Adonai Mitchell, Who Caught the Pass to Win Georgia the National Title, Wanted to Commit to Tennessee but Jeremy Pruitt Said He Didn't Want Him

The guy who caught that ball to give Georgia the final score it would need in the national championship is freshman Adonai Mitchell. He sure seems like a pretty good ballplayer — as every player at UGA has to be.

Well, because we always have to cause Tennessee fans immense and public pain, the story has now come out that Mitchell wanted to commit to UT. In fact, he even filmed a commitment interview with Tennessee's Rivals site, but he ended up at Georgia because Jeremy Pruitt said he didn't want him — allegedly because Mitchell is a diabetic.

AtoZ Sports — According to VolQuest’s Austin Price, Mitchell filmed a commitment interview outside of Neyland Stadium (with Price). But the interview was never released because Tennessee didn’t accept Mitchell’s commitment. This all went down in 2020, which means Jeremy Pruitt was the Vols’ head coach at the time.

Mitchell, who is from Texas, moved to the Nashville area to play high school football. He was rated as a three-star wide receiver during the recruiting process (247Sports’ composite rankings had Mitchell ranked as the No. 10 player in Tennessee).

Georgia recognized Mitchell’s talent and offered him a scholarship. He signed with the Bulldogs during the early signing period in 2020 (a month before Pruitt was fired).

I'm positive we still haven't even heard half of the ridiculous shit this asshole did while he was running one of the biggest programs in college football. I'm glad Tennessee seems to be headed in the right direction under Josh Heupel, but the damage Pruitt did will linger for many more years. There's probably an all-star team across the country of guys he said he didn't want in Knoxville for whatever plethora of dumbass reasons he had.

I hope Mitchell has a long and prosperous career. But if things don't end up working out in Athens, we have a much better coach now and an offense that will get you the ball as many times as your heart desires. Just saying.