Varsity Preps

Pair of Coral Gables Defenders Added to 2015 Watch List

Coral Gables High adds another pair of outstanding juniors to the Florida 2015 Watch List.

DT Dhany Dye (6’3, 330) told Varsity Preps he’s hearing from South Carolina, Georgia, Purdue, and Utah.

Dye spoke about the programs he’s receiving attention from.

“I talked to Steve Spurrier, Jr., South Carolina’s recruiting coordinator, he said he’d like to see me get my weight down some, but that they’re interested and they will be recruiting me.

“I haven’t spoken with the Georgia coaches yet, but I’ve received several letters from them stating they want me to camp there next summer.

“I’m getting letters from Purdue telling me they want me to camp next summer.

Utah has contacted my coaches about me, they invited me to a game, but I couldn’t go because we had a game that night.”

Dye’s recorded 44 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks, and forced one fumble this season.

Coral Gables‘ talented lineman said school location won’t factor into his college choice.

“I wouldn’t mind leaving Florida so I can live on my own.”

The promise of early playing time won’t be important, either.

“It might sway me some, but I know it’s tougher to play along the line in college, so it’s not that important.”

Dye mentioned he’s satisfied with his performance this season.

“I feel like I’m doing well, but I still need to work hard to become the best I can be and there’s always room to improve.”

Asst. Coach David Cooney says of Dye: “He’s a plug. He needs to work on his getting his pad level down and increase his stamina, which will come when he drops a few pounds. He’s plays basketball, he’s natural with his hands, and strong as an ox. He’ll be a top prospect at his position next year.”

Outside linebacker Jontavis Testa (6’0, 205, 4.67) has posted 65 tackles, one sack, and two forced fumbles. He’s hearing from FAU, FIU, and Utah.

Testa discussed the programs recruiting him.

“I’m getting some mail from Utah. I’d like to visit and see what they have to offer.

“I haven’t spoken with FIU yet, but they’re keeping tabs on me through my coaches. FIU is close to home, I’ll definitely check them out.

FAU is interested. The staff wants me to stay in the weight room and be focused on the rest of my season.”

Florida St., Miami, South Florida, Missouri, and Cincinnati are also sending him recruiting mail.

School location won’t be a part of his decision making process.

“I don’t mind traveling and playing ball out of state.”

Getting playing time as a freshman won’t determine his college destination.

“I’d love to play my freshman year, but I don’t mind redshirting and getting ready for the following season.”

Testa, who sports a 3.0 GPA, said he feels like he’s improved his game this season.

“I’ve shored up some weaknesses and turned them into strengths, but there’s always things I can improve on.”

— Michael Bradley



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