UM Offers S. Fla. Standout

Former Boston College standout Sean Guthrie has given the University of Miami a few headaches in recent years when the current New York Giant was playing for the Eagles. Now his younger brother is quickly emerging as one of the state's top tight end prospects.

At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Miami (Fla.) Killian standout Dane Guthrie spent the last three seasons at Columbus High School before making the transfer in recent months.

Guthrie, who scored a 1220 on the SAT the first time around, will be playing both ways again this season but is being recruited to play tight end.

"I'm a tight end and that's what I'm getting recruited as," said Guthrie, who plans on playing basketball as a senior at Killian.

Guthrie, who throws the shot put (54 feet) and discus (140 feet) during track season, does not plan to attend any summer camps. "I need to re-take some elective classes in summer school," he said.

On the recruiting front, Guthrie said he recently received his fifth scholarship offer -- one he had been hoping for.

"Miami recently made an offer to me," he said. "I had them from Auburn, Iowa, Rutgers, and Boston College but UM's the big one I wanted. They came through I guess."

Guthrie said he had a chance to talk to the UM coaches during the spring.

"They called and basically said they need a tight end this year and they're looking at a few guys," he said. "I'm one of the ones they're looking at."

Guthrie said he's paid close attention to UM tight end play in recent years and has noticed a trend starting to develop.

"They all seem to be going in the first round of the NFL Draft lately," he said. "They're always good, it seems and I'd like to be in that position someday."

The talented tight end prospect only mentioned two programs when asked about his current list of favorites.

"I like UM and Florida," he said. "I haven't committed yet but Miami's where I'll probably end up. I'm still going to take some visits so I probably won't do mine until after the season. Bobby [Washington] and J.R. [Bryant] did theirs (commitments) but I'll do mine later."

Guthrie was asked who he felt the best player in Dade County was outside his own school.

"I'd go with Charlie Jones," he said. "He's real good. REAL good. It's amazing some of the things he can do with the ball."

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