Justin will begin the spring of 2017 in his junior year but will be playing his first collegiate season for Longwood University, an NCAA Division I school located in Farmville, VA and a member of the ten-team Big South Conference.
He is a resident of Alpine, CA, had a breakout year in 2016 during his second of two seasons playing for Grossmont (CA) Community College. His 2016 season saw him appear in 43 games for Grossmont and hit for a .303 batting average that included three homers and 33 RBI to go along with 14 doubles and four triples. The 21-year old Mitchell’s consistency at the plate was evident as he also recorded 14 multi-hit games during the campaign. The 6-3, 205 pounder, who is expected to be competing for starting time at Longwood, excelled in three sports (baseball, basketball, football) as a high schooler at Granite Hills (CA) High School.