The Miami Hurricanes coaching staff have been putting in the effort to reach back into Louisiana to find elite prospects. This time, one of those players came to them.
Baton Rouge (La.) University Laboratory School offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield took a trip down to Coral Gables (Fla.) to see the UM campus and attend the Al Golden Football Camp to earn an offer.
“I went for a one day camp.” Brumfield said. “I really enjoyed working with the coaches. The coaches were very welcoming. It was after the camp they offered me. They gave us a short tour. There was a lot of construction going on.”
While at the camp, Brumfield got a chance to speak with head coach Al Golden and defensive line coach Jethro Franklin.
“He is a great coach,” Brumfield said of Coach Franklin. “He is very vocal, I guess you could say. He breaks things down so everyone could understand. He will tell once, maybe twice then you got to get it. I talked to Coach Golden for about ten minutes. He seems like a very good coach. He was very active with the camp. He was out there working with everybody going from station-to-station.”
Brumfield, 6’3 and 270-pounds, has offers from two other colleges besides Miami. “Right now I only have offers from Florida, Miami and Louisiana Tech. Florida and Miami are the only two colleges that I visited this summer.”
Is there a college that is standing out among the rest?
“I would probably say Florida is my leader right now. When I went to Gainesville, it was very welcoming. Not just the coaching staff, but the entire city. It was very similar to where I am from. I really liked the Pouncey twins (who played at Florida). They play very well together. They play in unison.”
Another school that Brumfield will be trying to earn an offer from is his hometown team, LSU.
“LSU camp this Saturday… I was invited to the last camp by (quarterbacks coach) Steve Kragthorpe. His son plays on the same team as I do. That’s the plan right now, try to go there, and compete and make the best of it. I have always liked LSU, being right here from Baton Rouge. I go to school right on their campus.”
Claiming a 3.2 GPA in the classroom, Brumfield is looking for the total college experience at the next level.