Entering 2017 season
Young, athletic defensive tackle, who continues to learn the 3-3-5 defense ... Signed with the 2017 class out of high school and joined the Aztecs early for the spring season ... Enters 2017 as the co-No. 3 defensive tackle on the depth chart, behind a pair of seniors.
Earned three letters at Wauconda High School in Wauconda, Ill. ... Was an all-state, all-area, all-conference and the team MVP for the Bulldogs ... Led the league in sacks as a senior ... Helped lead Wauconda HS to two playoff appearances over this three years ... A three-star recruit by Rivals and a two-star recruit by Scout ... Also earned all-academic honors with at least a 3.5 GPA each semester ... Also played baseball with the Bulldogs.
Connor Mitchell was born March 23, 1998, in Barrington, Ill. ... Son of Andy and Becky Mitchell ... Was also recruited by Air Force, Boise State, Colorado, North Carolina, Purdue and Northwestern ... Is majoring in business administration with an emphasis in finance.