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June 21, 2013

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Sarasota 'cane

To say that Golden and his staff are doing absolute work this weekend may be an understatement.

Posted by: UMike | June 23, 2013 at 03:49 PM

Understatement is right! We'll lose a few of these and pick up a few we didn't expect.
This year will be different anyways as you will see a good # of the top 100 not sign anywhere on signing day in my opinion. They don't have to anymore. UM is trending up and the kids see it. It's once again time to buy "Miami stock"!!

Go 'canes!

Sarasota 'cane

UM just got a commit from my nephew, 2027 DT prospect Max 'cane!! He's a tank and has been a 'cane fan his "entire" life!!

Welcome to The U Max!!

Go 'canes!!

UMike

Miramar Sports ‏@MiramarSports
2014 St Thomas Aquinas RB Madre London RT @madrelondon: Won the running back MVP today at the University of Miami camp

Deion Hallmon ‏@DeionHallmon
Did good at miami camp Ran a 4.38.

UMike

The Jacques Patrick™ ‏@jacques_patrick
Our future coach ? #Canes #Miami javonte_seabury http://instagram.com/p/a6i5QZTSXT/

UMike

Trent Harris, beast DE from Winter Park Florida was on campus today..

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BNdQU1UCMAA1tBb.jpg:large

4-Real

Love your enthusiasm Sarasota. Stay strong 4 the rest of us. lol

raizecane

Saw Jason Geathers this weekend. He is playing for the Orlando Preds....

Sarasota 'cane

Always have, always will 4-Real. I have orange and green blood in my veins (pun intended!)!!

Go 'canes!

SOUP

This big white kid who played DE was dominating. He is a jr. Bout 6"4 220. Very quick.

Posted by: hassan | June 22, 2013 at 10:45 PM

SOUP?

Posted by: CaneRock | June 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Nah, more like 6"-0" and 205. LOL

Keoki

UMike, Ohio, Soup, Hassan, Sota,
Any speculation on the silent commit, Holley, ..?
Love reading your posts/ updates & is why I continue with The Space.

F' the Turds!
GO CANES!!!

TriangleCane

So what is "official"list of commits for this weekend?

Ohio_Cane

Honestly, I thought the "unknown" at first WAS Derosier. Apparently, there's another one.

Golden and staff doing work.

Anyone think us getting 8 commits 1 week after the NCAA hearings ended is a coincidence? NOPE!

Go Canes!

hassan

Camps were crazy. Doing major work Jaques Patrick out of Orlando Timbercreek is that dude, that is all

Sarasota 'cane

UMike's the guy for that Keoki. I follow a few folks on Twitter that seem to have the same connections as UMike, but I never know till the Bat Signal goes up.
I'm gonna shut it down for a few weeks while I'm on vacation. The great thing about this season is I usually shut it down after signing day but with basketball and Golden's camps the positive activity surrounding UM has stretched into summer this year! Next up Floriduhhhh!!

Go 'canes!

Sarasota 'cane

Hassan just answered your question Keoki!! I forgot he was posted up with the team all weekend!

Go 'canes!

Montreal-Cane

Anyone think us getting 8 commits 1 week after the NCAA hearings ended is a coincidence? NOPE!

Go Canes!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 23, 2013 at 07:35 PM

Good point!

BigWindyCane1

I love these recruits. Golden and company looks to see how the recruits look at camp, then extend offers to recruits that can play. Not relying of the star-system to recruit.

I feel much better about this class. Go Canes!

hassan

Watchin Coach Coley at camp dude looks like a lion on the Serengeti plains he is a str8 recruiter, moves from station to station seeking studs like Kim K in heat.

Sarasota 'cane

It's a great class but until they sign...

I'm not about to start pumping the kids from the 2015 class! They have every right to get caught up in the hype of a camp at 17 and then cool off during the season. And Gray wants to be a QB so don't hold your breath for him if we ask him to be a WR and another school wants him to be their starting QB.

Golden has the team trending up, it's just nice to be able to hype kids on the program again!! If we beat UF and/or FSU this year we'll be beating back the kids who want to go to THE U, tackles included!

Go 'canes!

Sarasota 'cane

Watchin Coach Coley at camp dude looks like a lion on the Serengeti plains he is a str8 recruiter, moves from station to station seeking studs like Kim K in heat.

Posted by: hassan | June 23, 2013 at 08:06 PM

Post of the day!!

