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June 19, 2011



Canesport reporting Jelani Hamilton committed to UM Bdc! Told u soup, TRUST THE FN PROCESS !

Big Daddy Cane

lol 4-Real!

Big Daddy Cane




Posted by: 4-Real | June 20, 2011 at 08:16 PM

Just like I said.

Well done young Danielson...

Big Daddy Cane

lol SOUP


Jelani Hamilton



Thanks for the mac-translation OGV.

effin hilarious!


OGV kills


Aflac moments we'd pay to see



Loco: that was good - well done.

Solar - liked the stickball vid...I called an old friend this past Friday while in a traffic jam coming home from work, and we were laughing...saying, when we were younger, it didn't matter where we were, what we were doing, who we were with... all we needed was a ball and we'd find a way to entertain ourselves for hours on end.

Reminded me of those guys in the video....cracked me up seeing them play around the sewer pipe.

They were pretty good gloves too!

Man, we used to play hot box by the hour...just two bases, two fielders, one runner and a ball. Add one each fielder and runner, and base. Mix. Add touch of wet grass for max sliding effect. Repeat. Makes hours / days / months of fun.


Jelani Hamilton from St. Thomas makes 17 commitments. Hamilton is a 4-star listed at 6'4" and 245lbs, and he could grow into a big DE or even a DT.

I really like this class!

VA Cane

Just back from 35th HS reunion. Great time, fun to see all the people I went to school with. We had a lot of olde players there...our starting backfield were all there....me at QB, R Wills at LHB, B Franklin FB, B Harris at RHB in ur fullhouse....hey we won 36 in a row 2 states...it was great to be there.

Big Daddy you are awesome. Your updates are wonderful, I apprecxiate it.

OGV...I saw your boy...Scarface this weekend...he came by our reunion to say hey tyo his boys from long long ago....thought of you....and that nickname...sorry I got so pissed back then..By the way, your translation machine was the best!!! You could market it for all the bloggers around the world who need help with the macs of the world. That was cool!!!! Glad to be back on here, hope everyone is ok.

Nice drum angle on Robbie Solar....

VA Cane

I meant in our fullhouse


What do these players all have in common:

RayRay Armstrong
Brandon Washington
Lamar Miller
Marcus Fortson


Here is another Solar Zone Hit of The Week contribution that just missed the cut

It cracks me up and gets mega style points though!



they are all on someones All American Team


SOUP, they're all gonna be in your LOF picks? Lol


VaCane sounds like you had a serious football program going at high school.


I was honestly not that impressed with Melanie hamilton. Maybe im hyper critical cause I played the same position for st. Thomas before moving to lb he looked like he was a bit sluggish out if his stance and played with too high a pad level on many plays. Sure he made plays but looks like he has a lot of technique work to do


they are all on someones All American Team

Posted by: solarcane | June 20, 2011 at 09:41 PM

SOUP, they're all gonna be in your LOF picks? Lol

Posted by: OhioCane | June 20, 2011 at 09:42 PM



Man, I take a nap after work and I miss 2 commits? Lol, figures

Delani is a HUGE get for Golden


fm...yes he has work to do on his technique that only coaching will fix but his size and natural ability are unquestioned.


They are all All ACC

( but yes they are all on someones All America Tteam


fm I got the same impression, he didn't look all world in his own highlight reel, maybe he is more impressive in person?


RayRay Armstrong
Brandon Washington
Lamar Miller
Marcus Fortson

Posted by: SOUP | June 20, 2011 at 09:26 PM

What do they have in common?

All are going to leave early after GREAT 2011 seasons.


Chase Ford

My middle name is Chase and my first name is Jordan. They always called me Chase when I was little so it stuck.

When I was six years old, I was getting ready to take a bath and I jumped off the toilet and slipped and busted my head. That’s how I got the scar above my eye. I think I got five or six stitches.

Texas is family and friends. I think of the country, I think of sitting around, not doing anything and not worrying about it.

