Georgia football: 3 proven players who outplayed their recruiting ranking

Ladd McConkey reacts to scoring a touchdown. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Adonai Mitchell reacts after scoring a touchdown. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

Former 3-star Adonai Mitchell

Adonai Mitchell has made a few of our lists recently, but the Georgia football wideout has done so much in his first season it’s hard not to include him.

Out of high school, according to 247Sports, Mitchell was a 3-star that ranked as the No. 387 overall prospect in the 2021 class, the No. 64 receiver and the No. 10 player in Tennessee.

Some may not have realized the freshman sensation wasn’t a four-star in high school, which makes his performance in 2021 so special. He proved to the world that it didn’t matter what his rankings were. He could play and do his job.

Mitchell did just that on two of the biggest stages in college football. He isn’t a 3-star anymore, but a guy who quickly emerged himself into the lineup and proved that he could be a deep threat for Georgia.

Last season he finished with 29 catches for 426 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 14.69 yards a catch. Starting quarterback Stetson Bennett knew he could trust him by the end of the season, and those two were in sync. This pair will appreciate each other in the 2022 season and could become a lethal duo.

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Georgia has had more 3-stars step up, but these three being ranked that low out of high school should make people realize these rankings don’t always matter. Are they a good indication? Yes, but some kids prove them wrong and shine in college.