Georgia defensive lineman Tymon Mitchell enters transfer portal
Georgia defensive lineman Tymon Mitchell is the first player to enter the NCAA student-athlete transfer portal following the Bulldogs’ annual G-Day scrimmage this past Saturday.
DawgWatch learned of Mitchell’s intention to transfer away from the program on Tuesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound defender played in five games last season, totaling a career-high six tackles.
“Certainly, (the defensive line is) the area where we’ve probably lost the most,” UGA head coach Kirby Smart said Saturday. “There and linebacker. The depth we had there, those guys are going to have to play meaningful minutes and become very dependable for us to go where we want to go.”
Mitchell was a reserve defensive lineman throughout his career at UGA and was slated to possibly see the field more in 2022. He was named on the Red Team’s roster (second-team defense) at G-Day, although he did not participate in Saturday’s scrimmage. So, the former three-star product will test his chances in the transfer portal.
Georgia now has 12 scholarship defensive linemen on its roster following Mitchell’s departure.
Regardless, the Bulldogs still return a ton of talented players on their defensive front.
"I think they've had good springs,” Smart said. “I'd rather evaluate the spring than the spring game. It's hard to judge when you're out there and it's happening. We'll watch the tape.
Roster movement and attrition is expected all across the country as programs are in the same place as UGA. Mitchell becomes the 13th Bulldogs’ player to enter the portal since the end of the 2021 season. There are expected to be a few more Georgia players entering the transfer portal soon as the program intends to get its scholarship count down to 85.