Go 'canes!

Old Skool

Excellent post Hassan

Jw

Now that's what I call a recruiting hall! Sewing up key positions early is always good news. Now we just need to focus on DL and elite RB's to match the OL we're bringing in if I did my math right.

Ohio_Cane

For those counting, that's 16 commits total for golden. Ya, it's only June

SOUP

HASSAN...I SEE WHAT U DID THERE:

Rohan Marley: Legend Of The Fall, Son Of A Legend

This feature article is based on an EXCLUSIVE Canespace interview with Rohan Marley.

AM: So how intense were those practices?-

RM: "There are no friends in practice, this is serious. It's a war; it's war. You better hold your position because there's a guy underneath you that might be just as good, or might be a little better next year. You don't walk on Greentree Practice field, you run. There's no standing still. We run, we tackle, we hit, we sweat. There is no quitting on Greentree practice field, there's no quitters out there."

"Lion's, all Lion's on the Serengeti."

I LIKE IT!

SOUP

Too busy for blogging this weekend.

Be back tomorrow...

Montreal-Cane

t’s parade time.

Before you head out Monday morning to celebrate the Miami Heat with a parade that ends in front of the AmericanAirlines Arena, here’s a guide to help you navigate among the thousands expected to line the parade route.

The route

The Heat’s victory march will wrap through downtown Miami and culminate at AmericanAirlines Arena with an invite-only victory rally. Only season-ticket holders will be granted entry into the arena.

This is not the time to be fashionably late. Many missed the parade last year by arriving late.

The procession will begin at 11 a.m. at the corner of Southwest Eighth Street and Southwest Second Avenue, head east on Eighth, then north on Brickell Avenue, across the bridge and north on Biscayne Boulevard to the arena. The parade is expected to last from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. before heading into the arena.

Transportation

For those who are not bringing their cars, Miami-Dade Transit has increased Metrorail service during the parade.

Montreal-Cane

From Barry at the Herald...

Anyone noticed Al Golden got this new kicker who never missed Inside 55 yards...in the last year...

New York kicker Joshua Bacon, who said UM called and invited him to come compete with Matt Goudis after he mailed UM coaches a tape showing him nailing field goal after field goal. (It's now on YouTube.) “I’m automatic inside 55,” Bacon said

ro 50 plus yards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm_DBsgvsJ0

Sarasota 'cane

Lt. Philip Nolan ‏@TheStateOfTheU 4m
LATE NIGHT GOOD NEWS: According to CaneSport, Coley and AQM should join the team this week. Kamalu and Griffin are looking at July.

oh yeah!!

Go 'canes!

Ohio_Cane

Expect 1 more commit in the next few days. Golden and Co going OFF on the trail!

Ohio_Cane

^^ Cut me off for some reason....

Was going on to say I expect Berrios to get an offer and commit on the spot. Can't guarantee an offer, but he should get one.

CaneRock

I agree with O_C's earlier sentiment about the DTs, it's still early. Especially THIS recruiting cycle, the DT class is deep, at least deeper than last year. I see more guys in the 6'4"/260+ range than last year. Big frames that you can easily add weight to.

UMike

Tito doin work,...

2016 Booker T Washington (Fla.) Mark Walton is one of the few 2016 prospects who holds a Miami offer. Walton was participating in the Al Golden Football camp and enjoyed his time in Coral Gables.

“I was going out there and competing. Just getting coached by coach (Hurlie) Brown was a great part for me. I learned some new drills and workouts that I can take back to the program.”

Walton enjoyed how coach Brown stresses effort with the running backs and is very honest.

“The one thing coach Brown stressed at the camp was effort, he will keep it real with you, saying you gotta keep competing and keep putting in effort. He would say 'if you mess up just go to the back of the line and try again'.”

The 5’10 175 running back was offered by Miami back at a junior day. When asked where the Hurricanes stand, he gave an answer Miami fans would like to hear.

“On my list Miami stands right at the top because I know I’m going to want to stay home and play for the university of Miami because I want my parents to see me and I don’t want to go too far. So right now Miami is on top of my list for recruiting.”

Walton’s top list of schools consist of Miami, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia and Virginia.

The Booker T product was offered by head coach Al Golden and talked a little bit about getting the chance to speak to him.

“At the camp I really didn’t get to talk to coach Golden too much, but when he offered me I got to talk to him. I think he is a very good coach and I like what he is doing with the program and trying to bring it back.”

