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Canes land commitment from DE Dubose

Bryant "B.J." Dubose will remain a Hurricane. 

The 6-4, 230-pound defensive end/tight end and two-time All Broward First Team selection from Oakland Park Northeast High (whose nickname is the Hurricanes) committed to UM on Sunday -- although he was hoping to keep it a secret until National Signing Day.

"That was the plan," Dubose said of his commitment. "But you know how these websites are. They hear something and they call you nonstop."

So why did he pick the Canes? "It just felt like the place for me," Dubose said. "I felt most comfortable there."

Dubose, who visited UM this weekend, played in high school for former Canes running back Donnell Bennett. He's considered a three-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout.com. Dubose had 60 tackles, 11 sacks and an interception as a senior as he helped lead Northeast to the Class 6A regional final. As a junior, he had 55 tackles and 13 sacks.

"I'm just very proud of him as a person," Bennett said. "He's grown so much on and off the field. He's starting to get the gist of this growing up thing."

Bennett said Dubose still isn't a full academic qualifier for college, "but he's pretty close."

"I'm not sure what he needs -- the guidance counselors handle that," Bennett said.

Bennett said Dubose would have his National Signing Day event at school at noon on Wednesday.

> Orlando Lake Nona quarterback Kevin Sousa scratched the Canes off his list Saturday night according to his high school position coach Anthony Paradiso.

"He's probably going to make a decision between Wake Forest and South Florida in the next day or so," Paradiso said. "We called coach Fisch last night and shared that news with him. We were up at South Florida this past weekend. With Kevin being new to football and Wake Forest and USF having recruited him for awhile, he just feels more comfortable with those guys. They know him better and he knows them better."

At this point it appears UM will either land Dwyer's Jacoby Brissett (visiting UM today) or end up with a transfer or prep school quarterback.

> Dubose becomes UM's 15th commitment and fourth defensive end to join this class. UM is expected to land JUCO DB Byron Moore when he makes his announcement on Monday night. Moore is choosing between UM and Tennessee. The Hurricanes have at least 16 scholarships to offer in this class -- if not more. 

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Welcome aboard. Definitely a position at which we need depth.

The consensus is that Moore never got a UM offer and will sign with TN. Manny, what makes you write that he'll be a Cane?

thanks manny

The consensus is that Moore never got a UM offer and will sign with TN. Manny, what makes you write that he'll be a Cane? Posted by: pedro sullivan | January 30, 2011 at 02:30 PM

A: It's my understanding -- and I could be completely wrong because I haven't read any stories on Moore since earlier this week -- but he silently committed to UM on his visit. I hadn't heard anything about him not receiving an offer. We'll find out Monday either way.

Man I have no idea how these guys get graded 2,3,4 or 5 stars based on a video like that. I know alot of these guys go watch the players live and are far more knowledgable than me, but I couldn't see anything in that video that stood out. Not picking on the kid, i'm sure he is good, just saying I must be crappy at evaluating.

This Sousa kid & his coach kind of remind me of Bryce Brown & his mentor.

It seems the coach speaks for the kid, manages him, and takes the visits with him as opposed to one of his parents.

Every time you hear about Sousa, its the coach saying "we will do this" or "we will do that"

Kind of weird.

great job by golden. this is a huge get.

great job by golden. this is a huge get.

Posted by: IIIUMINATI | January 30, 2011 at 03:15 PM

Why is your user name Illuminati? it should be Killuminati, RIP TuPac

F the Illuminati

Keep on bringing the ones we need ...it's the 'Golden' era of UM football! It's all about the U baby!

JayEl,

I will say that for someone who had 60 tackles and 12 interceptions the highlight reel was a bit light.

With that said, what I did notice is his ability to move down the line to make a tackle...especially when the ball is moving away from him. In addition to that he always seems to be around the ball and if he didn't make the tackle he forced the ball carrier into one of his other defenders. All that and he is super quick on his feet. Now, I don't know what formula Scout and Rivals use to determine 2, 3 or 4 stars but he doesn't look bad and if this group of coaches can develop kids as well as they recruit them we are in good shape.

Let me also say that I am no expert either, just my opinion.

Can't wait for NSD to see if we land a quarterback.

I couldn't see anything in that video that stood out. Not picking on the kid, i'm sure he is good, just saying I must be crappy at evaluating.

Posted by: JayEl | January 30, 2011 at 03:04 PM

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I'm kinda in the same boat. I'm just confused by the staff stocking up on 3 star defensive players who may not qualify academically. His tape wasn't too telling. I actually found myself looking at #99 and thinking it was his.

I just hope he can catch. I'm not sure where he fits on the DE depth chart. He sure as hell could run.

Wonder if they are considering Bryant as a potential TE, given the observations here of his mobility?

8MOTNHS gentlemen - then we see some answers to our questions. I love my 'CANES, like everyone on here - just want to see some consistency...from everyone on the team. Some FIRE, not hanging your heads, because you're losing...60 minutes man, that's all...you show me that, and I will be satisfied...may not be happy with all the outcomes, but satisfaction from hard-nosed, 60 minutes of football...we haven't seen since '09 @ FSU....played to the end. GOD Bless all of ya' - have a great week! GO CANES!!

Let's see, Wake Forest, South Florida or UM?
Well, not UM, right, coach? Right? Right?
WOW!

