Top 2015 OT has Clemson connection

Mitch Hyatt burst onto the scene in 2012 and his recruitment took off. He has over a dozen scholarship offers and will be one of the most sought after prospects in 2015.

If you do not already know about Mitch Hyatt, then you will before long.

Hyatt is a 6-foot-6, 255 pound offensive tackle out of Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett who just finished the basketball season for the Bulldogs.

This sophomore is a true left tackle and he is what college coaches are looking to build their offensive line unit around on the next level.

He already has an abundance of offers.

"UCLA, Auburn, South Carolina, California, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, and some others have offered me. I have quite a few offers right now, but I really cannot remember them all," Hyatt told Scout in a recent interview.

The offers are nice and Hyatt is proud to be recruited by the great universities, but the early attention really does not mean much to him.

"I am focused on being a top student-athlete and that is really about it. I want to keep my grades up, go to a top college, and be successful. I do not care about the football rankings, if I am a top prospect, or any of that really. I just want to focus on my academics, get into a good school, and then get a great education. I love football, but education is most important."

When asked about leaders, this elite 2015 prospect was not very forthcoming, but he did talk a little about an ACC school he has a connection to.

"If I was leaning a little towards anyone, it would be Clemson. My uncle (Dan Benish) used to play there, so I kind of have a connection there, so that kind of helps them. It is a family thing with Clemson and I want to get up there and visit them soon. From what I know about them, I really like them."

He has not spent time on the Clemson campus as a prospect yet, but he has visited one of the in-state schools.

Georgia has already made this future Scout100 prospect a target and they had him over for a visit in 2012.

"I have seen Georgia and I had a good time over there. I went to a game there back in the fall and I really liked the community there. The coaching staff was great too. Georgia is a great school and I am sure I will visit them again."

Hyatt does not plan to make recruiting a real focus any time soon. He knows he still has two more football seasons to play for Bob Sphire and the Bulldogs, so he will take things at his pace even though the offers are flying in fairly fast.

"It is hard to believe it is all happening so fast for me," he said. "It can be hard to manage, but I am just staying humble, continuing to work, and taking things slow. I will visit some schools, get to know things about different programs, and just figure things out as I go." Top Stories