After five seasons with the Ohio State Buckeyes,
linebacker Teradja Mitchell is headed to Gainesville to join Billy Napier’s Florida Gators,
according to Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel.
The 2022 season would have been his final year at the collegiate level,
but Mitchell played in just four games over the regular season meaning he can redshirt and retain a year of eligibility.
Mitchell has vowed to play through the postseason with his team,
but a waiver granted by the NCAA renders those snaps meaningless when it comes to redshirting.
A former five-star recruit, Mitchell served as a reserve linebacker until breaking out in 2021.
Unfortunately, a new defensive coordinator meant that Mitchell’s role would decrease,
which lead to a transfer. He played just one defensive snap all season while serving mostly as a special teamer.
He leaves Columbus with 64 total tackles, including 8.5 tackles for a loss.
There should be plenty of opportunity for Mitchell to play in Gainesville.
Florida has just four linebackers lined up to be on scholarship next year: junior Derek Wingo
, redshirt sophomore Scooby Williams, sophomore Shemar James and true freshman Jaden Robinson.