2018 Miami Legacy Recruit CB Al Blades Jr. confirms Miami visit this fall
Most of the attention paid to 4-star Fort Lauderdale, Fla., CB Al Blades Jr. in 2018 is whether or not it will follow in its father’s footsteps. His father, the great Al Blades from Miami, played in the NFL for a number of years.
Blades was once engaged in Miami, but after all the hype about his father’s legacy and the Al Golden brand, he decided to ditch the engagement. This time, however, he will take his time and evaluate all of his options.
“My father (Al Blades), who is visiting Miami, doesn’t play a role in my recruitment,” said Blades. “It just makes people think I should go there. I don’t have a leader or top 5, but they’ll be up there. Miami, Florida State, Florida, and Alabama stand out, but these are just a few of them. “
Despite his dedication from the canes, he is still thinking heavily about Miami. In fact, he attended Paradise Camp in July and had a very good time hanging out with the coaches and checking out the campus.
“It was great, I went on a tour of the campus and was basically informed about the program. I think the U will always be one of the greatest programs because of its rich tradition. No matter how the record turns out, kids will always love the program and go there. “
Miami made a big impression on Blades during his visit a few months ago. The coaching team could potentially be able to improve their list of schools as they plan to visit Coral Gables multiple times this season, including a confirmed visit to the state of Florida on October 8th.
“After the season and if I plan to go to a few games, I will definitely be there for the game in Florida. I’m looking forward to seeing the defense work together and I want to see if there’s an opportunity to play there. “
Blades hasn’t had much contact with the Miami coaching staff, but things are starting to look different than when he first got involved with Miami when Al Golden was the head coach.
“I didn’t have that much contact with the staff, but we did have some communication. I talk to the two DB trainers. Banda and Rumph. They are wonderful trainers and people. “
The eminent exponent of St. Thomas Aquinas plans to announce his engagement sometime during his senior high school season. Miami appears to be in the best position to win back engagement from one of the top CB prospects in South Florida and the 11-tier CB according to 247Sports.