LB recruiting...again

LB recruiting...again

Peter Ariz
As I've posted throughout this entire cycle, the plan has been to only take one linebacker, which their target all along was Patrick Joyner. That will remain the case, but I got some more clarification as to why.

Miami believes they "over-signed" last year with Waynmon Steed, Bradley Jennings, and DeAndre Wilder -- and not in a bad way. They are high on all three of those guys and see Steed as a potential breakout star now in spring practice. Wilder got more burn the Jennings, but each can play a different role. Steed redshirted, so that spreads the numbers out a bit.

On top of their confidence in the 2017 LB class, they are bullish on the 2019 crop down here at the position.

Jesiah Pierre is committed and they view him as one of the best-kept secrets in the country.

They have Sam Brooks from Northwestern near the top of their board regardless of position, even with the knee injury he suffered this past season

Anthony Solomon and Jahmar Brown are two other prospects that they really want right now too.

So next year's class will be 3-4 most likely. They didn't want to compromise numbers, not to mention how highly they regard Joyner as a guy who can play any linebacker spot.
 

Comments (138)

Pete, does Diamante Howard still factor in plans? Does anyone ever talk about him? Haven't heard his name mentioned at all...he obv needs weight.
 
I think our depth at Lb this year is perfect, its a problem next year if our guys decide to leave early.

Pete, and talk about safetys moving to LB?
 
D
Steed is the "key"

Spence jr
 
Any of those guys have a chance to overtake Zach or do you think he will bounce back and keep his spot?
 
Steed is the "key"

Spence jr
I've been on the Steed train for awhile, super underrated. If he's a couple inches taller he'd been probably been a 4 star, a high 4 star.

Absolutely loved him as a prospect when I first saw his hl's. He's coming for somebody's job.
 
Any of those guys have a chance to overtake Zach or do you think he will bounce back and keep his spot?
Mcloud got better as the year progressed. Played very well vs. Pitt and I thought pretty good in the bowl loss.
 
I think our depth at Lb this year is perfect, its a problem next year if our guys decide to leave early.

Pete, and talk about safetys moving to LB?
Therein lies the rub. None of the LBs should be considering leaving early at this point but we know damn well that doesn’t mean they won’t.
 
Coaches have a plan, which is good. But between hope and certainty, that plan seems to tilt more towards hope than my own personal tastes. I just don't see how taking Bonitto would have changed the above in any way other than improving our overall team strength. Which of the 2019 kids doesn't come because of Bonitto?

And, respectfully, the "numbers" argument has been overplayed for 15-20 years. When have we been too stacked at any position since the RBs group under Butch?
 
As I've posted throughout this entire cycle, the plan has been to only take one linebacker, which their target all along was Patrick Joyner. That will remain the case, but I got some more clarification as to why.

Miami believes they "over-signed" last year with Waynmon Steed, Bradley Jennings, and DeAndre Wilder -- and not in a bad way. They are high on all three of those guys and see Steed as a potential breakout star now in spring practice. Wilder got more burn the Jennings, but each can play a different role. Steed redshirted, so that spreads the numbers out a bit.

On top of their confidence in the 2017 LB class, they are bullish on the 2019 crop down here at the position.

Jesiah Pierre is committed and they view him as one of the best-kept secrets in the country.

They have Sam Brooks from Northwestern near the top of their board regardless of position, even with the knee injury he suffered this past season

Anthony Solomon and Jahmar Brown are two other prospects that they really want right now too.

So next year's class will be 3-4 most likely. They didn't want to compromise numbers, not to mention how highly they regard Joyner as a guy who can play any linebacker spot.
Do they see D Smith or Carter moving to LB?
 
Our lbs should be taking the next step from soph to jr year. The way they played their freshmen year, we all thought one or 2 may be leaving jr year. I might actually be disappointed if at least 1 doesn’t make huge stride this year to have a huge year and leave. It means they didn’t progress much from the 1st year here.
 
As I've posted throughout this entire cycle, the plan has been to only take one linebacker, which their target all along was Patrick Joyner. That will remain the case, but I got some more clarification as to why.

