The 2024 class is among the most talented we've covered at Youth1. This year's Elite101 highlighted the talented athletes from the 2024 class. Running Back is one of the more well represented positions on our Elite101. This year's pool of gifted ball-carriers is as good as we've seen in recent memory.
"I was happy to be on the list and to be ranked so high because I went back and saw that athletes that were on Youth1's Elite101's past rankings list, went on to be nationally 4 & 5 star players and that's what I hope to be one day," Mizell told Youth1.com.
"It is amazing to be ranked as a top player in my class. I know there were thousands of athletes that were considered and I am happy to be ranked so high," he continued.
Mizell is an absolute menace on the football field. He's the type of athlete that makes plays no matter where he's lined up. Standing at 5'10" 155 lbs., Mizell is lethal with the ball in his arms. His speed and quickness leap off the screen when you turn on the film. He's easily among the quickest athletes in the 2024 class. It comes as no surprise that Mizell runs a 4.5 40 time.
He also shines on defense at Outside Linebacker and Strong Safety, where he hunts down the ball with his impressive instincts. He reads and reacts very quickly, which allows him to snuff the opponents play before it gains any traction. Mizell isn't afraid to lay down a big hit.
"My favorite part of playing football is scoring TD's and making BIG plays," Mizell said.
Mizell is already making an impact at the Varsity level as an 8th grader.
"I currently play Varsity High School Football for Westminster Academy. My last youth football season was with CCD Colts 12u," he said.
"My greatest achievement to date is making the Varsity team and starting as an 8th grader. We have a really good team with great players so it's an honor to be starting. On the second touch of playing HS football, I scored my first TD," he added.
The Fort Lauderdale, FL native has built a reputation for his playmaking ability on the football field. In his opinion, speed and quickness are among his best attributes.
On offense my strengths are my speed, quickness, ability to read & react and hit the hole at full speed," Mizell said.
"On defense my strengths are my football IQ and my ability to diagnose plays fast," he added.
Mizell is a humble young man, who is dedicated to the game of football. He's put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into the game is pleased with his progress thus far.
"I feel that this year I have grown as a football player because I have been challenged by playing at the Varsity level in High School with great teammates and coaches to guide me," Mizell said.
With an eye on consistent improvement, Mizell is working diligently to take his game to an even higher level.
"I am working to improve all areas of my game because I am used in various positions," Mizell said.
"I will be working on getting bigger, stronger, and faster for the next level," he added.
RB/LB Tovani Mizell is one of the premier athletes in the 2024 class. He's earned that level of respect for his talent. Being named #4 on Youth1's Elite101 Rankings is well-deserved recognition that'll only serve as motivation for Mizell going forward.
"The ranking motivates me to work harder. My goal is to live up to the high expectations," he said.
Mizell's humble and hard working nature will surely take him far.
"First of all, I want everyone to know that I am a christian and that God is first in everything I do," he said.
"I am humble, respectful and hard working. I want the best for my team and go hard everyday in practice."
To view the entire Elite101 rankings, please click -> here.
For more Tovani Mizell, check out his Youth1 Media Profile -> here.
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