Recently one of the most respected and recognized Miami Hurricane fans that can be found on Twitter made his best effort to rank the 2011 UM recruits.
We thought we would give Papa Cane, who goes by the name of "SaveUMFootball" on Twitter, some well deserved credit and some front page recognition here on Canespace by re-posting his rankings for Hurricane fans to discuss and debate.
Here is how Papa Cane ranked UM's top 15 signees of 2011:
#15: DT Corey King, athletic and high energy player that might have to redshirt in order to gain size and technique.
#14: DE Olsen Pierre, tall player with lots of athleticism at 6'4'' and 255 lbs. Big frame.
#13: Antonio Kinard, who at 6'3'' and 205 lbs, is considered very athletic and an excellent strong side LB.
#12: DT/DE Jalen Grimble - 5 Star prospect with through thr roof potential but might have to redshirt. Needs size.
#11: LB Gionni Paul, who is physically ready to play and has a Pagani Zonda-like motor (look up the car). No redshirt
#10: WR Rashawn Scott, a possession receiver who has great size and good hands but did not play at elite level in HS.
#9: RB/PR/KR Kevin Grooms who is a Ferrari on the football field. Not too big, but a "see-ya" type of player
#8: DB/S Dallas Crawford who originally committed to Michigan. Excellent technique, great hands, OK speed. Leader.
#7: DB Thomas Finnie, who has a big frame, excellent speed and a killer instinct. Coached by Uncle Luke in HS.
#6: OL Taylor Gadbois who is projected to play RT. He is 6'8'' and weighs over 280 lbs. Big man and motor.
#5: DE/LB Ricardo Williams who was recruited by Butch Davis (good enough for me) and is athletic. Needs size.
#4: WR/PR Phillip Dorsett who is a die hard Cane. Elite speed, great hands, Roscoe Parrish-esque but taller.
#3: LB Eddie Johnson who at 6'1'' and 220 lbs is very strong, has elite level athleticism and a 6th gear. Will play.
#2: LB Denzel Perryman from Coral Gables. Lifelong Cane. Super LB prospect. Future leader. Recruited by everyone.
#1: DE Anthony Chickillo, Mr. 3G, no one in HS could stop him. Dominated Army AA game. Instant impact. Mack truck.
I always appreciate Papa Cane's news updates and personal opinions that he often expresses on Twitter. While I have grown to respect his views, I do disagree with some of his player rankings on this list.
In fact, we agree on a few selections at the top and bottom of the list but after that, not so much. So on Tuesday I will give you the Canespace rankings of the Hurricane 2011 recruits.
Until then tell us what U think about the rankings.
Who would you rate higher or lower on this list?
Which players do you expect to contribute this season?
Which new recruits will redshirt this year?