Super LB High on UM

This talented linebacker prospect is one of the state's best. Read on to find out what type of season he's having, how often he talks with UM coaches, and what he likes most about the Hurricanes.

At 6-feet and 210 pounds, Miami (Fla.) Central standout linebacker Ali Highsmith is one of the top linebackers in the state this year. Through nine games, Highsmith has registered 77 tackles, 12 for loss, three sacks, four blocked kicks, and three defensive touchdowns.

The talented linebacker, who is still waiting on ACT scores to return after getting a 700 on the SAT, said he hasn't really given recruiting much thought to this point.

"It's the same pretty much," Highsmith said. "The same ones have been calling and calling. I'm going to be doing my visits and all that after the season. My only concern right now is getting into the playoffs and winning the state championship."

Highsmith did mention some schools that remain on his list.

"There's UM, Auburn, Rutgers, N.C. State, LSU, Ohio State, and some others," he said with offers from all the schools on that list.

"Everyone's pretty much even so far," he said. "I guess that's what my visits are for - to feel everyone out and see where I fit in the best."

The standout linebacker talked more about the Hurricanes.

"Coach Shannon calls and we just talk about whatever," he said. "I like him, he's straight with me. Miami's a powerhouse. They're always the team to beat and everyone's out to beat them. I like that because it means you always have to be on top of your game. Plus, they're close to home."

Highsmith is a teammate of fellow UM prospect Bryan Pata, one of the state's top defensive linemen.

Sept 11 interview with Highsmith:

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