Barkevious Mingo attended West Monroe High School in West Monroe, Louisiana. He was a letterman in football and track. During his stint with all the team, he was a first-team All-State selection. In school, he studied at Louisiana State University and joined its football team, LSU Tigers. In 2013, he was picked by the Cleveland Browns as the very first round, 6th overall pick at NFL Draft. Barkevious Levon Mingo was born on October 4, 1990 in Belle Glade, Florida.