Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Mike Blakely

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
FloridaCOMMITTED (10/26/2010)OfferedNone
AuburnNoneOffered09/24/2010Jay Boulware
Iowa St.NoneOfferedNone
Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNone
MississippiNoneOfferedNoneChris Vaughn
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
South CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
South FloridaNoneOfferedNone
TennesseeNoneOfferedNoneDarin Hinshaw

Scouting Report on Mike Blakely

by Barry Every - 09/22/2010
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • ElusivenessBlue Chip
On the Hoof: This thick-necked runner possesses a very muscular upper body with flexible hips. He physically is similar to Ole Miss sophomore Rodney Scott.
Needs Improvement: Most of his effective moves are done while running to the right side of the field. Would like to see him work on cutting left, thus making him more unpredictable for the defense. Blakely could add some lower-body size and strength, which will help him break more ankle tackles.
Most Impressive: This multi-talented back is dangerous as a runner and receiver. Blakely does a nice job of sticking his foot into the ground and making precise cuts that leave the defender corkscrewed into the field. Blakely also does a nice job of running behind his pads, inflicting the blow on the defender while falling forward for yardage.
Conclusion: A versatile back could always see early playing time if he is willing to pass protect. Look for him to get looks as a third-down option early in his career as he works his way into the starting lineup by year two.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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