Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast defensive end Bryant Dubose was part of the Broward County squad that fell short, 21-20 in overtime, to Dade County in the South Florida All-Star Game. Despite the loss, Dubose was pleased with his team's performance and effort.
"The game was pretty close," Dubose said. "They jumped out on us but we kept our head in the game. We tied it up."
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end registered a pair of tackle for loss on the evening, despite dealing with a minor hand injury. He said his strong performance was due in part to good practices leading up to the game.
"I made a couple of big plays," Dubose said. "Hard work over the past two weeks, in practice, I guess it paid off for me."
The three-star prospect said that his recruitment currently stands at a narrowed list of five schools.
"My top five would be Miami, LSU, FSU, Texas Tech, and Louisville," Dubose said. "I will be going to FSU this weekend and then Louisville the following weekend and I have Miami on the 28th. I take my SAT on the weekend of the 21st."
Academically, Dubose still has to earn a qualifying test score.
The only official visit that Dubose has taken so far was to Texas Tech. He talked about his visit to Lubbock in December.
"They have a very good coaching staff," Dubose said. "I love their coaching staff, the community around the school, and the environment. They also have a good defensive scheme. I will definitely be considering them."
As for Miami, who has regularly been rumored to be his leader, they have remained in contact since dismissing Randy Shannon and hiring Al Golden.
"I did, I got a chance to talk with him here and there," Dubose said. "He actually mentioned to me the idea of me coming there to play tight end instead of defensive end. That interests me. I will be looking into that."
Dubose, who said he does not have a leader, said that his decision will likely come prior to Signing Day.
"The last day of my last visit," Dubose said. "I will know where I want to go."