Kirby Smart and Bulldog defensive line coach Tray Scott already went north to Tennessee for two defensive linemen for the class of 2019. Today, they pulled another big man from up on Rocky Top when Franklin Road (Nashville) defensive tackle Tymon Mitchell committed to Georgia over fellow finalists Vanderbilt and Virginia.
Yes, Vandy and Virginia. Mitchell is not quite as highly rated as some other prospects who recently committed to the Red and Black, but only just barely. A 3 star prospect on 247Sports, but a 4 star on Rivals (and the #19 DT in the nation), Mitchell also claimed offers from Ole Miss, Cal, Stanford, and Dartmouth.
With the exception of the Rebel Land Sharks, that's an impressive list of academic institutions. It should come as no surprise then that Mitchell brings to the table a 3.6 GPA, a qualifying ACT score, and a reputation as a hard worker.
While it’s a little tough to evaluate his junior film because of the level of competition, Mitchell looks to me to have potential. His pad level isn’t always great, but that’s fixable. What the 6’3, 290 pound rising senior does have is a big body and quick feet, which are tougher to find.
Mitchell looks to be a dedicated 3 technique tackle, a guy who’ll be tasked with caving in the offensive front between the guards. That’s something that Georgia definitely needs, both now and going forward, and Mitchell could provide it.
That being said, don’t expect the Bulldogs to stop recruiting defensive tackles if the right prospect presents himself. You just can't have enough guys to control the middle. Until later...