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January 27, 2014

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NigerianCane

damn! my 2nd 1st ever.

86Cane

Nigerian...NICE!

UMike

Nigerian... I was going o delete your 1st and then comment "nope... still no firsts" lol

UMike

Miami did a GREAT job this weekend with Junior Day. I cannot remember if RS did this also, or if it is new with this staff, but it is effective. You get an unofficial visit on campus, many times with the family there as well. Although Miami only got 1 commit, they planted plenty of seeds and spent time with elite prospects. This Junior Day even is something that gives Miami an edge. Only can Miami have this event and have all the elite local talent show up. People on Twitter (mainly Florida fans) were saying how only the South Florida kids show up... and Im thinking, "yea, thats all we need to show up" lol

I could not keep track of all the offers the staff made or all the players tweeting images of themselves in a Cane uniform or with Golden etc. I know I have been complaining about some late offers, but the staff did a great job jumping on guys this weekend. They now have at least 3 offers out to American Heritage players which I love to see.

As usual, CaneSport has nothing on the new commit, but it was 2015 Flanagan WR Emonee Spence.

UMike

Ariz...

Miami picked up its third commitment for the 2015 class today, and Signing Day 2014 is not even here yet. Flanagan WR Emonee Spence (pronounce E-MAH-NEE) pulled the trigger on the spot when he was offered by the coaching staff.

“I kind of knew it was coming at first, so it wasn’t a surprise. When Coach Al offered me, they took me on a tour and then I told them I wanted to commit after that,” said Spence.

The 6-3, 180-pound receiver had a couple of reasons for choosing Miami this early.

“Everybody has a plan of going to the NFL, but the academic part was what I was more concerned about. My mom was very excited because she has always wanted me to stay close to home.”

What else did he like about the program?

“I grew up a Miami fan. I felt the family connection when I was walking around campus and meeting the players.”

Spence does not know if he will be taking a look at other schools or if he is solid with his Miami commitment.

“I’m not fully sure, but I know that Miami is the place I want to be at. As far as me taking other visits to other schools, I don’t know. I have to talk about that with my family.”

When asked to describe his ability on the field, Spence’s answer was simple.

“I’m just a playmaker. Everybody has something they need to work on, but I’m just a playmaker.”

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2262-2015-WR-Spence-commits-to-Miami?s=787b06cd08b3cc2fa2d92b7cbab9179d

UMike

Tito workin...

2015 Wesminster Christian (Fla.) athlete Tim Irvin has been a star on the Warriors football team dating back to his freshman year. Three years later Irvin is preparing to enter his senior year and is looking for a state championship before he leaves.

“This year I’m just coming in as a new person, just getting bigger, faster, stronger and proving my football abilities on the field and off the field. Next year I just want to get a state ring before I head off to college.”

Irvin has taken a senior leadership role for his team by not only leading drills and being a vocal leader, but also providing guidance for the young players.

“I’m doing all of that, I’m prepping all the guys to better themselves as young men with a better work ethic and being a leader and just coming out everyday. I just show them the right things to be successful.”

The Warriors past season was an impressive one, as they went 11-1 in the regular season before coming up short in the State Semifinal game to Clearwater Central Catholic. Despite the loss, the 2015 athlete still feels it was very good season.

“Last season, we had a good season we just fell one game before going to states, but I think we played our hearts out. Last year we all fought our hearts out until the end, but everyone can’t go to states and win states.”

Irvin has been receiving college attention dating back to his freshman days and has a plethora of schools coming after him right now.

“Right now, I really don’t have a top school. I’m just really open to every school recruiting me. Right now, I’m just open.”

Irvin received an offer from Oregon this past week along with Louisville.

“This past week Oregon offered me, which was a pretty big deal. That was a big time offer for me”

One school that has been consistent in making the south Florida stud a main target is the Alabama Crimson Tide.

“I’ve been talking to coach Cristobal a lot. Alabama, that’s a great program, Nick Saban he’s an awesome guy. He has the programed disciplined and in strength and Alabama as you can see right now, is the top football team in college football.”

The hometown Hurricanes have also made Irvin a priority for their 2015 class and he’s very much aware of it.

“Actually, Coach Michael Barrow and coach Golden came to see me this past week. It was big visit and those two persons are great people. They came to talk to me about the education standpoint and how Miami is the hometown and how they want me to come in and be a big factor on the team. That was big step and those coaches are great coaches.”

