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May 23, 2013



Go Canes!


It you ain't wit it betta run from it MF'er aight

Go Canes


14-0. National champions.

Reality... 11-3. Coastal champs.


Don't hold back kenyon19ypr!

14-0 sounds about right to me!

Let's Go Canes!


Recruiting Updates From Pete Ariz...

**The June 2nd Al Golden Camp is shaping up to be an intriguing showcase at the quarterback position with Miami commitments Brad Kaaya and Alin Edouard both planning to attend, along with Alabama product Malik Rosier, who confirmed with me today that he will be at the camp. This will be an extremely unique opportunity for James Coley to get an in-person look at his top targets and for the three of them to compete against each other.

**More on Kaaya: As expected, Brad Kaaya’s stock continues to rise and James Coley deserves a lot of credit for getting on him early. Although he’s still sitting on two offers, I expect that to change very soon. Kaaya won the Golden Gun Award for accuracy at the San Francisco Regional Elite 11. Rivals.com moved Kaaya up to a 4-star prospect and #200 in the country. He was previously a 3-star and unranked. Kaaya isn’t satisfied though, as he told me, “The true ranking is how many games you win at the next level."

**Miami is in a very good spot with Booker T. Washington DE Chad Thomas right now. Thomas has been low-key with the process and don’t expect that to change because that’s his personality. Something that is in Miami’s favor is the fact that Thomas has consistently held a top two of Miami and Florida State, but the recent developments between his former teammate Matthew Thomas and FSU don’t help the ‘Noles chances. There also don’t seem to be any ill effects from the Denver Kirkland situation around signing day. The ‘Canes are the team to beat right now.

**It will be interesting to monitor what the staff does at linebacker in this class. Linebacker isn’t particularly a strong group in South Florida this year and the team needs immediate help so I expect them to reach into Prep school or JUCO for a player or two. Interestingly, Gionni Paul and Gabriel Terry are both still at the school so we will see how that situation plays out and if they’re given another opportunity, especially with depth potentially being an issue this season. Fort Lauderdale LB Jaboree Williams has picked up some nice offers as of late and he will have an opportunity to impress at the upcoming camps, which he plans to attend. Richard Yeargin is the most highly regarded LB in SoFla, but Miami has not shown any interest and it will probably be too late if they do, so you can scratch him off the list of possibilities.

**I had an update with Cardinal Newman WR Travis Rudolph last night, where he seemed sincerely apologetic for his previous comments towards the Miami staff (http://canesinsight.com/threads/5298...-towards-Miami). After de-committing from Miami, Rudolph cited the main reason being that Miami was being wishy-washy with the position they wanted him at and the coaches weren’t being upfront with him. He changed his tune last night and that is a very good thing for Miami fans. Rudolph had a great showing throughout the camp circuit and really opened the eyes of some who thought he was only “average” at receiver.

**Miami will have stiff competition for DT Thomas Holley of Brooklyn, but something that the coaches are already pushing hard is the big-city atmosphere of Miami. New York City isn’t often though of as the hotbed for football talent, but Holley’s potential is through the roof. Holley told me this week that he has a trip planned to Miami, Florida, and Florida State towards the end of June so he will be able to see the campus for himself. Once he visits, we will see how much of a chance the ‘Canes truly have.

**The smart money on the next commitment would be Miami Northwestern’s Mike Smith. I’ve been a fan of Smith’s since the first time I saw him last season during a preseason game against Booker T. The Bulls got smashed in that game, but you could see Smith was special. I went to 4 more MNW games last season after that first one and Smith was consistently a force in the backfield. Miami fans should be excited by the possibility of adding him to the defensive class that only has one commit right now (Dalvon Stuckey).


From Tito @ CIS..

2014 CB Deion Hallmon was one of the big three prospects in Cypress Bay’s talented secondary including Marquese Dudley Gordon and Joseph Boaz. The tremendous trifecta have been playing with each other since their pop warner days.

“Playing with them was like family, we grew up together so we know what to expect from each other, we all played on the same optimist team. Like I know if I get beat I don’t have to worry about it because Marquese has got it over the top. So we know what we are capable of.”

