It’s recruiting season in college football: Recapping football’s June commitments

Adrian Benitez | Staff Writer

In the thick of the 2024 offseason, the FIU football team continues to build out their roster by adding depth at each position. 

FIU Football is doing its part in both keeping South Florida’s talent at home as well as scouting  the rest of the country to find prospects. 

June began with a commitment from Hollywood Hills wide receiver Amari Isaac on the 4th. Amari measures 6’1 and 200 lbs. According to his X account, he posted 58 catches for 727 yards and 11 touchdowns in his junior year.

Isaac is a true scrapper on the field. He combines a good stumble recovery with contact balance and fights for every yard. He’s dependable on jump balls. He can stop and go on a dime, making him a nuisance for defenders and a reliable option on checkdowns.

The following week, the Panthers landed South Broward tight end Sean Burke. Ranked  three stars on Rivals, the 6’6, 220 lbs prospect also held an offer from Bowling Green at time of commitment.

Burke uses his big frame well in blocking. His tape reveals numerous times where he latches onto a defender and takes them out of the play. He displays endurance after the catch in the passing game, fighting to pick up as many yards as he can.

On the 23rd, the Panthers landed outside linebacker Matthew Pointer out of Chaminade-Madonna. He committed to FIU only nine days after they offered him, over offers from Maryland and other programs. He measures 6’6 and 238 lbs.

In three games recorded on MaxPreps for his junior year, Pointer recorded 10 tackles, a sack and four TFL’s. He also recorded one pass defensed.

Pointer displays a good burst off the line, which results in frequent sacks when combined with his ability to consistently get off blocks. He often disrupts the passing game through swatting balls down at the line, in one instance taking home a pick-6.

Also on the 23rd, wide receiver Tyson Carter committed to the Panthers. He plays at Orlando Edgewater and measures 5’11,160 lbs. He also had offers from Troy and the Air Force Academy.

Despite not playing his junior season due to a collarbone injury, Carter wowed scouts by recording a blazing 4.43 40 yard dash at FIU’s Mega Camp on June 8th. The Panthers were impressed, sending him a scholarship offer which he quickly pounced on.

Carter’s 40 time certainly shows up on his spring film, with him looking like the fastest player on the field every snap. He combines his speed with jump ball skills and fluid moves to make himself a tough assignment for any defensive back.

Last Wednesday, safety Kelvin Reyes committed to the Panthers. Reyes is a 3 star on Rivals who plays at West Broward. Reyes picked FIU over several other offers, including Michigan State. He stands at 6’1 and 180 lbs.

During his junior season, Reyes recorded 46 total tackles as well as four picks, eight passes defensed and a fumble recovery. He also recorded two blocked punts and a blocked field goal.

Reyes shows a keen eye for the ball. He locks onto ballcarriers, making decisive tackles and swats. He hits with power and speed, jarring the ball loose from wideouts. He displays prowess as a gunner on special teams.

Coach Mike MacIntyre and the rest of FIU’s football staff is building a recruiting class brimming with potential. This staff is looking for recruits with a point to prove and a drive to make their dreams a reality.

It’ll be up to the team to perform well this season and convince commits to stick to their pledges on Signing Day.

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