Mike's Take: Miami S commit

The University of Miami picked up a big commitment today when safety Jamal Carter announced his intentions of being a Hurricane. Lets take a closer look at him as a prospect.

What to Like: Jamal Carter is a very good prospect from Miami Southridge High. At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, he has ideal size for a college safety. He has the ability to play both free safety and strong. He's not a burner but has legit 4.5 type speed and covers a whole lot of ground. He has plus ball skills and makes a lot of plays while playing in the secondary. He also has the physical ability to step down into the box and make a lot of plays near the line of scrimmage, indicating the ability to play strong safety down the road. The size, speed, and athletic ability combination is excellent. He has good ball skills. He can make a lot of plays at the line of scrimmage. He's nearly the total package as a safety prospect, which explains why he was recruited nationally.

What may concern you: As talented as Carter is, he's not always played up to that ability on the football field and a lot of that stems from the fact that he's missed several games due to various injuries. Can he put all those skills together and really dominate games? He's shown flashes of doing that but you'd like to see him doing more of that as a senior. The good thing is that he has the ability to take over games defensively, something most prep players can't do.

Bottom Line: It's a big commitment for the Hurricanes. He joins Artie Burns to give Miami two local four-star defensive backs. He's the sixth four-star commitment for the Hurricanes. He was recruited nationally and says he's finished with the recruiting process. He's already taken some other visits to see his other top choices and he decided on Miami. He has the skills to play very early at Miami and make a big impact in the secondary for the Hurricanes.

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