The speedy corner was apart of the Lightning team that made it all the way to the 8A state championship before coming up short against Apopka.

“In my mind, everyday in practice, the back of my head I think “redemption”. Like go all out, work hard and get our team back up there. Me and Marquese are going to be playing both ways next year, so it’s gonna be great.”

The Cypress Bay product has been getting major interest from university’s all around the nation and has a large list of schools after him.

“The recruiting process has been going good. I started off with one offer before this season and then during my junior year I got two more and then after the season it got big. Right now, I have thirty two offers.”

Some of the schools interested in the rising senior, include Oregon, FSU, NC State, Missouri and Florida.

One school that seems to stand out from all the others is the hometown Miami Hurricanes.

“Miami, thats been my school growing up. I’ve been a Miami fan because my dad went there he played DB with all the greats like Ray Lewis, Chad Wilson all of those guys. Even today I still wear Miami gear all the time.”

Hallmon is in constant contact with the staff and seems to have built a great relationship with both head coach Al Golden and defensive coordinator Mark D’onofrio.

“I’ve been talking to Miami a lot really, they came to my spring game and they love me a lot. They like me at receiver to because when I went to there camp during the last summer, I ran a 4.46 and won the fastest man award. Coach Golden is a real funny guy, he made me do drills with him and do it personally to. Coach D’onofrio he loves me too, he met my mom and he is really nice.”

Miami is the only school that hasn’t offered Hallmon yet, but Hallmon is holding a good attitude to it.

“I don’t know, I don’t know what’s going on with the offer. I mean I think it should be coming soon so we’ll see. I don’t want to eliminate Miami just because they are the only ones that haven’t offered. I don’t want to start think that “Oh Miami just isn’t gonna offer me.”

Hallmon did give most ‘Cane fans a little bit of hope when asked if he would commit if offered.

“It would be a good chance, 50/50 because if it was at DB, I would have to think about it, but it’s a good chance. But I’m just trying to figure out what’s the hold up, because they say they love my film.”


Per Thread Killa @ CIS..

Mike Rumph Interview

-Played for the Canes from 1998-2001
-Played 6 seasons in the NFL for SF, Wash., and STL
-Always wanted to coach
-Wants to be the best teacher and coach
-Led the boys and girls track team at American-Heritage to a state title
-Was hired to be the football CEO in December
-Miami staff called to congratulate him after he was hired
-Rolls out the red carpet for Miami when they visit American-Heritage due to the respect they showed him
-Believes in Golden and his staff
-Thinks the school and the football program should do more in the community
-One of four former Canes now CEOs of HS football
-Feels he is a Tony Dungy type of coach
-Notable players on his team: 2014 S Carter Jacobs, 2015 QB Torrance Gibson, 2015 CB Tarvaris McFadden, 2014 WR Isaiah McKenzie, 2014 DT Edgar Cerenord, and 2014 RB Phony Michel
-Rumph has a long term goal of winning a state title, something American-Heritage has never done
-High on academics
-Tells his kids to stay humble and exlpore their options
-Doesn't tell his kids to go to any school
-Gives them any advice he can
-Rumph was a freshman all-american, all big east 2nd team as a sophomore, all big east 1st team as a junior, all big east 2nd team as a senior
-Rumph says there are 3 reasons that made the 2001 team great: paid close attention to STs and they wanted to dominate STs, they had team leaders, not just coaches, and the competition amongst the players
-Rumph says the drills they did in practice were intense, they were wars, but after practice it was like family
-Says the entire defense would meet at 0600 on their own to watch film, learn what they needed to, then go to class
-Self-coaching and self-motivation helped the entire team
-While he didnt have great success in the NFL, Rumph says he uses his experience from the NFL to teach his son and his team how to persevere through losses and injuries



Jethro Franklin & Paul Williams visited with BTW 4-Star DE Chad Wilson before his performance at the James L. Knight Center. I like that..not football related, respecting his other interest and showing love.


Also..I saw on Twitter that Terry and Paul are still at school..TIFWIW


Auburn showing big interest in Edouard.....and the sharks start to swarm..