Playing football has given me a lot of advantages in the classroom, in life, and in everything.

I secretly wish that my mom could move down here with me.

Transferring to Miami was a whole different experience, but probably the best decision of my life as of right now.

Playing tight end is fun. A lot of guys on the tight end group get together and we have a good time, it’s a pleasure to be around them. It’s the U, “Tight End U.”

At the end of my 10th grade, my youngest brother needed special help in school. They didn’t have the kind of attention he needed at the school I was at. So all of us moved to a new school. Me and the new head coach were talking and he asked me what positions I played. I said quarterback and free safety. He said “That’s good, but here you’re playing tight end and defensive end, so go get your pads and get ready.” That was that (laughs).

Coach Carroll is a real good guy. He’s an up-tempo guy. He’s always bouncing off the walls, always upbeat. He’s a fun guy to play for. He’s taught me a lot and developed my game to become a better football player.

There’s going to be a lot of competition at the tight end position this year. Blake Ayles who transferred from USC is good, Asante Cleveland played in a few games and did real well, Clive and Billy are good too. I really don’t think of it from a competitive edge, but I think of it as going out there, doing what you have to do, getting your job done to the best you can do it, and have fun when you do it. Whoever plays will be the best player.

The Golden Era just started, but between now and the time he’s done, I’m sure he’ll have a few National Championships under his belt, hopefully this year to start it off. It seems like he has a good plan.

This is my first spring of playing college football, so I didn’t really know what to expect coming in. It’s a different atmosphere from last year. Waking up at 5:30 a.m. for workouts and the new posters in the locker rooms with guys like Ray Lewis saying stuff, it’s kind of different but it’s fun. It’s been a learning experience, because they’ve put more on us this year than they did last year.

I wouldn’t be here without my family. From grandparents to my aunts to my parents and my brothers. When I’m down, they’re my driving force. They always have my back. I love them and would do anything for them.

My mom told me when I was little, she asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said a dad and a little brother. My mom got married on December 10th, and my little brother came on July 2nd. I got both presents.

I didn’t think I’d be here playing football, because when I was 14, I was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital for a long time with a bad staph infection. The doctors told me I was lucky to be alive, and that I would never play football again. I guess I proved them wrong. They said I wouldn’t play football again because it was too big of a risk. After the third or fourth game of the next season, when I went back to the hospital, they cleared me to play. God’s blessed me.

When I was younger, basketball was my sport. I didn’t like getting hit. But when I couldn’t play football, I wanted to. When they cleared me, I came back and was so excited to play. I played quarterback and threw like three interceptions right away (laughs).

I was raised to do right, be respectful. My grandpa was a principal and worked out at a state school helping with special education. My grandmother just retired as a teacher. I was raised by them until I was five, brought up on good morals. They taught me right from wrong.

You never know what will happen, what life’s going to bring you, and what life’s going to take you through.

The U is about winning, legacy, and teamwork. It’s about family and we see it each day with the NFL guys coming back to talk to us or to work out. The first player that came back that I remember seeing was Willis McGahee. It was cool, because you think how he plays on television and in the NFL. After awhile, you start to realize they’re people like me and you. Yeah, they play in the NFL and yeah they’re great players, but they’re regular people. Most people think all athletes are stuck up and all that, but not these guys.

We are all in it together, ready to win. From the weightlifting sessions to the spring practice, one person can’t do it by himself. This isn’t a high school basketball game. You need teamwork to accomplish your goals.

When these seniors are done, I want us to leave a legacy. I want them to say, “That team right there, that was the team. That was a group of players right there.” In 2020 or 2030, I want them to remember the 2011 team, like we remember the 2001 team.


fm and Solar...I have to agree after watching even more film from the HS playoff game that #99 does NOT look that special.

I know he is considered to be a four or five star player depending on who U ask but the film does NOT show that.

Very curious.


raize how was the cruise?

Posted by: canechic | June 20, 2011 at 02:03 PM


Could not have asked for a better time. All the ports except Belize were great. Belize is a dump in the port area so if you ever go there, stay on the ship or book an excursion that lasts 5 - 6 hours.