Miami has not addressed what position they want the stud playmaker at, but he does prefer to be situated on the defensive of the ball as a defensive back and also contribute on special teams.

While Irvin is planning on making his own decision, his teammate Jordan Cronkrite was recently offered by Miami and he went into detail on that.

“It means a lot, I was actually with him when he got offered by Miami. I was surprised, it’s going to be a great opportunity to play at the same college with Jordan. He’s a great player, a great person to be around and hopefully we’ll play together.”

While a possible combination of Cronkrite and Irvin is in the mix, another 2015 athlete might join that mix too. 2015 Safety Jaquan Johnson is a close friend with Irvin and he spoke about their relationship.

“Me and Jaquan have been friends since middle school, we have a bond that probably I could say no one could break. Me and him are going to play at the same college, we decided we want to play with each other at the next level. We’re really close.”

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2263-2015-ATH-Irvin-Updates-the-Latest?s=787b06cd08b3cc2fa2d92b7cbab9179d

UMike

Ariz also reporting Mark Walton might transfer to Central to help him reclassify to 2015.

UMike

From a CIS poster and 247...


Juniors recaps Junior day: Cole, Cronkite, Causey,SBB

- He spend all day on the UM campus. “I enjoyed it,” Cole told 247Sports early Sunday night. “It was nice. At first we went through the Edgerrin James room, saw the campus and talked with coach (Al) Golden.”

- He had a brief 7 minute convo with AG today. “He told me why I should come to Miami and why Miami is a good fit for me,” Cole said.

- He was in position meetings with Paul Williams. “We were actually watching film,” Cole said. “I mostly talk with coach Williams but everyone on the staff at Miami is recruiting me.”

- He got to spend time with former Miramar Patriot and former teammate Tracy Howard. “I sat with him at lunch,” Cole said. “He’s always telling me Miami is a great place and he likes it. He said he thinks I’d like there if I went there.”

- Even though he's committed to FSU he's still very high on UM. “Its a great place,” Cole said. “I love the coaching staff. Everybody is great there man.”

- He wants to hit up UF for their Junior Day and FSU later in February. “I’m still with FSU,” Cole said. “Miami is my number two and South Carolina is three. I’m trying to get my ACT done so I can take some official visits (in the fall).”
http://miami.247sports.com/Article/F...-Miami--173610

Jordan Kronkites interview

- UM offer meant alot to him as a fan. “Miami came by my school on Friday and watched film of me and told my coach they were offering,” Cronkrite said. “That was exciting to get a new offer, no matter what school it is. They are the school that I grew up a fan of, so that was a very nice offer to get.”

- He was at the Junior Day. “We met with the coaches at first and they talked about how the college lifestyle is,” Cronkrite said. “Then we broke out into position meetings and then we got a tour of the campus and then finally we had a barbecue. It was a real nice time.”

- His favorite part was meeting with Denzel, Chick and Gus. “I enjoyed hearing from the players most,” Cronkrite said. “They told us about the transition from high school to college and how it is important to manage your time and stay organized. They said in college you don’t have much free time, so you have to use it wisely.”

- He also spent time with Hurlie. “I got to speak briefly with coach Brown,” Cronkrite said. “He just told me how he is excited about me and how he wants me at UM. He told me he is going to keep in close contact with me. He likes how I have grown as a player and how I run with low pad level and how I run tough.

- He has 21 offers and will go to WVUs Junior Day next. “I still have to see some more schools and figure things out before I cut things down to my favorites,” Cronkrite said. “I still have a ways to go.”

- His teammate is Tim Irvin and they want to play with each other on the next level. “We have been playing together since eighth grade,” Cronkrite said. “I know that if we were going to go to the same school at the next level, it would be great because we could keep each other on point.”

http://miami.247sports.com/Article/R...-JR-Day-173628

Richard Causey

- Has a top 2 of USCe and UM. “The Miami junior day was really good,” Causey said. “The coaches discussed the playing style with what Miami’s defensive backs do and the techniques they use in their scheme and that was really cool. I really liked what they were saying.”

- He got a 1 on 1 with Golden today. “I got to talk to coach Golden one-on-one,” Causey said. “He was just telling me about the recruiting process and how they really want me. He was telling me that I am a big target for them. That means a lot because I feel like I am wanted there.”

- He got time with Paul WIlliams too. “It was cool to be around coach Williams more,” Causey said. “He is a good guy. He knows what he is doing because he played. I think he is a good coach and I would definitely take his advice.”

