UM commit keeping options open

Jayron Kearse switched his commitment from Auburn to Miami following one of the Junior Day events back in January. Read on to see everything he's saying a couple months later.

Jayron Kearse is a premier football player. At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Kearse ran for 1,600 yards and scored 17 touchdowns last season at Cypress Lake High. Now at South Fort Myers High, Kearse was recently named a Top 100 player nationally by

"I feel like my best asset is my ability to make people miss when I have the ball in my hands," Kearse said. "I can run through them or run by them so I can do different things with the ball in my hands."

The ball was in his hands a lot this past weekend at the IMG 7on7 tournament in Bradenton. He played both ways on day one for Team 239.

"I was out there just trying to compete, play on both sides of the ball against other elite level athletes," he said.

Kearse plays mostly quarterback in high school and there's been a lot of discussion about where he'll play at the next level.

"Either receiver or safety," he said when asked that question. "Those are the positions I work at now. When I get to college, it's whatever I feel more comfortable with. I don't have a preference for position now. When I get there, I just wanna do whatever it takes to get on the field."

Kearse committed to Miami earlier this year and talked more about that.

"I just like the whole organization of the program," he said. "I like where Coach Golden is taking the program. And school wise, it was surprising. The classes are real small and that will be to my benefit."

Kearse is excited to see what Hurricanes can do in Golden's second season.

"I think they're gonna have a big season," he said. "They have some good people coming back and they brought in a bunch of nice athletes from the Miami and Tampa area. I expect them to have a pretty big season."

Kearse says he's firmly committed to the Canes now but will be watching the potential NCAA sanctions closely.

"Right now, I'm waiting to see what they'll do," he said. "Whatever goes on, I'll take it from there but it's hard for me to say how much impact it'll have on me."

In addition to the Canes, the junior standout talked about some of the schools he's talking to.

"I'm talking to USC, Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn, Georgia, Arizona, and Louisville," he said. "I'm not sure where I'll visit or anything. I'm just gonna wait and see how it all plays out."

Kearse claims offers from all of the schools mentioned above.

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