Hope he sticksAlthough he has been committed to Miami for over a year now, 2021 Miami Central 4-star OL Laurence Seymore made news late last month when he decided to go ahead and shut down his recruitment completely. Even though he landed offers from Oregon, Penn State, and Tennessee in the spring, Seymore is done listening to pitches from other coaches and taking visits to other campuses.
“It was great (to shut things down) because Miami’s the school I want to go to,” Seymore said. “Miami was the first to ever believe in me and Miami is in my blood. I was like, ‘I might as well go ahead and shut it down and let it be.’”
Like most of UM’s other commitments, Seymore last visited Miami just before the dead period for their annual Paradise Camp event.
“It was great because I got to meet some people that I really haven’t got to meet,” Seymore said. “I felt I did pretty good in the competition, I did great actually.”
As is tradition every year, Paradise Camp brings together some of the best talent South Florida has to offer. Who was one of the tougher defensive linemen to go against?
“I feel like Tyreak Sapp, we went back and forth in the 1-on-1’s,” Seymore said. “It’s his bull rush that’s tough. I thought that most of the time he would try to finesse me, but he tried to put in that work and bull rush me.”
Even though Seymore is considered a consensus 4-star recruit right now by the 247Sports Composite, Seymore still plays with a chip on his shoulder and feels he is being undervalued by some in the industry.
“Part of the camp was about proving myself,” Seymore said. “Rivals, they have me listed at tackle but I’m mostly a guard. They have me at 3-stars and some of the kids they have over me, some of them are overrated because I handled them no problem.”
Even though there have been a few decommitments lately, Seymore also gave his take on how UM’s class of 2021 is coming along.
“You lose some, you get some - that’s how it is,” Seymore said. “We still have a great class I feel.”
As of now, Seymore is the only offensive lineman committed in UM’s 2021 class. The offensive line as a unit can never succeed with just one guy, so the 6-2 295 pound prospect has been spending the past few months trying to surround himself with talent in the trenches.
“I’ve been trying to get Marcus (Tate) to commit,” Seymore said. “Right now, I think he’s just keeping his options open, but most likely he’s going to come to Miami.”
No laundry list of ever changing demands that no other team has to meet? No “Miami is still my #1” and “I am Miami” followed a day later by a Top 5 that excludes Miami? Yeah Seymore > Harris ALL DAY. Love the kids attitude and if he was 2-3 inches taller he would be a 5 .
That's what I'm saying...No laundry list of ever changing demands that no other team has to meet? No “Miami is still my #1” and “I am Miami” followed a day later by a Top 5 that excludes Miami? Yeah Seymore > Harris ALL DAY. Love the kids attitude and if he was 2-3 inches taller he would be a 5 .
Especially if we close this class with River and Walker. That's a core group good enough to take on BCS playoff teams. We've had the playmakers, just need to QB and big uglies and we're right back in the natty discussion.This kid and tate in the same class would be lethal