The first time University of Miami Defensive Coordinator John Lovett saw Greg Dent was during the spring game when Glades Central played at Miami Central. It was an impression that was lasting.
Lovett was totally bowled over by Dent, the athlete.
On Sunday, after having one of the most productive six months of any athlete in the state, the 5-11, 182-pounder made his decision to become a Hurricane.
Whether as a receiver or defensive back, Dent was one of the most impressive athletes around. He turned heads at every event he attended and was easily one of the players who climbed the prospect list quickly.
“I wanted to play receiver and this was a great fit for me,” Dent said. “A program that is on the rise with many players from this area of the state.”
After watching him from the beginning of his sophomore season, Charles Fishbein of Elite Scouting Services was one of the first to put Dent’s name out to colleges across the country. He watched him and continued to push the talented athlete.
“We saw him as a sophomore and then again last year,“ Fishbein said. “His stock went up more than any player over the past year.“
Fishbein was one who saw Dent’s progress during the spring and into the summer, where schools such as FSU, FIU, Middle Tennessee State and Miami paid very close attention to his progress.
“When we saw him in the season opener at Dwyer, this was someone was certainly ready for the next step,“ Fishbein recalled. “He is an extremely impressive pickup for the Hurricanes. One that will pay dividends as soon as next year!“
Dent is the second Glades Central player to commit to Miami this year, joining tight end Clive Walford. Palm Beach Central offensive lineman Shane McDermott and Pahokee defensive back Raheam Buxton also have committed to the Hurricanes.
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