Dan Benish has coached his nephew Mitch from age 8 until he reached high school. Mitch Hyatt now plays for Clemson. (Special to the AJC)

NFL combine invitee: Mitch Hyatt, OL, Clemson (North Gwinnett)

Twenty-five former Georgia high school football players have been invited to the NFL scouting combine to be held Feb. 26-March 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Georgia’s representation is tied for third-most with California and trails Florida (51) and Texas (31), according to NFL.com. Ohio is next with 20. There are 338 invitees overall.

Today, we’ll take a look at Clemson tackle Mitch Hyatt:

Mitch Hyatt, 6-5, 310, OL, Clemson, North Gwinnett, Suwanee. He was a four-year starter for the Tigers and two-time All-American. He played a school-record 3,754 snaps over 58 games, including 57 starts. He was a four-time All-ACC selection. He was an Outland Trophy semifinalist. Some NFL scouts believe he can move inside and play guard. Benefitted from going back to school for his senior season, which allowed him to get stronger. Hyatt’s uncle, 

Dan Benish, was an All-ACC defensive tackle and a starter on Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team. 

Here are the other players with Georgia connections who have been invited to the combine:

LB -  Bryson Allen-Williams, South Carolina - Cedar Grove

CB -  Blace Brown, Troy - Cherokee 

DE -  Austin Bryant, Clemson - Thomas County Central 

OL -  Chuma Edoga, USC - McEachern 

QB -  Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State - Richmond Hill

WR - Terry Godwin, Georgia - Callaway  

OL -  Donnell Greene, Minnesota - Kell 

LB - Terez Hall, Missouri - M.L. King 

WR - Mecole Hardman, Georgia - Elbert County 

CB - Montre Hartage, Northwestern - Crisp County 

RB - Elijah Holyfield, Georgia - Woodward Academy 

OL - Mitch Hyatt, Clemson - North Gwinnett 

DL - Darryl Johnson, North Carolina AT&T - Camden County 

OL - Tyler Jones, N.C. State - Stephenson 

LB - Tre Lamar, Clemson - Roswell 

DE - Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia - Tucker 

WR - Jakobi Meyers, North Carolina State - Arabia Mountain 

TE - Isaac Nauta, Georgia - Buford (graduated from IMG Academy, Florida)

DL - Dontavius Russell, Auburn - Carrollton 

WR - Darius Slayton, Auburn - Greater Atlanta Christian 

DE - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State - Stephenson 

LB - D'Andre Walker, Georgia - Langston Hughes 

DB - Ken Webster, Mississippi - Stockbridge 

CB - Rock Ya-Sin, Temple - Southwest DeKalb

 

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