What may concern you: While Dillard has very good straight-line speed, he doesn't have a whole lot of wiggle to his game. He can change directions pretty well and explode in and out of cuts at times but he just doesn't make a lot of people miss in the open field. He's more of a straight-ahead runner and those types of kids at the major college level are usually bruisers. Dillard is over 200 pounds but he's still lean and has a long frame that will be prone to take some extra shots. In fact, he's battled through some injuries as a senior this season. He also doesn't always play up to his speed on the field. He'll flash it at times but needs to play at that high level more often and consistently.
Bottom Line: Dillard had several Division 1 scholarship offers -- from schools like Boston College, NC State, Georgia Tech, and Purdue. Recruited like a three-star prospect, he gives the Canes a much needed second running back in this class. Duke Johnson was the first to commit and he's considered an elite talent. However, he's in the 5-10/180 range so his skill set is much different than Dillard's. They're a good combo and this could end up wrapping up Miami's recruiting efforts at the running back position for the 2012 class.