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February 04, 2018

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Harry Miller

Nice game, thanks for all the good info on Canes recruiting.

86Cane

Miller is in the house!

Harry Miller

I am always in the house keeping up with the Canes.
Don't know what I would do if not for this blog, it's the best place I know to keep up with all the teams at the U.
I feel like I know all of you. Maybe meet some of you in Texas. I will be in the area the week of the game.

Terrance Sullivan

See you there Harry. Go Canes! It feels great to beat those stinking Hokies!

Go Canes!!

Know it's still a long way off but damn our 2019 and 2020 classes are already loaded.

Had never heard of the guys on it but there are a couple of guys who are #1 overall natonally already committed.

1mg of Epi

long way off but damn our 2019 and 2020 classes are already loaded.

Had never heard of the guys on it but there are a couple of guys who are #1 overall natonally already committed.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 04, 2018 at 07:40 AM

I guess Let’s see how we do Wednesday before counting all the ships we gonna win, but yea things looking up

BigWindyCane1

Great title for this blog! It works on so many levels

Go Canes!!

Coaches seem to be in total stealth mode.

No posts by them at dinner or of the players in Miami uniform that I’ve seen.


nemo2002

Trump says that "nemo totally absolves me" in Russia probe.

Fake news?

86Cane

Great title for this blog! It works on so many levels

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 04, 2018 at 09:21 AM

Oui

86Cane

Only Nemo knows the REAL truth.

1mg of Epi

Coburn to Miami

According to wiltfong

1mg of Epi

that "nemo totally absolves me" in Russia probe.

Fake news?

Posted by: nemo2002 | February 04, 2018 at 09:46 AM

Da

Go Canes!!

It’s all fake news.

Real news comes Wednesday morning.

1mg of Epi

On second reading not sure if he’s saying he’s hearing Coburn to Miami, or that he’s hearing Coburn only deciding between U and Tx

Go Canes!!

Where are you seeing that Epi?

1mg of Epi

Go:

https://www.canesinsight.com/thread/flip-szn%5Bemoji102%5D%5Bemoji102%5D%5Bemoji102%5D/130037

Go Canes!!

Interesting!

Go Canes!!

Josh White: 2018 DE Jamarcus Chatman is leaning toward signing with Miami on Wednesday, per source.

UMike

Chatman was the #2 in my 2 for 4 prediction. PS2 for LSU and Campbell to UGA

WWIN

No posts by them at dinner or of the players in Miami uniform that I’ve seen.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 04, 2018 at 09:32 AM

They actually have both pics and vids in uniform... Nesta, Campbell, and PS2
________________________________________________

Based on all my info I'm calling...

Nesta - Canes 🔒
PS2 - Canes
Campbell - Canes
Chatfield - Canes ❔

1mg of Epi

by them at dinner or of the players in Miami uniform that I’ve seen.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 04, 2018 at 09:32 AM

They posted a vid of the 3 in uniform throwing up the U, but there’s been very little else. Usually those guys lite up social media on visits

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | February 04, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Those guys dont light up social media after visits.

His Royal Dudeness

I feel good about Nesta, and we have enough of a puncher's chance with the rest of them to make it 1 hell of a NSD.

His Royal Dudeness

CIS poster with his finger on the pulse of Storm18 is saying Chatman is a silent. With that kid though, he could be a silent to 3 or 4 schools right now.

Go Canes!!

Meant our coaches Epi, not the player’s themselves. Don’t coaches usually do that or is that a violation and am I way off.

WWIN

They're being silent right now to keep Satan from pressing em and uping the bags

UMike

2-4

TonyCane

Chatman was the #2 in my 2 for 4 prediction. PS2 for LSU and Campbell to UGA

Posted by: UMike | February 04, 2018 at 11:36 AM

On Wednesday this will be Chatman, Surtain, et al when they commit to Miami....

https://78.media.tumblr.com/eb6d1898d4ab1a869aad3c7f63fc2f1c/tumblr_nxbfz55leo1sg99p0o1_1280.jpg

His Royal Dudeness

Richt is supposedly working Tyson Campbell and his family very hard today. If that info is true, it probably means he is feeling good about Chatman & Surtain. I wont even mention Silvera who is a lock imo.

