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Get to know: 2025 TE target Davon Mitchell
Arkansas tight ends coach Dowell Loggains and 2025 tight end Davon Mitchell on July 30.
Arkansas has twice hosted Davon Mitchell, the nation’s top tight end prospect in the class of 2025, for visits, and a third is a possibility.
He visited Fayetteville on June 18 and returned for the Tailgate on the Hill on July 30. Mitchell said he might visit Arkansas again for a game this season.
“I really like it,” he said prior to his second visit to Fayetteville. “Arkansas, I can see myself there one day.”
Mitchell, 6-4, 230 pounds, of Allen, Texas, has scholarship offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, LSU, Texas, Texas A&M, Florida State, Missouri, Colorado and other schools.
One site, 247 Sports, rates him the No. 1 tight end, No. 29 overall prospect in the nation for the 2025 class and No. 2 recruit in Texas in his class. His father Marko Mitchell played receiver at Nevada and for the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions.
He currently coaches Allen’s receivers.
Favorite thing about playing on the line: Getting to put people on their butt
Arkansas tight ends coach Dowell Loggains is: The coolest coach I’ve met
Funniest football moment: Tripped while trying to score a touchdown
If I couldn't play football, I would want to star in: Making movies
My mom is always on me to: Be successful in life
Must watch TV: The Originals
Love or hate rollercoasters: Love
What superpower would you choose if given the option: Speed and strength
My two pet peeves are: I don’t have any
If you could meet a famous person, who would it be: Lil Poppa
My hidden talent is: I can sing
Your favorite fast food chain and why: WingStop, because it’s good
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Chicken and rice
Favorite junk food: Ice cream
My favorite sweet-tooth craving is: Strawberry shortcakes
Strangest thing I’ve ever eaten: Octopus
Who is your all-time celebrity crush: Kali
If you could live anywhere, where would it be: Miami
I’m terrified of: Nothing
Cat or dog person and why: Dogs, because they’re more playful
Do you think aliens exist: Maybe
I get emotional when: I think about my grandmother
Which do you prefer Twitter, Instagram or Tik Tok: All
Best advice I’ve received: Don’t let football define who you are
Role model and why: My dad, because he made it to the (NFL) level. He pushes me hard to be better.
Three words to describe me: Hard-working, dedicated, focused
People would be surprised that I: Ride horses
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