Former UGA receiver gives hint at potential freshman standout
Could this youngster climb his way up the depth chart?
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Former Georgia wide receiver Terrence Edwards went to Georgia’s practice and left with great intel.
The Bulldogs’ all-time leading receiver tweeted out on Sunday morning that he sees a lot of potential in freshman Adonai Mitchell, who arrived on campus earlier this semester as a mid-year enrollee.
“I had a lot of ppl reach out to me after I went to UGA’s practice on Thursday trying to get information. Well, here's a tidbit for you. Adonai Mitchell is going to shock a lot of ppl. #TEwracademy,” Edwards tweeted.
This tweet comes after wide receiver Jermaine Burton hyperextended his knee on Tuesday in practice and George Pickens tore his ACL the week before. Then, on Saturday during UGA’s scrimmage, Arian Smith reportedly sprained his wrist. So, maybe Edwards was trying to provide Bulldog Nation with some positivity on Easter Sunday.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said on Saturday that Smith was going to be fine.
"Then, with Arian today, he sprained his wrist, and he should be fine,” Smart said. “I don't know if he'll be back Monday. I don't know that. They're still doing the X-rays, but I know he sprained his wrist. So, let's not have a lot of overreaction, if you don't mind.”
With those three out for an indefinite amount of time, Mitchell could receive some valuable reps during the rest of spring practice.
Mitchell committed to Georgia on July 13, 2020, and inked his signature during the early signing period. The former three-star product played at Cane Ridge High School in Antioch, Tennessee. In 2019, he helped Cane Ridge to a 9-4 record and Tennessee Division I Class 6A second-round playoff. Prior to that season, he spent his first two years of prep ball at Fort Bend Ridge Point in Texas.
Originally, Mitchell was committed to Ole Miss before UGA flipped him. He also had offers from Texas and Auburn, too. Based on his film, Mitchell seems to be a great route runner and has impressive hands. His slender, 6-foot-4 frame makes a great target because of his size. Mitchell has the potential to be a great 50/50 ball contender down the line. With his future ahead of him, he will have to turn that raw talent into production if he wants to make an impact.
With G-Day nearing, Mitchell will have to continue to impress and improve before stepping foot on the field.