The Lucky Seven

[MEDIA:32874]<BR>QB <B>Blake Mitchell</B> likes seven lucky teams. He is one of the nation's top signal callers. Did Florida make the cut?

Certainly one of the top quarterback prospects in the country is Blake Mitchell from LaGrange, Georgia. Mitchell is a strong-armed quarterback with terrific size and other intangibles that make him a wanted signal caller. Last season he helped guide his team to a state title, throwing for 2,086 yards (145/234) and 23 touchdowns. 

"Blake has a great understanding of the game," said LaGrange Head Coach Steve Pardue. "He allows us to do anything we want offensively. Blake has good mobility in the pocket and runs well. He also just loves to play the game."

Mitchell stands 6-4 and weighs 175 pounds. He runs in the 4.7 range. Besides his great understanding of the game and top-notch physical attributes, he is also surrounded with an array of talent like running back Skyler Thornton and wide receivers Emmanuel Harrell and Adrian Griffin. Right now, the colleges have taken notice. It was a busy May Evaluation period at LaGrange High School. According to coach Pardue, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Alabama, Maryland, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, ECU, Middle Tennessee State and many others have offered him a scholarship.

"Right now, I am open but I have narrowed it down to seven teams," said Mitchell. "Florida, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn and South Carolina are the ones I like right now. I think I have a better opportunity if I leave the state. I am looking for early playing time and a good coaching staff. I also want to find a comfortable atmosphere that fits me."

Mitchell will be a four-year starter for LaGrange. He hopes to camp at Florida and Tennessee this summer. Recently, he attended the Auburn 7 on 7 camp where his team lost to Justin Midgett's Punta Gorda (Fla.) Charlotte High School team in the semi-finals by a touchdown.

"They were good but we only lost by a score even though we had a bad pass interference call and we dropped a TD pass that turned into an interception."

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