Canes offer elite DT from NC

This elite level defensive prospect was just offered by Miami yesterday. Read on to learn more about him.

Lamont Gaillard

6-4/315 from Pine Forest HS in Fayetteville, NC

He finished his junior season with 108 tackles, eight for loss, and four sacks. As you can see, he was very active on the interior of the defensive line and offers some upside as a pass rusher. He plays the nose and has been starting on both sides of the ball over the last two seasons.

His team went 1-10 last season so it took awhile for college coaches to really start going after him. He landed early offers from UNC, NC State, FSU, Florida, Alabama, Clemson, and many others. As soon as those schools saw his film, an offer was made.

He's taken spring visits to North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson, and Florida already. He started naming Florida his favorite following his visit there. He says he grew up a Duke fan so pulling him away from UNC/NC State likely won't be terribly challenging.

Miami seems late to the party with this offer, and since he's already been in the state for a college visit, it'll likely be tough getting him back down anytime soon.

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