Go Canes!!

Our new FB speaks again: Wednesday will be a great day for the Canes and people’s true colors will come out 🙌🏾💚

UMike

Tony...2-4...not changing my picks. Adding those two to what we already have is a great class. Hate to lose a couple 5-stars from our own backyard, but we got a few others so it works out.

86Cane

My head agrees with UMike: 2-4

My heart wants to agree with WWIN: 4-4

Either way we will have to play with what we got so let's do this!

#12%4Lyfe

Herbieibis

Yeah, peaches and cream. Well, we are way over due for a big signing day where everything comes together and the Stars align.

UMike

With the early signing period we really don't need everything to come together. We just wanna add a few more pieces to a top class.

His Royal Dudeness

Nesta, Campbell, Surtain and Coburn please.

UMike

Campbell and PS2 are gone. Still a top class, a loaded class. I think the difference between ending the year on a 3 game skid on national TV rather then a playoff appearance will be the difference in getting elite guys or not. Got to fix that.

Go Canes!!

Disagree with UMike on the end of the season costing us these players.

Think most kids are smarter than that when evaluating where to go.

UMike

Go...I should of been more clear. I wasn't trying to say the end of the year cost us these particular players... saying ending it that way vs a playoff appearance will lose you some recruits in general.

86Cane

Agree 100% UMike.

1mg of Epi

coaches Epi, not the player’s themselves. Don’t coaches usually do that or is that a violation and am I way off.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 04, 2018 at 12:37 PM

The players post their own media. Coaches I believe can not. If they can’t publicly mention a name I would imagine they’d not be able to post a pic.

But yea players always broadcast their visits

1mg of Epi

Campbell and PS2 are gone. Still a top class, a loaded class. I think the difference between ending the year on a 3 game skid on national TV rather then a playoff appearance will be the difference in getting elite guys or not. Got to fix that.

Posted by: UMike | February 04, 2018 at 02:36 PM

I think I disagree w this.

CaneRock

Something else that bodes well for us Tuesday, is that 2 of the DB prospects listed as CBs (Frierson & Blades), may very well end up as Safeties.

With all the concern about D-Line, we only have 3 returning CBs...and 2 of em' graduate after next year (Dean & Jackson).

This $h!t should be what???


His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | February 04, 2018 at 03:42 PM

Not these players (AH4). They are pretty low key. Chatman on the other hand loves the attention.

raizecane

I am picking the Eagles over the Patriots/Refs.......

TonyCane

Tony...2-4...not changing my picks. Adding those two to what we already have is a great class. Hate to lose a couple 5-stars from our own backyard, but we got a few others so it works out.

Posted by: UMike | February 04, 2018 at 02:10 PM

Still light years ahead of the Golden era, the last year of the Shannon period, and end of the Coker regime.

TonyCane

On a separate note given the proximity of the Brady Bowl, what are your predictions on the 2020 NFL CBA negotiations?

My own thoughts - something akin to the 1994 NHL lockout where an entire season is lost.

1mg of Epi

1mg of Epi | February 04, 2018 at 03:42 PM

Not these players (AH4). They are pretty low key. Chatman on the other hand loves the attention.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | February 04, 2018 at 03:59 PM

Their silence makes me think maybe they do wanna drop that signing day bomb.

86Cane

I want to fly like an eagle...

1mg of Epi


I want to fly like an eagle...

Posted by: 86Cane | February 04, 2018 at 10:28 PM

Yet you’re hangin out with all these turkeys.

BigWindyCane1

Doug Peterson did a great job, winning the Super Bowl with Nick Foles.

Foles is the Super Bowl MVP, but he may not be the starter next season. Rosier led the Canes to 10 wins, but Rosier also might not be the starter next season because Perry, Weldon and WILLIAMS will compete with him this spring and fall camp. Sometimes, the accomplishments of the starter is simply not enough if the other guys are just more skilled, talented and accurate. A good coach like CMR will choose the QB who gives him the best chance to win.

Herbieibis

U guys can say what u want, unless we get the needed talent on the front wall we ain’t never getting back to the ship. U can have all the Sutains of the world but u got to have a D F-Ing Line period. I don’t want no moral victories, I could care less about no coastal, let’s y’all ships. U have to have da studs to win them. If we get 2 of the 6 what fun are we celebrating? A moral recruiting victory? What good is a numbers game if U don’t feel your most important needs? Names don’t mean squat!

