Miami Prospect Profile: LB Jermaine Grace

Let's take a closer look at the prospects for Miami's 2013 recruiting class. Today, we look at linebacker Jermaine Grace.

Jermaine Grace -- Miramar, Fla.

Scout Ranking: 3-star and No. 39 OLB

Measurables: 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds

2011 Stats: Grace finished his junior season with 115 total tackles, four interceptions, and a sack.

What they're saying: Grace brings a tremendous amount of speed and athleticism to the table as a prospect. He has good football instincts and he has the speed and athleticism to make a lot of plays all over the field. He's very good in coverage, too. He is a bit on the small side for a major college LB prospect though. -- Mike Bakas

Recruiting Status: Grace landed an offer from the Hurricanes soon after his junior season ended and just told Scout a few days ago that the Canes and Tennessee are the top two schools on his list.

What he's saying about Miami: "I went to Miami's Junior Day. 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. They say I'll be able to come in and play and I wanna have a chance to compete. I talk to Al Golden a lot."

Miami angle: The Hurricanes signed four linebackers in the 2012 class -- one of them (Josh Witt) is already done with football and another wasn't offered until NSD. They need linebackers in the 2013 class and Grace is one of the best in the state. He grew up a big Miami fan, has been to the school on several occasions, has built a good relationship with the coaches, and currently has a lot of interest in the Canes. He went to Tennessee for their camp recently and has the Vols in his top two but Miami seems to be in excellent shape here right now and there's a good chance he'll end up in this year's recruiting class.

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