To cap the month of June, the 2021 Texas football recruiting class sent an offer to 3-Star Ole Miss WR commit Adonai Mitchell.
A key position group that the 2021 Texas football recruiting class would do well to hit on is at wide receiver. The Longhorns just lost out on a big time 2021 target in four-star wide receiver out of The Woodlands High School in Houston, TX, Theodore Knox. Last week, Knox gave his commitment to head coach Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs over the likes of the Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, and Alabama Crimson Tide.
Yet, it appears that head coach Tom Herman and recently promoted wide receivers coach Andre Coleman have found their next target to go after out of the state of Mississippi. At the moment, Texas holds a commitment from just one wide receiver in the 2021 class, three-star Warren Easton product Casey Cain.
But on June 30, the Longhorns sent out a scholarship offer to another underrated wide receiver product. This time it went out to three-star 6-foot-3 and 190 pound Cane Ridge wideout Adonai Mitchell. The Antioch, TN, native gave his pledge to recently hired head coach Lane Kiffin and the Ole Miss Rebels back on April 15.
Considering most of the top remaining uncommitted wide receiver targets of the Longhorns 2021 class don’t have the size of Mitchell, he could find a niche in this group. Other top targets like three-star Jaden Fields and four-star Ketron Jackson aren’t as tall as Mitchell.
And Texas really seems to be noticing some of the wide receivers that are leaning toward Ole Miss. The Longhorns are also in the hunt to land four-star Ole Miss wideout target Antonio Harmon for their 2021 class.
Mitchell ranks as the nation’s No. 370 2021 high school prospect, No. 61 wide receiver, and No. 11 prospect out of Tennessee (247Sports Composite). He holds offers from 19 schools as of the morning of July 2. The highlights of the schools on his offer sheet includes the Auburn Tigers, Baylor Bears, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, Virginia Tech Hokies, and West Virginia Mountaineers.
Nabbing a second wide receiver commitment would be big for the Longhorns 2021 class that currently holds 13 pledges. They didn’t add a whole lot of blue chip talent at wideout in the 2020 class.