HillViewCane

Jay Ajayi is like, "Just a few months ago I was playing with Jay Cutler." His thank you speech will include Adam Gase.

86Cane

Doug Pederson originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Miami Dolphins on May 1, 1991,[3] out of Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana at Monroe) in Monroe, Louisiana.[4] He was waived on August 17, 1991, before the start of the regular season.[5] After spending the 1991 season as a free agent, the New York/New Jersey Knights of the World League of American Football (WLAF) drafted him in the fifth round for the first pool of draft-eligible players on February 4, 1992. The second pool, which was drafted from on February 20, consisted of players allocated by NFL teams to the league.[6] He was the backup quarterback to Reggie Slack with the Knights from March to May 1992.[7]

After the WLAF season finished, he was re-signed by the Dolphins on June 2, 1992.[8] Pederson spent 1992 training camp with the Dolphins, before being released during final roster cuts again. He was subsequently re-signed to the team's practice squad, where he practiced on the scout teamuntil he was waived on October 8, 1992.[9] He was re-signed by the Dolphins after the season on March 3, 1993.[10] After his third training camp with the Dolphins, he was waived again on August 31, 1993.[11] For the second consecutive season, Pederson was re-signed to the team's practice squad, on September 1, 1993.[12] Dan Marino, the Dolphins' starting quarterback since 1983, ruptured his Achilles' tendon in a week 6 game against the Cleveland Browns on October 10, 1993, forcing backup Scott Mitchell to replace him. Pederson replaced Marino on the active roster, and served as Mitchell's backup for the next four games. Pederson made his NFL debut on October 24, 1993, in a week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts.[13] He helped head coach Don Shula win his NFL-record 325th victory as a coach when Mitchell suffered a separated shoulder in a week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles on November 14, 1993.[14] Pederson served as the backup to recently acquired Steve DeBerg for the three games Mitchell missed with injury. He briefly entered a week 14 game against the New York Giants while DeBerg was receiving stitches on his face.[15]Mitchell returned as the Dolphins' starter after week 15, and Pederson was released in favor of backup DeBerg and third-string quarterback Hugh Millen on December 16, 1993.[16]

Pederson re-signed with the Dolphins on April 16, 1994, after the season ended.[17] He spent the entire 1994 season on the Dolphins' active roster as the third-string quarterback behind Marino and Bernie Kosar. On February 15, 1995, Pederson was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the twenty-second round of the NFL Expansion Draft,[18] after being placed on the Dolphins' available players list on January 19,[19] but was released on May 24, 1995.[20] He returned to the World League after his release, playing with Rhein Fire. Pederson re-signed with the Dolphins again in June 1995.[21] After competing with Dan McGwire throughout training camp, Pederson was waived on August 22, 1995.[22] Marino suffered a knee injury during a week 6 game,[23] so Pederson was re-signed on October 10 to serve as the third quarterback behind Kosar and McGwire for the next two games.[24] He was released again after Marino returned for week 9 on October 24.

WWIN

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 04, 2018 at 11:00 PM

Looks like Foles won that job tonight

86Cane

Nope, Rosier still has it.

RCCF

Meanwhile, Clemson defensive lineman Jabril Robinson has announced his intention to explore the grad transfer market. Robinson played in 11 games for the Tigers in 2017, seeing about 20 snaps per game. He graduated in December. With stiff competition in front of him on the depth chart, it's likely Robinson is looking for more time on the football field somewhere else.

Brandon Tiassum, a defensive lineman formerly of the Notre Dame football team, is presenting an interesting scenario. He was dismissed from the team last week, but will not graduate from Notre Dame until December 2018. But his college football career isn't over, and he will move on as a graduate transfer after he gets his degree. File this one away for next winter.

1mg of Epi

Some nights you’re the hammer. Some nights you’re the nail.

1mg of Epi

Go to sleep RC... dontcha know nothing good happens after midnight?

Go Canes!!

Great game last night.

Thought this place would be full of late breaking info about our weekend visitors?!?