- He likes where UM is right now. “They still have a strong tradition even though they are rebuilding what they have,” Causey said. “They are on the rise.”

- USCe is the other school he likes. “South Carolina felt like home when I was up there last summer,” Causey said. “I love their defense and their coaches. From what I understand, they should be good next year too.”

- He's going to FSUs Junior Day too. “I will look at playing time and the coaches and the location,” Causey said. “Those are the main things that are important to me.”

- He's now at STA and talks about the adjustment. “It has been cool,” Causey said. “I just have to adjust to a new atmosphere. It is a Catholic school so it is more strict. I have just had to adjust.”

http://miami.247sports.com/Article/M...-Causey-173635

SBB

- He had a good time with the coaches. “I was just hanging out and chilling with the coaches,” Burgess-Becker told 247Sports Sunday night. “We toured the school, ate and chilled with the coaches.”

- He with Calvin Ridley were in AGs office earlier. “He was happy we made it down,” Burgess-Becker said. “He wants us to commit right away. He likes us a lot.”

- He went with the wrs group today. “I talk to (Miami wide receivers) coach Brennan Carroll all the time,” Burgess-Becker said. “He was showing me the offense they run. Its pretty cool how they call the plays. Everybody was really having fun and we saw some parts we haven’t seen there before.”

- Bama and UM are in his top 2. “Alabama and Miami,” Burgess-Becker said. “Those are my top two. I stay in contact with (Alabama offensive line) coach Mario Cristobal every day and its the same thing with coach Al Golden even more. I stay in contact with those two the most.”

- Next for SBB? “I’m not sure yet,” Burgess-Becker said. “I may go to Alabama or Florida. They want us to come down, but I have 7-on-7 tryouts in Miami at Carol City High School next weekend, so I’m not sure when I’ll make it there

http://miami.247sports.com/Article/T...-Becker-173616

UMike

UM’s Junior Day event is already starting to pay off.

The Hurricanes got a commitment from 2015 Pembroke Pines Flanagan wide receiver Emonee Spence on Sunday afternoon, a few hours after receiving a scholarship offer from Canes coach Al Golden and touring the campus.

“I spoke to the [Golden] about everything, and I walked around campus, and I fell in love with it instantly so I decided to commit,” Spence said.

Here's Spence in a photo he posted on his Twitter account with Golden, right, and wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Brennan Carroll.

Blessed # pic.twitter.com/pPtoj5XjQ7
— Emonee Spence #81 (@Emonee_NikeMan) January 26, 2014

Spence told Carroll of his intentions after the experience he had getting familiar with UM.

“The way the campus is,” Spence said, “it feels like home, like a family.”

Spence, a 6-3, 190-pounder who had 27 catches for 401 yards and seven touchdowns last season, also had a scholarship offer from Purdue, but said his second one came as a surprise.

“I was shocked,” he said of UM's offer. “I was really surprised because I knew I had the talents, and I know I had everything to do [to earn a scholarship], but it feels good.

Spence becomes the third commit in UM’s 2015 recruiting class, joining Royal Palm Beach athlete Charles Perry and Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep offensive tackle Kevin Feder.

“I feel blessed,” Spence said, “and I’m just ready to work.”

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/hssports/2014/01/miami-hurricanes-get-a-2015-commitment-from-flanagan-receiver-emonee-spence.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

2015 OL commit Kevin Feder also tweeted that he appreciated an offer from the home town Rutgers, he is sticking with Miami.

UMike

Although it still appears TV wont be coming back, the JC Jackson and Scarbough news is great. Just getting 1 of those guys is huge.

UMike

Former Miami "sure thing" Ricky Town flipped his commitment to USC. Is the #1 QB in 2015 by most places.

UMike

Some people have also commented about Spence's QB/Teammate Ryan Stanley as a name to watch.

NigerianCane

Posted by: UMike | January 27, 2014 at 06:16 AM

lol umike! just got home from work. I got lucky.
went back to read the previous blog because I saw a scary heading about chad Thomas @ canesport. was trying to see if anyone commented on it.

UMike

Nigerian... CaneSport is just trying to sell subscriptions. Unless Tally or Bama magically become a Hip Hop hot bed in the next 10 days, Thomas is coming to Miami. He has said on record he wants to take visits because he has been in Miami for 18 years and its a chance to see new places. He is probably one of our more firm commits imo.

