Miami Norland four-star linebacker Keith Brown is continuing to explore his
options despite being committed to Miami.
Those options include a visit to Clemson on Saturday when the Tigers take on Florida
"I talked to Coach [Kevin] Steele when he stopped by the school, and I liked what he had to say
so I'm going to check them out," Brown said. "I want to check out the fan base and the
atmosphere at Clemson."
Last week Brown took in the Miami-Ohio State game and was happy with what he saw
from the Hurricanes defense.
"I was excited about the victory," Brown said. "The defense played real well, and the
offense, you know, the offense did what they could do. Lamar [Miller] was good."
But one good night at Sun Life Stadium isn't going to deter Brown from seeing what he
needs to see.
Last week Clemson snapped Auburn's 17-game losing streak in front of a raucous home
crowd. Brown expects a similar atmosphere Saturday.
"It's a big game with FSU so I know it's going to be live," Brown added. "I want to see
how the coaches respond. I caught the game against Auburn, and I want to see if they can
bring it back two weeks in a row."
Lane still recovering
Class of 2013 Watch List running back Adam Lane (Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven)
still hasn't made an appearance this season, and it's uncertain when the 5-8, 200-pounder
will return from his broken ankle.
"It's not ready yet," Lane said. "I'm going to back to the doctor soon and they are going
to tell me where I am. I hopefully won't miss the whole season, but I have to wait for it to
In the meantime Lane says he's doing some upper body workouts and assisting with
practice any way he can.
He has also made plans to take in a few college games.
"I am thinking about going to USF-Ball State this week," Lane said. "I'm definitely
planning on going to Alabama-Florida."
Lane says Florida, Rutgers and South Florida have officially offered, and he has
verbal offers from Virginia Tech and Georgia.
The commitment of Miami Northwestern wide receiver Amari Cooper to
Alabama on Thursday continued the fracture of the pipeline between the Liberty City
neighborhood school and Miami Hurricanes football program.
The Hurricanes signed eight players from Miami Northwestern in the Class of 2008,
including quarterback Jacory Harris, linebacker Sean Spence and defensive tackle
Marcus Forston. They haven't signed a player from the school since.
In 2010 the Hurricanes had a commitment from defensive tackle Todd Chandler, but the
prospect the program parted ways and Chandler committed to South Florida. He has
yet to take a snap for the Bulls as he redshirted in 2010 and was declared academically
ineligible for the 2011 season.
This isn't to say the Hurricanes have struggled in Miami-Dade County as they have found
success recruiting at Miami Norland and Homestead recently.
In other news
• Class of 2013 running back Daryl Chestnut (Miami/Columbus) rushed for
three touchdowns as the Explorers defeated Miami Senior, 55-3, on Thursday
• According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay
offensive lineman Danny Isidora says he's planning on taking official visits to
Wisconsin and Michigan.
• Miami defensive back commitment A.J. Leggett (Miami/South Miami) says
he's looking into taking an official to Florida State.
• Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee defensive back Clinton Heaven says that official visits
to North Carolina and Vanderbilt are likely.
Corey Long has been covering high school football and recruiting in the Sunshine State since 1995. He can be reached at email@example.com.