BTW - we did the cave tubing there and it was great. I also ate a termite......DONT ASK...lol


OH HELL, the Captain has returned from his voyage. Musta run outta Rum?

Posted by: SOUP | June 20, 2011 at 03:24 PM


Pretty much but did manage to come back with 2 bottles of Crown Royal (1 bottle being the new black label).


After all the hype and gushing on Twitter and other blogs I thought I was going to be blown out of my chair like I was with
GP's highlights or Chicks.
If those were Hamiltons very best plays of the season, not too spectacular.
We will have to wait and see how Hamilton responds to his coaches.




The Sting

Ducks, spend $25,000 dollars on 2011 player profiles, then find out they are 2009 profiles and the kids are already in college


Oregon football: Player profiles Willie Lyles sold Ducks appear outdated, lacking national scale

A national recruiting package purchased by Oregon in February 2010 that included the player profiles for 140 players with the heading “Player Profile 2011” is made up of virtually all 2009 high school graduates.

Further, although the service was billed as a “national package,” the vast majority of the players are from Texas. Forty of those profiled are from Houston. Of the five from outside Texas, two were from South Carolina, and one each from California, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

UO purchased the package from Willie J. Lyles' Houston-based Complete Scouting Services for $25,000.

Amid the documents released by Oregon related to the football scouting services inquiry were 140 recruiting profiles of high school players under the heading “2010 National High School Evaluation Booklet." Above each individual profile, however, reads “Player Profile 2011.” The related invoice cites the "2011 National Package."

A search of all the players listed revealed that virtually all graduated from high school in 2009 with a few graduating in 2010 or 2008.

One of the recruits in the package dated 2011 was defensive lineman Nosa Eguae out of Mansfield Summit High School in Arlington, Texas. Eguae signed with Auburn in 2009 and started 11 games for the Tigers last season, including the BCS National Championship game against Oregon. He had four tackles, one for loss against the Ducks.

Two profiles appear of the same player. One profile was a redacted bio page for privacy reasons, presumably a recruit who wound up at Oregon.

Tragically, another listed recruit, wide receiver Josh Rake out of Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas, died in a car accident in on Sept. 30, 2010 during his freshman year at the University of North Texas.

UO has not answered to The Oregonian's questions for more specifics on the document, including when it actually received it and what period it was intended to cover.


How in the heck do you pay to see a player you are thinking of recruiting's high school profile when that particular kid just played against you in the NC game???


One of the recruits in the package dated 2011 was defensive lineman Nosa Eguae out of Mansfield Summit High School in Arlington, Texas. Eguae signed with Auburn in 2009 and started 11 games for the Tigers last season, including the BCS National Championship game against Oregon. He had four tackles, one for loss against the Ducks.


Max Preps pre season high School national rankings

No. 17 Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - Full preview
Strengths: Dwyer should have excellent receivers this season, which will be a bonus for quarterbacks Faton Bauta and Bobby Puyol, who are battling for the starting job. Bauta, a transfer from Poly Prep, is talented enough to find playing time at a number of positions. The offensive line will see some new faces, but returning tackle Patrick Miller, a major recruit, is a great returning piece to build on. The Panthers’ sophomore class, which features Clint Stephens, Johnnie Dixon, Shaun Boone and Eric Roginsky, has coach Jack Daniels excited for the future.

Question marks: With the departure of Jacoby Brissett, Curt Maggitt and Nick O’Leary, Dwyer will have to replace a tremendous amount of production on both sides of the ball. The Panthers received several key transfers who will be skilled yet inexperienced in Daniels’ system. The team looked commendable in its spring game, but it will need to play as a fully cohesive unit when it opens up the season with Glades Central.

