Trail Waiting on his Decision

Miami Booker T. Washington defensive end Lynden Trail is one of the most talked about recruits in the state of Florida. At 6-7 and 210-pounds, Trail runs in the 4.6 range. Coming off a junior season where he was named first team all-Dade County, ending the year with more than 75 tackles and 14 sacks, expectations are very high for his senior season.

Lynden Trail has offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Miami, USC and many more. He has flown under the radar for the most part compared to some other players in Florida such as Corey Lemonier, B.J. Butler, Gerald Christian and even Delvin Jones from Miami Palmetto.

The reason for this is due to his size. Even being in that 6-6/6-7 range people are worried that his small hips and narrow shoulders will limit him from putting on the necessary weight needed to be successful at the next level of play.

Looking at these things makes sense to a certain extent but predicting how a person will grow over the next 1-3 years is a dangerous game. Right now Trail is a tall and skinny defensive end that needs to add weight and power. He has tremendous burst coming off the edge and great pursuit, and if he can add the weight while maintaining his speed and quickness, he will be very dangerous for opposing quarterbacks. Trail will go down as one of the top defensive linemen in the class of 2010 from the state of Florida when we look back on this group of high school prospects.

What is interesting is the fact that he came out and named the Florida Gators his leader. What makes this interesting is where he goes to school. Booker T. Washington hasn't been kind to the University of Florida over the past several years. Is this the year the Gators can change that trend? No one will know until National Signing Day.

If Trail indeed decides to wait until NSD like he has said, the question then becomes will the Gators have a spot for him? It's a question that can only be answered the closer we get to NSD and the conclusion of the 2010 class. It will depend on players like T.J. Stripling (6-7/220/SW DeKalb), Owamagbe Odighizuwa (6-3/235/Portland (OR) Douglass), David Perry (6-7/240/Ft. Lauderdale University), Corey Lemonier (6-4/210/Miami Hialeah), Ronald Powell (Moreno Valley (CA) Rancho Verde), and Jackson Jeffcoat (6-4/234/Plano (TX) West).


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