Dubose Gets The (Louisville) Vibe
B.J. Dubose the 6-foot-4, 245-pound three-star defensive end from Northeast High School in Oakland Park, Fla., says he's narrowed his choices down to three schools – Miami, Louisville and Syracuse.
"If I had to choose tonight though I'd pick Louisville," Dubose said. "I felt like I fit in there and felt great around the coaches players."
He visited the Cardinals on Jan. 14. "It was a nice trip," he said. "I liked the people and the coaches a lot. They're different there. The whole vibe is different. Everyone is really friendly and open and wants to talk to you. It's just more laid-back."
Another thing that stood out about Louisville was the environment. "They have a beautiful campus and the stadium is great too," he said. "We got to go to a basketball game and that was awesome. The crowd was great."
His player-host was sophomore tight end Stephone Ball.
He says the Cardinals are recruiting him the hardest.
Dubose is planning on visiting Syracuse this coming weekend, Jan. 21, and will trip to Miami officially on Jan. 28.
"I don't know a lot about Syracuse," he said. "I want to find out what it's like out there and see if I like it."
Dubose was being recruited by Randy Shannon when he was still at Miami, but says that he's talked to new ‘Canes head coach Al Golden and says he still has a Miami scholarship offer.
"I've talked with coach Golden over the phone," he said. "He seemed like a nice dude. I want to meet him in person and see what he's like and what he's planning on doing."
Dubose says he also like the tradition at Miami. "Miami always gets looks by the NFL," he said. "So my chances of getting to the league are probably better at Miami.
"Plus, it's also pretty close and they've got my major," he said. "They've got a good sports administration program and I was considering minoring in TV broadcast and they've got a great program for that."
Those are ambitious goals, but first Dubose needs to qualify. "I'm pretty close," he said. "I know I'll get it done."
He says he now has a 2.4 core GPA and is taking the SAT on Jan. 21 (before his visit to Syracuse). Dubose admits he already took the ACT, but claims not to remember his score. "I'm not sure," he said.
"I want to be done by February 1," he said. "I'll go where I feel the best at."