Mike's Take: Miami TE commit

Miami just picked up a talented tight end so lets take a closer look at him as a prospect.

What to Like: Jeremy Kerr is a talented tight end prospect. At 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, his size is the first thing that jumps out at you. He is a huge target in the passing game. As a blocker, he's bigger than a lot of left tackles in high school and he has the frame to add a lot more weight down the road. Athletically, he moves around very well. He can change direction. He can accelerate. He has long arms and quick feet. He has the upside to grow into a very good left tackle down the road. His best days, as a blocker, are way ahead of him. He's also a good student in the classroom and someone who knows the game well.

What may concern you: He doesn't have great straight-ahead speed, even for his size. He only caught a few passes as a junior last season so he's not a major threat in the passing game. He isn't a natural pass-catcher and shouldn't be expected to become a pass catching specialist in college. As a left tackle down prospect, he still needs to add a lot of strength and weight. While he has the frame and work ethic to do it but that's always something that remains to be seen.

Bottom Line: The Hurricanes need tight ends in their 2013 recruiting class. They needed a couple. Stabdish Dobard gave them one of the top pass catching tight end prospects in America. Getting him out of Louisiana was huge. They needed a second, and getting a guy to be a blocker was a good way of thinking. At 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, he projects to be a left tackle down the road. He could be 275 before he even starts school at Miami so projecting him to be 300+ in a few years isn't a major stretch. If that's the case, the Canes are getting a quality left tackle prospect -- and they need to sign about four offensive linemen in this class. Kerr was recruited like a three-star prospect.

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