Monday, January 19, 2009

Recruiting Breakdown 2

Here is breakdown of three more future Hurricanes...

A.J. Highsmith- 3 star Athlete from Fort Bend Hightower(TX), 6'0. 190lbs. Son of UM great Alonzo Highsmith. A.J. played QB in high school, but is rated as an athlete on Rivals, due to the fact that many consider him a defensive back at the next level. Highsmith has been outspoken about playing QB and competing at that position. I do believe he will get the chance to compete, but will eventually be moved over to cornerback/safety. My personal take on the matter is; let the kid compete, you never know what could come out of it. He was successful as a QB in a very good division of football in the state of Texas. I think an advantage he has on his side as well is that he played in a pro-style offense in high school. If Coach Shannon does hire an OC with pro-style offensive experience, that could work in his favor, as he is familiar with that type of offense. Either way I do feel that in the end he will be a great addition to this program, whether it be at DB or QB. Committed to Miami. Offers: Boston College. Had interest from Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and TCU.

Prince Kent- 3 star Athlete from Norcross(GA), 6'3, 195lbs, 4.4secs forty. Kent is rated as an athlete but we all know he will be a defensive back at Miami. At the UA game he did play corner, but i believe he will play safety here at Miami. With his speed and size 6'3, he does have the makings of a big imposing safety. He does have some difficulty switching directions and rotating his hips. He also has to work on his quickness(not to be confused with speed) and footwork. Kent was a 4 star, but because of his poor performance at the UA game(playing CB) he has slipped down to a 3 star. Nothing to worry about in my opinion. There is a lot of upside for Kent. I am looking for him to work hard on the little things and possibly get in on a few snaps this yr. Kent was an early enrollment recruit, but has decided not to enroll early due to his mother not being ready for him to leave. Committed to Miami. Offers: Mississippi State, UNC, N.C. State, South Carolina, Alabama, Vandy, Boston College, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech.

Curtis Porter- 3 star Defensive Tackle out of Charlotte Victory Christian(NC). 6'2, 334lbs. Porter is an early entry, starting class on Tuesday, January 20th. Porter could be one of those guys that comes in early, learns the playbook and gets some significant playing time clogging up the middle. Could be that run stuffer we are lacking. With Antonio Dixon and Dwayne Hendricks, two key contributors in the middle graduating, it opens up a hole for someone to step up and solidify that spot. Also looks very solid on the offensive line. Could be a great fit there as well. Coming in early could definitely make a difference for a player like Porter. Committed to Miami. Offers: Clemson, Rutgers, FSU, East Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Michigan, Colorado.

Hope you enjoy. Once again feel free to leave any comments or suggestions. Another recruiting breakdown should be up by tonight including, Jamal Reid, Brandon McGee, Bryce Brown and more...


1 comment:

  1. All three of these players have great potential. Yet the only one that has a chance to make an immediate impact is porter cause he did enroll early and will have a headstart learning the defensive playbook.