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Bortles: In His Own Words

After one year of running the spread offense, Blake Bortles is ready to take the next step as one of the elite quarterbacks in Central Florida and perhaps the state. Living just five minutes away from UCF's campus, the Knights could have the inside track on the local phenom.

Two years ago, the Oviedo Lions (FL) ran an old-fashioned Wing-T offense because the team had a talented stable of four running backs. Under center was Blake Bortles, a sophomore whose primary duty was to hand the ball of to his backs and get out of the way. That formula worked for Coach Wes Allen and his Lions, as the team made the playoffs. However, the group of running backs graduated and...

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