 24 yards (12.0 avg.). He had a 21-yard reception at Arizona and an 18-yard kickoff return against Hawaii.
2002: Mitchell, a junior college transfer who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2002 as a junior, was a backup wide receiver and played on special teams in 2002. But he suffered a stress fracture in his lower back prior to the Oregon State game and was sidelined the rest of the 2002 season. Because of the early-season injury, he was allowed to redshirt. Overall in 2002 while appearing in USC's first 3 games, he returned 3 kickoffs for 35 yards (11.7 avg.), but he did not catch a pass.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: He was a 2001 Super Prep JUCO 100, J.C. Grid-Wire All-American honorable mention, J.C. Athletic Bureau All-State Region III first team and All-Western State Pacific Division first team selection as a sophomore wide receiver at Los Angeles Harbor Junior College in Wilmington (Calif.). He caught 69 passes for 897 yards (13.0 avg.) with 11 TDs in 2001 (his 89.7 yards per game average was sixth in the state) and returned 13 kickoffs for 353 yards (27.2 avg.) with a TD.
As a 2000 freshman, he had 36 receptions for 550 yards (15.3 avg.) with 5 scores and returned 14 kickoffs for 384 yards (27.4 avg.) to earn All-Western State Southern Division notice.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was a 2-time (1997 and 1998) South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team pick at North Torrance (Calif.) High, then signed a letter of intent with Utah, but never enrolled in 1999. At North Torrance, he set school career records for receptions (135), receiving yards (2,371) and touchdowns (23), as well as longest reception (95 yards) and longest punt return (98 yards). He caught 48 passes for 907 yards (18.9 avg.) with 8 TDs as a 1998 senior.
He earned 1997 All-Bay League first team notice as a junior after grabbing 60 passes for 955 yards (15.9 avg) with 7 scores.
He also played defensive back and was on North's track team, setting school records in the 200 meters (21.7) and 400 meters (47.5).
PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC. His cousin, Christian Radley, was a coxswain on the USC women's rowing team in 2002.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH JASON MITCHELL