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Kent picks Canes

The Canes nabbed one of the best high school football players in Georgia Monday when All-American defensive back Prince Kent of Norcross High chose UM over Clemson and Alabama during a press conference.

Prince_kent_mugKent (6-3, 195) is rated the country's 21st best athlete by Rivals.com. He had 59 tackles and caught seven passes last season as a junior. He took an unofficial visit to UM in June and becomes the ninth commitment for coach Randy Shannon's 2009 class.

"He's very physical and a great tackler," Herald recruiting analyst Larry Blustein told me when I asked for an evaluation. "He's not blazing fast (about a 4.6), but from what I've seen in him in camps is that he's very athletic. I think he has a very good chance of coming in and working into the rotation at safety or corner right away and making an impact on special teams."