Brian Balom Safety, Miramar

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He's bit of a late bloomer because up until last year I believe he was a JV kid.

But I like him as a late riser to keep tabs on throughout the year.

He's an exact Strong Safety Rover type that we like, a downhill Box S that can bring the wood.

We haven't recruited a prospect from Miramar since Brian Edwards, but most of their top talent has been getting poached recently with kids like Henry Gray & Devon Betty.
 

Umfuture

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He's bit of a late bloomer because up until last year I believe he was a JV kid.

But I like him as a late riser to keep tabs on throughout the year.

He's an exact Strong Safety Rover type that we like, a downhill Box S that can bring the wood.

We haven't recruited a prospect from Miramar since Brian Edwards, but most of their top talent has been getting poached recently with kids like Henry Gray & Devon Betty.
His 4.63 Miami Opening 40 is on par with Francois and Branch as is his size. do you see us looking at him?
 

skeeter

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He's bit of a late bloomer because up until last year I believe he was a JV kid.

But I like him as a late riser to keep tabs on throughout the year.

He's an exact Strong Safety Rover type that we like, a downhill Box S that can bring the wood.

We haven't recruited a prospect from Miramar since Brian Edwards, but most of their top talent has been getting poached recently with kids like Henry Gray & Devon Betty.
Reminds me of Slaughter kid from Georgia UM recently offered. Slaughter looks a little physically stronger with longer arms.
 

grover

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Well if he just busted out in front of all the Miami coaches, he's certain to be invited to Paradise. So I expect he'll get an offer by the end of the month assuming he has a repeat performance there.
 

grover

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BTW, where is Tracy Howard these days? That kid was another D'O casualty, IMHO. I know he didn't have the top speed needed to be an NFL corner. But if he were developed as a safety at Miami, he could have had a much better chance at landing with a pro team. I hope he is still pro-Cane. Feels to me like the way his career went hurt us at Miramar a bit.
 

gogeta4

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BTW, where is Tracy Howard these days? That kid was another D'O casualty, IMHO. I know he didn't have the top speed needed to be an NFL corner. But if he were developed as a safety at Miami, he could have had a much better chance at landing with a pro team. I hope he is still pro-Cane. Feels to me like the way his career went hurt us at Miramar a bit.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/caneswarning.com/2019/05/09/former-miami-hurricanes-cb-tracy-howard-blames-injury-not-al-golden-on-nfl-career-ending/amp/



I know he came through with his detailing company and cleaned up.one of my boys ride recently.
 

grover

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Thanks, Geta, didn't see that. I still remember the feeling we were back when Tracy flipped to us. If Golden/D'O hadn't been so frickin stubborn with their shitty defense, we could have skipped the last 5-6 years of drama and been where Clemson is right now. Loved that kid coming out, and glad to hear he's still repping the U and living his life.

wrt Balom, I'm looking forward to hearing how he plays at Paradise. Covers really well in his HUDL tape. I like how he swims to the ball, often gets some nice shots in, but doesn't lose control when tackling. And he's got the requisite size and length. But I can't tell how flexible his hips are because he's usually in a zone coming downhill. Just need to see how explosive he is against top competition.
 

86Gang

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BTW, where is Tracy Howard these days? That kid was another D'O casualty, IMHO. I know he didn't have the top speed needed to be an NFL corner. But if he were developed as a safety at Miami, he could have had a much better chance at landing with a pro team. I hope he is still pro-Cane. Feels to me like the way his career went hurt us at Miramar a bit.
Ala Redwine.
 

86Gang

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He's bit of a late bloomer because up until last year I believe he was a JV kid.

But I like him as a late riser to keep tabs on throughout the year.

He's an exact Strong Safety Rover type that we like, a downhill Box S that can bring the wood.

We haven't recruited a prospect from Miramar since Brian Edwards, but most of their top talent has been getting poached recently with kids like Henry Gray & Devon Betty.
Is Pough at Miramar? What happened with him?
 
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