7 Recruits Who Could Join 4-Star RB Dexter Williams at Miami

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IMay 12, 2014

7 Recruits Who Could Join 4-Star RB Dexter Williams at Miami

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    Dexter Williams is a talented 4-star running back who committed to Miami in April. At 6'0" and 192 pounds, the Florida native can do it all. 

    Williams has a great combination of speed and power, and he has the quickness to slash through holes from behind the line of scrimmage. His strength allows him to gain yards after contact, plus Williams can skate to the end zone.

    Williams is the best player in Miami's class, and he is certainly a player who will attract other talented recruits to join him in Coral Gables.


    All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Rankings.
    Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals and 247Sports.

Arden Key, DE

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    At 6'5" and 200 pounds, Arden Key is a 4-star defensive end who is built like a receiver right now. However, he uses his length to stay clean from blockers as a pass-rusher.

    Key, who is from Georgia, knows he lacks the strength to wrestle with offensive linemen at the point of attack. He uses a quick first step at the snap to attack off the edge, then he bends around blockers to get flat when surging on the quarterback.

    Miami, Oregon, LSU, Ole Miss and South Carolina are his top schools, per Steve Summers of eDuck Sports.

Joseph Wicker, DT

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    Joseph Wicker is a 4-star defensive lineman who will be a swing player in the defensive trenches in college. 

    Wicker, who is 6'4" and 265 pounds, can play defensive tackle or defensive end. He has enough quickness and range to hold up on the edges, and his toughness and adequate strength allow him to work well inside. His versatility is an attribute that makes him an attractive prospect.

    Washington, Miami, Arizona State and Arizona are among the California native's top schools, according to 247Sports

Jaquan Johnson, S

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    From Miami, Jaquan Johnson can play both safety spots, plus cornerback on the boundary. He isn't the biggest defensive back at 5'10" and 180 pounds, but the 4-star prospect is a smart player.

    Johnson has great quickness out of transition, which he uses to break hard on balls to make plays. His deceptive strength helps him come into the box to challenge blockers and support the run. Johnson is a true football player who will find a role on a college team early in his career.

    Florida, Miami, Florida State and South Carolina are his favorites, according to 247Sports.

Tim Irvin, ATH

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    Tim Irvin could play cornerback in college, but he may be too good with the ball in his hands not to be played on offense.

    Irvin isn't very big at 5'9" and 186 pounds, but he has exceptional quickness. He displays a remarkable burst with the ball on tape, which also helps him shoot out of transition in coverage as a cornerback. The 4-star athlete hails from Florida, where he is one of the best all-around athletes in the state.

    Miami, Alabama and LSU have the best shot to sign him, says 247Sports.

Devonaire Clarington, TE/WR

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    At this point, Devonaire Clarington looks like he is destined to be moved to tight end in college.

    The 6'6", 222-pounder only has marginal speed to threaten safeties and climb on top of cornerbacks.

    However, he can work well against linebackers in the intermediate passing game. Clarington, who is from Florida, has good hands and ball skills. His big body naturally shields defenders away from the ball, plus he is a chore to bring down after the catch once his legs get churning.

    Alabama and Miami are standing out over several others right now, per 247Sports.

Da'Vante Phillips, WR

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    Da'Vante Phillips is a physical 4-star receiver who can beat up cornerbacks at the line of scrimmage. Phillips has an impressive competitive spirit, which can be seen when he outmuscles cornerbacks for balls.

    The 6'1.5", 197-pounder has above-average speed, and he isn't afraid to go across the middle. Phillips can pluck passes with his mitts while on the move, and he projects to develop into a great blocker on the perimeter.

    The Miami native has Florida State and Miami as his top schools, according to 247Sports

Devante Peete, WR

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    At 6'5" and 195 pounds, Devante Peete is a talented 4-star receiver who looks great on the hoof. Peete understands how to quickly shoot his hands to press cornerbacks off of him when jammed at the line.

    He does an adequate job of sinking his hips to get out of junctions for such a tall pass-catcher. Peete's size and length also help when he leaps to high-point balls with a defender draped on him.

    The Florida native has Ohio State, Miami, Alabama, LSU and Florida State among his top schools, per 247Sports.

    Peete told the following to Jim Martz of CaneSport.com (subscription required) Jan. 21:

    "My dad, he's a Miami fan, so I've always had Miami jerseys I wear, watch Miami games. I always liked Miami growing up."


    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 the Cleveland Browns.