On a day full of thanks FSU has a lot to be excited about as athlete Greg Dent has decided to…
Impact of UM losing DB to FSU
First of all, lets go through a timeline of the recruiting process for Glades Central defensive back prospect Greg Dent, rated three-stars by Scout.com. - Junior season: Dent puts his name on the recruiting map with an excellent junior season on both sides of the ball for the Raiders. He begins collecting Division 1 offers and ends the season as one of the top junior DB prospects in Palm Beach County. - March: Dent is part of Team Palm Beach that wins the Badger/Scout 7on7 Tournament at USF in Tampa. Dent makes a number of plays throughout the weekend and continues to extablish himself as a major college prospect. - May: Dent begins collecting scholarship offers from major programs from across the country. In interviews with Scout, Dent says that Florida State is his dream school. - late September: Dent tells Scout that he's only getting recruiting calls from two schools -- Florida State and FIU, despite claiming offers from a number of others. - November 1: Dent informs Scout that he just accepted Miami's scholarship offer and committed to coach Clint Hurtt and the Canes. When asked about Miami's lack of recruiting calls to him in recent months, he says "(they) thought I had backed down from Miami earlier but I told him that wasn't the case." - Thanksgiving Day: Dent informs Scout that he's switched his commitment from Miami to Florida State. At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, Dent can flat out play. Soon after announcing his commitment to Miami, he was named the MVP of the Muck Bowl (Glades Central vs Pahokee). He continues to showcase an impressive skillset and looks to be a very good get for the Hurricanes and their secondary. Recruiting is a hard thing to figure out sometimes. If there's one thing I've learned more than anything else in this business over the years it's that 9 times out of 10 if a kid has a chance to play at the school he's always wanted to play for then it will happen. In this case, Greg Dent grew up wanting to play for the Seminoles. Even after his commitment to the Canes, the Noles never stopped recruiting him. Sure, it can be considered a surprise but the bottom line is that Dent appears to be headed to the school he's always wanted to play for. Miami will probably continue recruiting Dent in an effort to turn him back in their favor but if they're unable to then it's a tough break for the Canes. Dent has emerged as one of the top prospects in Palm Beach County this season and the Canes need defensive backs in this recruiting class. The Canes still have five other defensive back prospects committed to them so they're fine on numbers. How many are of the same caliber as Greg Dent? That remains to be seen. Where does Miami turn from here? If they're unable to get Dent back into the mix, they'll probably go hard after another corner. Who is that going to be? Perhaps five-star Lamarcus Joyner? Perhaps someone who will be new to the recruiting radar? Someone like Ricardo Allen, who would love an offer from the Canes? Those questions remain to be answered but one thing's for sure -- Dent is now in FSU's camp and it'll be interesting to see hard the Canes try to get him back into theirs.
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