Despite the hot seat under head coach Mike London, the Hoos continue to reel in commitments. Today's newest addition is WR/DB Hasise Dubois, out of Depaul Catholic High School in Wayne, NJ.
Dubois is tall and somewhat lanky, at 6-3 and 209. He does appear to have the type of build that can add some bulk, so he could possible get up to 220 or so pounds. While he's listed as an Athlete, I believe his best position in college will be WR. Right now, he's a bit lacking in top-end speed. That would be less of a problem as a WR where he could use his body to keep pass-defenders off him. As a DB, his lack of top-end speed could lead to him being beaten deep.
Then again, a 6'3" 210 pound FS is an intriguing idea. That type of size in a DB allows him to play in the box against the run, while also being able to single-cover a bigger TE on a pass route. In a 2-deep zone, you want your safeties to be tall, so they don't get beaten on a jump ball.
Dubois had offers from Boston College, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Pitt. And Ohio State. Which one of these doesn't belong. Does Urban Meyer know something? Did we just get an under-the-radar steal? It is possible.
I really like Dubois profile as a WR. As a defender, I'm afraid of his lack of high-end speed. However, if he can add another 15 pounds to his frame, he could fit as a WLB. Still, I prefer him as a big WR. A number of the Hoos' bigger WRs are upper-classmen (Keeon Johnson, Kyle Dockins, Canaan Severin), so getting another one in the mix for down the road is a big need. Dubois appears to have very good hands, looks to run decent routes and is elusive enough to make people miss after the catch.
Here's a link to Dubois' junior year highlights. (Warning: the video is over 10 minutes long.)