We are going to use this blog entry to address one specific issue that has plagued us for about 5-6 years... the O-line.
Of this weekend's visitors, there are 3 we are really trying to pull in. Marcus Hall, Malcolm Bunche, and Pete White.
Marcus Hall - 4 star: An offensive tackle out of Cleveland, Ohio. It's down to us and Ohio State. He would be a solid bookend and a possible 3 year starter. He has all the intangibles to make it to the next level. He would be a very tough pull out of Ohio, but let's hope that 70 degree weather and vibrant Miami lifestyle will lure him here. He has solid footwork and at 6'5, 290 lbs he has the chance to put on more weight and really dominate opposing players. Keep your fingers crossed. Here's his film:
Malcolm Bunche - 3 star: Offensive guard that is currently committed to Rutgers but he has been publicly wavering on his commitment for the past 2-3 months. At 6'6, 315 lbs he has all the size you can want for a guard and can dominate players on the next level very soon, but we see him as redshirting his first year and learning more techniques and how to use his body better during his redshirt freshman year. I think he signs with Miami next month.
Pete White - 4 star: 6'5, 340 lbs: He's out of Washington D.C. We don't have too much info on him, but we do know he's visiting Miami the weekend before National Signing Day. He does play too upright and needs work on his technique, but he has the potential to be one of the best ever to come through Greentree. Right now he can overpower opposing players because of his tremendous size, but he needs to work on his conditioning and his technique. At best, I see Miami having a 30-40% shot of landing him since his parents have a lot of questions regarding the school and the surrounding area. But good news on that, his parents are coming down to Miami and hopefully the coaches can quell and concerns regarding safety.
Update on Bryce Brown. As of yesterday he said he is still committed and coming directly from his mouth, he said that he wants to see what schools the lineman sign and that he wants them to know that it impacts his decision. We aren't worried about him at all.... he has been all Cane and has been recruiting for us the past year. As long as Whipple signs with us on Monday, we should be good to go.
Again, thanks for contributing to our blog, have a great weekend everyone!