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Miami Football 2015 Player Profile: Jamal Carter

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Jamal Carter

Junior - S - 6'1 209 - Homestead, Fl (Miami Southridge)

Recorded 26 tackles last season, 5 pass break ups, and 1 INT as a sophomore last season (2 starts).

Former 4 star prospect coming out of H.S.

Seems to be continually improving, and a had a very big spring.

Summary: Started to show some flashes of his big time playing ability last season. And as noted above, really turned it up during the spring. This kid has ball skills, but also can come up in the box and thump with the best of them. Would like to see him wrap up a little more and not always go for the KO shot, but is improving in all facets, including tackling.  The biggest question for me, is will he get real consistent PT in the UM secondary? We know that Al Golden and Mark D'Onofrio like to rotate and play a lot of DBs.  And there is no doubt Deon Bush is going to get a ton of snaps, as a proven commodity.  Can Carter supplant the heady but less physically gifted Dallas Crawford for a starting spot?  Will he lose PT to charismatic freshman Jacquan Johnson?  To me Carter is too good to sit.  I think he gets the second most snaps at S to Bush, and comes through with 3-4 picks and 50+ bone crunching tackles. There is a ton of competition at the position, but both in coverage and as a hitter, he is too good not to take a step up this year.

Stay tuned for more player profiles from SOTU as we count down to kick off.