Miami (Fla.) Miami Edison is home to three Division I recruits in 2007 with running back Chacon Lee, cornerback Jasper Howard and linebacker Dwight Hunt. Who has started to show interest in the three recruits and what makes each of them stand out?
The 6-foot-0, 206-pounder Hunt is probably getting the biggest interest at this time from schools including Miami, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, LSU, Clemson, Oklahoma State, Boston College and others.
"He doesn't have any favorites at this time as he is just taking in all the interest," said Edison head coach Corey Bell. "Dwight is a hitter that plays very well against the run, but can also cover and run with the slot receiver. He is that versatile and has the ability to get to the ball very quickly with his sideline to sideline skills."
Last season Hunt registered 79 tackles, nine for loss, one sack and one interception.
Staying on defense, 5-foot-10, 155-pound cornerback Jasper Howard is getting a lot of looks as well.
"He is getting interest from a lot of schools including North Carolina, Rutgers, Louisville, Clemson, South Florida and others," Bell said. "He is a real competitive player that goes both ways for us. He really stepped it up late in the season when he finished the year with five interceptions in the last three games. Jasper is a very good receiver and return man for us too, but I would think he'll end up in the secondary in college.
"I just think he'll be there because of the fact that schools are looking for those bigger receivers. He does excel at both sides though and is a real good player overall."
On offense last year, Howard hauled in 32 receptions for 747 yards and five touchdowns as he went on to be named third team all-county.
One last name not to forget about at Miami Edison is star 5-foot-11, 196-pound running back Chacon Lee.
"Chacon is getting interest from a lot of schools including Boston College, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, South Florida, Clemson and Rutgers," he said. "I know he doesn't have any favorites at this time."
Last year Lee accounted for approximately 1,350 yards of offense and 17 touchdowns.
"He is a complete running back that teams are looking for," Bell said. "He can catch the ball and run out of the backfield. He also blocks really well. Chacon is so versatile we actually moved him out to wide receiver some last season and he is a player that is willing to do whatever you ask. He is a player's coach."