Recruiting Notes: Mizzell,Prince Add Offers

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Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA) junior Taquan Mizzell (nicknamed “Smoke”) has reached double-digit offers thanks to Ohio State, which yesterday became the 10th school to offer the 5’10”, 180-pound tailback.  Boston College, Connecticut, East Carolina, Illinois, Purdue, N.C. State, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech have also extended full rides to the first-team all-Beach District performer.

Mizzell is excited about the new offer, but claims to have no favorite at this point.

“So far, all the schools I have offers from impress me,” Mizzell said.

Visit-wise, Mizzell has been to UVa several times, including two games last fall.  He has also been to camp at Virginia Tech.  Mizzell says he would like to attend some junior day events in the coming weeks.  He mentioned possibly being in Charlottesville on February 25, but there are no definitive visits at this point.

Both in-state ACC schools are very much in the running right now.

“Between UVa and Virginia Tech, it’s pretty equal because both schools show me a lot of love.  So I really don’t know,” Mizzell said.

Looking further down the recruiting road, Mizzell was asked if he had decided when he wants to have his decision made.

“I’m not sure when I’m going to commit.  Just soaking everything in right now and seeing what each school has to offer,” Mizzell said.


It has been a busy offseason at Patrick Henry High School (Roanoke, VA).  Patriots head coach Alan Fiddler reports that 36 schools, ranging in all levels, have been represented at the school since the end of football season.

“One day, we had six schools represented here,” said Fiddler, who just finished his first season as Patriots head coach.  He was head coach at Glenville State for seven years.

The main FBS attraction in Patrick Henry’s 2013 class is 6’0″, 175-pound David Prince .  Prince is now up to four offers, including East Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.  He is Patrick Henry’s dual-threat quarterback, but he has been offered by all four schools as a wide receiver.