At 6-foot-4, 237 pounds, B.J. Dubose does a little bit of it all for Northeast High (Fla.). Considered a defensive end by most, the three-star prospect will also spend time this fall at tight end and on the offensive line.
“It’s wherever the team needs me, and the extra time on the field helps keep me in top shape so it works out,” Dubose said. “I definitely think I’ll play defensive end at the next level though. That’s where everyone really likes me, especially the coaches from the couple schools that are still recruiting me the hardest.”
Dubose pointed to Miami, Ole Miss, LSU, Louisville and Rutgers as the programs that are in line to land official visits this fall, though those trips likely won’t come until his senior season is complete.
“I might take one visit during our bye week, but everything else will come after the season,” he said. “I have those schools in mind right now, but I’m in no rush to settle in and start booking everything. I am still letting things play out and seeing who stays on me before I start organizing all that.”
Dubose recently visited a number of campuses, a trip that included a stop in Baton Rouge – a stay that drew big reviews from the Sunshine State standout.
“I had picked up an offer from LSU and then hadn’t really reached out and talked to them a lot, so the visit helped open things up for me,” he said. “They showed me pretty much everything that the football program had to offer. I toured the indoor facility and their weight rooms and practice fields, and then I got to go see Tiger Stadium. That left me really impressed.
“There was even a point where we stopped and saw (Mike) the tiger. It was just a short stay, but it showed me some things about LSU that I would never have known if I wouldn’t have gotten to campus to see it first hand. It was definitely worth making the trip.”
Dubose capped off his junior season as a Florida 6A Third-Team All-State selection at defensive end, earning All-Broward county honors from the Miami Herald in the process. He finished the year with 55 tackles, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles.