Mike's Take: Miami CB commit

The University of Miami just picked up a cornerback commitment so lets take a closer look.

What to Like: Nate Dortch just confirmed to us that he committed to the University of Miami. At 5-foot-11, he has the height that everyone covets in a cornerback prospect. He has a long, lean frame with long arms that help him in coverage. He can turn and run with just about anyone. Speed is the name of the game in South Florida and Dortch has plenty of it. He's a legit sub 4.5 kid and usually plays like it. And finally, he is a pure cover guy. He gets it. He knows how to flip his hips and stick with opposing receivers. Having covered former 5-star Sammy Watkins in practice for a years, Dortch got used to having to cover guys at a high level. 6-0 plus corners who can run and cover aren't easy to find and Dortch brings that package to the table.

What may concern you: At about 160 pounds, he will need to bulk up. He will need to add weight, strength, and become more physical -- especially when going up against bigger receivers. You don't see a lot of ball skills, either. He's not a difference maker on the offensive side of the ball, like his teammate and future Cane Dallas Crawford was the past few years for South Fort Myers High.

Bottom Line: Miami needs cornerbacks and they're getting a quality one in Dortch. He has length, speed, and cover skills to match up with just about anyone. He may need a year or two to match up physically but he has a lot of what you look for in a CB prospect. He was committed to North Carolina since he was offered following their camp earlier this summer but the firing of Butch Davis caused him to open things up. Miami benefited and now has four cornerbacks committed for the Class of 2012.

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