Mike's Take: Kerr to FSU

Three-star tight end Jeremy Kerr flipped his commitment from Miami to Florida State earlier today. Read on see what CanesTime's Mike Bakas is saying about it.

Jeremy Kerr made a commitment to the University of Miami back in the summer. He received a scholarship offer from Miami following a visit to their spring game, and it wasn't long after that he pledged to the Canes.

Despite that commitment, Kerr continued taking other recruiting visits. He first saw UConn back in November, and then saw Florida State just recently. Today, he officially flipped to the Noles.

It appears this is something the Hurricanes are OK with. A few days after Mario Cristobal was hired to coach tight ends at the University of Miami, I asked Kerr what he thought about the situation and what he and Cristobal had talked about. He said that he didn't know much about it at the time, and that he had not yet spoken to Cristobal.

That raised a red flag in my eyes. While Cristobal was immediately building a relationship with current tight end commitments like Beau Sandland and Standish Dobard, Kerr was waiting for contact from his future coach.

The other two tight end commitments are from dynamic athletes, legitimate playmakers who can both make a big impact -- especially in the passing game -- right away.

Kerr (6-foot-5 and 245 pounds) was used mainly as a blocker at St. Petersburg High School. He was rarely used in the passing game, and I expected him to ultimately become an offensive lineman at Miami.

Then the Hurricanes were able to land three very good offensive line prospects in the following months -- Alex Gall, Hunter Knighton, and Sunny Odogwu. And now they're in very good shape with four-star Denver Kirkland.

It probably didn't help Kerr's cause that four of the players mentioned above are early entries for the spring semester.

The Hurricanes have met their need at tight end with a pair of four-star players. And if they're able to add Kirkland, they will have met their need at the offensive line position. Landing Kerr may have been a solid addition but there's simply not much more room to really fight his commitment to Florida State.

Like the Hurricanes did with Travis Johnson, look for them to stop recruiting Kerr and begin focusing their efforts elsewhere in the final few weeks of the recruiting process.


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