Prep Safety Down To Florida, Tennessee

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    Alabama safety Miguel Mitchell is down to Tennessee and Florida after cutting his list to two on Thursday night.

    Mitchell ranks as the 891st best player in the country and the 34th best player in the state of Alabama according to the 247sports composite rankings.

    The 6-foot-1, 205 pound safety took official visits to Vanderbilt and Memphis this summer and Northwestern in December before cutting his list to the Vols and the Gators.

    The Vols have been after Mitchell for some time, hosting the Oxford High School standout for an unofficial visit for the South Carolina game.

    Florida has entered Mitchell’s recruitment since the Gators hired Billy Napier as head coach following the conclusion of the regular season.

    Mitchell plans on officially visiting Florida on Jan. 14 before visiting Tennessee the final weekend before signing day on Jan. 28.

    The Vols currently hold three defensive back commits including two corners and one safety. All three prospects committed to Tennessee since November as the Vols turned in a strong first season of the Josh Heupel era.

    Junior college transfer Desmond Williams and Georgia native Christian Harrison are the two Tennessee corner commits while former Mississippi State safety commit Jourdan Thomas is the final defensive back in Tennessee’s class.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.