COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — The Under Armour All-America Camp series made its way to the Miami metropolitan area Sunday for an event at North Broward Preparatory School. The Under Armour All-America committee handed out invitations to the All-America Game and Future 50 combine based on the event, which featured some of the best talent in Florida.
Here are some quick takeaways from Sunday, which saw plenty of Miami commits and targets perform well:
This crop of defensive backs keeps looking better. Much was made of the loaded group of secondary prospects from South Florida in the Class of 2018. It will be hard for this class to match, but it might not wind up too far behind. Some of the region’s best didn’t make it to Tom Marcy Field, and still the group was impressive. It’s a testament to just how good this class is that 4-star safety Jordan Battle, 4-star cornerback Kaiir Elam and 4-star athlete Te’Cory Couch were three of the biggest standouts. All three earned invitations to the Under Armour All-America Game.
St. Thomas Aquinas should be loaded again. Battle is now the fourth player from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to secure an invitation to the Under Armour game. Cornerback Jaden Davis, outside linebacker Anthony Solomon and running back Daniel Carter — all 4-star prospects in the 247Sports composite rankings — committed to play in the game before even participating in a camp. Throw in Class of 2020 wide receivers Marcus Rosemy, a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports rankings, and Xavier Restrepo and the Raiders may have an offense to keep up with their defense in 2018. Rosemy and the unranked Restrepo continued an impressive offseason with good performances Sunday.
Injury doesn’t slow Khris Bogle. The 4-star weakside defensive end from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale is one of the Hurricanes’ most wanted prospects for good reason. He played without much use of his right hand Sunday — he injured his wrist during a workout — and still won the Under Armour Big Man Challenge. The rising senior displayed phenomenal footwork in somewhat limited action.
Diamante Howard is a work in progress at safety. Howard is one of the longest standing commitments in Miami’s 2019 class, having committed as an outside linebacker back in 2016. The 3-star prospect has worked almost exclusively as a safety this offseason. He needs to keep getting quicker and he knows it.
Samuel Anaele keeps getting better. The strongside defensive end, considered a 4-star prospect by 247Sports.com, is probably the most intriguing member of the Hurricanes’ 2020 class. He is just about to hit his one-year mark for playing organized football after moving from Nigeria. Physically, the rising junior from Doral (Fla.) Academy Preparatory School is a marvel, and a relatively weak crop of offensive linemen Sunday couldn’t handle him consistently. He secured an invitation to the Future 50 ahead of the Under Armour game.
Bryan Robinson‘s profile will only continue to grow. A newly minted 4-star prospect in the latest 247Sports rankings, Robinson joined Anaele as the only prospects to earn Future 50 invitations. Miami offered the wide receiver from Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, Fla., on Feb. 24, and Robinson held his own against a good group of defensive backs Sunday.
John Dunmore is worth an offer. It’s tough to understand why Miami hasn’t offered Dunmore, who earned an invitation to the Under Armour game. The 4-star wide receiver from Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School in Hollywood, Fla., has ideal length, deceptive speed and unflappable hands. If the Hurricanes offer, they’ll have an excellent chance to land the 6-2, 172-pound rising senior, although Florida State is a clear favorite.
There were a lot of no-shows. Some of Miami’s most important targets in the Class of 2019 didn’t make it to Coconut Creek as anticipated. Among those missing: 5-star wide receiver Frank Ladson, 4-star cornerback Tyrique Stevenson, and 4-star athletes Mark-Antony Richards and Josh Sanguinetti. Brieon Fuller, a 4-star wide receiver committed to the Hurricanes, also skipped out on the event. So did top Class of 2021 prospects James Williams and Marcus Tate. Williams, an unranked safety, and Tate, an unranked tackle, both have Miami at the top of their lists. Samuel Brooks, a 3-star outside linebacker committed to Miami, unsurprisingly didn’t participate as he rehabs a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Mike Morris, a 4-star weakside defensive end committed to Florida State, also did not participate because of injury.
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