Some of you are slacking!

raizecane

3 hours of sleep will not cut it today.....

raizecane

How about the commercials? Did you have a fav? Which ones sucked?

1mg of Epi

3 hours of sleep will not cut it today.....

Posted by: raizecane | February 05, 2018 at 07:09 AM

I am with u on that buddy

1mg of Epi

you are slacking!

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 05, 2018 at 07:09 AM

Ps2 and TC have told the other members of 2018 class they are attending the u.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | February 05, 2018 at 07:15 AM

I’m a bit too hungover to sense sarcasm. So give it to me straight

1mg of Epi

Go... it’s legit. Dude can confirm.

Go Canes!!

That would be sweet.

Checked the net and I'll stick to my original prediction of Surtain and Nesta.

Think we are also getting the kid from Georgia, Ezzard and the DT from Texas. The fact the kid didn't sign in January was odd enough, then CMR going for an in home this late in the game seals it.

Hopefully we get them all.

1mg of Epi

I think I agree w u go. Storm 18 believes Tyson coming but it seems off to me. I do think we get ps2 and oddly I feel we may have Coburn

WWIN

Go to sleep RC... dontcha know nothing good happens after midnight?

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | February 05, 2018 at 02:46 AM

Soup this is why he makes the big money here!!!

His Royal Dudeness

Ive seen things Go.

WWIN

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | February 05, 2018 at 09:14 AM

Oh???
____________________________________________

Based on all my info I'm calling...

Nesta - Canes 🔒
PS2 - Canes
Campbell - Canes
Chatfield - Canes ❔

Posted by: WWIN | February 04, 2018 at 11:47 AM

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 05, 2018 at 09:06 AM

It's better for HC's to have a in-home as close to NSD as possible

Go Canes!!

Matt Miller: Miami Hurricanes Mock Draft:

Round 3: Mark Walton (49ers - 74), Chad Thomas (Cowboys - 81)
Round 4: RJ McIntosh (Browns - 97), Kendrick Norton (Chiefs - 118)
Round 5: Chris Herndon (Steelers - 156)
Round 7: Braxton Berrios (Broncos - 199), KC McDermott (Dolphins - 203)

BigWindyCane1

Matt Miller: Miami Hurricanes Mock Draft:

Round 3: Mark Walton (49ers - 74), Chad Thomas (Cowboys - 81)
Round 4: RJ McIntosh (Browns - 97), Kendrick Norton (Chiefs - 118)
Round 5: Chris Herndon (Steelers - 156)
Round 7: Braxton Berrios (Broncos - 199), KC McDermott (Dolphins - 203)

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 05, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Thanks for sharing, Go. Seven players in one draft is pretty good, especially in a year where the Canes did not expect to have as many draftable players.

A few notable observations: Chad Thomas goes higher than McIntosh and Norton. Actually, I am not surprised and I could see that happening. Hopefully, they all go higher. I also think Trent Harris has a shot at getting drafted, or at least making an NFL roster, but not as a DE, but more as a LB. Harris was among ACC leaders in sacks.

Go Canes!!

For the record, after a week or so checking CIS for info I:

A) Can’t figure out where the hell you get the latest info
B) Can’t believe how much time people spend trying to get others banned
C) Appreciate the Space more than ever.

That site sucks ass top to bottom.

TonyCane

I think Berrios goes to the Patriots in round 4

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: TonyCane | February 05, 2018 at 02:29 PM

Pats need defense.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 05, 2018 at 02:14 PM

There are only a handful of names there that give real info. Then its 50 pages of telling eachother off.

His Royal Dudeness

McIntosh will be a 2nd Rounder I think. Chad & Norton 3rd & 5th. If I needed a TE, I would go for Herndon as early as the 1st, if I have a late pick like the Jaguars or something. Walton's injury concerns me, but Id use a late 2nd on him.
McDermott & Darling are not draftable for me.

Go Canes!!

Chad will be our first player taken imo.

McDermott will be in the league the longest, but far.

1mg of Epi

sucks ass top to bottom.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 05, 2018 at 02:14 PM

Once u get used to the place it’s useful.

Go Canes!!

