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.