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First-Year Profile: Adonai Mitchell
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Georgia wide receiver Adonai Mitchell (5) before the G-Day scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
Over the next month, DogWatch will be looking at the Bulldogs’ incoming freshman in a new series called First-Year Profile.
Today we look at Adonai Mitchell.
Ranking: No. 384 overall, No. 64 wide receiver and No. 10 player in Tennessee, per the 247Sports Composite.
Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 190-pounds
Background: Adonai Mitchell was set to go to Mississippi for his college career with his verbal commitment coming in April of 2020. After Kentucky gave Mitchell his first SEC offer in 2019, other notable SEC schools soon followed. Originally from Texas, Mitchell finished his high school career in Tennessee. Of course, Tennessee offered him and Mitchell took multiple unofficial visits to Knoxville. LSU was next to offer Mitchell, which was followed up by Ole Miss. Then in Feb. of 2020, UGA threw their hat into the ring for the three-star receiver. Then in July, Mitchell flipped from the Rebels to the Bulldogs and stayed the course from that day forward. He enrolled in December and was able to participate in spring practice and G-Day.
Potential 2021 Impact: UGA has plenty of options at receiver this year. Jermaine Burton should threaten to put up impressive numbers this year. LSU transfer Arik Gilbert was listed as a receiver this year and should earn his fair share of targets. Veteran Kearis Jackson returns as well as does speedster Arian Smith. Plus, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint and Dominick Blaylock are set to return from injury this fall as well. With four and five-star receivers littered throughout this offense, it should seem on the surface that Mitchell doesn’t stand a chance to see the field this fall.
It certainly is an uphill battle for the Texas native. However, with his G-Day performance and size, Mitchell has shown he didn’t come to Athens to ride the bench.
Rivals writer Mike Farrell said of Mitchell, “He actually reminds me a bit of George Pickens the way he adjusts to the ball and he will help replace Pickens this season.” Apparently, Mitchell has continued to create some buzz around Athens even after G-Day. So, while he likely won’t be making a major impact this season, don’t be surprised if you see the 3-star develop into an early contributor for the Dawgs. His size and athleticism make give him the potential to be special. If he can build on his early momentum as a Dawg, Mitchell may be another 3-star that develops into a superstar under Kirby Smart.”
Coach Smart on Adonai Mitchell After G-Day
“Yeah, I thought Adonai Mitchell, in the spring Adonai competed really well. He’s a competitor, he makes plays down the field. For a guy that just enrolled, that just got here, he did really well. We thought he was a talented player. He is another one of the guys that we do as good of a job as anybody in the country doing research on players and evaluating players. It is not about what they are ranked or what the media says about them or what the recruiting rankings say. We watch the tape. The tape speaks volumes. In the case of Jordan Davis, it spoke volumes. In the case of Adonai Mitchell, it speaks volumes. These guys that we evaluate ourselves. We thought that he was a really good player. We did not care what everybody else thought, and he is a good football player. We evaluated him and kept recruiting him.”
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