ITU and Rivals articles on Bostwick, Senat and Bain (reposted from Bleed and Miamino on AATU/Yuku):
Inside the U on Bostwick 5/6
Port St. Lucie West Centennial defensive lineman Jaynard Bostwick has been pretty consistent about one thing throughout the process.
Miami has long been on top for Bostwick (6-4, 280) even though Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee have offered.
“I don’t have a group of favorites but the main one is still Miami because that’s a family school for me,” Bostwick said. “I want to visit some schools out of state but I’m not sure if I can before official visits. I’m going to take all of those and commit sometime after the season is over.”
Bostwick got into more detail about why he likes the Canes but it all really boils down to the familiarity factor.
“I’ve been raised watching them and following the ‘U’,” Bostwick said. “My cousin (Thurston Armbrister) is there and that gives me more of a head start as far as seeing the campus and the program. I’ve been able to get familiar with the coaches because of that. By them seeing me more, we’ve established more of a relationship.”
Bostwick found out where Miami would be planning to play him. That’s important because he wants at least some opportunities to play a little defensive end.
“They told me I’m very important and they’ve talked about how they run their fronts,” Bostwick said. “They could move me inside or I might still have the chance to play some at end. They like more physical guys coming of the edge and I fit what they’re looking for with that.”
Even though Miami has an advantage right now, Bostwick talked about why he knows he’s not ready to make them his choice.
“I’m still open and I might see something I really like at one of these other schools,” Bostwick said. “I would have to consider that if I get that feeling somewhere else.”
Bostwick recently took his first visit to a school not named Miami. He went up to Columbia to catch South Carolina’s spring game on April 14th.
“One of my teammates said he was going up there and they were already sending me mail,” Bostwick said. “Their coaches asked him if he knew me so it all came together at the last minute. I rode up with him and it was a good visit. It was nice to see even though it was a little different. They had nice facilities and we got to hang out in the lockeroom. The coaches were very laid back and I got to spend time with the defensive line coach (Coach Lawing).”
The month of May brings opportunities for new schools to get involved and some have been trying their luck already.
“It’s not too different but I have to make sure I’m on top of my game a little more in practice,” Bostwick said. “A few schools were here so far, LSU, Alabama, Illinois, and Florida State. My dad and my coaches already told me to be ready for the different colleges that are coming.”
Rivals on Senat 5/7
Immokalee (FL) High School DT Deadrin Senat announced over the weekend that he's opening up his recruitment, and the former Florida State commit says the Canes are very much in it.
"Miami, I like how they grind, love the way Al Golden has the program going, everything," Senat said. "I like a lot of stuff Miami's doing."
He says he has no announcement date in mind.
"I have plenty of time to decide; all the schools are in it," he said. "I'll narrow it down after I see some more schools."
Of why he backed off his FSU commitment, Senat said, "Nothing made me decide, and I'm still interested in Florida State."
He adds that what he wants in a college program is that "I'm looking to play (early). I want to bring the best out of me and our team wherever I go."
Senat says he would like to attend the same school as teammates Mackensie Alexander and Mackenro Alexander.
"We plan to take some trips together," Senat said. "All three of us are looking to go together."
Of if he has any plans coming up to visit UM, Senat said, "We have to set up a date. We're going to start planning some this week."
Senat stays in regular contact with UM line coach Jethro Franklin.
"I talked to him last week," Senat said. "I was just checking in with him, seeing what's up. I usually call him twice a week, try to call coaches from everywhere each week."
He adds that Franklin is "a pretty good coach, knows what he's talking about. And he's good with his players."
Rivals on Bain 5/7
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) University School DT Maquedius Bain remains a soft Florida State commitment but maintains a strong interest in Miami as well.
"I'm still looking at Miami," he said. "I went to Miami's spring game. It went well - I liked it. They said they wanted me to commit, but I said I wasn't ready."
So what will it take for a program like UM to catch FSU?
"Just show that they want me, that they will start me as a freshman, show love for me," Bain said.
He says a reason Florida State remains on top is "my relationship with the coaches there."
Bain says he has a top five but isn't ready to make it public yet.
"I'll do it when my season starts," he said. "I'm still moving teams in and out of there."
He says the common denominator for the final five will be "They all have to show me good team spirit."
Asked if he expects to firm up a decision before signing day, Bain said, "I'm not sure yet. I'm still choosing between signing day and the Under Armour game."
Asked about any local pressure to choose UM, Bain said, "Everyone wants to see me at Miami right now, but I'm not saying anything right now."
Is the local pressure hard to deal with?
"No, not really," Bain said. "I like it. All they're doing is just push me to commit to Miami, but I don't pay any mind to it."
Asked what kind of chance the Canes have of landing him, Bain said, "More than a tiny chance.
they just need to go ahead with that package deal with the Alexander Brothers and Senat. even if senate and the brother that plays saftey flop. Mackensie is a sure thing man.
Mackensie Alexander and Tracy Howard at Corner, With Deon Bush and Jamal Carter at Safties