Adonai (or AD) Mitchell turned a lot of heads with his impressive performance in Georgia’s G-Day game back in April. He recorded seven catches for 105 yards and a touchdown in the game.
He came into the season with high expectations since the Georgia receiving corps were banged up with injuries, and he has played well so far. Last week against South Carolina, he was named SEC Freshman of the Week, as he racked up four catches for 77 yards and a touchdown to help the Dawgs fry the Gamecocks 40-13.
Mitchell is a native of Missouri City, Texas. However, he played high school football in Tennessee for Cane Ridge and would ultimately sign with Georgia as a three-star recruit. Don’t let that three-star label fool you, though.
Former UGA great Terrence Edwards once compared AD to former LSU and current Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson and had this to say in an interview with DawgNation back in February:
"“One thing I notice about Adonai is he’s very twitchy to be 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds…He runs routes. When you talk about being able to drop your weight and for a big receiver he is able to drop his weight and get in and out of breaks.”"
With George Pickens and Dominick Blaylock still out, Mitchell will continue to get significant playing time on offense. His size and speed make him an excellent target for JT Daniels to throw the ball to, and we will see that connection continue to roll as the season goes on.