2014 Player Analysis: Marques Gayot

2014 Player Analysis: Marques Gayot

Marques Gayot was a one-time Louisville commitment who switched and signed with the Hurricanes earlier this year.

As a recruit: Marques Gayot made a spring commitment to Louisville at the end of his junior year at Park Vista High last year. That never stopped Miami from recruiting him. He attended an Al Golden Football Camp last June and was offered a scholarship after a strong performance. He de-committed from Louisville in December and switched his pledge to Miami, which was the only school he visited officially. Gayot finished his senior season with four interceptions, and also caught two touchdown passes while playing tight end. He was voted as the Palm Beach County Defensive Player of the Year by the Palm Beach Post.

What to expect: Miami lost a pair of senior safeties after the 2013 season in A.J. Highsmith and Kacy Rodgers. They signed two as replacements, even though Ryan Mays played mostly cornerback in the spring. The Hurricanes have a solid group of four safeties on the two deep so, barring injuries to any of those guys, Gayot will likely have a hard time cracking the safety rotation this fall. He will likely earn his spot on special teams units instead. He doesn't appear to be on the same level as Jamal Carter or Deon Bush in terms of ability but could compete with someone like Rayshawn Jenkins for playing time down the road a bit.

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