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Yulkeith Brown aims to return to Coral Gables as he preps for 2019 season

Yulkeith Brown aims to return to Coral Gables as he preps for 2019 season

Stefan Adams
2021 Gulliver Prep (FL) 3-star ATH Yulkeith Brown has seen his recruiting profile slowly increase this summer, as schools such as Florida, FSU, UGA, and Penn State have extended offers in recent months.

“It’s going pretty good,” Brown said of his recruiting process. “Right now, I’m just focusing on the getting ready for the season, but I’m hoping to visit some schools sometime during season.”

One of Brown’s most recent visits was to the Miami Hurricanes in June to take part in the Manny Diaz camps on campus and he says he’s aiming to come back this fall for a home game.

“It’s been awhile, I need to get back,” Brown said of Miami. “They’ve been in minicamp but I haven’t got the chance to go watch them yet.”

Miami is recruiting Brown as an athlete that could play running back, receiver, or defensive back at the next level.

“I like offense - just give me the ball in space and watch me work,” Brown said. “But it’s not for sure I’ll play on that side, I’m still debating. I’m thinking about DB too.”

The 5-10 175 pound prospect has started to build relationships with everyone on the Miami staff, but says he keeps in contact with his area recruiter, safeties coach Ephraim Banda, the most. Banda was the one that extended Brown a UM offer back in May after watching him practice.

“I talk to all of them at different times,” Brown said of the UM coaching staff. “Certain days, I’ll talk to coach Banda, he’s the one that came to the school and offered me. It was after spring practice, so I wasn’t expecting it, but he called me to the side and said he offered me.”

What’s Brown’s impression of Banda so far?

“He’s cool, he’s funny too,” Brown said. “He’s just a cool guy to hangout with.”

The Hurricanes are a draw to many South Florida kids because of an abundance of local talent that pushes each other to become better, as well as the proximity of the school to their families; Brown is no exception.

“The talent there, you can compete everyday in practice and you can get better,” Brown said of Miami. “Staying home is an option because if I go to certain schools far away, my mom can only go to certain games. If I go to Miami, she could come to every game.”

In terms of other programs recruiting Brown, he has a list of schools in mind that he’d like to see this fall and winter.

“I want to see Georgia, I want to get up to Penn State for sure, Iowa,” Brown said. “Florida again because I didn’t get much time when I was there, Florida State again.”

One school Brown is still waiting to hear from is LSU, a childhood favorite of the Gulliver Prep star.

“I just know they produce legends and have some of my favorite players,” Brown said of the Tigers.

Brown is aiming to make his college decision as early as next spring, but he is already aware of what he’ll be looking for in his school of choice.

“Is the college town meant for me, is the environment for me? Does the coaching staff care about me more than just football and will I get a good education?”

In 2018 at Gulliver, Brown recorded a whopping 1,430 rushing yards on nearly 12 ypc and 17 rushing TD's, along with 11 catches for 295 yards and 2 receiving TD's. Brown also took back 3 return TD's on special teams. At the Opening Miami Regional in February, Brown posted a 4.63 40-yard dash, a 4.63 shuttle time, and a 33.30 inch vertical leap.

 

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2021 Gulliver Prep (FL) 3-star ATH Yulkeith Brown has seen his recruiting profile slowly increase this summer, as schools such as Florida, FSU, UGA, and Penn State have extended offers in recent months.

“It’s going pretty good,” Brown said of his recruiting process. “Right now, I’m just focusing on the getting ready for the season, but I’m hoping to visit some schools sometime during season.”

One of Brown’s most recent visits was to the Miami Hurricanes in June to take part in the Manny Diaz camps on campus and he says he’s aiming to come back this fall for a home game.

“It’s been awhile, I need to get back,” Brown said of Miami. “They’ve been in minicamp but I haven’t got the chance to go watch them yet.”

Miami is recruiting Brown as an athlete that could play running back, receiver, or defensive back at the next level.

“I like offense - just give me the ball in space and watch me work,” Brown said. “But it’s not for sure I’ll play on that side, I’m still debating. I’m thinking about DB too.”