Miami believes they "over-signed" last year with Waynmon Steed, Bradley Jennings, and DeAndre Wilder -- and not in a bad way. They are high on all three of those guys and see Steed as a potential breakout star now in spring practice. Wilder got more burn the Jennings, but each can play a different role. Steed redshirted, so that spreads the numbers out a bit.

On top of their confidence in the 2017 LB class, they are bullish on the 2019 crop down here at the position.

Jesiah Pierre is committed and they view him as one of the best-kept secrets in the country.

They have Sam Brooks from Northwestern near the top of their board regardless of position, even with the knee injury he suffered this past season

Anthony Solomon and Jahmar Brown are two other prospects that they really want right now too.

So next year's class will be 3-4 most likely. They didn't want to compromise numbers, not to mention how highly they regard Joyner as a guy who can play any linebacker spot.
Do they see D Smith or Carter moving to LB?
Why would Smith and/or Carter move to LB? Smith played some CB in spread formations, and Carter is a good physical safety size.

If anyone would be a candidate it is Finley.
 
Smith and Carter aren't "moving" to LB, but they plan to play them in the box at times for sure.
 
Thank you for this response. Taking 3 lbs isnt oversigning. Its common sense. It should be your goal every cycle regardless of who you have or think youre getting.

You think Wilder, Steed, and Jennings are the goods? Awesome! Now go recruit somebody who can potentially be better. Never get comfortable, even if you have a stable of 5 Stars.
 
Thank you for this response. Taking 3 lbs isnt oversigning. Its common sense. It should be your goal every cycle regardless of who you have or think youre getting.

You think Wilder, Steed, and Jennings are the goods? Awesome! Now go recruit somebody who can potentially be better. Never get comfortable, even of you have a stable of 5 Stars.
You want 12 linebackers over a 4-year span?
 
Thank you for this response. Taking 3 lbs isnt oversigning. Its common sense. It should be your goal every cycle regardless of who you have or think youre getting.

You think Wilder, Steed, and Jennings are the goods? Awesome! Now go recruit somebody who can potentially be better. Never get comfortable, even of you have a stable of 5 Stars.
You want 12 linebackers over a 4-year span?
Ideally you want to be recruiting guys who are good enough to leave in 3. Right now, our lb corps is the weakest group on the team. After Shaq, Pink, and McCloud (not giving up on him), the drop off is steep. We needed to replenish, and there was enough quality this cycle to do that. We basically have a 2 deep going into next season. 3 is the preference.
 
Thank you for this response. Taking 3 lbs isnt oversigning. Its common sense. It should be your goal every cycle regardless of who you have or think youre getting.

You think Wilder, Steed, and Jennings are the goods? Awesome! Now go recruit somebody who can potentially be better. Never get comfortable, even of you have a stable of 5 Stars.
You want 12 linebackers over a 4-year span?
Yep, why not? Alabaga, OSU, Clemsons of the world do.
 
Thank you for this response. Taking 3 lbs isnt oversigning. Its common sense. It should be your goal every cycle regardless of who you have or think youre getting.

You think Wilder, Steed, and Jennings are the goods? Awesome! Now go recruit somebody who can potentially be better. Never get comfortable, even of you have a stable of 5 Stars.
You want 12 linebackers over a 4-year span?
Yep, why not? Alabaga, OSU, Clemsons of the world do.
They basically recruit 3 yr players. Its part of Saban and Urbans pitch actially.
 

2021 Commits

OG
6'2"
295
Miami, FL
DT
6'4"
290
Miami, FL
RB
6'0"
195
Hollywood, FL
TE
6'5"
220
Miami, FL
CB
5'10"
145
Miami, FL
TE
6'2"
190
Miami, FL
OLB
6'3"
205
Miami, FL
K
5'11"
140
Hollywood, FL
OLB
6'2"
200
Homestead, FL

Latest Predictions

by Cweaver
Medium
by TheEye
High
by TheEye
Low
by TheEye
Low
by brokeboynico
High

2021 Schedule

Top