Chad Simmons

Commitment Analysis: 4-star S Josh Jobe

Joshua Jobe was one of Miami's first commitments in the 2018 class. Lets take a closer look at what it means for the Canes.

Joshua Jobe committed to Miami when Al Golden was still the head coach. He remained committed to the Canes during the coaching change and is still rock solid today.

What to Like: At 6-feet and 180 pounds, Jobe has the look of a major college safety prospect right now. He will pass the eye test all day long. He's long, lean, and very athletic. He runs extremely well and has flashed the ability to make plays all over the field. He played both ways at Columbus High in Miami last season, and was one of the team's top running backs. His future in college is on defense, though, and he showed off tremendous playmaking ability in the secondary. He is physical, can play in space, and has excellent cover skills. He's a pure free safety prospect with loads of upside. It helps that he's very competitive and wants to be the best at everything he does. He's expected to be an early graduate, which means he will be able to enroll in time for the spring semester in 2018.

What may concern you: Jobe is now 19 years old and is no longer eligible to play high school football in the state of Florida. Therefore, he will transfer to Cheshire Academy, a prep school in Connecticut, for his senior season. College coaches always prefer younger players so Jobe will have to overcome the fact that he may be close to two years older than some of his classmates. You will have a hard time finding any holes in his game on the field.

Bottom Line: Jobe is a big time prospect. He has all the physical tools to be very successful at the college level. He was one of the first players in Miami's 2018 class and has remained committed for three different head coaches (Golden, Larry Scott, and now Mark Richt). He's one of three safety commitments for the Canes right now, and is clearly the most heavily recruited of the three. LSU, Michigan, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama were some of his other offers. He took a visit to Alabama earlier this month on his own dime, which caused some concern about the status of his commitment to Miami. He came out soon after that and reaffirmed his commitment to Miami. He's one of the best players in this class and will have every opportunity to be an impact player from day one in 2018.


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