Four-Star Receiver Aiden Mizell Sets All SEC Top Three, Reveals July Commitment Date

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    Class of 2023 wide receiver Aiden Mizell is now one step closer to announcing his collegiate destination.

    On Tuesday, Mizell revealed that he will be announcing his commitment on Friday, July 29. Mizell also revealed his final Top 3 consisting of Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida.

    In May, Mizell originally announced a top seven consisting of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, UCF, and USC (Cali.). Now, after his announcement on Tuesday, it looks like Mizell has trimmed down his list to three.

    Aiden Mizell is ranked as a four-star wide receiver according to On3, 247, ESPN, and Rivals. In addition, according to On3 Sports’ consensus rankings, Mizell ranks as the No. 92 overall player in the class, the No. 15 wide receiver in the nation, and the No. 21 player from the state of Florida.

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    Despite Tennessee making a noticeable impact on Mizell on the recruiting trail, the Vols and head coach Josh Heupel look like they have quite a bit of ground to make up. According to On3’s Recruiting Prediction Machine, Florida is currently the favorite to land the elite wide receiver at 84 percent. Tennessee and Alabama both have been given less than a five percent chance. In addition, the one Crystal Ball recorded from 247 Sports does also point in the direction of Florida.

    Mizell took an official visit to each of his three finalists (plus Georgia) in the month of June. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder began the month by visiting Florida on June 3, which was followed by a visit to Tennessee in Knoxville on June 10. Mizell then took a visit to Georgia on June 17 and ended the month with an official in Alabama with the Crimson Tide on June 24.

    Of the many standout traits that Mizell has on the football field at the wide receiver position, his speed is arguably his best weapon. Mizell is a standout track athlete and qualified for state in both the 100 and 400-meter dashes as a junior at Boone High School in Orlando, Florida.

    Mizell’s mother, Ebony Robinson, was an All-American sprinter at the University of Florida.

    “Agile enough to create separation as he works his way up the field,” 247 Sports Southeast recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins said about Mizell in January. “Owns a surprisingly large catch radius and has shown that he can win 50-50 balls in some situations, but ability to simply catch the football without breaking stride more times than not might be the most promising attribute. Could probably make a living just running go routes one day, but has shown that he can also produce chunk plays via quick bubble screens, at least at the prep level. Has been utilized primarily as a perimeter player on Friday nights and should continue to line up on the outside for the college of his choice given his size and ability to take a top off a defense.”

    The unfortunate side of Mizell’s recruitment, from a Tennessee perspective, is that this prospect will be in the SEC one way or another. If Mizell decides not to join up with Heupel and the Volunteers, Tennessee will still likely be seeing the talented wide receiver on a yearly basis at either Florida or Alabama.

    As he announced on Tuesday, four-star wide receiver Aiden Mizell will be announcing his collegiate commitment on Friday, July 29. Mizell will be choosing between Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.