86Cane

1. I know I have been complaining about some late offers, but the staff did a great job jumping on guys this weekend. They now have at least 3 offers out to American Heritage players which I love to see.

2. As usual, CaneSport has nothing on the new commit, but it was 2015 Flanagan WR Emonee Spence.

Posted by: UMike | January 27, 2014 at 06:24 AM

1. I agree, it's nice to hear some positive news out of Coral Gables.

2. Why anyone pays for it I will never know?

86Cane

Former Miami "sure thing" Ricky Town flipped his commitment to USC. Is the #1 QB in 2015 by most places.

Posted by: UMike | January 27, 2014 at 06:46 AM

Woulda been nice to have Ricky become a #TownCane but I guess it was not to be.

Our friend on the blog Harry may come to FL from CA in April for the Spring game so we will see.

NigerianCane

I hear u umike, 86. it would sure be nice to get TV too.

UMike

TV aint coming... wish he was, we need him and we have to stop losing elite prospects from Miami, especially ones we had committed lol... whats is worse though is South Florida (at least at the moment) doesnt have any elite or highly ranked DT's in 2015.

NigerianCane

I feel he used the whole golden mess as an excuse to decommit.

NigerianCane

we should just recruit fat tight ends and turn them into D tackles, like sapp was.

4-Real

I read about Spence yesterday morning on canesport. Valentine's visit also. They were the first to break the Scarborough story. Front page. $8 a month fellas. 2 Big Macs.

86Cane

$8 a month fellas. 2 Big Macs.

Posted by: 4-Real | January 27, 2014 at 07:22 AM

For what?

"Gruden to UM"

"Golden to PSU"

U must work for Ferman? If it is so great what are U doing here?

UMike

4-Real... CIS had rumors about Scarborough LONG ago. Spence isnt even listed as a commit or even a player on Rivals/CaneSport. I would never pay them. Half the stuff they write we already know about and the other half is lies. They "confirmed" Golden as going to Penn State remember? They "confirmed" Gruden was Miamis new coach before Golden.

Also, how did you read about it yesterday "morning", the kid wasnt even offered until middle of the day at the earliest. If CaneSport is your thing, that is fine, but I find the same/better information before them and for free lol

UMike

I feel he used the whole golden mess as an excuse to decommit.

Posted by: NigerianCane | January 27, 2014 at 07:14 AM

I have been saying this since he left... but Im just a "negative nancy" for it lol

UMike

I do see the article on Rivals now about Spence, but they were way late. I already knew from Twitter the kid committed way before CaneSport mentioned it. IJS, follow the right people and you get all the same/better information for free.

UMike

CIS had a thread about the Scarborough rumors back on 1/12 lol

UMike

Some how, some way ALL the information finds its way to the "Da Space", so everyone should just come here lol

4-Real

What u DON'T see UMike is info from other bloggers who subscribe 2 other sites and bring THAT info to the C.S. blog. Not defending the paysites, just hate when people try & look down on people that subscribe 2 them.

UMike

I understand 4-Real.. Like I said, that is your thing and that is cool. For me personally, Twitter is the greatest source if you follow the right people. I knew almost immediately about offers and Spence's commit because he Tweeted about it right away. He tweeted it and everyone else retweeted it like 2 hours before the bat signal lol

I dont have a subscription anywhere, and where ever the info comes from (that I paste) I included the source. An example is above, I got it from a CIS blogger who got it from 247.

As long as the fans get info, really doesnt matter where they get it or learn about it

86Cane

Some how, some way ALL the information finds its way to the "Da Space", so everyone should just come here lol

Posted by: UMike | January 27, 2014 at 07:41 AM

There IT is right there.

CaneRock

Here's the Preferred Walk-On SOUP posted on blog before last. Kid needs to work on His change of direction, BUT, He has a good get-off,good motor, and PACKS A PUNCH! at the point of attack:

Kieran Leen:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1441077/highlights/101583399?autoplay=1

CaneRock

All in all, sounds like we had an impressionable Junior Day.

UMike

CR.. I agree. The staff did some work. Now we just need some wins so we can keep these 2015 studs home.

raizecane

IF we aren't to concern 2 weeks out from signing day, why should we worry about something a year away? Kids say one thing today and change their mind the next.

