Florida football recruiting: 2021 DB Dakota Mitchell commits to Gators after dropping LSU

By Adam Silverstein
June 18, 2020
Florida football recruiting: 2021 DB Dakota Mitchell commits to Gators after dropping LSU
Football

Just days after decommitting from an SEC foe, 2021 defensive back Dakota Mitchell (Winter Park, FL) has found a new home with the Florida Gators. Mitchell verbally committed to Florida on Thursday, announcing he’s “staying home” and “1000% Committed to the swamp.”

A three-star prospect, Mitchell (6-foot, 184 pounds) had only been committed to LSU for three months. He boasted a significant list of offers and previously named Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Miami as the other four schools in his top six.

Mitchell will likely end up playing in nickel or star for the Gators, and safeties coach Ron English can be credited for his recruitment and eventual commitment.

Recruiting has been slow for Florida over the last three weeks, though the Gators hold the eighth-ranked class in the 247Sports Composite team rankings, No. 2 in the SEC. UF has 16 commitments as part of its 2021 class.

CommitPos.Rating
Jason Marshall (27)
CB
Jer. Williams (73)
LB
Tyreak Sapp (96)
DE
Corey Collier (110)
S
Carlos Del Rio (140)
QB
Marcus Burke (184)
WR
Trevonte Rucker (189)
WR
Don. McMillon (201)
S
You. Mugharbil (266)
OL
Daejon Reynolds (291)
ATH
Chief Borders
LB
Gage Wilcox
TE
Justus Boone
DL
Desmond Watson
DT
Nick Elksnis
TE
Jordan Young
DB
Chris Thomas
DT
Dakota Mitchell
S
Jake Slaughter
OL
Austin Barber
OT
Jalen Kitna
QB
Adrein Strickland
OT
Rocco Underwood
LS

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