AD Mitchell is reportedly expected to enter the transfer portal after spending 2 seasons with the Bulldogs.
— DawgsHQ (@DawgsHQ) January 18, 2023
A former 4-star recruit, Mitchell missed most of the 2022 season with an ankle injury but caught a touchdown pass in the National Championship Game. Mitchell departs Georgia with 38 catches for 588 yards and 7 touchdowns in his career. He played in only 6 games this past season due to an ankle injury.
Despite a relative lack of production, Mitchell became known as a clutch player during his time at Georgia. He caught 1 touchdown pass in all 4 of UGA’s College Football Playoff games over the past 2 seasons.
The move comes to no surprise as Georgia got a couple of wide receiver transfers in Rara Thomas from Mississippi State and Dominic Lovett from Missouri. Mitchell has dealt with injuries in his first few seasons, so maybe this is the best case scenario for the player. Standout tight end Brock Bowers is also coming back for at least one more season. Georgia will have enough weapons despite Mitchell’s absence.
Max Olson of The Athletic noted on Wednesday that there is a lot of “buzz” surrounding Mitchell and the Texas Longhorns. Mitchell is originally from Missouri City, Texas. He was a 4-star prospect from Cane Ridge High School in the class of 2021. He will have 2 years of eligibility remaining.
Texas has been very selective in the transfer portal so far this cycle. The Longhorns have commitments from 3 transfers so far. If Mitchell commits, he would become the first transfer receiver to join Texas’ 2023 class.
Texas does have a more attractive QB situation with Quinn Ewers under center. The UGA QB is currently yet to be determined, but Ewers does have more upside than the presumed starter Carson Beck. With the amount of talent Georgia is getting back after this season, losing Mitchell won’t hurt them too much.