I caught up with Etienne Sabino after his live commitment to Ohio State University Thursday night. Here's a quick chat with Krop's monster linebacker, who is rated the top inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com.
Q: You had over 40 scholarship offers, what separated Ohio State from the rest of the pack and who were you seriously considering before you made your choice?
A: It came down to Ohio St. and USC. I attended a camp at Ohio State recently and earned camp MVP honors and that's what really did it for me. They were my last official visit and I knew that's where my heart was. The atmosphere was great.
Q: What does their linebacker situation look like for next season?
A: I know they have 1 starter graduating and could have 2 others leave early to the NFL, so once I go in there and start working hard, I know I'll have a chance to crack the lineup quickly.
Q: When did you take your visit?
A: I was there during the Michigan State game. It's an incredible experience on the field during one of their games. I can't wait to be a part of it.
Q: How were the people in Columbus, Ohio like?
A: They live for that team. They're very knowledgable. They recognized me a few times on campus. They must have looked me up on the internet. They were like "Hey, that's Sabino."
Sabino and fellow Krop defensive back Travis Howard have each committed to Ohio State.
US ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL
At least three big time Miami-Dade County football recruits will be selected to the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio this coming week.
I'll give you guys hints.
Two of the three are committed to UM, and they all play defense.
JACORY CHASING HISTORY
I spoke to Jacory Harris for a while on the sidelines at the Soul Bowl. He is playing with a glove on his hand to protect a hairline fracture he suffered when he took a shot from Hialeah stud defensive lineman Corey Liujet.
Harris threw three touchdowns and ran for another. I'll take an injured Harris over anyone UM has right now. Between Robert Marve and Jacory, QB "U" is on the way back.
Harris has 32 touchdowns, which is a new regular season record for a Miami-Dade County quarterback, breaking the 23 he threw last year. He is on pace to break his overall county season mark of 37, and is on pace to tie Marve's state record 48 TD passes. Both of them on the same team... Canes' fans, as an alum of the U, I can barely wait either.