June 13, 2010
Gorman wowed by commit at Shannon Camp
Jabari Gorman clearly is near the top of the Miami Hurricanes pecking order in recruiting at the moment. When the Miami Pace defensive back wandered out to the Randy Shannon Football Camp on Saturday to watch drills, many observers couldn't help but notice the attention he was getting from Hurricane coaches.
But the upbeat atmosphere on Greentree Practice Field as campers were put through the paces hasn't changed Gorman's vision for recruiting.
He won't be making a commitment any time soon and is sticking with his timeline of narrowing it down to a top two by end of summer. Miami is expected to make that Top 2 and be joined by either Alabama or Ohio State.
"I am going to wait," Gorman said. "I don't want to make a decision too early and then feel bad about it after the fact. I am going to take my time and enjoy the recruiting process the best that I can. I don't want to have any doubts."
Gorman didn't physically participate in workouts at Miami.
"It wasn't like I needed to show anything," Gorman said. "Miami has seen me play."
Gorman did spend a lot of time watching defensive back Albert Louis-Jean, a Boston product who is committed to Miami but worked out to show the coaches what they will be getting when he arrives on campus for good in August. Jean ran a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash and blanketed every receiver who went up against him.
"I had never seen him play," Gorman said. "He could play in Dade County. He looked real good in coverage. He has real good footwork and can really run.".
Gorman said Miami receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Aubrey Hill told him that he watched Gorman play live in Pace's Spring Game May 21 and that seeing him in person made Miami want him even more.
Two other guys who continue to keep planting Miami seeds in Gorman's mind are Miami Northwestern standouts and Canes commits Eli Rogers and Teddy Bridgewater. Those two didn't work out at the camp either so they got a lot of sideline time in with Gorman. Then they met up again Sunday to prepare together for 7 on 7 competition.
"They were recruiting me before we even got there," Gorman said. "Every time I see them they say come on with us to Miami. But they understand what I am doing. They aren't pressuring me. We are good friends. We played against each other when we were younger and we compete against each other now. So we know each other well."
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