Former Manatee star Mike Blakely was one of the highest-touted running backs in the state in 2010. The 5-foot-9, 198 pound back was a 4-star prospect that was rated the No. 10th running back in the county in 2010.
He racked up more than 1,400 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns as a junior and added another 1,000-yard season as a senior, with 19 touchdowns. He was named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2011.
This past week weekend Mike Blakely, the former 4-star Manatee back that is looking to transfer from Florida took an official visit to check out the University of South Florida USF and USFNation.com has the latest on the visit, and more.