Taquan Mizzell is virtually impossible to stop catching the football while coming out of the backfield. Mizzell was also a Super Star at four 7on7 National Championships.
Taquan Mizzell is the most exciting All-Purpose Back in the Country!
Super Scout Max Emfinger
Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell (5-10, 187, 4.32) of Virginia Beach Bayside, Virginia is one of the most productive and exciting All-Purpose Backs in the country and he proved it over-and-over as he was named as one of the Most Outstanding Performers in at least four Major 7on7 Camps and Combines in the Spring and Summer.
If you watch “Smoke” on his highlight film or if you watch him perform at any of the four major 7on7 National Championship tournaments, you will be amazed as to how quick he is and then you will be startled to see just how fast he really is in these competitive drills.
On his highlight film, Mizzell lines-up real deep in the I-Formation and then he runs up the middle or around the end. He is so fast, he can always beat the defensive backs to the sideline and then head down the field.
On the first play, on his highlights, Mizzell runs straight up the middle for an 80-yard touchdown and then on the second play, he goes around the end and goes 75-yards to the five-yard line.
Although Mizzell plays tailback for his high school team and he played running back in the 7on7 offenses, his best college position is slot receiver and he can play that position as a true freshman for any team in the country.
At one Super Combine, Mizzell ran a Laser 4.46 in the forty which is probably one of the fastest Laser times recorded this season. This Laser time would equate to at least a 4.33 in a Hand-Held Clocking, but if you watch his highlight film, Mizzell is actually running much faster than that and I believe that he is capable of a 4.33 or 4.32 or better.
Another thing that you have to be impressed about Mizzell is that he was invited to at least four of these 7on7 National Tournaments and Camps, including The Gridiron Kings 7on7 Tournament; The Opening Super Camp; The Next Level 7on7 National 7on7 Tournament; and The Rivals Five-Star Challenge. And with such a great competitive spirit, Mizzell took the challenge to compete against the best and he attended every single one of them.
At the Next Level National 7on7 Championship in Brooklyn, New York, at the end of June, Mizzell was the most outstanding player on Sunday in the Championship Games.
Mizzell was not only great at each Event, including The New Level 7on7, he was sensational at every single one of them as he made a lot of linebackers and defensive backs look silly.
In the middle of July, at The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon, Mizzell was again sensational as he made a lot of big plays, coming out of the backfield. One of the things that makes Mizzell so scary to these 7on7 defenses is that he is being defended by linebackers and they simply can not defend him with his speed, quickness, elusiveness. and competitiveness. Even the cornerbacks could not cover him in the big 7on7 games.
At the Rivals Five-Star Challenge, Mizzell scored three touchdowns in their Championship Game.
At The Gridiron Kings 7on7, at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, Mizzell caught four touchdown passes in the Sunday Championship play for Team Midwest and was one of the most outstanding players at the Event. With other outstanding catches on Saturday, Mizzell helped his team to get to the 7on7 National Championship Game. In The Gridiron Kings 7on7 National Championship Game, Mizzell was sensational as he made eight catches for 114-yards which included a beautiful 60-yard touchdown catch from QB Shane Morris.
Mizzell also made one of the best catches of the Gridiron Kings weekend. Quarterback Shane Morris threw a deep pass down the middle of the field and there were two defenders on his back and it should have been called for interference. When Mizzell came down, he stretched and made an incredible catch, between two defenders, but he was knocked out of bounds and the pass completion did not count.
On August 1, Mizzell had narrowed his college choices to Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Clemson, and Ohio State. Shortly after that, Mizzell had narrowed it to three schools, including Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.
Mizzell has already made Official Visits to Virginia and North Carolina and says that he will visit West Virginia and then make a decision on August 21, just before his senior season starts.
Mizzell has a great relation with Virginia and Head Coach Mike London and a lot of people in Virginia felt that he was going to pick the Cavaliers, and on August 21, Mizzell did pick the Cavs.
My Gridiron Kings Super Elite Top 25 All-Americans will be released on Friday August 24, so please check back. I’ve already done stories on eight of them, including TE O.J. Howard, WR Tony Stevens, WR Laquon Treadwell, WR Jake Oliver, and AP’s Taquan #Smoke” Mizzell, Alvin Kamara, Levonte Whitfield, and Ryan Green.
It’s pretty ironic that my Top Three and Five of the Top Six All-Purpose Backs played in this 2012 Gridiron Kings 7on7 National Championship Game. Those Top three players are Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell, Ryan Green, and Lavonte Whitfield. Alvin Bailey and Alvin Kamara are Ranked #5 and #6.
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