AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns have attracted another big name on the transfer portal in Texas native Adonai Mitchell, the team announced Saturday.
Mitchell, who played with the Georgia Bulldogs for the past two seasons, is enlisted in Texas for the spring semester and will play for the juniors next season, the team said.
Missouri City’s Mitchell played 21 games for the Bulldogs in consecutive college football national championship playoff seasons. He started 15 games and caught 38 passes for 560 yards and seven touchdowns. Mitchell averaged 14.7 yards per catch over two seasons.
Although he missed nine games in 2022 with an injury, he was effective when he was healthy. He caught a 22-yard touchdown pass in the Bulldogs’ 65–7 rout over TCU in the CFP title game and had three catches for 43 yards and a touchdown late in the Peach Bowl against Ohio State. Mitchell played the first two games of the season against Oregon and Samford before missing the rest of the regular season due to injury. He returned to the field for the Southeastern Conference championship game.
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As a freshman in 2021, he played the highest percentage of snaps than any other Georgia player. He played in all 15 games with 12 starts and tallied 29 catches for 426 yards with four touchdowns.
Mitchell played three years at Ridge Point High School in Missouri City before transferring to Cane Ridge High School in Antioch, Tennessee for the high school season.
The Fall Sports Transfer Portal closed on January 18, but that only means that the school’s Compliance Department should have entered their names on the portal by then. The Longhorns are gearing up for a regular signing period beginning Feb. 1 to bolster their 2023 recruiting class, finishing 3rd in the nation by 247Sports.