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Canes add tall, talented DE to 2020 recruiting class

Edge Rusher Romello Height is the latest player to commit to Manny Diaz’s Hurricanes
Miami Athletics via Romello Height’s twitter

Manny Diaz’s Canes got another bit of good recruiting news earlier today when Dublin (GA) 3-star OLB Romello Height committed to The U.

A tall and long 6’5” 218lb, Height plays OLB in HS but has been recruited to Miami as a defensive end. He fits the physical profile of recent Miami players such as Jonathan Garvin, Gregory Rousseau, and 2019 signee Cam Williams, and will be a solid addition to the DE group moving forward.

The comparison to Rousseau doesn’t end at physical build; much the same as Rousseau did in his prep career, Height played both ways for Dublin, starring at WR on offense and OLB/DE on defense. A second team All-Region performer in 2018, Height finished the year with 53 tackles, six TFL’s and four sacks for a defense that led Dublin to a 12-2 record while allowing just 9.1 points per game. Additionally, Height is a standout basketball player for Dublin as well, further showcasing his athletic talents.

For his recruitment, Height is a relatively late addition to Miami’s board at DE. New DL coach Todd Stroud preferred him to a couple other options at DE, and quickly made Height a priority. After taking an official visit to Miami on June 14th weekend, the standout defender elected to move up his previously-scheduled commitment date and make today’s decision to play his collegiate ball at Miami.

Height committed to Miami over Florida, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and South Carolina from a robust list of 28 scholarship offers. He is the 3rd DE in Miami’s 2020 recruiting class, joining 3-stars Elijah Roberts and Quinten Williams at this position in this class. It should be noted, however, that Roberts may grow into a DT in college as he’s already nearly 270lbs.

For a better look at Height as a player, check out his sophomore highlights (his junior HL’s are private so I can’t see or link them for you. sorry):

Welcome to the U, Romello!