Cali LB Humphreys intrigued by Miami offer

Cali LB Humphreys intrigued by Miami offer

Peter Ariz
A year and five days ago, Miami struck gold in California by becoming Brad Kaaya’s first offer. While the Canes aren’t exactly trying to unearth a hidden gem in Ben Humphreys, who is a four-star recruit, they will try to snag a blue-chip Cali prospect in consecutive years.

Mater Dei ATH Ben Humphreys (6-3, 205) was offered by Miami earlier this morning. The Kaaya connection looks like it is already paying dividends for Miami.

“I’ve been talking to Brad (Kaaya) ever since I saw him at the Nike camp that I won MVP at and he asked me if I would be interested in Miami so I told him I definitely would be,” Humphreys explained. “He talked to Coach Carroll about me and then Brad and I have just been talking about being a California kid going to Miami.”

Despite Kaaya’s initial pleas to the staff that Humphreys was legitimately interested in playing across the country, it took Humphreys himself to convince Brennan Carroll that he was more than intrigued by the possibility of playing in Miami.

“Originally they were afraid to talk to me because both of my parents went to Stanford and played sports there. I told them (Miami) that I am open to anyone and they got that from me. They know where I am coming from and once Coach Carroll realized I was definitely thinking about playing elsewhere, he felt more comfortable with me.”

Some “experts” have penciled Humphreys into the Stanford class if/when he is offered by the Cardinal, but he was adamant in saying that is not necessarily the case.

“Even if they offered, I’d still consider other places for sure because I’ve always wanted to be different from my family. I would not be afraid to go to the East Coast or Florida and go far away. It’s just a plane flight away for me.”

Kaaya’s recruiting efforts have centered around the desirable location of Miami.

“He has just told me that it’s different, but he likes it. From where I live in Newport Beach, if I go to Miami it’s on the beach and the weather is great year-round just like California. It’s a change of scenery, but it’s still the same is what Brad has been pitching to me. Coach Carroll has been telling me I could be that one guy to go 2,000 miles away from home and I can really be the guy to start the trend like Brad was last year.”

Humphreys’ highlights are impressive considering he plays so many different positions on the field.

“I can do it all. I can play inside the box, rush the big boys, drop back, come off the edge, and cover the slot as a hybrid safety,” Humphreys said. “Coach Carroll told me they just love me as a football player and they would decide what I play once I get there.”

And just like Brad Kaaya last year, Humphreys does not want to delay the decision-making process once he has made up his mind.

“I’m most likely going to graduate early, so I’m trying to make the decision before my season starts. I’ll get out to Miami in either the summer or now on my spring break coming up, so I will figure that out once I talk to my parents.”

Highlights - http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1442761/ben-humphreys
 

Comments (42)

I had visions of the first time I spoke with Kaaya. This kid has sincere interest. Sounded the same way that Brad did.
 
He may not be from FL and his nickname may not be sunshine or any of that corny ish but this white boy can BALL. Want.
 
Wait, Stanford hasn't offered yet?

He is about 7th on their LB board. They arlready have 1 LB commit in Christian Folau from Utah and will most likely get another one soon from Gabe Reid another Utah kid.

Then they would most likely be done for this year since they took 7 LB's in the last 2 years. They may take 1 OLB if there is room but they Malik Jefferson ( TX ) and Adonis Thomas ( GA) rated higher on their board which is why they received Stanford offers an Humphreys is getting the slow play treatment by Stanford.

Go Canes
 
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UM landing Humphreys, DE/LB Jamie Gordinier (NJ), and SDE Scott Patchans ( FL) would be a very good infusion of defensive talent into the 2015 class to go along with current commits Feder and Perry.

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UM landing Humphreys, DE/LB Jamie Gordinier (NJ), and SDE Scott Patchans ( FL) would be a great infusion of defensive talent into the 2015 class.

Go Canes

That might be scrappiness overload.
 
UM landing Humphreys, DE/LB Jamie Gordinier (NJ), and SDE Scott Patchans ( FL) would be a great infusion of defensive talent into the 2015 class.

Go Canes

That might be scrappiness overload.

We could use some scrappiness overload.

Think kevin patrick, rusty medearis, Darren krein, and matt walters ; oh the havoc these bad azz would cause.

Go Canes
 
Is he:

A. High Motor Kid
B. Gym Rat
C. Heady player
D. Hard Nose Player
E: All of the above?

 
I know there are those stereo-typical positive describing terms given to those unathletic hard nose white boys but anytime you have a kid jumping a 40in vert and running a legit 4.5 (you can see it in his film) you have a helluva athlete whatever their skin color may be. Joke all you want IMO he'd be a great "waste of scholarship" in this class.
 
I know there are those stereo-typical positive describing terms given to those unathletic hard nose white boys but anytime you have a kid jumping a 40in vert and running a legit 4.5 (you can see it in his film) you have a helluva athlete whatever their skin color may be. Joke all you want IMO he'd be a great "waste of scholarship" in this class.

Kid is a 4 star player, no one is going to be dumb enough to say that it would be waste.
 
Between his name and appearance he should be on the debate team at Harvard, but son of a toothless bastard if this kid isn't an absolute beast.

WANT.
 
I know there are those stereo-typical positive describing terms given to those unathletic hard nose white boys but anytime you have a kid jumping a 40in vert and running a legit 4.5 (you can see it in his film) you have a helluva athlete whatever their skin color may be. Joke all you want IMO he'd be a great "waste of scholarship" in this class.

If we're fortunate enough to be able to land Humphreys, then it would be the second straight class where we ended up with a white boy who shattered stereotypes, following in the footsteps of another freak athlete (Berrios).

Hanging onto Perry and potentially getting an early commitment from Humphreys would be one hell of a start to our LB recruiting in the 2015 cycle. Would also be nice to get back at Stanford, if they end up offering him, after the Reilly Gibbons fiasco.
 
I know there are those stereo-typical positive describing terms given to those unathletic hard nose white boys but anytime you have a kid jumping a 40in vert and running a legit 4.5 (you can see it in his film) you have a helluva athlete whatever their skin color may be. Joke all you want IMO he'd be a great "waste of scholarship" in this class.

If we're fortunate enough to be able to land Humphreys, then it would be the second straight class where we ended up with a white boy who shattered stereotypes, following in the footsteps of another freak athlete (Berrios).

Hanging onto Perry and potentially getting an early commitment from Humphreys would be one hell of a start to our LB recruiting in the 2015 cycle. Would also be nice to get back at Stanford, if they end up offering him, after the Reilly Gibbons fiasco.

Hey Stanford!
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Did anyone get Uncle Luke's clearance on this kid?
 

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