By Carl Cabey
Last weekend there were 2 high school all star games for the nations top high school athletes. Miami left the weekend with 2 new commitments and possibly more coming. Here is a look at the 2 games and how Miami’s commitments did:
Thursday’s Under Armor game
Preston Dewey QB: Dewey got hurt in the middle of his senior season. This week of practicing was the first time he had been throwing since his injury. He was unable to play in the game however because he suffered a hip flexor in practice. He did dress but was told all he’d be able to do was hand the ball off.
Angelo Jean-Louis WR: Jean-Louis didn’t get to show off much if his skill in the game having only one completion for seven yards. He did however show the ability to get open and impressed former coach Steve Mariucci. Mariucci said “He can catch the ball, has a good feel on his routes and released off the line of scrimmage pretty well when we did some bump and run stuff.”
Randy “Duke” Johnson RB: Duke was one of the only positives for the black team. He had a scare injury in the game early on but was ok and came back into the game to lead all rushers with 50 yards on nine carries. Also had an electrifying 71 yard kickoff return that would later lead to a touchdown. The downside is he had two fumbles. Fumbling wasn’t a problem in his season so this is a little warning that he’s now playing tougher competition and to make sure he holds onto the ball.
Saturday All-American game
Rapheal Kirby LB: Kirby was seen all over the field. He has to adjust to passing downs was seen over pursuing but other then that had a solid game. He had 6 tackles and will be enrolling in Miami early. Kirby is a big get for Golden taking him away from the SEC teams. Kirby had 6 tackles in the game.
Tyriq McCord DE: Two weeks ago McCord said that South Carolina was his favorite, and surprised many when he put on the UM hat saying he was going to take his talents to South Beach. McCord fits the multiple defenses D’onofrio wants to run as he can either be a defensive end or an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. He had 3 tackles and got pressure on the quarterback multiple times and recorded a sack.
Deon Bush DB: Other then Duke Johnson Bush will probably be the class’ most popular recruit. He is a big get for Golden keeping him at home. Bush didn’t have too impressive of a game, missing tackles but that hasn’t been a problem with him before and it isn’t expected to be one at Miami. Bush can play corner or safety but many see him at safety at the next level.