Profile - Devin Aromashadu

When I began reviewing a lot of the top prospects from around the state beginning in early February, one of the kids that really stood out was Miami Springs wide receiver Devin Aromashadu.

The talented wideout plays on a team that has gone 4-16 over the past two seasons and a team that really doesn't have a downfield passing game. Despite that, Aromashadu still lit up opposing secondaries last season with 26 catches for 609 yards, and 10 touchdowns.

He's so versatile, Aromashadu was also the best player on the Springs defense. As a cornerback, he registered 43 tackles and six interceptions.

Then came the NIKE Training Camp in early April, when Aromashadu was on the same field with a lot of the state's top prospects.

He checked in at 6-foot-2 and 182 pounds and ran one of the camp's best 40-times with a 4.45 on grass.

While I felt Aromashadu was the best wide receiver at that camp, he felt otherwise.

"I did well at the NIKE Camp, but I think the best wide receiver there was Santonio Holmes."

Maybe so, but then it was time for Aromashadu to hit the college camp scene.

Two weeks ago, he tore up the Auburn camp. Then this past week, he electrified the Miami Camp.

Aside from the fact that he dominated the camp during drills from day one, the best thing might be a number. 42. As in inches. That's what he did on his vertical jump testing, which tied Santana Moss for the highest jumped at Miami in recent memory. Remember now, Moss was a college senior. This kid's a high school senior to-be.

"I felt I did really well at the Miami camp," he said. "I got to meet Coach Johnson and I really like him. He's a good coach. I also like Coach Coker a lot."

Aromashadu's performance at the two camps have me believing he's one of the state's best prospects, regardless of position.

Then when I found out that Northwestern has offered him a scholarship in writing recently, I knew he was my pick for the state's best prospect.

I also love his attitude.

"I am going to the Florida State camp next month because I heard Ryan Moore and Dishon Platt will be there," he said. "I want to go there and cover those guys to see how I match up."

Talk about a competitor.

One of the positives for Miami is that Aromashadu is good friends with current Hurricane and former Springs teammate Willis McGahee.

"We used to play together when he was at Springs," he said.

Aromashadu (pronounced "Aroma, like the smell, then shaduu") said he's enjoying the recruiting process so far.

"I have between 20 and 25 offers right now," he said. "My two favorites would be Miami and Ohio State. I won't make a decision until the end of January."

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