Seymore discusses UM Junior Day, upcoming visits

Seymore discusses UM Junior Day, upcoming visits

Stefan Adams
During Miami’s Junior Day event last weekend, the Hurricanes hosted a ton of local and out of state prospects. One of the most important attendees might have come from just down the road at Miami Central, though, as 2021 4-star Miami OL commit Laurence Seymore was able to take the time to get on campus again and start building relationships with some of UM’s new offensive staff members.

“It went pretty good, they had me talking to coach (Garin) Justice and meeting the new offensive coordinator (Rhett Lashlee),” Seymore said. “The way it seems, they’re going to be great. I was also talking to coach (Stephen) Field, just enjoying the time I had up there.”

What was the Miami staff’s message to Seymore?

“Every coach has come in saying ‘We need you, you fit our offense perfect.’”

Last month, the Canes switched out OL coach Butch Barry for Justice, and since the change, Seymore says he’s heard from Justice every day.

“It was a big change, because coach Justice is more calm and his vibe is cool,” Seymore said. “I feel like he has a different type of coaching style than coach Barry. He’ll let you be a little more free but he’s still going to coach you up hard. I feel like we’re going to have a great relationship.”

Seymore’s father was also on visit with him and took a liking to Justice as well.

“He loved the visit. When we got home, we talked about it and he loved the way coach Justice talked and how he’s going to coach me,” Seymore said of his father. “It’s just a vibe coach Justice gave off.”

While Seymore is certainly a priority for UM to retain in their class, a teammate of his at Miami Central is also getting a lot of attention from Lashlee and his offensive staff.

“I’m trying to get Yulkeith (Brown) to Miami,” Seymore said. “He told me he’s going to let me know but he wants to visit LSU first real quick.”

After a losing season in 2019, the Canes’ 2021 class has already taken a hit with multiple decommitments and there has been rumors that Seymore could be the next one. He denied that, however, saying the Junior Day visit eased a lot of his concerns with Miami.

“I’m still 1,000% committed, I just want to take visits,” Seymore said.

Those visits will come this spring and Seymore expects to see FSU, LSU, Oregon, and Tennessee. With the 2021 class set to become the main cycle of interest later this week, Seymore says he’s never been recruited harder. As he committed to Miami nearly two years ago while still a freshman in high school, Seymore hasn’t taken many visits to other schools.

“I just want to go see other colleges and see how I feel,” Seymore said. “I’m getting recruited heavy right now, and I’ve never really had the opportunity to see other schools.”

During his junior season, Seymore mostly played left tackle and was a huge part in the Rockets’ title run, paving the way for a top-notch ground game.

“I did me. I made one dude quit – he didn’t want to play anymore and took himself out of the game,” Seymore said. “I played my style of football. It was a competitive run because we played Northwestern, Palmetto – they were a great team. I thought it would be easy but it wasn’t. Naples, blew them out the water. Dillard, blew them out the water. It was a fun season for me, but next year is going to be a whole different me.”

What will he be working on over the offseason to get to that next level of his game?

“Right now, I’m working on getting stronger - my max bench press jumped up to 325 to 375,” Seymore said. “I got some speed, but I need to get a little bit faster and turn some fat into muscle.”

 

Comments (31)

Basically win and those other visits will be just that. Have a 3rd str8 bad year and he might flip. This is a kid that has been loyal and seems to want to be a Cane. Now it's up to the team to prove their worth to him and have a good season.
 
I could be mistaken but didnt this kid say he was shutting it down a couple months back? Anyways Brown would be a huge get.

The 2020 season is going to be huge for Miami. I believe it will be a major crossroad for our program moving forward. Its either win and join that second tier of really good teams like Oregon, Wisconsin, Pedo State, n UF(Yuck) or lose and be known as teams like Pittsburg, Nebraska, BYU, VT, or Boston College. Teams that have a past but clearly have a low ceilings.

Last year really got me feeling that we are destined to be like Pitt. The only difference being is we got Dade, Broward, n Palm Beach, Pitt does not.
 
Ohhh what happened to Manny's stance on no visits once your committed to UM or UM will fill your spot with someone else that won't visit other schools.

Hmmm!

Go Canes
 
Ohhh what happened to Manny's stance on no visits once your committed to UM or UM will fill your spot with someone else that won't visit other schools.

Hmmm!

Go Canes
He never said that, your making stuff up.

First, Seymore was committed before they made the new guidelines to tighten up the commitment process. Second, they never said you cant take a visit. They just encouraged recruits not to commit unless they were ready to shut it down and that if they kept taking visits, Miami would also keep looking. As it should be. There are a lot of things Manny should take heat for but this isn't one of them.

“We have a little bit different of a protocol of what it takes to become a commit. A little bit different that what it was in the past. Then once you are committed, there’s a series of guidelines that we think you should follow.

“Now look, you can’t stop someone from taking a visit. We’re never saying you can’t take a visit. But what we are simply saying is that if someone takes a visit, we have to have the ability then to go look at other recruits at that position because we have been left at the altar in the past. We have had guys say, ‘hey I’m only going, I just want to see.’ And that’s fine we’re not saying, ‘well forget it you’re dropped.’ But what we are saying is that we have to protect the University of Miami. That is our job."
 
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Ohhh what happened to Manny's stance on no visits once your committed to UM or UM will fill your spot with someone else that won't visit other schools.

Hmmm!

Go Canes
He never said that.
 
I think this kid genuinely wants to be a Cane, and it’s a good sign he didn’t decommit.

Sounds like Justice is making a strong first impression. He’s smart to prioritize Seymore— this is a rare, difference-making talent.
 
“Right now, I’m working on getting stronger - my max bench press jumped up to 325 to 375,” Seymore said. “I got some speed, but I need to get a little bit faster and turn some fat into muscle.

In before the bodybuilding.com crowd storms in...
 
Feels like we've been hearing about this beast for 3 years lol. He's my favorite offensive lineman in the area and it sounds like he's a true cane.
 
An absolute monster at OT. Goodness this kid is going to eat DE’s and LB’s at the next level, and not as food either.
 
If you have a new position coach then you need to explore your options cause he might not be your type of coach. UM said once the summer of your senior year come you shouldn't be taking visits your mind should be made up. It's not summer. So he free to go where he chooses. And if he visits after that protect your back side. You dont tell a kid what he cant do. Plenty kids come here to miami just to see. So why cant Florida kids want to see other places. Mountain views, woods, deers running, and country sides. Sometimes a kid dont like that quietness and want the city life sometimes they do.
 
In before the bodybuilding.com crowd storms in...
He is the real deal. At 6:2 he is best suited for OG. But he could play tackle in a pinch. He is a Scaife type (the U's best OL). He shows very good feet and understands how to get to the "second level". He sounds like a solid commit. Can't blame a kid for wanting a few free trips to visit different parts of the country. In 2021 with Donaldson gone, he will compete to start as a true Freshman at OG. I would hope that Reed, Traore or others will have developed enough to allow him to be 2nd team and add weight/strength while keeping his quick feet.
South Florida is never going to produce OL at the rate they do WR's. That is what makes it so important to get the good ones, like Seymour, when they come along.
 
I could be mistaken but didnt this kid say he was shutting it down a couple months back? Anyways Brown would be a huge get.

The 2020 season is going to be huge for Miami. I believe it will be a major crossroad for our program moving forward. Its either win and join that second tier of really good teams like Oregon, Wisconsin, Pedo State, n UF(Yuck) or lose and be known as teams like Pittsburg, Nebraska, BYU, VT, or Boston College. Teams that have a past but clearly have a low ceilings.

Last year really got me feeling that we are destined to be like Pitt. The only difference being is we got Dade, Broward, n Palm Beach, Pitt does not.
We have a spread offense now. We have a must see tv QB. We have the two most dynamic RBs from Florida on the roster now. We have a DPOY at both DEs. We have an experienced backend group. We’ll be undefeated when we play Clemson. Anything can happen.
 
We have a spread offense now. We have a must see tv QB. We have the two most dynamic RBs from Florida on the roster now. We have a DPOY at both DEs. We have an experienced backend group. We’ll be undefeated when we play Clemson. Anything can happen.
I hope so brother. We need a big year.
 
Well we made yul’s top six. So maybe we’re actually in the game here
 

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255
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