Three-star cornerback Jeremiah Dinson of Hialeah (Fla.) American has narrowed his finalists to Arkansas, Kentucky and Duke and plans to make a decision by midseason.
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Dinson has yet to visit any of his finalists but plans to do so during postseason official visits. He also plans to take an official to Cincinnati and possibly Syracuse.
Arkansas was once the sole leader before Kentucky and Duke made Dinson's recruitment more interesting. Dinson said that though Duke is in the picture, it's pretty much down to Arkansas and Kentucky at this point.
"Basically they're neck and neck," he said. "I know with Kentucky, they run a 4-2-5, so I know if I go there I can play right away. At Arkansas, they run a 4-3-4 so I'd have to go compete for a position."
With Duke, it's not so much the defensive scheme the Blue Devils run that's appealing.
"It's the best of both words with the academic part," he said.
All three schools are finalists for Dinson because those programs have the coaches he has the strongest relationships with.
Dinson's being recruited at Arkansas by Randy Shannon.
"He's been recruiting me since ninth grade," Dinson said. "He told me he was going to come back (to Miami) and get me and he kept his word, so that's the relationship I have with him."
Derrick Ansley is recruiting Dinson for Kentucky.
"I've got a great relationship with coach Ansley," Dinson said. "I hit him up every day and we communicate every day. I like our relationship."
Dinson's relationship with Scottie Montgomery is keeping the Blue Devils in the mix.
"I've got a great relationship with coach Montgomery," he said. "That's why I love Duke."
Dinson said he will take an official visit to Cincinnati because the Bearcats were the first to offer him and that he'd probably also visit Syracuse.
Dinson finished last season with 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles - one returned for a touchdown - and 28 tackles.
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.