Miami Prospect Profile: DT Jaynard Bostwick

Let's take a closer look at the prospects for Miami's 2013 recruiting class. Today, we look at defensive tackle Jaynard Bostwick.

Jaynard Bostwick -- Port St Lucie (Fla) West Centennial H.S.

Scout Ranking: 4-star and No. 10 DT

Measurables: 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds

2011 Stats: Bostwick finished his junior season with 74 tackles and two sacks before being named a first team all-state selection.

What they're saying: Bostwick is one of those defensive lineman that has the combination of size and skill set to play end in a 3-4 or tackle in a 4-3. He is a very strong lineman that really recognizes things quickly, locates the football, and makes a play. His hands are very active, he disengages well with offensive linemen, and he pursues the ball with quickness. He can anticipate a little better and get off the ball with more consistency. - Chad Simmons/

Recruiting Status: Bostwick says Miami and Florida are the two schools recruiting him the hardest. South Carolina is the only out-of-state school that he's visited. He also mentions Alabama and Oregon as possible visit destinations. Miami offered him early on but he denies having a leader right now.

What he's saying about Miami: "I cannot even say how many times I have been to Miami, but it has been a lot. My cousin, Thurston Armbrister, goes there, so I have been around there with him and I have been there to see practice and things like that. My family really likes Miami because they are close to home, but nobody is on top for me right now."

Miami angle: The Hurricanes just signed three defensive tackles in the 2012 class, have a commitment from four-star Keith Bryant in the 2013 class, and yet they're still actively recruiting Bostwick and making him seem like a priority. That's how much they seemingly like and want him. Bostwick is a premier talent who has the ability to project at either defensive end or tackle at the college level. He's been to Miami several times, has family connections here, and has developed a good relationship with the coaches. He will likely take his visits later in the year but Miami seems to be in great shape at this point in the process.

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