Silvera voted nastiest player in 247’s Top 250:

Nastiest – Nesta Silvera, DT, Miami
You’re going to feel Silvera’s presence on the field. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a game, camp or All-American setting, the active interior defender has the type of motor and mentality that you’ve got to have to be elite on the defensive line. He’ll talk trash but it’s really the style of play that makes him nasty. Silvera is just relentless and plays with an edge that is hard to miss and will be contagious for his teammates on the next level.

Top247 Ranking: 42

1mg of Epi

For example: Ty’s Unk

I've been saying it all along, he's gonna make his own decision but it's gonna be made after the process is handled objectively. Also, I wanna shut down a little bit of fake news out there. That's not Ty's sister in the Twitter post that y'all were talking about earlier, it's his niece. All of his sisters weren't even there when the Fart Gang came by. Ty is the baby by a loooong shot and the only son, so trust when I say no one's trying to ship him off. But it's his life, he's been raised the right way, so no one's gonna make him stay if his heart & mind tell him otherwise. I've just been sitting back and watch people make assumptions and more people parrot the same assumptions. As far as a job offer, I'm a family member but that definitely is not my place to pry about something like that. There are personal things that my parents & siblings can't ask me about. It's none of my business, plain & simple. I still believe we win out...

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 05, 2018 at 02:56 PM

I love hearing that. Hopefully that attitude is imparted on the entire DL and creates a culture. Thats a Jimmy Johnson kind of player. I think since Coker weve done a lot to coach that out of players.

86Cane

Silvera voted nastiest player in 247’s Top 250:

Nastiest – Nesta Silvera, DT, Miami

I'll take 11 of those to go please!

Go Canes!!

Drake putting on a surprise concert at the U.

Only in Miami

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 05, 2018 at 06:32 PM

Please notify every recruit left on our board.

1mg of Epi

Mama Surtain is smoooooookin

WWIN

Mama Surtain is smoooooookin

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | February 05, 2018 at 07:54 PM

Yes sir! I'll take her for consolation if her son doesn't sign here!

Go Canes!!

So no one has to search:

https://twitter.com/surtainmichelle/status/960666532777988098?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eios%7Ctwgr%5Ecom.apple.UIKit.activity.Message%7Ctwcon%5E7100%7Ctwterm%5E0

P.S. Damn that woman is fine.

BigWindyCane1

Canes men basketball team is back into the top 25

RCCF

Quote from PS Sr
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“The visit was awesome,” Surtain Sr. said. “We got to get in front of the coaches, see the campus a little bit. And just being around coach (Mark) Richt and his family, it’s a family atmosphere there and they’re real genuine people. The way coach Richt goes about his business with football and the spiritual aspect was very impressive. Pat really enjoyed it.”
This from TOS. PS2 is looking for a family vibe right? Where he feels comfortable? Look no further bro! Welcome home!

From a Facebook Room w/Great Gems

RCCF

Chatman “loved” visit, weighs in on Heritage kids & more

Matt Shodell • CaneSport.com

Rome (Ga.) High School DL Jamarcus Chatman is on his way back home, and the Hurricanes gave him a lot to think over after his official visit wrapped up this morning.

“I loved it, really loved it, can see myself being there,” Chatman said. “I got to see the academics, talk to coach Kool (Craig Kuligowski), saw stuff outside of football.”

The message from Kuligowski?

“He told me I can come in and play immediately,” Chatman said. “He said I could be a big impact, that he really wants to coach me.”

Chatman says head coach Mark Richt echoed that: “He’s great, told me how he feels about me being there, was telling me how I’d be a big impact there, that he really wants to coach me, that he likes the person I’ve become so far.”

Chatman, who said UM wants him to play mainly end but move to tackle in passing situations, took the visit with his mother and sister.

“They loved it too,” he said.

Now Chatman is gearing up for signing day. He says he’ll be picking from four hats - Miami, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Florida State.

While he’s not tipping his hand - “I don’t really have a leader,” he says - certainly UM has put itself in good position.

Asked the message he has for Cane fans when it comes to the chances he winds up putting on a Miami hat Wednesday, Chatman said, “It’s a big chance. I just have to talk to my family.”

