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Jacksonville (FL) First Coast High School LB Reggie Northrup remains a soft Hurricane commitment after taking official visits to Arkansas, North Carolina and Miami.
First Coast High assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Fred Culver says he thinks Northrup will "wind up sticking with Miami."
"He'll probably be taking those two other visits, too," Culver said.
While it will likely remain somewhat of a question mark where Northrup winds up until he actually signs in February, Culver says what can't be disputed is Northrup's ability level.
Playing WILL he finished with over 180 tackles this season, with 39 for losses.
His team was 14-1, reaching the state championship game. Last year First Coast was 12-1, losing in the third round of the playoffs (Northrup played for Raines High as a freshman and sophomore).
"He had a great year," Culver said. "I've been here 14 years and Reggie is one of the best we've had here.
"When he hits you he tries to really punish you. He fits his holes well. He's a state champion wrestler too. He tries to knock you out. People don't like being tackled by him; he knocked out two or three this year."
A 6-foot-2, 225-pounder right now, Culver foresees him playing at 235 or 240 pounds.
"I see him at WILL at Miami," Culver said.
He adds that "Miami coaches, they like everything about him, nothing negative about him."
So what does Northrup need to work on improving most?
"It's hard to say," Culver said. "He just has to continue to get more speed, his reads also."
Culver says because Northrup has shown a knack for picking things up quickly that he expects he'll play as a true freshman.