Aidan Mizell, 4-star WR out of Orlando, announces commitment after 3 SEC finalists
Aidan Mizell, a 4-star wide receiver who named Tennessee, Alabama and Florida as his finalists, announced his commitment on Friday on the 247Sports YouTube page.
Mizell, who is 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds out of Orlando Florida (Boone), chose the Gators, and even brought out live Gators during his announcement. He has a reported 39 offers, and is ranked the No. 13 wide receiver in the class of 2023, and No. 16 player in the state of Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite.
florida has long been viewed as the team to beat for Mizell seeing as how both of his parents and two of his aunts ran track for the Gators.
“It’s really just the coaching staff,” Mizell said when asked why Florida. “They are all really cool and they have created a great environment. I really like what Coach Napier is doing and I can see him getting the program back to competing for national championships.”
“I have probably been to a dozen games,” Mizell remarked. “My favorite player growing up was probably Antonio Callaway when it came to what he did on the field, not off the field. He was just a playmaker and always scoring, being a problem for any defense. I like that.”
Here’s his scouting report from 247Sports:
One of the fastest wide receivers in the class of 2023 given long speed. Size is unverified, but looks to be over 6-foot-1 and gifted with longer limbs. The son of a former All-American sprinter who has also made a name for himself on the track having gone as low as 10.65 in the 100-meter dash and 46.99 in the 400-meter dash. Is quick to stem and stack defensive backs. Agile enough to create separation as he works his way up the field. 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. However, will eventually need to embrace the role of being a gritty blocker out on the edge if he wants to be more than just a complimentary piece on Saturday afternoons or nights. Should find most success in a modern pro-style attack that uses play action to take deep shots. NFL upside with his jets.
Here are his highlights from Hudl: