South Florida '21- The LBs

South Florida '21- The LBs

DMoney
South Florida linebackers have traditionally been good to the Canes. Michael Barrow (Homestead), Darrin Smith (Norland), Dan Morgan (Taravella), Jon Vilma (Coral Gables) and Jon Beason (Chaminade) are just a few examples. But the last decade has been pretty thin. Only Sean Spence and Denzel Perryman have made an impact here. For some reason, Big 10 schools have signed the best local LBs, including Devin Bush (Flanagan-Michigan), Ryan Shazier (Plantation-Ohio State), Lavonte David (MNW-Nebraska) and Anthony Walker (Pace-Northwestern).

This is one of the best years in a while, and Miami would be happy if they can land their entire class from this group.

Jaydon Hood, St. Thomas Aquinas (6’1, 212). True MLB with sawed-off, strong build. Cardinal Newman transfer. Very good straight-line speed (11.72 100 as a freshman) and can accelerate with a flight path. Explosive tackler. Somewhat tight-hipped but effective in coverage on camp circuit. Goal-line back at high school level. National Honor Society member with over 500 hours of community service. Mother is a pastor in Belle Glade. 115 tackles, 25 TFL, 7 sacks, 4 FF, 1 INT and 2 defensive TDs. Offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Penn State and Miami.




Terrence “T2” Lewis, Chaminade (6’1, 200)- Lean, three-down linebacker who plays fast. Built like a safety and can flip his hips. Has the ability to slip blocks and get in the backfield similar to Sean Spence. Not a devastating tackler but willing and strong. Disciplinary departure from Northwestern raises red flags, although he is young enough to mature. 106 tackles and 11 sacks. Effective blitzer. Tennessee commit.





Tyler Johnson, Killian (6’2, 200)- Twitched-up athlete with mean streak. Brother of Jaquan Johnson. Wrestler at a dominant South Dade wrestling program before transferring. Plays mostly off the edge but blew Miami coaches away with his ability to play off-ball and in space at camp. Missed several games this year. Elite, Top 5 in the class upside if he stays focused. Miami commitment.



Ja’Corey Hammett, Northwestern (6’3, 205)- Lanky edge rusher who will draw comparison to Bulls greats Sam Brooks and the Weaver twins. Exploded in state title game with two sacks. Delivers kill shots on special teams. Being recruited as a LB but may grow into college edge player based on the size in his family tree. 11 sacks. Miami commit.







Hayward McQueen, Stranahan (5’11, 185)- One of the more unique prospects in South Florida. Built like a safety, moves like a safety, plays in the box. 100 Tackles, 20 TFLs and 10 sacks. Competes like a demon with excellent timing and COD. Knows how to get skinny and shoot gaps. Long arms which helped him with coverage on the camp circuit. May project as a safety or big nickel depending on his growth. No offers yet which is shocking. A G5 steal if there are no character issues.






Gaethan Bernadel, Hallandale (6’1, 205)- Gritty, instinctive ILB who excels against the run. 111 tackles, 7 TFL, 1 INT and 1 FF as a junior. Reliable tackler. Better football player than athlete. High-cut with some tightness in his hips. California, Washington State and Tulane offers.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/7746428/5dc9be50688ef90ffc0b6deb

Donovan Hoilette, Palm Beach Central (6’2, 180)- Springy, skinny backer with untapped upside. Jumped 39 inches as a sophomore. Whoever cut his highlight reel did him no favors, but he is capable of making plays off-ball or as a pass rusher. Must get bigger and stronger. Offers from Pittsburgh, Virginia and Vanderbilt.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11057596/5ddb4e095cb37c0af0a488ff

Emil Aime, University (5’9, 202)- Quick and active off-ball backer who is built like a RB. Excellent mover with a 4.79 40 and 4.38 shuttle as a sophomore. Plays with balance. Made some spectacular INTs in coverage on camp circuit. Good change-of-direction. Underrated. Colorado State offer.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9513997/5ddbd294bd6abc15cc1c8676

Amahri McCray, Northwestern (6’, 200)- Productive off-ball linebacker who can strike. 120 tackles and 5 sacks for the state champion Bulls. First-team All-State. Slender frame but long armed. Very good speed. Also a factor on special teams. Good player. FAU and Colorado State offer.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10027896/5e076fed32dc2f0c54fe0a68

Kelly Loiseau, Miami Christian (5’11, 190)- Rangy, two-way player who projects at LB. Also plays RB and S. Fast and does best work sideline to sideline. First-team All Dade. 128 tackles, 27 TFL, 2 INT, 5 FF, 4 FR.


Melvin Dean, Palmetto (6’1, 205)- Stand-up rusher in high school who projects like off-ball LB due to dimensions. Good feet and COD. Utah State offer.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11092510/5de1a693f569ca11103695a4

Deondrick Speight, Champagnat (6’2, 180)- Spindly stand-up rusher with intriguing burst. Straight-linish and will need to show lateral movement required at LB. Seven sacks as a junior. Charlotte and FAU offers.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/7759275/5d8fd1a5dfe2330cf4351752
 

Comments (82)

Are we looking at taking 2 total, assuming hammet moves to edge?
 
So we take Willie Williams out to lobster dinners but won’t offer T2. Man how times have changed. Not to mention teams have head docs on staff these days.
 
So we take Willie Williams out to lobster dinners but won’t offer T2. Man how times have changed. Not to mention teams have head docs on staff these days.
We offered t2 and he even went to our spring game last year. Unfortunately he belongs to the Slap-a-ho tribe. And even though kids can learn from their mistakes our estrogen laden and soaking in vagisil admin would never allow that dude on our team.
 
We offered t2 and he even went to our spring game last year. Unfortunately he belongs to the Slap-a-ho tribe. And even though kids can learn from their mistakes our estrogen laden and soaking in vagisil admin would never allow that dude on our team.
Did Walton not have a rap sheet in HS? It’d be hard to believe there was nada considering how messed up he’s been the past few years. Or maybe he’s dating the wrong women.
 
Did Walton not have a rap sheet in HS? It’d be hard to believe there was nada considering how messed up he’s been the past few years. Or maybe he’s dating the wrong women.
Idk about high school.
Walton by all accounts and people that know him on this board was supposedly a good kid. He got arrested for some bs that the judge on the case even went in on the prosecution for how weak the case was. But other than that I’m not aware of anything else. What happened to him after he got drafted could be drug use or mental illness or both.
He definitely proved he can play in the league. Praying he gets his sht together (Walton).
But t2 allegedly hit or beat up a female. Don’t know the specifics. But hitting a female will get you blacklisted even to a lot of top programs. The vols have a lot of money to make up considering the amount of money they’ve spent on facilities and coaching with little to show for it and last season had a very low attendance I believe. And when that happens there is plenty of wiggle room allowed to the players you pick.

 
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So we take Willie Williams out to lobster dinners but won’t offer T2. Man how times have changed. Not to mention teams have head docs on staff these days.
I'm of the smaller percentage that believes if he keeps himself out of trouble in 2020 then he will have the opportunity to be in the 2021 class. You can't convince me that CMDs staff (Cooney-Fields-Hyppolite-Lockette-Hickson) aren't chipping away and keeping tabs on T2 below the surface. If T2 wants to stay home for college and he stays out of trouble, he'll have the opportunity to do so.
 
I'm of the smaller percentage that believes if he keeps himself out of trouble in 2020 then he will have the opportunity to be in the 2021 class. You can't convince me that CMDs staff (Cooney-Fields-Hyppolite-Lockette-Hickson) aren't chipping away and keeping tabs on T2 below the surface. If T2 wants to stay home for college and he stays out of trouble, he'll have the opportunity to do so.
We pulled his offer months ago. Coaches and Players dont think he is a locker room fit.
 
Hood is crucial to the success of the '21 class. A bit off topic, but Chase Smith should be our top target at OLB. Good to hear Tyler Johnson moves well in space, I was worried whether either of our OLBs could backpedal and move side to side well.
 
Is the book on Jennings closed? Surely he can't be dumb enough to go to FSU. Also, does anyone think that Metayer will stay in the class?
 

2021 Commits

OG
6'2"
295
Miami, FL
DT
6'4"
290
Miami, FL
RB
6'0"
225
Hollywood, FL
TE
6'4"
210
Frisco, TX
OT
6'7"
255
Pompano Beach, FL
CB
5'10"
145
Miami, FL
TE
6'2"
205
Miami, FL
CB
5'11"
160
Fort Myers, FL
C
6'3"
280
Miami, FL
OLB
6'3"
205
Miami, FL

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