From Scout..

As Junior College rankings begin to roll out at the end of the week, one of the top prospects will be receiver Eric Lauderdale (6'2/200) of Saddleback College in California.

Lauderdale is an aggressive wide receiver who attacks the defensive backs in and out of his routes and with the ball in his hands. He is capable of breaking tackles as well as running by defensive backs in the open field.

Lauderdale claims scholarship offers from the likes of Arizona State, Arkansas, Miami, Tennessee, and Wisconsin among others.

He has a top 2 of Miami and TN


"What do you think the Miami Hurricanes record will be in 2013?"

That's an excellent question, Soupers. The answer is contingent on the defense.

Even a defense as horrendous as last year's can't stop this team from winning nine games and the Coastal crown. There they will stay unless they crack the top 75.

Should they get a top 50 defense, this team easily wins ten games and WINS the ACC.

A top 40 defense? The Canes win eleven games and put up a credible challenge in the Orange Bowl.

Top 30? Eleven games and an orange bowl crown.

I'm absolutely realistic about the whole thing. I don't see the defense making a tremendous leap forward due to injuries and an absolute lack of depth in the front seven. I do think they will be better, however.

Crystal Ball:

Given there are is no more defensive turnover due to bong hits or injury, this team wins ten games. We win where we're supposed to win and lose where we're supposed to lose with a top 60 defense, giving the Canes a 10-2 record given the wonderful schedule.

But most importantly, the Canes do something they haven't done since 2006...


11-3, with at least a top 12 ranking at the end of the season. Excellent momentum into 2014 where we unfortunately have to replace Morris with a bevy of talented QB's.


Canes coaches at Jupiter today.


"What do you think the Miami Hurricanes record will be in 2013?"

10-2. ACC Champ. BCS bowl WIN.


Tampa (Fla.) Wharton QB Chase Litton Tweeted "USF USF USF!!"..Not sure if that means he is committing, got an offer or what..but he is a Cane target as far as I know


The Legend Larry Blustein's Top 25 Miami-Dade Recruits in 2014

1. Joe Yearby, RB, 5-9, 185, Central

2. Quinton Flowers, QB, 6-1, 190, Jackson

3. Ermon Lane, WR, 6-2, 175, Homestead

4.Jacob McCrary, WR, 6-0, 175, Coral Reef

5. Dalvin Cook, RB, 6-0, 195, Central

6. Chad Thomas, DE, 6-4, 225, Booker T. Washington

7. JoJo Robinson, RB, 5-11, 175, Northwestern

8. C.J. Worton, WR, 6-1, 185, South Dade (FSU)

9. Treon Harris, QB, 5-11, 185, Booker T. Washington

10. Trevor Darling, OT, 6-5, 300, Central

11. Nicodem Pierre, QB, 6-2, 210, Coral Reef

12. Kendrick Edwards, WR, 6-6, 190, Norland

13. Marcus Leslie, CB, 5-10, 170, Coral Reef

14. Nigel Patten, DB, 5-10, 165, Booker T. Washington

15. Trayon Gray, QB/S/WR, 6-1, 190, Carol City

16. Jamal Adjamah, RB, 5-9, 170, Southridge

17. Alin Edouard, QB, 6-2, 190, Hialeah

18. Hunter Boyett, QB, 6-1, 190, Westminster Christian

19. Cornelius Floyd, WR/DB, 6-1, 175, Gulliver Prep

20. Lashone Garnett, RB, 5-9, 180, Southridge

21. Timothy Bellinger, RB, 5-8, 175, Jackson

22. Franklin Labady, Athlete, 5-7, 170, Edison

23. Nathaniel Terry, WR/TE, 6-4, 190, South Dade

24. Sasha Kelsey, WR, 5-11, 170, Christopher Columbus

25. A’lique Terry, OL, 6-2, 285, Hialeah


And for Broward..

