HALLANDALE, Fla. - In a 7-on-7 event, no position has more difficulty to shine than the linebackers, but that didn't stop Miami (Fla.) Northwestern defensive end/linebacker Eric Kinsey from standing out on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound hybrid defender performed well and against some stiff competition.
"It is fun going against Duke Johnson, Sony Michel, and guys like that," Kinsey said. "It is tough, a lot of competition. You are learning a lot out here. Your coaches are teaching you a lot of things that your school hasn't taught you, so you are learning out here and you just have to show that off."
Kinsey has already heard from numerous major schools from around the Southeast.
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"Florida State, LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Lousville," Kinsey said. "Those are basically my top schools right now, but I am hearing from a lot of schools."
"Nobody has offered me yet," Kinsey added.
The South Florida prospect hopes to land a pair of offers over the next two weeks as he travels north for Junior Days at a pair of in-state institutions.
"On the 12th I am going to Florida and on the 19th I am going to Florida State," Kinsey said.
When Kinsey moves on to the next level, he believes that it will depend on the system he plays in with regards to where he lines up.
"It really don't matter to me, it depends on the system," Kinsey said. "In a 3-4, I am a linebacker, in the 4-3 I can play either. I don't care, I just want to play."