Miami appeared to be in prime position to land one of Louisiana’s top defensive line prospects, but there could be a shift in the winds.
“Right now my top three is LSU, Ole Miss and Michigan State,” said three-star LaPlace (La.) JFK defensive end Dion Gales. “Miami was my top school for a long time, but I haven’t heard from them in almost two weeks. I have no idea what’s going on there, so unless I hear from them soon, I’ve got to look at some other places.”
Gales (6-5, 255, 4.9) has visits scheduled for Ole Miss this weekend, Michigan State on the 23rd and LSU on the 30th. He moved the Spartans into the slot he had previously scheduled for Miami.
Is there a leader?
“LSU most likely,” he said. “They came to visit me today. Coach Jones was here. We talked about the situation they have for me to come in and play for the national champions. We had a good talk. I went ahead and set up my visit with them.
“If Miami doesn’t get back in the picture and I don’t see anything that really blows me away when I take my other visits, it will probably be LSU.”
Gales, who is rated the No. 24 strongside defensive end in the nation, recorded 85 tackles and a school-record 25 sacks as a senior. He was named district MVP for the second consecutive season.