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The Florida Gators received some good news on Thursday. 3-star S Dakota Mitchell announced his commitment to the program via Twitter.

Mitchell is a 6’0, 184 lb safety from Winter Park, FL where he attends Winter Park High. He is rated a 247Sports composite 3-star and the No. 28 S in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

Mitchell had been committed to LSU since March before decommitting on June 12, ultimately opting for the Gators.

Mitchell was primarily recruited by Gators’ coach Ron English and was also targeted by LSU, Alabama, Auburn, and Arkansas, among others.

The Gators now hold the national No. 8 ranking in the 2021 class with 18 commitments.