Georgia football world reacts to AD Mitchell transfer decision

ATHENS – AD Mitchell had one of the biggest games of the season in both Georgia state championship games. He had the go-ahead win over Alabama in the 2022 National Championship game and then did it again against Ohio State in this season’s Peach Bowl.

“These are the games everyone is watching,” Mitchell said of his ability to make big plays before Georgia’s game against Ohio State. “These are the games that mean the most.”

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Now he wants to finish his career elsewhere. Mitchell entered the transfer window on Wednesday, completing the final day of the window. The Bulldogs have now seen 10 players enter the transfer window since last season.

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Mitchell was limited this season by an ankle injury, but he once again made big plays at Georgia. He scored in both of Georgia’s playoff wins. He finished the season with nine receptions for 134 yards and three touchdowns.

The news sent shock waves not only to Georgia football fans, but throughout the college football world. Texas is rumored to be the favorite to land Mitchell because the wide receiver is originally from Missouri City, Texas. Mitchell has three years of eligibility wherever he signs after that as a member of the 2021 recruiting class.

Georgia received some good news at wide receiver when Ladd McConkey announced he was returning to Georgia for another season. He led Georgia wide receivers in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns last season. Georgia also returns Marcus Rozmi-Jackson, Dillon Bell and Arian Smith at the position.

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“We’ve got some good wideouts, too, and they’ve got a chip on their shoulder and they want to play,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said after Georgia’s win in the Peaches. “They have a defender who can get them the ball. A lot of those guys were able to come back. When you look at it, it was really my committee. “

The Bulldogs signed Tyler Williams, Yazid Haynes and Anthony Evans as members of the 2023 signing class. Like Lovett and Thomas, those three are already on campus.

This isn’t the first time Georgia has let go of a talented contributor through the transfer portal, as Jermaine Burton left Georgia for Alabama last season. He caught 40 passes for 677 yards this season for the Crimson Tide.

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Georgia won back-to-back national championships, and Mitchell played a key role in helping Georgia do so. Mitchell isn’t the first talented player Georgia has had to trade, as the Bulldogs have heard all offseason about losing 15 players to the NFL draft and another 13 to transfer portals.

Mitchell is just the latest to do so. That’s the state of modern college football that, from a field standpoint, Georgia is currently excelling at.

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