While Walton is still three years away from making a decision, he is looking to make an early decision and Miami looks like the landing spot.

“I’m thinking about letting everyone know next year after football season. I was thinking about committing this year, but my parents want me to hold off. So I’ll probably wait until next year, but Miami is were I’m gonna be at.”

Walton plays with other Booker T star Chad Thomas, who is also being recruited by Miami and spoke about where he thinks he will end up.

“Actually after the camp I was asking him and he asked me if I would go to Miami and I said yes and then I said ‘how about you’ and he said ‘I would go to Miami too because they get guys in the league because of D-line and he can help out with the pass rush. So I think he will end up at Miami.”

UMike

Ariz...

**Carol City ATH Trayone Gray came into the day without an offer and left as a Miami commit. Gray started off working with the quarterbacks early on, but Al Golden pulled him aside and shortly after that conversation he was switched to the receivers/defensive backs group. Gray worked with both groups, but more as a receiver, which I see as his college position. I personally love this get by the staff. He is as impressive physically as it gets and has produced in the toughest district in the country. He will put up monster numbers for Carol City this season, as he will be in control of the offense at quarterback. You can read Gray's commitment story here: http://canesinsight.com/threads/5362...mmits-to-Miami

**Miami Northwestern WR JoJo Robinson was at camp as a participant, but he did not not work in the one-on-ones portion of the day. He was spending a lot of the day with Gray. Two other Northwestern receivers, Tanares Robinson and Jabari Dowling were two of the more impressive receivers in the one-on-one session. Look for those two to blow up this season.

**2015 Timber Creek RB Jacques Patrick attended camp and did not lace up until one-on-ones. Patrick looks the part as one of the top running backs in the country for his class. He moves very well for his size too.

**St. Thomas Aquinas DT Anthony Moten (UF commit) was a non-participant today. The coaches were all over him and he was seen with Anthony Chickillo and Shayon Green as well. Moten says his commitment to UF is solid, but Miami will not give up.

**One of the prospects that I was most impressed with today was 2014 Dwyer DL Daikwon Fuse. He was built like a truck and could really move. I hadn't heard anything about him before today, but he performed well enough for the staff to monitor him down the line. Arguably the best looking kid there from a physical standpoint.

**Longtime 2014 commit Trevor Darling was at camp and competing. He was nearly unbeatable in one-on-ones and looked lighter on his feet than I've seen in the past from him. I still don't know if I like him at guard or tackle better, but Miami got a great prospect. He's a forgotten kid in this class because he's been committed since last summer, but he is big-time.

**Two Gulliver Prep kids caught my eye. 2015 LB Dominic Sheppard is built like a college backer already and Miami has offered him. 2016 ATH Dionte Mullins is an electric player, who was making plays as a receiver. He will be a big-time prospect.

**Cypress Bay's Deion Hallmon came to camp today hoping to get an offer, but it doesn't look like that came. He worked with the wide receivers, which was interesting because most schools want him at corner.

**Travonte Valentine was at his third camp today, but did not participate because of a minor knee injury.

**Immokalee LB Jimmy Bayes (USF commit) was competing at camp for the 2nd time. He looks the part, but struggled in coverage at times.

UMike

Great weekend for the Canes...but Im sure its only a matter of time before the Golden hates complain about the 2-Star recruits or "$50 recruits" etc..But Im glad Golden and staff see these kids up close and personal and Im sure they already have watched film and done homework before the camps. I think it is kind of funny that a 2015 U School DB earned an offer at camp, but their current top rated DB doesnt have one lol...COME EARN IT..or listen to coaches!

Still wondering who this mystery commit is, we should find out this week. I have an idea, but cannot put on the board here.

UMike

On another note, it is great to see the pipeline is alive and well with Miami Northwestern and Carol City. Just need to work on BTW, but I think we get Patten and maybe Thomas as well from there.

LB

Just a note: let's relax about Coley. He hasn't coached a down yet for UM. I'm saving the praise until we get some statistics.
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"Great weekend for the Canes...but Im sure its only a matter of time before the Golden hates complain about the 2-Star recruits or "$50 recruits" etc"

My previous comments about missing out on DT targets stand. UM has a trend of missing long before Golden took charge. However, getting players in camp is a different animal. You're right, UMike. As long as these coaches have time to see them up close and analyze them... I'm down.