1. Sony Michel, RB, 5-11, 195, American Heritage

2. Khairi Clark, DT, 6-3, 310, Chaminade Madonna

3. Quincy Wilson, S, 6-2, 190, University School

4. Al Harris, Jr., CB, 5-11, 165, St. Thomas Aquinas

5. Corey Holmes, WR, 6-1, 185, St. Thomas Aquinas

6. Brandon Powell, RB, 5-9, 185, Deerfield Beach

7. Anthony Moten, DT, 6-3, 240, St. Thomas Aquinas

8. Ravian Pierce, TE, 6-4, 215, Plantation

10. Sean White, QB, 6-2, 200, Chaminade-Madonna

11. Tyson Burch, S, 5-10, 175, Cooper City

12. Harry Dumervil, OT, 6-7, 330, Northeast

13. Wade Freebeck, QB, 6-4, 190, Western

14. Marquese Dudley-Gordon, S, 6-0, 185, Cypress Bay

15. Madre London, RB, 6-1, 195, St. Thomas Aquinas

16. Emmanuel Soto, WR, 6-1, 185, University School

17. John Battle, S, 6-2, 180, Hallandale

18. Trevon Lee, WR, 6-1, 175, Cardinal Gibbons

19. Richard Yeargin, LB, 6-2, 205, Chaminade-Madonna

20. Kendon Davis, WR, 6-4, 195, Northeast

21. Peyton Bender, QB, 6-3, 200, Cardinal Gibbons

22. Nigel Kemp, OL, 6-2, 300, Everglades

23. Randy Ramsey, S, 6-3, 195, Dillard

24. Danarious Graham, QB, 6-1, 170, Blanche Ely

25. Cameron Rigby, RB, 5-7, 175, Miramar


IMO..we end up with at least 8 of the top players in Miami-Dade alone


IMO..we end up with at least 8 of the top players in Miami-Dade alone

Posted by: UMike | May 23, 2013 at 09:46 AM

But... But... Golden HATES SFLA kids! He doesn't even try to recruit them!


IMO..we end up with at least 8 of the top players in Miami-Dade alone

Posted by: UMike | May 23, 2013 at 09:46 AM

But... But... Golden HATES SFLA kids! He doesn't even try to recruit them!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 23, 2013 at 09:49 AM

I am low balling with 8...but Im sure it won't be enough for the haters lol


Per Thread Killa @ CIS..

Summary of 247 Article on DT/DE Jeremiah Clark..

Was in Miami Monday and Tuesday this week
-His main questions centered around academics
-History of Miami football impressed him but the academics blew his mind
-Clarke would be a double major in robotics and mechanical engineering
-Staff told him it would be a lot of work and it'd be tough
-18 past football players have majored in engineering
-They can make it work for him as long as Clarke holds up his end
-Spoke with Jethro for 2 hours
-Says Jethro always has jokes but keeps it real
-Says Jethro told him a 3 or 5 technique has the chance to come in and get early burn
-Clarke also met Dorito, Golden, and Scott
-Clarke and his dad spent an hour with Golden before he left
-Says Miami is beautiful, always has hot weather, it's a quick plane ride from D.C.
-Clarke has a top 6 that includes Miami, UNC, Ped St., Tennessee, UVAg, and Wake
-Has already visited all his top 6 schools except for Tennessee
-UVAg is the presumed leader according to 247 insiders

Interesting..from same high school as Remember The Titans lol


Also from CIS RE: Clark..

I spoke with his dad. The visit went great. They were very impress with Golden. Golden told him because of his size, speed, versatility that he can probably play anywhere along the d line and why UM is attrated to him. The kid is legit 6'5" 280 lbs right now also play basketball for his school. Met both Artie Burns and Ray Lewis III. Very impress with the Engineering Department. The only down side to dad right now is the distance from home. His top 4 in no particular orders are UM, Virginia, Nort Carolina and Penn State. Will update if/when I hear anything else.


Lt. Philip Nolan ‏@TheStateOfTheU 3m

Congrats to @usfvoodoo5 for finally landing that quarterback they so very, very, very, very desperately needed. See you soon!

UMike, I think Litton committed to USF


Canes coaches at Jupiter today.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 23, 2013 at 09:02 AM

Hey, I am in Jupiter today also! Coincidence? I don't think so...