Outlook: More than anything, last year’s 12-2 season proved that Dwyer is fully capable of reloading, as the Panthers excelled despite losing Matt Elam, Robert Clark and Gerald Christian from the 2009 squad. Transfers Bauta, Dixon, linebacker Gage Batten and defensive end Malik Brown will have Dwyer performing up to the level of expectations that Daniels sets for his program: state championship or bust.


No. 14 Glades Central (Belle Glade, Fla.) - Full preview
Strengths: What would a Glades Central team be without tremendous speed? Not only does this Muck Bowl participant boast its usual share of burners, but the 2011 Raiders are an experienced squad, with numerous key players returning from last year’s 12-2 squad that claimed victories over Skyline and American Heritage. Cre'von Leblanc, Jamie Wilson, Dominique Gibson and William Likley give Glades Central some of the best returning skill players in the country.

Question marks: For as well-established as the team’s skill positions are, Glades Central’s line play may be just as unsettled, as new head coach Roosevelt Blackmon will have to rebuild large parts of both the offensive and defensive lines. How the team will mesh in Blackmon’s first season, particularly with transfer quarterback Tanner Redish at the helm of the offense, still remains to be seen.

Outlook: Assuming the likes of Tavious Bridges and Brandon Rodriguez help construct a formidable defensive line, the real x-factor could be quarterback play. Glades Central will face a stiff season-opening test against Dwyer, a program the Raiders have found success against lately. This is a small program with big expectations, and will be among the state's and country’s best.


No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) - Full preview
Strengths: First-year head coach Rocco Casullo, who was promoted to fill the position vacated by George Smith’s retirement, is a defensive coach, and he’ll have plenty to work with. Jelani Hamilton, the team’s top recruit, anchors the defensive line. Cole Champion leads a stout linebacking unit. The secondary features plenty of young talent, but is very inexperienced. Dami Ayoola and Fred Coppet give the Raiders a speedy one-two punch at running back.

Question marks: Like the Raiders’ defensive backs, the team’s wide receivers will be fast and very skilled, but the unit is new and will need to adjust to a new quarterback. Games against De La Salle and Prattville will present different but equally daunting challenges to Aquinas early in the season.

Outlook: Over the last five years, Aquinas has shown that it reloads as well as anyone in the country. While the Raiders lost some key pieces to graduation, there are plenty of future stars waiting in the wings. The team's ground game will be difficult to stop. Defensively, Aquinas won't drop off much from last year's sterling unit.


No. 2 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) - Full preview
Strengths: Armwood returns top prospect Matt Jones, who will run behind a huge, nasty offensive line led by Cody Waldrop and features Cameron Dees and Kevin McCoy. The team’s defense, which boasts Eric Striker at linebacker and Leon McQuay at defensive back, is another strength.

Question marks: It’s hard to find any real weakness on this team, but the biggest one will be behind center, at least initially. A transfer from Tampa Bay Tech, quarterback Darryl Richardson has impressed this spring, but will need to adjust to the Hawks’ drastically different offense quickly. He has shown flashes of brilliance this spring, putting his rocket arm on display. Still, he needs to gain a full understanding of the Hawks’ offense for them to have the type of season they’re capable of having.

Outlook: This team is extremely talented and should be hungry for a state title after just falling short in last year’s 4A championship game. If it plays to its potential, this Armwood squad could be one of the best in Tampa-area history and will compete for the No. 1 spot in the Xcellent 25.


* #1

No. 1 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) - Full preview
Strengths: This Don Bosco Prep defense could be the best the Ironmen have ever had, and that’s saying a lot. Darius Hamilton and Al-Quadir Muhammad lead an explosive defenslive line. Yuri Wright, Elijah Shumate and Jabrill Peppers help comprise the nation’s best secondary. Michael Strizak will be another player that needs to be accounted for each play.

Question marks: How will quarterback Mike Yankovich fare as a full-time replacement for the departed Gary Nova? Yankovich, more in the mold of former Don Bosco Prep signal-caller Brett Knief, will need to mature quickly. He also has the luxury of throwing to arguably the state's top receiver, Leonte Carroo.

