You kind of figured it was only a matter of time before things would blow up for Mike Blakely. This running back prospect from Bradenton Manatee High School now has over two dozen scholarship offers.
"It's been crazy," Blakely said. "I never thought things would be like this and I would have gotten some of the offers I have. Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Miami, Purdue, Ole Miss, USF, Auburn, South Carolina, and North Carolina have all offered me. The offers have been coming in left and right."
Blakely is currently getting ready for spring ball and running track.
"I'm at the beach and we are on spring break. I am doing track and we have Florida relays on Saturday. I am running the 4x100 and 100. It's competitive because I like track but it keeps me in football shape to get ready for spring ball."
So far Blakely has taken unofficial visit to Clemson, Georgia, and Florida. They were all good visits. I plan on going back to Clemson and Florida.
"All of the schools are pretty much even right now. Academics and location, are important. So is playing time. I don't want to go too far but I don't want to stay too close."