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Hills' Caleb Vincent off to FIU

Florida International University's football program continues to impress with a 2010 commitment list that is shaping up to be the school's best ever.

Earlier in the week, the Golden Panthers received a commitment from highly-touted Neptune Beach Fletcher quarterback Jake Medlock, after winning a battle with Iowa State for Ocala Trinity Catholic running back Kedrick Rhodes.

On Wednesday, FIU received a commitment from "under the radar" linebacker Caleb Vincent from Hollywood Hills.

The 6-2, 221-pound Vincent, who impressed at every event he went to during the summer, had several schools watching his progress.

"Caleb is one of these kids who has been getting it done for two years and nobody has put him out there," said Hollywood Hills head coach Scott Barnwell. "During the spring, every college who came out to watch us made a positive comment about him. He has size, speed and is a quality athlete."

While many recruiting services have downplayed Vincent because they have not had the chance to see him, those who have watched him play have come away impressed with his athletic ability and skill level on the field.

"I watched Caleb twice last year and once this season and felt that he was definitely a solid D1A player, who was flying way beneath the radar screen," said Rich Barimo of Friday Night Football Magazine Florida. "He is quick, reads plays very well and drops into pass coverage. FIU got a player who will fit in with that program very well."

The Golden Panthers are also in on a few other top prospects who could commit any day.


Mac Brown, DB, 6-0, 155, St. Petersburg Gibbs
Justin Halley, S, 6-2, 181, Boca Raton
Wade Isaac, DL, 6-2, 255, Norland
Khambrell McGee, CB, 5-9, 170, Northwestern
Jake Medlock, QB, 6-3, 220, Neptune Beach Fletcher
Sam Miller, Jr., DB, 5-10, 175, LaSalle
Kedric Rhodes, RB, 5-10, 185, Ocala Trinity Catholic
Caleb Vincent, LB, 6-2, 225, Hollywood Hills
Randy Williams, S, 6-1, 195, Miami Springs

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FIU is gaining momentum with recruiting top end Florida athletes. In a few years FIU will be a top college football team with playing skill it is recruiting. What could be better than playing for a school with a new stadium, pro facilities, excellent coach and great location.


Our recruiting classes just keep getting better and better! Definitely a great time to be a Panther! I have a question though - is that commitment from Mac Brown accurate? I haven't heard anything about it. If it is, it's a great pick up. Welcome to FIU!


Hey B&G

It is confirmed by Scout

Lamar Thomas

Congratulations to FIU and to Larry Blustein!!


This recruiting class keeps growing and getting better. They see what is being built down here at FIU and want to be part of it. Panthers on the Rise!


Caleb is a HUGE signing and so is Mac Brown

The sleeping GIant is awoken!!!



nice... nice...

Adam Scotts

Caleb is a nice pickup but if we pick up NJ prospect Robbie Zauck that would be a defensive duo to lead us for years to come.

Check out his highlights the kid is an under the radar animal. Dont understand why he hasn't been offered yet by anyone.

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