Outlook: After flying under the radar to begin last season, the Ironmen will begin the season with the bulls eye on their backs. They have the talent and experience to have another memorable season. Yankovich should be ready to handle the offense. The defense may be tested early on with games against Mission Viejo and Manatee.



Miller is featured on the cover of Phil Steele and the others are on Steele's watch list.



Oops. I'm only partially right.

Old Skool

Great line from this morning's paper

Denver Broncos defensive player Jason Hunter was struck in the left upper chest by a kitchen knife hurled at him by his girlfriend during an argument over cell phones, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press.

Hunter told police the woman waved the knife and told him to stay back before throwing it "on accident"


Maybe I am having a blond moment but I not sure I understand that Oregon article. They paid for profiles? Is this wrong or just stupid?


Hunter told police the woman waved the knife and told him to stay back before throwing it "on accident"

Posted by: Old Skool | June 21, 2011 at 06:46 AM

Happens all the time.

Just last week me and the wifey were sitting calmly at the dinner table cutting our pork chops when all of a sudden...


Is this wrong or just stupid?

Posted by: canechic | June 21, 2011 at 08:07 AM

Niether. It is a "cover" story for Oregon paying a street agent to get players to sign with the Ducks.


Oh soup well that has to be wrong right?


UNC elimnates Texas from CWS.

Marlins lose again in spite of replacing Managers and benching Ramirez.

Rays beat Brewers 8-4.


Oh soup well that has to be wrong right?

Posted by: canechic | June 21, 2011 at 08:16 AM

Well since U put it that way U are right it WAS wrong. ;-)


I will be in Eugene on the 4th of July so I will try to get the lowdown. ;)


Miami goes after a real point guard

At this time last year, Kareem Canty was just starting to make a name for himself. After a solid AAU spring season, he began to draw interest from low-to-mid-major Division I programs and after flying under the radar at Bishop Loughlin, he was enjoying the attention.

As the July Live Recruiting Period nears, Canty isn’t nearly as enthralled with all of the attention.

“It’s been really stressful,” said the dynamic pass-first point guard who recently finished up a postgraduate year at Bridgeton Academy, is ranked seventh among points guards in the Class of 2012 by Scout.com and plans to prep next year at either South Kent (Conn.) or Brewster Academy (Mass.). “I speak to a new school every other day. I focus on one school, then I get a new call and I have to wait.”

Philip Hall

Harlem's Kareem Canty has narrowed his list to Miami, Seton Hall, Xavier and Florida State.

Canty hopes to end the process soon.

He recently cut his list to four: Xavier, Miami, Seton Hall and Florida. He has taken unofficial visits to Xavier and Seton Hall and plans to visit Miami next week. Canty said he nearly committed to Xavier during his visit there. He fell in love with the campus, the “family atmosphere” around the team and already felt comfortable with head coach Chris Mack and assistant Rasheen Davis, his lead recruiter.

“I just felt like I was making my decision too soon,” the 6-foot-1 guard said. “I had nothing to compare it to.”

He even changed his Twitter handle, which ended up being eerily similar to current Xavier point guard Tu Holloway. Canty said it was just a coincidence. He, however, can see himself at the Atlantic 10 power.

“Xavier is cool, they win a lot, all their guards enter the [NBA] Draft,” he said. “Rasheen Davis is cool. It seems like they really want me over there.”

Canty makes it sound like Miami is right up there with Xavier. The staff there, led by coach Jim Larranaga and his lead recruiter Michael Huger, recruited him when they were at George Mason.

“They knew about me before everyone else,” he said.

Canty said he is not ruling out Florida State or Seton Hall, either. He’s always been a fan of the Seminoles’ style of play, especially when current Knicks guard Toney Douglass was in Tallahassee, Fla., and enjoyed his unofficial visit to Seton Hall.

One Division I assistant involved in Canty’s recruitment said the Harlem native can make an impact for whatever program he chooses.

“I love his competitive nature,” the coach said. “He has a will to win, he plays hard and he hates to lose.”

