Miami Prospect Profile: TE Jeremy Kerr

Let's take a closer look at the prospects for Miami's 2013 recruiting class. Today, we look at tight end Jeremy Kerr.

Jeremy Kerr -- St. Petersburg, Fla.

Scout Ranking: 3-star and No. 24 TE

Measurables: 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds with 5.2 speed

2011 Stats: Kerr finished last season with three catches for 64 yards and one touchdown while being used primarily as a blocker in a run-oriented offense.

What they're saying: Kerr plays in a wing-T offense. That has helped him with progression in run blocking. He gets off the line and can drive defenders off the ball. Kerr's basically another O-tackle for his offense. He can get to the second level. As a receiver, this scheme has hindered his growth as a pass catcher and route runner. But Kerr's young and raw with good physical attributes, especially his size and frame. He could grow into a tackle. - Jamie Newberg/

Recruiting Status: Kerr landed an offer from the Canes back in April and committed to Miami last month. He also had BCS offers from UConn, Purdue, and Wake Forest at the time. He also attended Georgia's one-day camp this past Friday night.

What he's saying about Miami: "They have so much tradition there. I really, really, truly believe Coach Golden has them going in the right direction. He's turning the program, putting Miami back on the map. I really love the location, Miami is beautiful,, you cant get any better than that. The education speaks for itself. People would die for that opportunity. I think it would have been hard not to pock Miami."

Miami angle: The Canes are loading up on tight ends in the 2013 class, and rightfully so. Standish Dobard and Travis Johnson provide the pass-catching specialists, while Kerr will provide the in-line blocking specialist. He has some ability to split out and catch some passes but he's at his best with his hand in the ground and really getting after people in the running game. If he keeps growing, he could ultimately turn into a left tackle down the road. He fills a big role for the Canes, the type of player they haven't signed in any of the last three recruiting classes. If Georgia offers, it likely won't matter. He grew up a Florida fan so only an offer from the Gators down the road would likely potentially pose a threat here. He's a solid commitment to the Canes though.

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