September 28, 2009
2011 RB says FIU building a dynasty
Hialeah running back Jerron Seymour has exploded out of the gates this season. The 5-foot-6, 180-pound 2011 prospect has rushed for 706 yards on 66 carries and 8 touchdowns in four games. Those numbers are good enough to lead Dade County in rushing yards, a county full of talented running backs.
The talents that have made Seymour the best in Dade through four weeks have also landed him a pair of early offers.
"Well, West Virginia already offered me and FIU," said Seymour.
The Mountaineers have shown in the past that they are not afraid of taking shorter running backs, and Seymour feels he could be a match for them.
"I liked the program a lot," said Seymour. "I feel I could go in there and fit in."
Seymour seemed to like the Mountaineers, but the offer from FIU that had him talking the most.
"I like FIU a lot, especially the upcoming they are having," said Seymour. "I would like to go in there and play for them because I see them building a dynasty over there. I would like to go there and stay in the hometown."
Seymour is also hearing from Virginia, Colorado, and Pittsburg despite none has officially offered.
The talented junior also touched on what he felt were his forte toting the rock.
"Vision, breaking tackles, elusiveness, I think those are my strengths."
While Seymour wants to improve his pass blocking and breakaway speed some more, he understands the knock on him will always be his lack of ideal height.
"It gives me kind of an advantage because most of the defenders, it's hard for them to find me going through the holes," said Seymour of his small stature. "That's one advantage I look at it as, and I break a lot of tackles for my size I can say."
Seymour and his Hialeah teammates face Miami Beach October 9 in their next game.
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