7Steven Mitchell Jr.
2015: The fleet Mitchell will compete for key playing time at wide receiver as a sophomore in 2015.
2014: Mitchell was a backup wide receiver as a redshirt freshman in 2014. Overall in 2014 while appearing in 11 games (all but Stanford and Boston College) and starting twice (UCLA and Nebraska), he had 7 receptions for 82 yards (11.7 avg) with 2 TDs and made a tackle. He sprained his knee early in the Nebraska game and was sidelined. He missed 2014 spring practice while recovering from a 2013 knee injury, as well as a hernia.
He had 1 catch each against Arizona State (7 yards), Colorado (a 24-yard TD) and Utah (7 yards), then he had 2 receptions at Washington State for 28 yards with a 5-yard TD, then he had a catch versus California (5 yards) and Notre Dame (11 yards). His tackle came against California.
2013: Mitchell redshirted as a freshman wide receiver in 2013, his first year at USC, after tearing ligaments in his right knee in the summer of 2013.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2012 honors included Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, ESPN 150, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, All-CIF Pac-5, Los Angeles Times All-Area, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team and All-Serra League Co-MVP as a senior wide receiver and defensive back at Bishop Alemany High in Mission Hills (Calif.). He had 62 receptions for 1,100 yards (17.7 avg.) with 13 TDs, plus he ran for 202 yards with 5 TDs in 2012.
As a 2011 junior, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team while catching 50 passes for 1,006 yards (20.1 avg.), running for 312 yards and scoring 19 TDs (11 receiving, 5 rushing, 1 kickoff return, 1 punt return and 1 interception).
As a 2010 sophomore, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Newcomer of the Year.
PERSONAL: He is a communication major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH STEVEN MITCHELL
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT STEVEN MITCHELL
USC safety Chris Hawkins: “He’s so versatile, so quick, so fast and he can really jitterbug around you, if you try to press or anything like that. He’s a great player. He’s a real deep threat.”