Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Mistral Raymond was selected MVP of his Mountain All-Star team in the inaugural Dixie Gridiron Classic last weekend in St. George, Utah.
The former USF/Palmetto High standout was credited with seven tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles in leading his team to a 17-13 victory over the Pacific All-Stars.
Raymond played cornerback and safety and was the gunner on the punt teams. Two of the turnovers forced by Raymond led to scores and his interception late in the game sealed the victory.
While serving on the punt team, Raymond popped the ball loose from a returner and the Mountain team recovered it and eventually scored a touchdown.
In the fourth quarter he intercepted a pass that on his own two yard line and returned it about 35 yards to end a potential game winning drive.
After the game Raymond flew back to Atlanta where he is training under the auspices of his agent, Melvin Bratton, former University of Miami star.
Raymond will be in Tampa March 22nd to participate in USF’s pro day where he will get a chance to impress NFL scouts in person.