The 5-10 175 pound prospect has started to build relationships with everyone on the Miami staff, but says he keeps in contact with his area recruiter, safeties coach Ephraim Banda, the most. Banda was the one that extended Brown a UM offer back in May after watching him practice.

“I talk to all of them at different times,” Brown said of the UM coaching staff. “Certain days, I’ll talk to coach Banda, he’s the one that came to the school and offered me. It was after spring practice, so I wasn’t expecting it, but he called me to the side and said he offered me.”

What’s Brown’s impression of Banda so far?

“He’s cool, he’s funny too,” Brown said. “He’s just a cool guy to hangout with.”

The Hurricanes are a draw to many South Florida kids because of an abundance of local talent that pushes each other to become better, as well as the proximity of the school to their families; Brown is no exception.

“The talent there, you can compete everyday in practice and you can get better,” Brown said of Miami. “Staying home is an option because if I go to certain schools far away, my mom can only go to certain games. If I go to Miami, she could come to every game.”

In terms of other programs recruiting Brown, he has a list of schools in mind that he’d like to see this fall and winter.

“I want to see Georgia, I want to get up to Penn State for sure, Iowa,” Brown said. “Florida again because I didn’t get much time when I was there, Florida State again.”

One school Brown is still waiting to hear from is LSU, a childhood favorite of the Gulliver Prep star.

“I just know they produce legends and have some of my favorite players,” Brown said of the Tigers.

Brown is aiming to make his college decision as early as next spring, but he is already aware of what he’ll be looking for in his school of choice.

“Is the college town meant for me, is the environment for me? Does the coaching staff care about me more than just football and will I get a good education?”

In 2018 at Gulliver, Brown recorded a whopping 1,430 rushing yards on nearly 12 ypc and 17 rushing TD's, along with 11 catches for 295 yards and 2 receiving TD's. Brown also took back 3 return TD's on special teams. At the Opening Miami Regional in February, Brown posted a 4.63 40-yard dash, a 4.63 shuttle time, and a 33.30 inch vertical leap.

Thank you for the article Stefan! I greatly appreciate your work, and the opportunity to learn about potential future Canes.
 
This kid is electric. Start and stop ability like Noel Devine but more North and South. His running in the open field reminds me of Devin Hester with the quick feet combined with the acceleration once he makes that one cut to get going North.
We definitely fuckin' if we get this kid for 2021.
:pipelayer::nopants2: :pipelayer:
 
Sometimes it feels like to me Diaz gives Banda too big a role in recruiting...Like he forces them on some Dade kids.

Just an observation^^

Now on to Brown...We have a big shot here sofla board gurus?
 
This kid is electric. His running in the open field reminds me of Devin Hester with the quick feet combined with the acceleration once he makes that one cut to get going North.

Electric indeed,feet never stop churning. Your comparison to Hester is right on, those quick cuts,that explosion and acceleration once he hits daylight is Hester-like. Did not see him get caught from behind. This kid definitely has to have the rock in his hands (offense). Banda & Baez have to stay on him.
Thanks Stefan
 
Would love to land brown but you got to watch out for LSU eventually
Especially when they have eyes and ears down here...**** if they take one of ours we gotta start taking one of theirs
 
So LSU really isn't getting fucked? LOL. Ya why did i ask
 
He just named Florida and I think Penn St his top two last week
 
I want this kid so bad but he feels like he will drag us along then go OOS.
 
Great long speed. Ran in only two 100m events in track last year and one in 11.04 and the other corrected for headwind. Excellent speed for a 10th grader. His speed should really drop this coming year to probably the HS national elite standard of 10.80.
 
Sometimes it feels like to me Diaz gives Banda too big a role in recruiting...Like he forces them on some Dade kids.

Just an observation^^

Now on to Brown...We have a big shot here sofla board gurus?
Banda has south Dade. Miami has a great chance. Just win baby.
 
Closest I’ve seen to Hester since Jeff Thomas I want this guy bad
 

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