December 19, 2023

Former Wildwood Quarterback Nate Mikell Transfers to Southeastern University

1.9 min read| Published On: December 19th, 2023|

By Kyle Coppola

Former Wildwood Quarterback Nate Mikell Transfers to Southeastern University

1.9 min read| Published On: December 19th, 2023|

Former Wildwood Middle High School quarterback Nate Mikell has decided to transfer from Gannon University to Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. The Redshirt sophomore made his decision late last week to transfer back to Florida to play his sophomore year for the Flames.

Mikell helped the Wildwood Wildcats to a 9-2 record in 2020 helping the team qualify for the 1A class Playoffs. During his career Mikell completed 172 of 266 attempts. He passed for 2,475 yards and threw for 16 touchdowns. Mikell was remembered for taking care of the football as he only had four career interceptions during his high school career.

(Nate Mikell was an athletic and highly underrated quarterback in High School. He was vastly under recruited and he has made it his mission to prove people wrong. He will get a shot with one of the best NAIA schools in the country in 2024.)

Mikell also played for the Wildwood basketball program. He was an excellent basketball athlete but his heart was always set on Football. He played 7 on 7 football in the spring time for Wildwood. He was also a track & field athlete running the 11 and 4X4. He has stated, “All I need is someone to believe in me as I believe in myself and take that chance on me and I will not let them down.” Southeastern appears ready to take that chance as Mikell has successfully entered the transfer portal and made a transfer to SEU for 2024.

During 2021 Mikell appeared in four games for Gannon. He then decided to Redshirt the 2022 season and will be returning to the Central Florida region for the 2024 season where he will play for the Southeastern University Flames an NAIA program located in Lakeland, Florida.

Mikell is a native of Summerfield, Florida. He brings a ton of versatility to Southeastern University who are coming off a disappointing 2023 season which say the Flames win only 5 games. Not counting the Covid-19 impacted season, that is the worst season the Flames have ever had as a program finishing just 5-5.

(SEU is coming off their worst season in school history. Nate Mikell should be one of the best athletes that SEU will have when he takes the field in 2024.)

Mikell will join Will Bohn from Celebration High School, Austin Wallace from Cardinal Newman and Henry Austad from Foundation Academy among many other quarterbacks that the school has on the roster.

The competition for the QB position will be fierce in the 2024 season but Mikell should be up for the challenge. He produced so many memorable throws and Wildwood just hasn’t been the same since he graduated a few years ago although coach Vincent Brown an admirable job with what he has had.

We look forward to having Nate Mikell back in town and hope that we see him on the field with the Flames in 2024!

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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