Lmao @ dbc...high school kids trying to make decisions, its tough

Donnel Bennett was a FSU FB, not a Cane. Pretty good Pro as well.

Donnell Bennett went to the U.

Spike and meh face,

Yeah like you guys I didn't mean it as a knock on Dubose, its just that it is difficult on those videos to see anything. Maybe its the D-lineman that is difficult. For instance, you watch Jedeveon Clowney's video and 75% of the sacks he gets no one blocks him at all or its a tiny dude. To be able to see a video like that and translate that to greater competition and rate him that high is amazing. And most of the time, these dudes that rate guys are right (except for the occasional willie williams). Hopefully Dubose and the rest of the guys turn out good.

One of the recruting website is saying that Dubose will be a tight end at UM not a defensive end.

One of the recruting website is saying that Dubose will be a tight end at UM not a defensive end.
Posted by: Jay R | January 30, 2011 at 05:45 PM

A: I asked Dubose and his coach and they both said he will come in as a defensive end. Could he switch? Eventually that's a possibility. But right now he's a DE

this is precisely why you dont judge a player based on one youtube video and compare him to HOF's...


can someone take the ball away from malcolm grant? lord knows haith wont do it... the offense runs through him way too much. what happened to the end of last year when scott started to take the game over?

PlantationCane,,,, slowly,,, remove your head from your ass,,,,, easy now,,, good,,,,, now breathe,,,, now STFU

We need to be on the phone and visiting Patrick Onswasor (sorry about the spelling) over the next two days from California. This kid is the real deal. If we can snag him we will be set at WR for the next few years. Him along with that kid from the Catholic school- I'm telling you we will have two big time receivers.

WELCOME TO THE []_[]!

GO CANES

I love our new coach! Welcome to the U BJ and Sousa you're gonna regret this decision. "You can play for those other teams just know in the end we're gonna kick your ass." Sorry kid. Now bring on Jacoby!

Whats the word on Roberson? Would love to get a talent like that in a position of need.

GO CANES

keep getting the defensive help we need. we need one more good LB prospect with some speed. if we do not get JB then the QB from Mich or Rutgers are good possibilities. this coaching staff presents themselves and the UM in a way that will bring much more talent and quality individlual needed to compete for the acc and or nc.


Man I have no idea how these guys get graded 2,3,4 or 5 stars based on a video like that. I know alot of these guys go watch the players live and are far more knowledgable than me, but I couldn't see anything in that video that stood out. Not picking on the kid, i'm sure he is good, just saying I must be crappy at evaluating.

Posted by: JayEl | January 30, 2011 at 03:04 PM

Ummm, yeah you answered your own question.


Donnel Bennett was a FSU FB, not a Cane. Pretty good Pro as well.

Posted by: PlantationCane | January 30, 2011 at 05:06 PM

Wow, please stop following the Hurricanes you complete, complete idiot.

I'm telling you folks, as soon as the new athletic center (donation from the Schwartz family) is complete, it will be a huge plus for theCane recruiting.

Please pardon the OT for a question:
Manny, do toy know when it is to be completed? Has constructed started yet?

I believe we still need a stadium on/close to campus..tropical park, etc.
Man, THAT would REALLY help recruiting and our play on the field...OUR filed, like the beloved OB was.

Susan, same question to you...didn't mean to exclude you..lol


Donnel Bennett was a FSU FB, not a Cane. Pretty good Pro as well.

Posted by: PlantationCane | January 30, 2011 at 05:06 PM

Really?1!?!...I mean, for real, like really!?!?!


Donnel Bennett was a FSU FB, not a Cane. Pretty good Pro as well.

Posted by: PlantationCane | January 30, 2011 at 05:06 PM


And just for your limited knowledge, it was Edgar Bennett...Which makes it even funnier!!

I've yet to be so intrigued at signing day....to see 'Big Al' Golden just come in and start making such a wave and 'buzz' in the recruiting wars, and with such a late start. WOW. The U is definitely back on track. I give Coach G. so much credit for bringing in such a strong coaching staff, including bringing back Mr. Art Kehoe. Passionate is a word that is coming to mind when I think of this new Golden Hurricane era...the passion is back baby...at the U!

The reason the U has not won since 02' is simple...the Quarterback position!!!..and further more if you look back at the school's who have won since 02', what do they all have in common?...Strong at the Quarterback position!!!...to use a Nascar reference, why has the #48 car won so many titles?...they had the best driver(quarterback) in Jimmie Johnson...Let's all hope Jacoby Brissett makes his 4 year Pistsop in South Florida!!!

Sorry....Pitstop!!!

Welcome to the U! They say he has not qualfied academically. What's up with that? The Coach said he did not know what the kid needs. Let's hope that its not a problem. Seems like the kid could help us.

Oh--Edgar Bennett vs. Donnell Bennet! That was funny

I played football, I know football, Dubose is a player!

Just a slight hint--"At this point it appears UM will either land Dwyer's Jacoby Brissett (visiting UM today) or end up with a TRANSFER or prep school quarterback"--that UM MIGHT get Tate Forcier.

I hope they do. Rivals ranks Forcier highly, and as a pro-style passer, he seems to be just who the 'Canes need. I HEARD that Miami was on his list of schools to which he will transfer.

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