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Spring Football Games: Scores, Schedule, Thursday, May 22, 2015, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
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Jackets In College: Undra Mitchem, The Citadel, SC

It's Official: Mitchem Bound For Citadel

February 15, 1990|By Joe Williams of The Sentinel Staff
Orlando Sentinel
Updated: Thursday, July 2, 2015, 2:14 p.m.

LEESBURG — Leesburg's Undra Mitchem, all decked out in his Junior Air Force ROTC uniform, and his
backfield mate, Lee Hanks, both followed up on their oral commitments Wednesday afternoon and
signed football grants for colleges.

Mitchem, who plans on pursuing a military career after college, signed with The Citadel, a military
college in Charleston, S.C. Hanks, whose signing was attended by his computer math class, signed
with Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, where he will eventually play running back in a one-back
offense.

Wednesday was NCAA National Signing Day, the first day college programs were allowed to sign
players to grants.

For Hanks, the signing was the realization of a four-year dream that began when his cousin, Jon
Cannon, who like Hanks, played fullback at Leesburg High School, signed with Mississippi State.
Cannon, now 6-feet-3, 265 pounds, is the starting center at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

''When my cousin got a scholarship, I was inspired by that,'' said Hanks, then a freshman at Leesburg.
''I even wore No. 80 back then (Cannon's high school number). That's how much he inspired me.''

Hanks, who played his varsity career with a No. 22 on his back, came off a season that was marred by
an injury. Hanks only played in seven games, but rushed for 577 yards (82.4 yards a game). His play
was instrumental in Leesburg's strong finish, winning four of its final five games.

Hanks also had been contacted by Bethune-Cookman College and Austin Peay State University of
Clarksville, Tenn.

''Really, I'm relieved that it's over with,'' said Hanks, who plans on studying computer science. ''It's a
hassle to decide where you are going to go, but I feel happy with my decision. I think I made the right
choice.''

Hanks' powerful running and quick hits up the middle out of Leesburg's Wishbone attack, helped
compliment Mitchem's speed and finesse on the outside. Mitchem was one of five backs in the area of
Lake and Sumter counties to rush for over 1,000 yards, finishing the year with 1,105 yards (110.5 yards
a game) and scoring 11 touchdowns.

But Mitchem may have to adjust to not getting the ball very often, at least through the early part of next
season.

''When I first get there, they said they will probably put me on the scout team,'' Mitchem said. ''Then,
when I can learn the schemes and block better, I can start looking for some playing time. But, they said
blocking is one of their big keys.

''I don't think I'll mind it much if I don't play much at first. It will give me a chance to concentrate a little
more on my grades and to get adjusted to college life. I'm trying to look at everything as positively as
possible.''