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Mitchell Trubisky would like to meet LeBron James

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Mitchell “Mitch” Trubisky is a name that most natives of Northeast Ohio have become increasingly familiar with. In fact, Trubisky’s lore has been known in those parts of the country for years.

Hailing from beautiful Mentor, Ohio, Trubisky is a 6-foot-2, 220 pound redshirt junior quarterback, who recently led the University of North Carolina Tarheels to one of their best seasons on the gridiron in school history. In 31 games played for the Tarheels, Trubisky recorded 4,762 passing yards (67.5% completion rate) and 41 touchdowns.

Trubisky, now 22 years of age, had an amazing career at Mentor High School. While wearing a Cardinals uniform, the dual threat gun-slinger passed for 9,126 yards and 92 touchdowns. Trubisky also rushed for 1,559 career yards and 33 touchdowns for Mentor High and was given the esteemed Mr. Football Award.

Trubisky declared for the NFL Draft on January 9th, forgoing his last year of eligibility at UNC. Whether his hometown Cleveland Browns decide to draft him or not, the talented quarterback is making it a goal to meet the man he has always looked up to: LeBron James.

On Monday, Trubisky sat down with ESPN’s Jamele Hill and Michael Smith for an interview on their new 6:00 p.m. SoortsCenter show called “The Six”. After investigating his personal Twitter account, Hill and Smith began drilling Trubisky about his affinity for James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Via Joe Vardon of cleveland.com:

“From what I’ve heard, he’s a great person in the way he carries himself on and off the floor,” Trubisky said of James. “Nobody’s been under the amount of pressure that he’s been since he was basically 16 years old. From what I’ve seen, he’s delivered every bit of it.”

Hill and Smith then asked Trubisky about the possibility of bringing a championship to his hometown team — similar to what James accomplished with the Cavaliers.

“How cool would it be for two hometown kids to get these franchises championships?” Smith asked.

Hill slid in a bit of a joke after Smith’s question, stating that Trubisky might have a better chance of meeting James if he is drafted by the Dallas Cowboys — a team he is known to support. Trubisky gave a humble reply.

“I think he’ll support a hometown kid if he (James) finds out about me,” Trubisky said with a smile.

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