LB claims Miami offer, talks about Canes

Jermaine Grace is a standout linebacker prospect from Miramar High and he has a lot of interest in Miami. Read on to see what he's saying about the Canes and more.

Jermaine Grace finished his junior season with 115 tackles, four interceptions, and one sack. At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, he has emerged as one of the top linebacker prospects in South Florida for the 2013 class.

"I've just been working out, putting in the time, trying to get more exposure, trying to put in hard work, and be the best I can be," Grace said.

Grace claims a large list of scholarship offers.

"I don't have schools I like but schools have offered," he said. "I'm waiting on my visits before naming a top five or anything like that. My latest offers are Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Texas. The main ones from before were Florida State, Florida, UM, North Carolina, UCF, and Tennessee."

Grace, who is close friends with incoming freshman Tracy Howard, talked more about his interest in the Canes.

"I went to Miami's Junior Day," he said. "It's a great program. They have a great engineering program and it's a great coaching staff there. If I go there, they'll make the most of me being there."

Grace says he's developed a good relationship with the coaches at Miami and talked about that.

"They say I'll be able to come in and play and I wanna have a chance to compete," he said. "I talk to Al Golden a lot. He says I have a lot of things to work on but that I can be one of the best to play there if I put in the work."

The standout linebacker talked about some of the things he'll be looking for in a school.

"A great business program, a great football team, a great coaching staff, and being able to make it to the next level after college," he said.

As a Prospect: At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Grace is a bit undersized right now but he makes up for it with his ability to really blow up opposing ball carriers. His best asset is his speed. He can run around and make plays all day long. He's long and athletic and will get a lot bigger. He knows how to find the ball and can even drop into coverage and play like a safety. He has several BCS offers already and expect him to continue getting recruited like one of the state's premier outside linebacker prospects.

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