"It’s a big chance. I just have to talk to my family."
— Chatman, on UM's chances to land him Wednesday

Chatman wasn’t the only recruit on the fence during the visit, of course. High profile DB’s Patrick Surtain and Tyson Campbell were also on hand. While the pair have kept their thoughts relatively quiet, Surtain is picking between LSU, Alabama, Clemson and UM while Campbell’s down to Georgia, Alabama and Miami.

Chatman’s perception of the duo coming off the visit?

“They had fun,” Chatman said. “We hung out a bit and I feel like Miami’s in it with both of them.”

Chatman also said the recruit he spent the most time with was commitment Nesta Silvera.

“We bonded,” Chatman said. “He’s pretty cool. He was telling me stuff about Miami, was telling me `I want you to play here but it’s your decision at the end of the day.’”

Commitment Jordan Miller was another official visitor.

“I liked him - he was talking about if I went there it would be a big impact,” Chatman said.

A message from coaches when it came to trying to add Surtain, Campbell and Chatman to the Class of 2018?

“They were just like `Do you know how big it will be if we get all of you?’” Chatman said.

Stay tuned Wednesday.

ROME, GA
CLASS OF 2018
UNDECIDED
* Chatman shared some of his highlights from the time on campus:

“I liked seeing the student ratio, the professors, being able to interact with the players,” he said. “They showed me their side of how they like Miami, stuff like that.”

Chatman flew in Thursday night and was met at his hotel room by a big cake with a `U’ in icing on it.

“That was awesome,” Chatman said. “I took some pictures, then took a bite out of it.”

Chatman said Friday was spent on the academic side “and we ate a lot” and that Saturday was about the football program and meeting with coaches and players.

“We also saw the turnover chain,” Chatman said. “That was pretty cool.”

He was hosted by fellow Georgia native Deejay Dallas.

“He was telling me there’s no place like the U, was saying it would be the best decision to come to Miami, that I won’t regret it,” Chatman said. “He said if you choose to be at the U it’s special. We were interacting like we’ve always known each other.”

* Chatman says the biggest factors in his announcement Wednesday will be “Being able to play early, me knowing if I go there I’ll excel in academics and how I interact with the players.”

CaneSport's take

Chatman had a great visit. We think the Canes are in great shape to land him on Wednesday, but he's going to finalize things with his family over the next day or two to make sure

RCCF

Well it looks like Chatfield is going to Miami and directly from Patrick Surtain Sr. " The family is sitting down tonight and a decision will be hammered out tonight"! Based on the Chatfield tweets it's starting to appear like Miami will land all of the AH FAB 4! I'm continuously hearing that the players were looking at how much of closeness & family connection they had with the current class of each school and that Miami Commits really, really get along with them,, even the out of state kids are all getting along. If anything change, I'll post it but as of 2/5/2018 Miami is in the driver's seat to land the AH FAB 4. Coburn is Miami/TX battle and OJOMO is expected to sign with TX.

-Troy Shack

RCCF

Family sit down tonight could result in final Surtain decision

If the hype surrounding Patrick Surtain Jr.’s college decision is a hurricane, then he’s at the calm center of the eye.

And Patrick Surtain Sr., who doubles as Jr.’s high school coach, says the family will quietly hammer out a final decision as soon as this evening.

“It’s been a strenuous process, long,” Surtain Sr. told CaneSport on Monday morning. “We took four official visits. I think he’s narrowed it down to four schools and hopefully will make a decision by tonight.”

Those four lucky programs?

Miami, LSU, Alabama and Clemson.

The Canes, considered a longshot entering an official visit this past weekend, took some steps forward with the time on campus.

“The visit was awesome,” Surtain Sr. said. “We got to get in front of the coaches, see the campus a little bit. And just being around coach (Mark) Richt and his family, it’s a family atmosphere there and they’re real genuine people. The way coach Richt goes about his business with football and the spiritual aspect was very impressive. Pat really enjoyed it.”

While there are reports that Patrick Sr. would love to see his son play close to home - what parent wouldn’t? - the coach weighed in that “It’s 100 percent up to him. As a parent you want to do your due diligence and let him see the places. Wherever he goes we’ll support him.”

CaneSport’s take

It’s heartening for Cane fans to hear that Surtain Jr. hasn’t locked the decision in yet and that the family plans to really make sure of it … likely tonight. Do we still consider Pat a longshot? Yes. But hey, there’s a chance.

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