Football impacts every facet of QB Tufts’ life

Mitchell Tufts initially became interested in football at the age of four when he and his dad were throwing footballs.

He’s played for a bunch of different teams during his nine years on the gridiron: the Dartmouth Destroyers, Auburn Eagles, Team NS Flag Team and Team NS Tackle Team. Mitchell has a big collection of achievements as well: 2013 Dartmouth Destroyers peewee Offensive MVP, 2016 NSSAF Rookie of the Year Offence, 2016 Auburn Eagles Offensive MVP, Football University Top Gun Nominee 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Mitchell likes to be in on the action as much as possible.

“I like the fact that I am involved in most plays and have input in making plays,” he said. “I think the many football camps I attended give me an “edge” as they have given me good skills and football IQ.”

There have been a couple things that have been memorable during his playing days, one of them was playing quarterback for the Auburn Eagles and the other was starting for Team NS in the Canada Cup.

Mitchell has checked out some schools in Canada and stateside.

“I have attended camps at Saint Mary’s University, Acadia University, Football University in Wolfville, Boston, New Jersey and Football University Top Gun Camp in Dublin, Ohio.” Mitchell said.

And he was able to hold his own in comparison to other QBs who attended the camps.

In terms of the recruitment process, it “started lightly during the Canada Cup.” Due to the fact that he’s only heading into Grade 11, Mitchell hasn’t committed to any schools yet and hasn’t “checked out to see what universities have the degree” he would enter.

Someone who he looks up to is a pro player who happens to play the same position.

“My biggest influence has been Micah Brown,” he said. “He has played quarterback in the U.S., Canada and Europe, and helped improve my game.”

Mitchell thinks that he’ll be able to handle transitioning to the next level.

“I have a lot of quarterback experience and a good football IQ,” Mitchell said.

He “can’t wait to get on the field” for the upcoming high school season and is hopeful that his team will reach the playoffs.

Mitchell has set goals for the future for himself on and off the field.

“I would like to attend a university and get an education degree and hopefully play university football while doing so,” he said.

And when it comes down to it, football encompasses every aspect of his life.

“Football is my life: it is my friends, my family and hopefully my future,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell Tufts (#8)
5’11”, 175 lbs

Teams: Dartmouth Destroyers, Auburn Eagles, Team NS Flag Team, Team NS Tackle Team
Commitment: None
Official Visits: None
Considerations: Open
Class: 2019

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