Mike's Pre-Season Top 100: 16-20
Trent Harris
Trent Harris

Posted Jun 28, 2013

CanesTime's Mike Bakas breaks down the state's top 100 football prospects in the Class of 2014, with a focus on where Miami stands with each player. Read on to read about 16-20.

16. Jacob Pugh, OLB, Tallahassee Godby -- At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Pugh makes plays all over the field at Godby. He's a legit three-down linebacker. He makes a lot of plays near the line of scrimmage, can drop into coverage really well, and he's a very talented pass rusher. Those are just some of the reasons why Miami and a lot of others made very early offers to him. He recently committed to Florida State.

17. Trent Harris, DE, Winter Park -- At 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, Harris is one of the top pass rushers in the entire state. He brings a lot of speed and athleticism to the table and could project well as an OLB in a 3-4 defense. Miami offered him back in the spring and he visited here this past week. The Canes are very much in the running but it won't be easy.

18. Dillon Bates, LB, Ponte Vedra -- At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Bates is the son of a former NFL player (Bill Bates). He has ideal size and instincts and knows the game very well. Miami offered him early in the process but he recently cut his list down to a few schools and Miami wasn't on it.

19. Travis Rudolph, WR, Cardinal Newman --At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Rudolph is a very productive prep receiver who plays for former UM QB Steve Walsh. He goes both ways but brings ideal size, athleticism, and playmaking skills to the receiver position. Miami offered and landed his commitment during his junior season but he backed off that decision and is now wide open.

20. DeMarcus Christmas, DT, Manatee -- At 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, Chistmas was part of an outstanding defense at Manatee this past season. He has ideal size, quick feet, and he makes a lot of plays in opposing backfields. Miami offered him but he made a very early commitment to Florida State.

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