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Mitchell Melton

LB

Player profile

  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 245
  • Hometown Silver Spring, Md.
  • Last School Good Counsel
  • Year 3rd Year

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @m17m__
Instagram: @meltmitch

Ohio State Overview
• Mitchell is in his third year with the program and has four seasons of eligibility
• Is majoring in communications
• He played in one game as a true freshman in 2020 for the Big Ten and Sugar Bowl champion Buckeyes
• Missed the 2021 campaign because of injury
• Was being used as a rush end/linebacker in 2022 spring drills by the new defensive staff before an injury ended his spring

More on Mitchell
• A four-star prospect who 247Sports ranked as the No. 11 outside linebacker and No. 8 player in Maryland
• As a senior, helped Good Counsel High School and head coach Andy Stefanelli win the coveted Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship with a 16-14 victory over St. John’s
• Finished senior season with 97 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss, one interception, four forced fumbles, eight pass breakups and a team-record 20 sacks
• WCAC Defensive Player of the Year and first-team defense (linebacker)
• Had eight tackles, 3.5 sacks and one pass breakup in a WCAC semifinal win over Gonzaga and two more sacks in the championship game
• NBC Sports Washington’s All-DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) football team – Defensive Student-Athlete of the Year
• Washington Post All-Met 2019 Football Team – First-team defense
• Is the son of Jennifer and Jeff Melton
• Has an older sister, Sydney