RECRUITING: Sooners offer Miami linebacker

Miami, Fla. linebacker Arlington Highsmith says he could be interested in OU before it's over


Arlington is another great Highsmith hitting the gridiron scene as former Miami star Alonzo Highsmith is his cousin. Highsmith is a striker and a tremendous tackler at the point of attack. Heading into his senior year, Highsmith is a three-year starter who finished his sophomore year with 94 tackles, 25 for losses, seven sacks and two interceptions. His junior season, Highsmith finished with 90 tackles, 20 for losses, nine sacks, two interceptions, six caused fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

"I play the outside out on the edge," said Highsmith. "I am very aggressive and I like to blitz and chase the quarterback."

Highsmith can bench 290 pounds, squats 415 and has a 31'5 vertical jump.

Arlington attended the recent NIKE camp at Miami and will go the Auburn camp this summer. Highsmith likes Miami, Ohio State, LSU, Tennessee and Florida as his top schools.

"I really don't have a favorite and I these are five schools that I like, but others could get involved," said Highsmith. "All five of those schools have offered and Oklahoma has offered me as well. I have watched Oklahoma from time-to-time and they are a school that I could get interested in. The year they won the national championship, Torrance Marshall was from this area and I know that he is doing well in the NFL. So, I know they play players from this area."

Highsmith is still looking to qualify.

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