Four-star recruit Taquan Mizzell is one of the fastest-rising running back recruits in the nation. The 5'10", 180-pound top recruit out of Virginia Beach, Va., is currently ranked the No. 2 all-purpose back in the nation by 247Sports.
Bringing us the skinny on what makes this athlete continue to rise above his peers is 247Sports national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton. Watch as Hamilton breaks down Mizzell's highlights and tells us what skills set him apart from the rest in the Class of 2013.
Full Ride caught up with Mizzell during the NLA 7-on-7 National Championships in Brooklyn and got the scoop on his experiences on the recruiting trail. Mizzell is being heavily recruited by the Virginia Cavaliers and West Virginia Mountaineers. You'll have to watch to find out what he looks for in a college football program and what other schools he may be talking to.
Make sure to find out who gave this recruit the nickname "Smoke" and why anyone would agree the name is fitting.
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