Mike's Take: New DL commit

The Hurricanes landed a commitment from Junior College defensive lineman Dalvon Stuckey last night. CanesTime's Mike Bakas takes a closer look at him as a prospect.

Dalvon Stuckey committed to Miami yesterday, following a visit at his school from one of the Hurricane coaches.

What to Like: At 6-foot-3 and 295 pounds, Stuckey is a very talented interior defensive line prospect. Quality players at that position are never easy to find. He has ideal size already and has the quickness and overall athleticism to make a lot of things happen at the major college level. He's also very strong, especially for someone his age. He has the ability to be very disruptive at times. He was a one-time Florida State commitment, and comes from an area of the state that hasn't always been real favorable to the Hurricanes. Finally, he plays a position of need for the Hurricanes. Getting him for the spring semester of 2014 will be key now, especially since he says he's on track to graduate in December.

What may concern you: Stuckey didn't have the type of production numbers you'd like to see from a player with his ability in 2012. Going back to his high school days, he needs to learn to play with a better motor. He has the ability, and just needs to flash it on the field more often. He also grew up a Florida State fan, signed with the Noles coming out of high school, and comes from that part of the state. Holding onto him might be a challenge for the Hurricanes over the next several months.

Bottom Line: Stuckey, who was recruited like a four-star prospect coming out of high school, becomes Miami's 7th commitment in the Class of 2014. He is the first defensive lineman committed now. He plays a major position of need, and brings lots of ability to the table. Don't expect a lot of other major schools to stop recruiting him despite this commitment, however. It'll be interesting to watch over the next several months but the Hurricanes just landed a very talented interior defensive lineman.


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