Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Recruiting Breakdown #5...

In our final installment of current commits we have four kids who could come in and make some noise right off the bat...enjoy!!!

Jared Wheeler- 3 star Offensive Line, Plantation (FL) American Heritage. 6'5, 310lbs. Our most recent addition to the family. Wheeler just announced his decision on January 10th, on the air over on 790 the ticket. He had several offers from very good schools, but in the end it came down to two. Sitting in the studio he had 2 helmets in front of him, Vanderbilt and Miami. Wheeler wants to study engineering and that was a big deciding factor in who he would choose. We all know in the end he chose Miami. Wheeler initially hit it off with Coach Jeff Stoutland and continued to solidify that bond with him throughout his recruitment campaign. From the looks of it that was also a deciding factor in his decision. Wheeler has what a lot of top notch D1 coaches look for, long arms and good feet. He does have experience playing all three positions on the line, but expects to get the opportunity to compete at the tackle position. He is also very open to playing guard and center. In my opinion, Wheeler has a shot at coming in here and competing for some playing time at any one of the three positions. Look for him to push the guys in front of him hard. If he can do that and make the guys in front of him better, he could possibly be redshirted as well. Committed to Miami. Offers: Tennessee, Vandy, Auburn, Boston College, Florida.

Kayvon Webster- 3 star Safety, Opa Locka (FL) Monsignor Pace. 5'11, 181 lbs. 4.4 secs in the forty. There has been speculation that Webster has been waivering on his committment. USF and Alabama are making a push for him and giving Miami a run for their money. He is still listed as a solid verbal, so we will keep you updated on this story. Webster is listed as a safety, but should start off as a corner, considering our depth or lack there of at that position. He could be competing for a spot as a nickel or dime. In time I do think that he will make the move back to safety and produce at that position (like Prince Kent, he does struggle a bit with getting his hips around.). Committed to Miami. Offers: Ole Miss, South Carolina, USF, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vandy, Auburn, Florida.

Olivier Vernon-4 star Defensive End, Miami (FL) American. 6'3 239lbs. In a previous installment we discussed Vernon's solidified committment to Miami. With his great combination of size and speed, he could be a force to be reckoned with right away. What makes Vernon stand out along with his size and speed, is his first step off the ball from the end. He was only able to play about 3 quarters this year, as he was hampered by a severe ankle sprain that kept him out the whole year. He did have 14 sacks to go along with over 50 tackles his junior season. Vernon is an early entry and did begin school yesterday. With the added time he gets to spend with the training staff and our strength and conditioning program, he has a good chance of coming in and making an impact as a true freshman. Without a doubt it will be tough to get in the rotation with the young talented ends we have now. He will have to prove himself to the staff that he is up to the challenge. Could be that speed rusher we need on the outside. Committed to Miami. Offers: Alabama, FSU, N.C. State, Florida, USF, South Carolina, West Virginia, Illinois.

Luther Robinson- 4 star Defensive Tackle, Fort Pierce (FL) Westwood. 6'3, 280lbs. Another commit who seems to be getting a whole lot of attention from other schools and might be getting caught up in it. Alot of specualtion is being made that schools like Florida and USF are showing him a lot of love. Just a few days ago he returned from a visit to Florida and stated that he "really enjoyed" his visit. With his final visit being here on Jan. 30th, there is a good possibility we can get a reassurement of his committment before NSD. Robinson is a strong kid who can make his presence known in the middle. With the competition looking to be intense at the DT spot this yr, Robinson will have to really stand out and make some plays in order to crack the depth chart. We'll see who performs well in the spring and who leaves a whole open for someone like Robinson to come in and grab a spot. Committed to Miami. Offers: Florida, FSU, Purdue, UCF.

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1 comment:

  1. If we get Luther Robinson, I'll be very surprised. With the gayterds throwin him big promises, I just can't see it. Besides, DT is a pretty crowded position right now. Hope I'm wrong...