When it comes to recruiting, I dont get excited (or disappointed) until actual signing day. Anything else is a waste of energy :-)IMHO

86Cane

FROM JOSH DARROW AT SFHSS:

Booker T QB Treon Harris said his trip to Auburn was “cool” and that head coach Gus Malzahn was a “good, nice dude.”

When I asked if he could see himself playing in their system, Harris said “maybe.”

When asked if he liked them better than Florida or not, Harris said he’s “keeping everything to me until signing day.”

Miami is next for Harris.

86Cane

When it comes to recruiting, I dont get excited (or disappointed) until actual signing day. Anything else is a waste of energy :-)IMHO

Posted by: raizecane | January 27, 2014 at 08:17 AM

There IT is right there.

UMike

Even without TV we should have a great DL haul for this class, especially at rush end/lb. As for the DT's we did get, Calvin Heutelou had offers from Auburn, Cincy, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Rutgers, TN and Wisconsin. And Wyche (assuming he gets in) didnt have big time offers, but was a USC commit and recruited by Orgeron. We all know Moten is a 4-Star with offers from everyone. Although the onl other offer for Jenkins looks to be PITT, Jenkins might be the biggest surprise in this class. All the local papers in his area praise him and he dominated the local competition. He also dominated in the All-Star game is played in.

So even with out TV, you add those guys to Thomas, Harris, Smith, Jackson and they should help. Although I have ZERO faith in D'No, I hope the talent masks some of his weaknesses

UMike

IF we aren't to concern 2 weeks out from signing day, why should we worry about something a year away? Kids say one thing today and change their mind the next.

When it comes to recruiting, I dont get excited (or disappointed) until actual signing day. Anything else is a waste of energy :-)IMHO

Posted by: raizecane | January 27, 2014 at 08:17 AM

Yes and No.. as a fan, and a fan that understands the right recruiting can change a program around (see FSU), and being that recruiting is the life blood of all programs, it is something I like to keep up with. It makes for good conversation in the off season as well. But I agree it can be silly, especially now with kids wanting the attention and what not, but I dont think its a total waste lol

86Cane

MORE FROM JOSH DARROW:

Homestead WR Gilbert Johnson, a soft verbal to Georgia, is getting interest from Miami, Alabama and South Florida, according to a member of the Broncos staff. Louisville was in to see Johnson today.

CaneRock

Jacob Coker to Alabama...won't have to sit out.

CaneRock

Although the onl other offer for Jenkins looks to be PITT, Jenkins might be the biggest surprise in this class. All the local papers in his area praise him and he dominated the local competition. He also dominated in the All-Star game is played in.

Posted by: UMike | January 27, 2014 at 08:23 AM

Yeah, Jenkins might be the Gus Edwards of this class. But STILL!, when you have a kid like TV in your grasp, you CLOSE THE DEAL!...NOT! flirt with PSU!

CaneSawMassacre

CaneRock, why doesn't he have to sit out? How did those strings get pulled?

CaneRock

HI summed it up nicely...Jackson ain't no consolation prize.

"Ask your self would you rather have The Tine or Jackson? Easy answer, The Herb wants them both, but it ain't no consolation to me if we get Jackson and not Valentine."

CaneRock

CaneRock, why doesn't he have to sit out? How did those strings get pulled?

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | January 27, 2014 at 08:39 AM

CSM...I'm assuming He graduated.

LB

Any word on a defensive tackle EE?

LB

"Although I have ZERO faith in D'No, I hope the talent masks some of his weaknesses"

That would be so pleasant. I actually almost smiled.

CaneSawMassacre

I didn't think Jacobs was that old but maybe I'm off.

Does anybody have any info that Says TV committed to LSU?

UMike

CSM, TV isnt announcing until NSD, but there are some rumors he might not even take his Miami visit.

JC Jackson's dad is 100% is Miami's corner from what I read and here is a REAL Shot there, especially with FSU seemingly out of the picture.

UMike

LB, Calvin Heutelou is in, but Wyche has to wait. That is what I said "assuming he gets in."

SinisterCane

Kiss of death always seems to be "Miami is my dream school"

UMike

I thought Coker already sat out a year, I good be wrong though. He just wasnt signed anywhere. I remember before the season people talking about he maybe coming to Miami, that would indicate he already wanted to transfer before the season.

UMike

Sinister, that does seem to be true over the last few years, but this kid Spence is a great example of what kid should do if their true "dream school" offers.

