The accolades continue to pile up for Mentor High School senior quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
After being named Ohio’s “Mr. Football” by the Associated Press on Wednesday, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA Today High School Sports, announced today that Trubisky has been selected as its 2012-13 Gatorade Ohio Football Player of the Year.
The annual award recognizes an Ohio high school student-athlete who displays athletic excellence and a high standard of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field.
Trubisky is the first Gatorade Ohio Football Player of the Year honoree from Mentor.
By virtue of winning the state award, Trubisky is now a finalist to be named the Gatorade National Football Player of the Year. The winner of that prestigious award will be announced in December.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound signal caller passed for 4,066 yards and 44 touchdowns while also rushing for 913 yards and 19 scores this season.
Trubisky, who owns a 3.60 cumulative high school GPA, is set to graduate in December and enroll at the University of North Carolina. He has verbally committed to join the Tar Heels’ football program on an athletic scholarship next fall and is expected to sign a binding national letter of intent in February.
Former Kenton High School quarterback Maty Mauk won the award each of the previous two seasons.
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