Three more top-notched recruits have surfaced this week as having interest in Charlie Strong and the rejuvenated Cardinal football team. Two of the trio have have decommitted from big-time BCS schools and the third might be a diamond in the rough.
Jamaine Brooks is a teammate of Delvin Jones at Miami Palmetto and will absolutely be here this weekend on an official visit. The 6-4 285lb DT has been flying under the radar with many of the national services having him unranked. However, if you look at this highlight tape, I believe he could be a steal and also help bring Jones with him. Coach Strong has always said he is looking to play guys wherever they best fit to help the team – Brooks has the size and pedigree to find somewhere to be effective. I could see him beefing up and becoming a serviceable offensive lineman. Either way, it’s good to see that Florida pipeline opening up again. Cardinal Comparison – Adrian Grady
Delvin Jones (left) is a 6-6 230lb defensive end from Miami Palmetto and had recently decommitted from The Fighting Derek Dooley’s in Tennessee last week. Known for his size and athleticism, Jones had NFL size and speed (4.6 40) at a position in which the Cards are in desperate need of depth. It has not been confirmed that Delvin will be in town this weekend, but that is the strong rumor (no pun). He’s set to visit Ole Miss next weekend and holds offers from a who’s who of college football – USC, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Nebraska, and Oregon – just to name a few. Ranked the 25th DE by ESPN and 32 by Scout. Cardinal Comparison – Brandon Johnson or Michael Josiah