Pros and Cons to 4-Star DE Kentavius Street's Top Schools

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IOctober 31, 2013

Pros and Cons to 4-Star DE Kentavius Street's Top Schools

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    Kentavius Street is a 4-star defensive end with an interesting skill set. The North Carolina prospect can rush the passer, but his strength and power allow him to be dominant against the run.

    Street, who is 6'2.5" and 262 pounds, can routinely set the edge by playing big at the point of attack. He does a good job of reading blocks before he sheds to make tackles. 

    A coveted prospect with a chiseled frame, Street has narrowed his list to five schools, according to Wayne McGahee of (subscription required). He will have to examine the pros and cons of each program before making a tough final decision.

    Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals247Sports and ESPNU.


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    The Hurricanes have re-established themselves as one of the top programs in the country under head coach Al Golden. The roster has a ton of young talent, so Street would be surrounded by great players during his tenure in Coral Gables.

    Miami has a great history of winning, plus there's a chance Street could get on the field early. The weather also isn't bad.


    Although the Hurricanes are challenging for an ACC title, they currently are a notch below rivals Florida and Florida State. 

Ole Miss

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    Street would have a chance to build something special at Ole Miss as a core member of a talented group that leads the resurgence of the program. New energy has been infused into the Rebels under head coach Hugh Freeze.

    Street would also get a chance to play with stud freshman defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche sooner than later. Ole Miss has good tradition and great fans, and Street would face solid competition in the SEC.


    The Rebels are a young and talented team, but they are still below several other powerhouses in the SEC. Winning a conference title and national championship would be tough. 


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    The Tigers are usually known for playing great defense, so Street would join a talented unit. LSU is a national powerhouse that is always in the hunt for championships.

    Head coach Les Miles is beloved by his players due to his passion and charm. Street would be in good hands in Baton Rouge, as the program does a good job of sticking together.

    The fans are incredibly passionate, evidenced by the marvelous atmosphere at home games.


    LSU always has good talent, so it would not be easy for Street to earn significant early playing time. The Tigers' physical style of play could take a toll on Street's body during his tenure in Baton Rouge.

Florida State

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    Street, who grew up a Florida State fan, has developed a good relationship with Florida State defensive ends coach Sal Sunseri, per Wayne McGahee of (subscription required).

    The talented defender would be able join a program with an excellent combination of talent and tradition. The Seminoles win a ton of games, plus they are led by charismatic freshman quarterback Jameis Winston.

    Street would put himself in a great position to win a national title by signing with the 'Noles, plus he would receive great exposure. Florida State has great fans as well as terrific facilities. 


    Florida State does not have many major cons to its program. However, the Seminoles have recruited so well in recent years that it is difficult for freshmen to earn immediate playing time. 

North Carolina State

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    Street plays his high school ball in North Carolina, so choosing the Wolfpack would allow him to stay close to home. He would be able to remain in his comfort zone, plus he likely would earn immediate playing time in Raleigh.

    Dave Doeren is a defensive-minded head coach, so he surely would know how to utilize Street's talent. North Carolina State is searching for a marquee recruit to help usher in its new era; therefore, Street could be the face of the program for several years.


    North Carolina State is not a powerhouse, so winning big games and getting to a marquee bowl would be challenging for Street. The program is behind Florida State, Clemson, Miami and Virginia Tech in the ACC pecking order. 

2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map

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    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.