UMike...nice work with the recruiting news. Thank U!


Lt. Philip Nolan ‏@TheStateOfTheU 3m

Congrats to @usfvoodoo5 for finally landing that quarterback they so very, very, very, very desperately needed. See you soon!

UMike, I think Litton committed to USF

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Actually I think he is talking about Former Penn State QB Steven Bench


UMike...nice work with the recruiting news. Thank U!

Posted by: SOUP | May 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Just passing along stuff I find


I've got 10-2.


Actually I think he is talking about Former Penn State QB Steven Bench

Posted by: UMike | May 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Oh really? Hadn't read that.

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my magic mirror says 8-4....

The O is good enough to win 10, but there's not enough depth. An injury to Morris and 8 wins could be tough. Remember we have no experienced backup for QB.

The D is good enough to win about 7, so it's a boost from the O that gets us to 8 wins. Same story though, there's no depth on the D, not enough talent, and any key injuries can not be overcome. Still not sold that No D can get it done.

Al G can get us to 10 wins, no doubt. But just doesn't have enough talent to get there (yet)...

We'll make a low level bowl game, grabbing a win would be nice.

It's a stepping stone year on the way back. Although we lose Morris (and maybe Duke) the year after with the recruits we're now getting, better conditioning, and Al's coaching we'll soon be in the 10 wins level once more.

Patience fans, one step at a time....


Duke aint leaving after 2 years-he's too smart


Duke aint leaving after 2 years-he's too smart

Posted by: TJL | May 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Unforunately for UM, NFL scouts look at "mileage" for RB's now. Don't be surprised at all if he leaves after 2.


Duke aint leaving after 2 years-he's too smart

Posted by: TJL | May 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Unforunately for UM, NFL scouts look at "mileage" for RB's now. Don't be surprised at all if he leaves after 2.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM

He can't leave after two years any way lol..got to be 3 years out of high school

The Dude

I think the () were in the wrong spot on that post by ltcf. We lose Morris after this season. We could lose Duke the following season. Duke is a Sophmore and Morris is a Senior.


He can't leave after two years any way lol..got to be 3 years out of high school

Posted by: UMike | May 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Can't leave after Soph season?


He can't leave after two years any way lol..got to be 3 years out of high school

Posted by: UMike | May 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Can't leave after Soph season?

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 23, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Only if he was a RS Sophmore


Miami coaches visited 4-Star LB IL Clifton Garrett today..



Ah, maybe that's where I was confused.

Anyways, as soon as he CAN leave (barring injury), he will be gone and a 1st rounder. Prob Top 10.


I mean IL 4-Star LB***


Record? Based on recruiting, only 2 of Miami's opponents have a higher collection of 4 and 5 star players. I say 10-2, upside to 11-1 and downside of 8-4. Very comparable to the 1999 squad.

calGary Cane

I think I have shown enough patience. 10-2 for me. 8-4 is bitchable.


8-4 is bitchable.

Posted by: calGary Cane | May 23, 2013 at 01:29 PM



Anyone Spacers at the Baseball tournament?


Based on the favorable schedule & the amount of players returning compared to our opponents, I say 10-2. 9-3 the floor. 11-1 the cieling.

The only way less than 9-3 is excusable is if any of the following players miss a considerable amount of games:



Canefreak2001 ‏@Canefreak2001 4m

Official Randy 'Duke' Johnson Freshman Highlights. 99 Days till Kickoff. Watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JaHQB9odlA


Colin Moran gives UNC a 1-0 lead with a RBI single to right field. B1.


The Canes will be 10-2 in 2013 and will win the ACC and their bowl game.

This is my final answer!


Chris Freet ‏@ChrisFreet 3m

Two football kickoff times announced: FAU at Miami at 8 p.m. Florida at Miami at Noon on ESPN.


Coach Morris didn't plan to have his ace pitcher Bryan Radziewski to start vs UNC...

3-0 UNC after 1

I am still wondering why i still have hopes with the baseball team.

I am sure UM can get a younger mucho hungry, bright, great recruiter Head coach replacing Jim Morris.

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