Posted: 10:53 pm Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
By Matt Porter
Palm Beach Central senior Angelo Jean-Louis has represented Miami well since he committed to the ‘Canes in April.
Often seen with a Hurricanes cap on his head, Jean-Louis’ go-to photo pose is a flash of the Miami ‘U’. He held firm even after Nevin Shapiro lobbed a grenade at the program.
True to the ‘Canes slogan, Jean-Louis is all about the ‘U’.
Is there a chance someone else could sway him?
“Definitely,” he said at Monday’s practice. “I’m committed to Miami, but if anything goes wrong over there, anything that my parents don’t like, I could definitely be going (elsewhere).”
Jean-Louis, like many recruits, wants to see what other schools have to offer before he signs a letter of intent on national signing day, Feb. 1, 2012. Just because Jean-Louis, the Broncos’ No. 1 receiver and top defensive back, loves Miami doesn’t mean he won’t entertain the idea of going elsewhere.
Jean-Louis says he’ll take official visits to Alabama, LSU and West Virginia. He will travel to see Florida and Florida State games as well.
He feels comfortable with Miami coach Al Golden, and his parents have given their blessing. Jean-Louis says he’ll be a ‘Cane, but he’s not signing anything yet.
Terry, Sineace invited to Nike All-Star Game: Palm Beach Central defensive end Gabriel Terry and offensive lineman Edens Sineace have been invited to 18th annual Nike South Florida All-Star Game, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23 at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami.
American Heritage senior lineman Kelly Parfitt has also been invited.
Sineace (6-5, 315) is a bit of a known commodity, receiving offers from Bowling Green, FIU, UMass, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State and Marshall. Meanwhile, Terry is getting his name out there.
According to teammates and coaches, Terry (6-3, 215 pounds) turned heads in a Sept. 16 game against Palm Beach Gardens when he beat 6-6, 286-pound Gardens left tackle Avery Young one-on-one. “Alabama was there to see Avery, but they were talking to Gabriel afterward,” Broncos linebacker Mike Maldonado said.
Terry, who grew up in Palm Beach County and spent his high school years in Nebraska until this spring, has no scholarship offers. Palm Beach Central coach Rod Harris said that should change soon, especially with a highlight that includes one-on-one wins over future BCS tackles like Avery Young. “I just sent out a bunch of tape,” Harris said. “There’s going to be a whole bunch of schools on him.”
One issue that’s been keeping things quiet: Terry has been limited by an ankle sprain. Expect him to play a full game this week.
“It’s his motor,” Harris said of Terry. “From snap to snap, he’s out there with a purpose. He’s out there to hit someone. His speed, his strength, his height is outstanding, but his motor is second to none.”
Despite wearing flashy bands with various slogans around his wrists and colorful socks, Terry is the quiet type. “He makes a tackle, he just claps his hands and walks back to the huddle. I like him. He works hard,” Jean-Louis said.
Sky is the limit for McDermott: Sophomore lineman K.C. McDermott continues to impress. McDermott, the 15-year-old brother of Tyler (Colorado State) and Shane (Miami), has scholarship promises from 15 schools. “Some big, big schools,” Harris said. “As long as he keeps it up in the classroom — he’s at a 3.5 (grade-point average) right now — he’s going to be able to go wherever he wants to go.” McDermott, already 6-5 1/2 and 270 pounds, is expected to reach 6-7 and north of 300 pounds.
Heard around practice: While he’ll take visits to Kentucky, Marshall and Virginia Tech, senior cornerback Jhavon Williams says he loves UConn, to which he committed over the summer. “It’s a great fit,” said the gregarious Williams. “It’s somewhere I can go and put in the work for three years.” … Harris’ take on Park Vista, who the Broncos face this week in our Game of the Week: “They’re doing something right over there,” Harris said. “Their defense is very underrated, and they’re playing fundamentally sound football … We’ve got to play our best game to beat them this year.” … Palm Beach Central gets a boost with the return of junior Lloyd Howard, who returns after a six-game suspension. The excitable Howard (5-6, 155) brings a scatback dimension to the Broncos’ backfield. “The team’s excited to have him back,” Harris said.