We now have two defensive tackles, three linebackers, and a couple of athletes. That's very helpful. I have absolutely no problem with these guys as we know Barrow can coach his butt off and we've got a good base with Perryman, Kirby, Gaines (graduates). Bond has college game experience and Grace seems to have a lot of talent. I'm certain at least one of these dudes will be able to contribute.

The silent, I've heard, is a defensive player. If I'm mistaken, please let me know. Heck, it could be #TownCane.
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News From the Opposition:
-Productive Pitt tailback wants back on the team. Their backfield is awful. Even D'Onofrio's 2012 defense would have a shot at keeping these stooges below 100 yards.
- Despite losing their name QB & WR, Duke has an extremely experienced offensive line. They've got 100 total starts compared to second place (UM, 97).
- FSU sucks
- Va. Tech overhauled their offensive staff. They'll probably look a lot different in their schemes.

UMike

LB..I agree we have been missing out on way to many DT's, especially th eones considered elite or highly ranked prospects...many in our own back yard. Klark was a HUGE suprise, but we are right in the thick of things for 2-3 more 4-Star DT's and I think we get at least 2. Valentine, Johnson, Holley and maybe a JUCO could still be in this class imo

Ohio_Cane

Here is our current commit list, excluding one "mystery" one:


Joseph Yearby RB 5'9"/195
Trevor Darling OT 6'5"/315
Reilly Gibbons OT 6'6"/270
Juwon Young OLB 6'2"/230
Alin Edouard QB 6'2"/180
Nick Linder C 6'3"/275
Brad Kaaya QB 6'4"/210
Dalvon Stuckey DT 6'3"/300
Courtel Jenkins DT 6'1"/315
Darrell Langham WR 6'5"/190
Chris Herndon TE 6'4"/230
Derrion Owens OLB 6'4"/222
Michael Smith OLB 6'2"/210
Dennis Turner ATH 5'11"/174
Trayone Gray ATH 6'2"/200

Don't forget, DT lovers, Stuckey and Jenkins are no scrubs. But there's more help on the way.

UMike

ACC Future Power Rankings..

http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/56751/accs-future-power-ranking

Ohio_Cane

2-3 more 4-Star DT's and I think we get at least 2. Valentine, Johnson, Holley and maybe a JUCO could still be in this class imo

Posted by: UMike | June 24, 2013 at 09:09 AM
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Wouldn't be surprised if all 3 U named commit.

UMike

if Valentine gets away then Im really going to start to worry lol...Still a long way to NSD and we could always flip Clark..but he was suppose to be a huge Cane lean and a lock..I remember reading somewhere that someone close said Miami would really have to screw things up to lose Clark. I dont think that happened, but it showed that Miami was really in front. Maybe its just a recent high. Hopefully our D improves enough this year that recruits arent scared off lol

Ohio_Cane

I'd bet we can flip Moten before Clark, tbh. Something's up with Clark. We lead forever, then all of a sudden he commits without ever having visited UF. On the day we get 5 commits.

It's odd.

UMike

I read Moten hasn't visited Florida neither

Ohio_Cane

I read Moten hasn't visited Florida neither

Posted by: UMike | June 24, 2013 at 09:25 AM
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I also read one of their coaches recruiting him said "we never had him", as in he doesn't think the commitment means anything and that he'll go somewhere else.

Ohio_Cane

Texas RB decommit Daniel Gresham will be deciding today. Man, we could get ANOTHER ONE!

SOUP

I'd bet we can flip Moten before Clark, tbh. Something's up with Clark. We lead forever, then all of a sudden he commits without ever having visited UF. On the day we get 5 commits.

It's odd.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 24, 2013 at 09:24 AM

VERY ODD. Hat game trick?

Ohio_Cane

VERY ODD. Hat game trick?

Posted by: SOUP | June 24, 2013 at 09:46 AM
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Very possible. I don't know what to make of it, unless it's one of those $EC scenarios.

Regardless of who he's said he loved in the past, who randomly commits to a school without seeing it?

Ohio_Cane

A lot of people predicting Texas RB Gresham to pick Canes here in a little bit. I'll post here as soon as he does.

Ohio_Cane

PS - It's been rumored that wherever Gresham plays, his best friend Demetrius Knox will follow. Knox is the #1 rated Guard in the country.

Would have an OL haul for the ages with Knox added in.

UMike

I also read that when Clark committed Muschamp said something to the effect of "are you joking" lol

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