Valdosta WR/CB Malcolm Mitchell, a Rivals four-star, verbally committed to the Georgia Bulldogs over the Alabama Crimson Tide at a crowded hibachi restaurant in his hometown Thursday night as his mother looked on in a Florida Gators hat (?). Mitchell eventually placed the hat on the table next to Georgia and Alabama hats, delaying the announcement for over 40 minutes and actually personally calling for a commercial break at one point. Congrats, Dawgs, you’re getting a drama queen.
Jay Rome was also in attendance — both he and Mitchell were decked out in red and black.
The announcement was also supposed to broadcast live on talk921.com, but seriously, you guys just invited every Bama fan at once onto your website and you’re surprised it crashed? ROLE TAAAAHD.
Mitchell, like Rome before him, narrowed his list down to the Dawgs and Tide, but this one was actually a battle. While Rome had been thought of as in the bag for Georgia for weeks, the race for Mitchell came down to the wire, with coaches from both teams paying him visits up until today.
The six-foot-one, 187-pound speedster also received offers from four other SEC schools plus the Clemson Tigers. He’s ranked by Rivals as the nation’s top cornerback and the No. 15 player from the state of Georgia. Quick and lengthy with 4.4 speed, he’s been talked about as a potential return man.