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Taquan Mizzell
Running Back
5-10, 185
Virginia Beach, Va. (Bayside)

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Played running back at Bayside High School for head coach Darnell Moore … a five-star player by … the first five-star recruit to come to UVa since current Jacksonville Jaguar Eugene Monroe in 2005 …  a Parade All-American honorable mention honoree … ranked the No. 29 player in the nation by and the No. 5 running back in the class … a ESPNU Top 150 prospect, ranking in at No. 78 … ranked by as the No. 9 running back in the nation  … a four-star recruit by, and 247sports …  ranked the No. 3 player in Virginia by the Roanoke Times … ranked as the No. 6 recruit in Virginia according to the 2013 Daily Press Fab 15  … a Lemming Top Player for as the No. 4 running back prospect in the nation … ranked the No. 51 prospect in the nation by … selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … had a 72-yard kickoff return that set up the game-winning score as the East beat the West, 15-8, in the U.S. All-American Bowl which was played in the Alamodome in San Antonio … also played in the Chesapeake Bowl and rushed for one touchdown … All-Tidewater first-team honoree … All-Beach District first-team honoree at running back and kick returner … finished senior season with 1,231 yards rushing with 31 touchdowns … accounted for over 2,000 all-purpose yards … led Beach District in rushing … added five receiving touchdowns and returned two punts and one kickoff for scores … finished high school career with 416 regular-season points, which ranks No. 2 all-time in South Hampton Roads history … collected more than 3,500 career rushing yards … All-Beach District first-team running back and kick returner … All-Tidewater first-team honoree … VHSL Group AAA All-State second team honoree … rushed for 1,198 yards and 23 touchdowns as junior in 2011 … played high school football with current Virginia cornerback Demetrious Nicholson ... nickname is Smoke.


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