Five-Star Safety Tony Mitchell commits to Alabama

On3 imageby:Hayes Fawcett06/26/22


Five-star safety Tony Mitchell of Alabaster (AL) Thompson High announced his commitment to Alabama Sunday evening.

The 6-foot-2, 180 pounder chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn, Texas A&M, and Georgia.

Mitchell on why he chose Alabama

“The program knows how to develop players on and off of the field, while winning national championships.”

Tony Mitchell on relationship with coaching staff and their plans for him

“Coach Trob and coach Roach are the main guys I’ve been in contact with at Alabama,” Mitchell said. “We talk about everything, it’s more than just football. They plan to use me at all three positions in the secondary.”

Thompson to Alabama 

“We (Jeremiah Alexander and Peter Woods) already have that chemistry and know what eachother can do,” Mitchell said. “It’ll be great getting to play with my brothers again.”

Tony Mitchell Scouting Summary 

Big defensive back with refined cover skills. Mitchell initially began his career as a cornerback, but has continued to add size. One of the bigger top safety prospects nationally at around 6-foot-2, 180 pounds. Has maintained and continued to develop his coverage skills and is among the more technically refined cover safeties in the 2023 cycle. Comfortable covering receivers in man situations. Uses his fluidity and length to make plays on the ball. Also has shown some striking power as a cover down defender with the willingness to deliver some hits across the middle of the field. Stars for one of the top high school programs and more talented prep defenses in the Southeast. Does not have verified athletic markers via camp settings or in track.

Mitchell ranks as the No. 20 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting sites. He also tabs in as the No. 2 safety and the No. 2 player in the state of Alabama.