“He’s starting to realize how good he can be if he continued to work,” said Abdu-Allah Torrence, Canty’s coach with the Long Island Lightning. “He’s a kid who’s tough, gets in the lane, can score and create for others.”

After he visits Miami next week, Canty said he will sit down with family and coaches and make a decision. He would like to do so by the end of July 4th weekend.

“It’s not definite, but it’s something I’m looking into real hard,” he said. “I want to go to a school where I can change the program or I can make a big impact.”


The graphic photo warning on cigarette packs about to finally roll out.
If you buy something that costs a fortune, says it can kill you, and has a picture of rotting teeth, corpse and diseased lungs as it's legacy, on each package then you are addicted or just pretty stupid.



Louisville CB gets 2nd DUI in seven months,
rear ends a police cruiser in the process.

Louisville cornerback Darius Ashley had an opportunity to find his way into the starting lineup this fall, competing for a position left vacant by Johnny Patrick and Bobby Burns. Ashley made it much more difficult for himself over the weekend by picking up his second DUI charge in seven months.

Ashley was arrested early Saturday morning after he rear-ended a police cruiser at a stoplight. Ashley, 21, claimed he had consumed just four beers earlier in the evening. Police said he had a blood-alcohol level of .186 - more than twice the legal limit.

Head coach Charlie Strong kept Ashley from traveling with the team to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl in December after the defensive back was found unconscious at a restaurant drive-thru with his car running. He was arrested for his first DUI. His BAC in that case was .192. Ashley plead guilty to that charge in April, and was punished with home incarceration for four days, a suspended license, and enrollment in an alcohol-education program.

Unfortunately for Ashley, having already used that second-chance may lead to the end of his time in a Cardinal uniform. While an official announcement from Strong is pending, UL officials told the Courier-Journal that the head coach was aware of the arrest. Ashley entered Louisville as a running back but recorded two interceptions, three sacks, and a forced fumble since making the move to the defensive side of the ball.


The recruitng seems to be going good. Added another D.E. and a another no name WR. Al you need to put the breaks on Dog. We ain't the Texas of the South. There's plenty of time left to throw those 25 or so schollies out like candy at a parade. I know every kid can't be a 4 or 5 star player but don't sell yourself short on those big name dudes left on the board.
Lastly, for the millionth time I've said this what about 2 BIG TIME D.TACKLES, I'm just asking for (2). Not some kid that comes in here at 250 and we have to wait 3 years for him to get to 290, just a couple of already 6'4 285-290 types. We need at least 3 difference makers on each side of the ball, if you can do this I'll lay off.


Davie boy drowns rafting the Ocoee River, Tenn.

Tragic Drowning on the Ocoee River
by George Sayour

It is with sadness that I write this blog post. 16 year old Andrew Silvershein of Davie, FL passed away on a rafting trip on the Ocoee River in Tennessee on Sunday. This has to be every parent's nightmare and our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to his family and friends.

Of course, as whitewater paddler any accident on a river upsets me. In this particular case, being that I live in South Florida, I happen to know people who were friends with Andrew which literally brings it a little closer to home for me.

The reports I read say that upon the raft flipping over, his foot got caught in some rocks causing him to drown. While the Ocoee River is mainly comprised of Class III rapids, it has traditionally been considered a "safe" river. However, anytime a paddler is out of their boat, swimming in whitewater can become dangerous.

For those of you who knew Andrew Silvershein the funeral will be held at noon on Wednesday at Beth Ahm Israel, 9730 Stirling Road in Cooper City, FL


Herbie, while I partially agree, U've gotta remember that there's a lot of time left before these kids sign their LOI. Some of these kids will change their mind and sign somewhere else


Marlins lose again in spite of replacing Managers and benching Ramirez.

Rays beat Brewers 8-4.

Posted by: SOUP | June 21, 2011 at 08:24 AM

Marlins lose again because Anibal Sanchez could only go 7 innings. Give the ball to the bullpen and... loss

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