UMike

I'm starting to think the "dream school" things might not mean the same thing to each kid. Maybe a "dream school" just happens to have all the things you like, but not necessarily the place you grew up rooting for lol, I saw where Howard's mom said Georgia was his dream school, and that was after he was already at Miami lol

CaneRock

but this kid Spence is a great example of what kid should do if their true "dream school" offers.

Posted by: UMike | January 27, 2014 at 08:52 AM

I used to think that too, but I'm starting to lean to what Chad Wilson said...these kids need to WAIT! These coaches ain't nothin' but salesmen:

“The reason you are seeing all these decommitments is because some kids are finally taking their official visits now and seeing schools and changing their minds,” Wilson said.

“It’s sad because the fan bases get on Twitter and get on the kids when in reality it’s just a flaw in the system. You speed things up and that’s what is happening.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/26/3893223/early-playing-time-for-standout.html#storylink=cpy

CaneSawMassacre

The Bo Scarbough stuff? No point in reading into that right?

No chance Miami steals this kid? And He would start from day one if we did right?

Duke and him would be used in tandem.

UMike

CR... I hear that, just saying if a school is truly your dream school, there is no need for visits. Or you can say, "while this school could be my dream school, I would be doing myself a disservice to not look at all my options" lol

LB

"Kiss of death always seems to be "Miami is my dream school"

That's reason 23 why I can't take recruiting seriously.

Go Canes

@_Dbkiller: University of Miami Offer #UM 🙌 #Canes #Blessed

UMike

Go Canes... I seen so many of those on my Twitter feed yesterday I couldn't keep up with them all lol

CaneRock

Or you can say, "while this school could be my dream school, I would be doing myself a disservice to not look at all my options" lol

Posted by: UMike | January 27, 2014 at 09:05 AM

True. But remember, these are teenagers, you can pressure those kids into just about anything. I've got two of em', you should see the half the crap that they buy LMAO!

UMike

CR, I agree.. they easily get caught up in the moment

UMike

@_Dbkiller: University of Miami Offer #UM 🙌 #Canes #Blessed

Posted by: Go Canes | January 27, 2014 at 09:10 AM

3-Star WR Kahlil Lewis from Miramar

UMike

I THINK it was Kahlil Lewis who was quoted as saying he wants to keep the Miramar-WVU pipeline going. His is a WVU commit, and his former coach is now at WVU which explains the recent commitments from Miramar to WVU, including Miami target and 4-Star DB Kendrell McFadden

UMike

James Coley getting fired up lol

86Cane

"Miami is my dream school"

Posted by: SinisterCane | January 27, 2014 at 08:50 AM

"Canespace is my dream blog"

Ohio_Cane

CaneRock, why doesn't he have to sit out? How did those strings get pulled?

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | January 27, 2014 at 08:39 AM

CSM...I'm assuming He graduated.

Posted by: CaneRock | January 27, 2014 at 08:42 AM
------------------------------------

This. Coker graduated so no rule he has to sit out.

Ohio_Cane

Whyche is qualified, the only thing he's waiting on is an appeal to be an EE or not. ACC rules say U have to be at a junior college for 3 semesters to get into an ACC school. He's been at his JUCO for 2 semesters. He's in in May regardless.

86Cane

his former coach is now at WVU which explains the recent commitments from Miramar to WVU, including Miami target and 4-Star DB Kendrell McFadden

Posted by: UMike | January 27, 2014 at 09:19 AM

Well there is that and having the WVU admission requirements of:

1. Is he breathing?

2. Can he spell "touchdown".

3. Can he sign an "X" on a LOI?

UpNorthCane

Having Kevin Beard as the OC for the south Florida express has to help out the Canes one way or another.

Ohio_Cane

U know what's funny, we talked about Scarbrough here months ago. Not that he was coming to UM or anything, but that he was giving us a real look.

It's interesting to read that this staff has been on him "hard" and "quietly". I wonder why the hush hush?

If this kid goes through with his visit this weekend, we're in it. Wow, what a pull this would be.

Ohio_Cane

Don't know if it's been posted here, but there's talk of Ice Harris joining Golden's staff as some form of "quality control". Needless to say, this would go a LONG way in landing Treon Harris. Lol

UMike

Not just Treon, but South Florida/Miami kids. Ice is well respected and trusted in those areas.

UMike

Fisher & Brewster coming to Miami or some visits today it looks like

UMike

Safid Deen saying Coleys Tweet was answering back at Brewster's 305 Tweet.... interesting

UMike

2015 DE Jason Strowbridge from Deerfield BEach who the Canes offered a month or so ago got offered by Bama.

Ohio_Cane

Why Bama offering so LATE, UMike??

