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Marcus Tate Talks Diaz, Barry, And 'The New Miami'

Marcus Tate Talks Diaz, Barry, And 'The New Miami'

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University School 4-star offensive lineman Marcus Tate is already emerging as one of the top prospects in South Florida for the 2021 cycle. Miami was able to get him on campus two Saturday's ago, and he likes what he sees from Manny Diaz so far.

“It's good. It's the new U. I was very excited to see what they were going to do. Manny Diaz is a really good coach. If he can get the whole team to do what the defense did last year, then they are in good shape. Really good shape.”

Tate spent a lot of time talking with the new offensive line coach, Butch Barry and it seems like Coach Barry was able to make a good first impression.

“I love him. High energy guy. NFL guy. He knows what it's like to be at the top level. It was a real blessing meeting him and talking to him.”

The pitch from Miami right now is pretty clear: you are our top guy and we want you to stay home.

“I am their top priority right now. That's what they are telling me every day. Make the crib great, be close to my mom. I love it there, but I am just taking my time with my recruitment.”

Miami is not the only school pushing for Tate right now. Some SEC schools are already involved for the highly-touted rising junior.

“Alabama, Auburn, Florida just came in the mix. Georgia and LSU too.”

Tate may have been on campus just a few days ago, but he is already looking to get back down to Coral Gables. Here’s what he said about returning to Miami for another visit.

“Probably very soon. I'm from here, so it's an easy trip to get down there.”

With that being said, the recruiting process is not Tate’s top priority for this offseason. Above all else, he wants to improve as a player.

“Getting stronger. Upper body, lower body, and getting my core right because that's one of the biggest things for offensive linemen. That's the biggest thing for this offseason.”
 

Comments (15)

Glad Tate met with Barry and HC Diaz. Hopefully those memories are lasting impressions as he takes more OV’s elsewhere in SEC Land. Would love to bring him on board but he sounds like he’s more interested in getting the love right now, which I’m sure he’s surely earned. Just hopeful he does keep the crib great and stays home for college at the U.
 
Glad Tate met with Barry and HC Diaz. Hopefully those memories are lasting impressions as he takes more OV’s elsewhere in SEC Land. Would love to bring him on board but he sounds like he’s more interested in getting the love right now, which I’m sure he’s surely earned. Just hopeful he does keep the crib great and stays home for college at the U.
Lmfao kid doesn’t want the love trust just wants to take his time and not decommit like all the others
 
Another uphill fight (certainly winnable) to try and get a kid to stay home...

When kids today don't want to stay home...
No, this is a West Broward kid we’re talking about lol. If he’s going to University school and is around that area then he isn’t starving for cash. I know that area very well.
 
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Cultivating those relationships. We win and we will get more local studs than we’ve been losing lately.
 

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