Four-star prospect Aidan Mizell announces commitment to Florida using real alligators

by Ricardo Gutierrez - The Gators got a huge commitment from the four-star recruit, and Mizell had some reptilian friends present to help make his announcement.

6:13 PM ET Blake BaumgartnerESPN Staff Writer Aidan Mizell , a four-star wide receiver from Boone High School (Orlando, Florida), committed to the Florida Gators on July 29 -- and he did it with a little flair. Editor's Picks 1 Related Mizell, No. 93 in the 2023 ESPN 300 , brought two live alligators to his announcement. Mizell isn't the first prospect to get creative with a commitment announcement or even use a reptile. Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell used a bulldog puppy to accompany his commitment to the Bulldogs in 2011. Offensive lineman George Brown , Jr. used a baby dwarf caiman to highlight his decision to play for the Gators in 2014. Brown eventually decommitted from Florida before switching to LSU . In 2016, he transferred to the Miami Hurricanes . Mizell's decision to attend Florida comes on the heels of him rising 120 spots in the ESPN 300 rankings for 2023. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Mizell chose the Gators over Alabama and Tennessee . He's the 10th ESPN 300 prospect to pledge to head coach Billy Napier and Florida. The Gators are currently 18th in ESPN's 2023 recruiting class rankings .