Dakota Mitchell commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up a big commitment on Thursday afternoon when an instate prospect committed to the Gators over several other SEC schools.

Safety Dakota Mitchell (6-0, 184, Winter Park, FL. High) committed to the Gators on Thursday just a week after leaving the LSU class.

“I’m staying home, 1000% committed to the Swamp,” Mitchell tweeted. “#GoGators.”

Mitchell committed to LSU earlier this spring but remained in contact with the Gators after calling Florida his dream school.

“I’ve been a Florida fan since I was like four years so that’s been my dream school for the longest,” Mitchell said. “I just love how they do stuff over there and the atmosphere is just crazy and I like the coaches and just feel like it’s a good fit for me.”

Safeties coach Ron English has told Mitchell that the Gators will move him around on defense.

“At the nickel position mainly,” he said. “He said they will move me from safety to nickel depending on the match up.”

Mitchell is the 18th commitment in the Gators 2021 class and is the first safety prospect in the class and he joins cornerback Clinton Burton as members of the defensive secondary in the class.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.