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    Junior college cornerback Jhavonte Dean is slated to visit Miami next weekend.

    I just spoke with a family member of Dean's and asked if he thought a flip to Miami from Alabama was coming, and he responded, "he will, probably after his visit."

    Miami is looking to add Dean to their defensive backs class, as Manny Diaz, Mike Rumph, and Ephraim Banda all having gone to see him before the dead period. He is currently in Miami and has been working out with 2018 Canes commit D.J. Ivey this week.
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    1. SixSZN's Avatar
      SixSZN -
      How good is this kid? JUCO ranks seem inaccurate at times. But if he's a take at Bama he must be able to play a little bit. Anyone have any insight?
    1. CANE1775's Avatar
      CANE1775 -
      We really need this kid.
    1. TC7D's Avatar
      TC7D -
      Ver said: View Post
      I think Carter will have the range to play FS ,JJ at SS
      Bandy/Young at NB
      Dean/Young/Redwine/MJ on the boundaries
      Hopefully Romeo Finley can step up.
    1. Gator Hatar's Avatar
      Gator Hatar -
      This is good news. Hope it happens. Need this dude to hold things down until we get our 2017 & 2018 DB class set. If bamer hasn't give him an ultimatum then it probably means they backed off anyway IMO.
    1. caneallday21's Avatar
      caneallday21 -
      Biggest defensive addition of this class. With this front 7 and his ability this secondary can do damage and wreak havoc. Hope we finish with 1 more cb at least so we can move Redwine to fs
    1. QSTOKES's Avatar
      QSTOKES -
      how many years of eligibility would he have with us?
    1. SwagUniversity's Avatar
      SwagUniversity -
      SixSZN said: View Post
      How good is this kid? JUCO ranks seem inaccurate at times. But if he's a take at Bama he must be able to play a little bit. Anyone have any insight?
      I watched his tape, it's very good. Napier has been trying to reel this guy in for Bama, trust me when I say this is a big get.
    1. wacane's Avatar
      wacane -
      hoover437 said: View Post
      JHallCanes said: View Post
      I think next year this is the type of defense that could mask major deficiencies in a secondary. However our secondary, especially if we can add this kid, will be far from a deficiency. I expect them to get the opportunity to be an aggressive, ballhawking group and this kid could be a huge part of it.
      Only thing we missed this year with our defense is being a bit more opportunistic and scoring off turnovers. I know about the two from the frosh, but I don't recall many more. We may need a few more of those this year with the offensive situation.
      That's a good point. I think that that's the next step for this group. Defensive scores can be devastating. Hopefully that's the natural progression for these guys as they grow up
    1. MIA42178's Avatar
      MIA42178 -
      QSTOKES said: View Post
      how many years of eligibility would he have with us?
      Usually 2 w JUCOs
    1. JHallCanes's Avatar
      JHallCanes -
      SwagUniversity said: View Post
      SixSZN said: View Post
      How good is this kid? JUCO ranks seem inaccurate at times. But if he's a take at Bama he must be able to play a little bit. Anyone have any insight?
      I watched his tape, it's very good. Napier has been trying to reel this guy in for Bama, trust me when I say this is a big get.
      If Saban is recruiting a DB, that's all I need to know
    1. Cribby's Avatar
      Cribby -
      Any relation to Jimmy?
    1. cane since birth's Avatar
      cane since birth -
      i feel deejay will be a FS and a very good one for us, don't think he will start next year though

      dean, young, and bandy as our starters is a very solid group with quan at SS, FS is a toss up
    1. cane since birth's Avatar
      cane since birth -
      Cribby said: View Post
      Any relation to Jimmy?
      the sandwich restaurant? hopefully yes
    1. BALLHAWKU's Avatar
      BALLHAWKU -
      cane since birth said: View Post
      i feel deejay will be a FS and a very good one for us, don't think he will start next year though

      dean, young, and bandy as our starters is a very solid group with quan at SS, FS is a toss up
      Who u got at safeties ? We need ones who can hit and cover
    1. ben's Avatar
      ben -
      FlaSportsFan88 said: View Post
      Eligibility?
      I don't think he has a girlfriend
    1. ilovelamp51's Avatar
      ilovelamp51 -
    1. Ohio_Cane's Avatar
      Ohio_Cane -
      ilovelamp51 said: View Post
      You just watch this last night? Cuz I did lol
    1. cane since birth's Avatar
      cane since birth -
      BALLHAWKU said: View Post
      cane since birth said: View Post
      i feel deejay will be a FS and a very good one for us, don't think he will start next year though

      dean, young, and bandy as our starters is a very solid group with quan at SS, FS is a toss up
      Who u got at safeties ? We need ones who can hit and cover
      well deejay imo will be a really good FS for us, quan imo is a SS he doesn't really have a FS burst, it be interesting to see who our FS will be
    1. ilovelamp51's Avatar
      ilovelamp51 -
      Ohio_Cane said: View Post
      You just watch this last night? Cuz I did lol
      Honestly the board feels a little down.. felt like it could use a little Maverick today.

      /have plans to watch tonight lol
    1. LuCane's Avatar
      LuCane -
      Would be a huge, huge addition. And, here's why:

      - It changes our flexibility with guys like Deejay Dallas, who could also play S or WR. I think Dallas is a DB, but others feel he should stay on offense. That'll need to get sorted out and it is much more difficult to do so if we simply lack talent/numbers at Corner.

      - While I've read some say he'd replace Corn, I actually disagree. Corn's spot is for Malek. Some of you guys are severely underrating Malek Young and I'm not sure why. Even from just his True Frosh game-time, watch his feet, acceleration and attitude. He didn't get to show his ball skills, but they're there. Can't say he'll produce what a senior Corn Elder produced, but it won't be a dropoff that hurts us too much. I think you'll see Malek become more comfortable with some of the zone coverages where he initially seemed hesitant.

      - Dean is a cover guy. Think of Redwine. Think of what Redwine brings to the table. Now think of the opposite. Dean has decent length. I think he's a field corner, but remember that matters less in what Diaz does. Everyone has to tackle anyway. That will be his test, but I'm glad the defensive staff is showing flexibility and open-mindedness because of Dean's ability to change direction and stick to receivers instead of the "everyone just has to hit" parameter.

      - This may give us a chance to move Redwine to FS. I really wish Bandy were an EE, but we'll see how all the moving pieces shake out. Young, Dean, Michael Jackson and we still need 2 more.

      Don't underestimate how important this is, folks. Serious ramifications for next year and beyond!