Former Georgia wide receiver AD Mitchell commits to Texas

Earlier this week, Georgia wide receiver AD Mitchell turned heads by deciding to enter the transfer portal. Two days later, Mitchell has set his sights on his next school.

Mitchell committed to Texas on Friday night, and Horns247’s Mike Roach reported Mitchell will start school on Monday. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Mitchell just completed his sophomore season with the Bulldogs.

Mitchell is one of two Georgia wide receivers to enter the portal this offseason, joining Dominick Blaylock. His move to Austin brings him back to his home state of Texas.

Mitchell was looked at as Georgia’s top wide receiver entering his sophomore season, but an ankle injury suffered in Week 2 against Samford set him back significantly. Mitchell ultimately missed nine of the next 10 games as he worked his way back.

Mitchell came back for the LSU game and played significant snaps but did not record a catch in the game. That changed during the Peach Bowl against Ohio State, when Mitchell had 3 receptions for 43 yards and 1 touchdown. Mitchell’s touchdown against the Buckeyes came on a 10-yard pass from Stetson Bennett and helped give the Bulldogs a one-point lead with 54 seconds to go in the game.

Mitchell spoke about his excitement for playing against the Buckeyes during the Peach Bowl Media Day in the days leading up to the College Football Playoff semifinals.

“To be honest, I’m just feeling ready. It’s the best way to describe it,” Mitchell said about the Peach Bowl. “There wasn’t too much resting [after the LSU game]but you know, the practice and building confidence, it’s meant a lot to this point as well.”

Mitchell followed that performance with 1 reception for 22 yards and 1 touchdown. Mitchell’s touchdown grab helped put Georgia up 38-7 on TCU with 26 seconds to go in the second quarter.

Mitchell caught his first two passes as a Bulldog in the second game of the 2021 season against UAB then earned starting status by the third game, which he maintained in 11 of the Bulldogs’ next 13 games.

Mitchell caught at least two passes in six of Georgia’s next eight games after the UAB win before posting a single catch in three straight games: the Bulldogs’ blowout victories over Charleston Southern and Georgia Tech and the team’s loss to Alabama in the SEC title game.

Mitchell came back with a vengeance in the CFP semifinals by making an 18-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of Georgia’s victory over Michigan. He one-upped himself with everything on the line in the national title game, as he made an outstanding grab on a 40-yard pass from Bennett that gave Georgia a one-point lead with a little over eight minutes to go in the contest.

Mitchell ended his freshman season with 29 receptions for 426 yards and 4 touchdowns.

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