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Former Florida commit transferring to Auburn

Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:04 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

After being granted a full release from his scholarship, former Florida commit Mike Blakely will take his talents to SEC rival Auburn, according to local reports.

The four-star running back from Bradenton, FL originally committed to former Gators head coach Urban Meyer back in October, hoping to become the next Percy Harvin in Gainesville. Earlier this month, head coach Will Muschamp announced that Blakely had been granted a full release from his scholarship. The split was amicable, with Muschamp wishing him the best of luck.

Now Muschamp will get a chance to see how Blakely's career pans out out at Auburn. Before his commitment, the 5-9, 198 pound back had narrowed his selection down to the Gators and Tigers. Since he did not appear in a game with Florida, Blakely was free to transfer to another SEC school - though he will have to sit out the 2011 season according to NCAA rules.

Blakely had originally planned to participate in spring practice with the Gators, but missed all the workouts after undergoing unspecified shoulder surgery in late January.

Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:12 pm

Former Florida commit transferring to Auburn

Who is going to break it to this Blakely kid that Gene Chizik cannot afford to pay him Cam Newton money in the middle of a recession AND an NCAA investigation?

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 4:14 pm

Former Florida commit transferring to Auburn

Gotta agree with Boothe on this one, Percy Harvin was special, not the kind of special that you hope a kid will turn into, but proven special, and that's not something that can be predicted.

I hope Blakely is as talented as Percy, but even if he has half the talent, he'll do great things. 

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 2:17 pm

Former Florida commit transferring to Auburn

listen Gator fans and media......I dont want to say Percy is a once in a lifetime player  but he was pretty close to being one! When healthy he is pretty much unstoppable. That being said can we please stop trying to tab guys "the next Percy" or put this kid in "Percy Position!". Weve got a whole new offense and it is unfair to put that on an unproven kids shoulders! Good luck to Mike in Auburn and we will see him in 2012!

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