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Five-Star Safety Tony Mitchell names Top 5

Hayes Fawcett updated head shotby:Hayes Fawcett03/28/22


Five-star safety Tony Mitchell of Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson High has narrowed his list to five schools- Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida, Georgia, and Oregon. 

The 6-foot-2, 190 pounder is ranked as the No. 19 player in the 2023 class according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting services. Mitchell also ranks as the No. 2 safety in the nation, and the second-best player in Alabama.

Mitchell went in depth on each of the finalists.


“Coach (Nick) Saban is a great coach and the best of the best go there.”

Texas A&M

“I have a great relationship with the staff and I get a home feeling there.”


“Great new coaching staff and great DB coach who knows how to develop,” Mitchell said. “Now they just need the elite players like myself to build them back to the old Florida.


“Georgia is a program that knows how to develop and is now turning into that championship contending team every year.”


“I have a good relationship with Coach (Dan) Lanning,” Mitchell said. “It’s different on the west coast and I can be the change to help them become national championship contenders.”

Tony Mitchell Scouting Summary 

Big defensive back with refined cover skills. 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. Has also 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.