2014 Player Analysis: Jermaine Grace

Jermaine Grace played mostly on special teams as a freshman last season but he's right in the thick of things in the linebacker rotation right now.

As a recruit: Jermaine Grace was recruited like a three-star prospect out of Miramar High. He took official visits to Miami, Louisville, and Tennessee before announcing for the Hurricanes on National Signing Day.

As a Hurricane: Grace played in 11 games (all but Florida State and Georgia Tech) as a freshman last season. He played mostly on special teams but saw an extended role at linebacker against Louisville in the bowl game. He finished the season with eight tackles. He is coming off a strong spring, where he pulled even with junior Raphael Kirby for one of the starting outside linebacker spots.

What to expect: Grace is one of the fastest linebackers on the team, and just needs to continue learning and gaining weight. He seems to have a bright future and drew a lot of praise from the coaches in the spring. He pulled even with Kirby in the spring and don't be a bit surprised if he wins that job -- or at least plays a big role on the outside.


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