High School Recruiting

UM receivers coach treats Super Bowl-winning father Pete Carroll to some high school football

What do you do on a Friday night when your Super Bowl-winning father comes to visit you in South Florida?

Take him to see some high school football, of course.

University of Miami wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Brennan Carroll took his father, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, to watch Hallandale's 33-7 victory at home over Coconut Creek this past weekend.

“We [spoke] briefly,” Hallandale coach Dameon Jones said of the elder Carroll. “But he was a real cool, laid-back dude. Really friendly.”

Carroll — wearing a T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops — was in town enjoying his bye week, but his son had eyes on the talent on the field, checking out several top prospects.

Jones said Brennan Carroll showed interest in senior linebackers Sh’mar Kilby-Lane (committed to Florida State) and Juwan Taylor (committed to Georgia), as well as uncommitted junior wide receivers Josh Hammond, Neru N'Shaka, Chris Cotto and Richie Cooper.

Carroll also took notice of Creek junior wide receiver Binjimen Victor and sophomore Emmanuel Greene, and cornerback Trayvon Mullen and athlete Malek Young. Coconut Creek coach Kareem Reid said Carroll also visited the school earlier Friday.

Northern Illinois wide receivers coach Thad Ward and Florida defensive-backs coach Travaris Robinson were also at the game scouting talent as their teams were on bye weeks.

Robinson, a Miami Coral Park High alum, also watched running back Jordan Cronkrite and safety Tim Irvin during Westminster Christian’s 21-0 win over Gulliver early Friday afternoon.

West Virginia running-backs coach JaJuan Seider, who is originally from Belle Glade, was also on hand to watch Cronkrite, who recently de-committed from UM and visited Florida earlier this month.