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Miami Freshman Profile: Richard McIntosh Jr.

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Freshman Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's newcomers for 2015. 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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Richard McIntosh Jr.

DE - 6'4 270 - Ft, Lauderdale, Fl (Cardinal Gibbons)

3 star prospect who chose the 'Canes over Illinois, Florida, West Virginia, Wisconsin and others.

Yet another prospect who is slightly under the radar and perhaps underrated:

Really uses his hands well, find the ball carrier quickly, and explodes through tackles and sacks.

Chances He Redshirts (1-10)   -  5

As part of this series we will evaluate if the given newcomer stands a chance to sit out his first season to retain eligibility.

I am kind of waffling on McIntosh in terms of whether he has role on this year's team. It will be tough to see snaps first and foremost because of some of the experienced ahead of him (Chad Thomas, AQM). He will also have his work cut out for him competing against a player we will profile later, Scott Patchan.

But Al Golden mentioned him pretty quickly on NSD when talking about the class as a whole.  So keep an eye on McIntosh Jr.

Summary:  This is a big strong kid, who will only get bigger and stronger in the program. He also uses his hands very well for a young player. Reminds me a bit of current 'Cane Ufomba Kamalu.  McIntosh could definitely develop into a tough run stuffer from the DE position. His athleticism is good but not spectacular.  He'll have be a tactician and use aforementioned good hands to pick up sacks. Down the line is a good depth player at worst, and a solid to good if not star, DE at best.