Posted: 6:06 pm Sunday, November 1st, 2009
By Jason Lieser
Glades Central senior Greg Dent, a standout at wide receiver and in the secondary, has committed to play for the Miami Hurricanes.
Miami is recruiting Dent as a defensive back, likely a corner. He has been reluctant to accept their offer because he hopes to play wide receiver in college.
Dent has an offer from Florida International and several other schools have shown interest, but had been holding out for Florida State. The Seminoles have seen him play in person at least once this season and have been promising an offer, but it has not materialized yet.
“I got tired of waiting for more offers,” Dent said. “I wasn’t getting any offers as a receiver, so this was my next option.”
He said he has come around to the idea of playing defensive back, but will ask the Miami coaches to give him a chance at wide receiver during the upcoming off-season.
Obviously this will get some attention in Tallahassee. And what will change if Florida State calls?
“Nothing,” Dent said. “I’m not going to have second thoughts. It’s solid.”
He is now signing every text message, “FUTURE CANE#5.”
FSU did call Dent and make an offer shortly after news broke that he committed to Miami. Dent said the Seminoles would like him to play defensive back, but he is no longer interested. We’ll see.
Few area players have been as impressive as Dent (5-11, 182, 4.6 in the 40-yard dash, No. 20 on the Big Board) this season. He has 28 catches and leads the area in yards (676) and touchdown catches (9). He also has two interceptions.
Dent is the second Glades Central player to commit to Miami this year, joining tight end Clive Walford. Palm Beach Central offensive lineman Shane McDermott and Pahokee defensive back Raheam Buxton also have committed to the Hurricanes.
Glades Central now has four college commitments this season. In addition to Dent and Walford, DB Travis Bell (West Virginia) and RB/DB Antwon Chisholm (Mississippi State) are committed.
Chisholm changed his commitment from Oklahoma State to Mississippi State and is the third Raider to de-commit in the past two seasons.