86Cane

there's talk of Ice Harris joining Golden's staff as some form of "quality control". Needless to say, this would go a LONG way in landing Treon Harris. Lol

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 27, 2014 at 09:37 AM

Not just Treon, but South Florida/Miami kids. Ice is well respected and trusted in those areas.

Posted by: UMike | January 27, 2014 at 09:38 AM

YUP

CaneRock

Ice for "quality control"? For which side of the ball?...offense I'm assuming. Nevertheless, getting Ice back is a smart move, the guy knows His Xs & Os, and like UMike said, He's the Dean Of Coaches in Dade.

LB

"Well there is that and having the WVU admission requirements of:

1. Is he breathing?

2. Can he spell "touchdown".

3. Can he sign an "X" on a LOI?"

If he's got ties to the coal/chemical companies, he'll have a free mansion.

UMike

Why Bama offering so LATE, UMike??

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 27, 2014 at 09:43 AM

Now dont go starting.. Ive been positive all morning lol... BUT... that is early for an out of State school to offer lol

UMike

Ken Dorsey was one of the Pro Bowl coaches

Go Canes

@CoachColey: It's TIME, this is MIAMI!! #StormTroopers #My-ami

Terrance Sullivan

Great blogging fellas. Happy Manic Monday peeps. I will be glad when signing day is here we see who all signed with us check out their bio info and film tape and how they will be incorporated into the 2014 Canes team and so forth and so on, I am eagerly anticipated the Canes Four Play in 3 weeks in Miami. Go Canes!

Ohio_Cane

Now dont go starting.. Ive been positive all morning lol... BUT... that is early for an out of State school to offer lol

Posted by: UMike | January 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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Lol, relax. I'm not starting anything. Just joking around

UMike

UM Baseball #16 ins Baseball America Preseason Poll

UMike

I know Ohio lol.. but I do think that is how i should work.. the local school offers early, and the out of State schools follow, not the opposite lol

CaneSawMassacre

Umike...Then we have a situation where a kid is committed that we never wanted.

Be smart and let the process play out..

If the kid chooses a school just because they offered early, in the end he will learn and come to regret his choice.

And this should be the run down whomever the coach is.. You don't just offer because other schools are.

UMike

CSM... every year we get a kid who commits that we dont really want lol... Dennis Turner is this years example. You can always push a lesser talented guy out if needed, it happens all the time at every school, just part of recruiting.

But the staff is starting of right with the 2015 class, they got all the elite guys offered and threw out a ton of offers yesterday.

30CINCO

Nice Miami Herald write-up on the Linder's & McDermott's

University of Miami O-line is a band of brothers

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/2...#storylink=cpy

UMike

Also, I dont think a kid should commit just because a school offered early. I just like the idea of the offer if only for the appearance you are after the South Florida kids. I think that is why you see so many de-commits every year, they choose to early.

LB

If the newer brothers pan out like the older ones, they'll be paving the way for 1,000 rushers in no time.

CaneRock

UMike, hows about THIS!...Ice Harris can be the HC against FSU,Louisville,Duke, & VT...and Al Golden can coach the rest? LMAO!

30CINCO

If the newer brothers pan out like the older ones, they'll be paving the way for 1,000 rushers in no time.

Posted by: LB | January 27, 2014 at 10:59 AM
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Duke was soo close this year, playing only 7 1/2 games, had 920 rushing yards.

CaneSawMassacre

UMIKE I get the idea. The problem is.. We all know South Florida is a hot bed. We also know, the primadonna culture created.

You start offering too many kids you don't want and pushing them out before NSD..

You create a serious rift..

We don't have that type of clout right now. You have to be winning things before you do that. ala... Alabama, FSU, Auburn.

LB

"Duke was soo close this year, playing only 7 1/2 games, had 920 rushing yards."

The silver lining is that multiple folks from this site have told me that it is extremely reasonable to expect a fully healthy Duke Johnson in 2014. Pain may be an issue, though.

30CINCO

Good read: The five factors: College football's most important stats

http://www.footballstudyhall.com/2014/1/24/5337968/college-football-five-factors

86Cane

CINCO...now that is a GREAT article. Very interesting and informative. Now I have more work to do to see where UM ranks in those categories. LOL

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