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January 31, 2016

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Da U N Houston

"Ahmmon Richards is in a holding pattern.

He says he decided where he’d attend college a week-and-a-half ago, and he’ll make the news public at noon on signing day."

A week and half ago was right after his trip to Miami. He either made his mind up that he WAS or WAS not coming. #waitandsee

Ohio_Cane

Just a FYI Valley, Alabama is on the Alabama/Georgia State Line. Just like Pensacola Florida is on the Florida/Alabama State Line. So I can see the Commit choosing us and the connection with Coach Kool.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | February 01, 2016 at 09:51 AM
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U talking about the DT Martin?

Terrance Sullivan

Yesss Exactly OC.

Go Canes!

by: Da U N Houston | February 01, 2016 at 10:12 AM

All Cane.

Byrd too.

Going to be an awesome spring, then fall.

Ohio_Cane

Yesss Exactly OC.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | February 01, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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He DID choose us. About an hour ago.

UMike

He actually already choose us, but I think the staff prematurely stole some of his light, so he made it official himself with an announcement.

UMike

Few topics polarize the college football community quite like recruiting.

Many fans lap up every morsel of on-the-trail news, from offers to visits to soft verbal commitments to social media hints offered by prospects and their suitors. They consider national signing day -- that's Wednesday, Feb. 3, for non-recruitniks -- to be a national holiday.

Then there's the rest of you. Signing day makes your skin crawl. The whole recruiting process, at least what it has become, turns you off. You hate the hat dances, the eleventh-hour flips, the big to-dos in high school gyms and the silly social media displays from coaches.

"It's critically important," a Power 5 coach said of signing day, "but it's just so overblown."

But the reality is, signing day provides important clues about programs, coaches, trajectories and trends. To dismiss it outright is a bit shortsighted.

So, without further ado, here's the signing day guide for the fan who hates signing day.
Some top players will make an immediate impact in the biggest games

The adage is true: Recruits and recruiting classes shouldn't be judged for two or three seasons. But recent history shows some decorated prospects who sign Wednesday (or are already on campus) will make their mark right away and on the biggest stages.

Would Alabama have won the national title without Calvin Ridley's contributions? The No. 23 prospect in the 2015 class led all freshmen with 89 catches and ranked second among freshmen with 1,045 receiving yards. Said one SEC assistant who faced Bama: "He's Amari Cooper as far as being that guy in their offense."

http://espn.go.com/college-football/recruiting/story/_/id/14673763/guide-recruiting-hate-national-signing-day

UMike

From the above article..this says a lot..

After a fourth national title in seven years, Alabama fatigue has set in around much of the country. What happens on signing day is a big reason for that success.

The Tide have signed the No. 1 class in each of the past four seasons (they've finished in the top 3 every year since 2008). They also hit it big with their most prized prospects. Consider Alabama's recent No. 1 recruits: safety Landon Collins (2014 All-America selection, second-round draft pick), running back Derrick Henry (2015 Heisman Trophy winner) and offensive tackle Cam Robinson (started first two seasons, All-SEC selection, likely first-round pick in 2017). Alabama's top three recruits from 2015 all redshirted -- cornerback Kendall Sheffield, quarterback Blake Barnett and running back Bo Scarbrough -- but its fourth, Ridley, played a major role.

Lur-ker

"The Tide have signed the No. 1 class in each of the past four seasons (they've finished in the top 3 every year since 2008). They also hit it big with their most prized prospects."

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If you want to win Nattys:

Stars do matter.

Recruiting rankings do matter.

The evidence is overwhelming.

orange 'n green in the vein

TS/GD better warn that mock drafter before he ends up like the sockpuppet troll on here and shows just how nothing about football he knows like when the moron predicted goldhen's girl favorite would go 20-4 over the last two seasons as a starter and the loser ended up 12-13 against non cupcake paycheck scrimmages.

Only a few more days of this inane high school jock sniffing raize, then we can wade through a premature 11 months of the usual suspects sniffing only the underage athletic groin protection while we all laugh at the perps again...

Go Canes!

Stars do matter.

But there's a big difference between landing a star filled class and pretty much hand picking the 25 guys you bring in.

Bama, for the most part, gets to do that. They'll miss out on a guy or two but overall their gravy is a great meal for a lot of other schools.

They're on a different level than everyone else right now.

Lur-ker

Talk like a retarded version of Yoda we must

Go Canes!

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | February 01, 2016 at 11:14 AM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p7w64fbqYQY

BigWindyCane1

Happy to hear about the DT commit and the OL commit that is expected to follow. CMR and his coaches are doing work to make up ground. Coaches can build these guys into contributors. I expect a lot of momentum going into NSD

UMike

If we only get Richards, thats good, but if we get Richards, Finley and hold onto Byrd that would be great! Either way a good class with talent already on campus.

Go Canes!

Posted by: UMike | February 01, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Think that's the key.

We have five big time guys already on campus. Hate that their commitment and our other solid, unwavering guys can get overshadowed by one or two guys that end up making it seem like we somehow failed if they don't sign here.

CaneRock

Saban's trying to stack talent just like everybody else, no hand picking at Bama'...especially when you have a lotta "3 & done" kids. Same goes for Calipari and His "1 or 2 & dones". The moment you think you can "hand pick", you're in trouble.

nemo2002


If you want to win Nattys:

Stars do matter.

Recruiting rankings do matter.

The evidence is overwhelming.

Posted by: Lur-ker | February 01, 2016 at 10:57 AM

You are correct, Sir.
As additional evidence, simply compare FSU's stars on NSD to the U's . . . Then, look at the FSU-UM W-L record in recent years!

CaneRock

Ahhhhh, no more battling the FIUs of the world for recruits...what a difference a year makes.

CaneRock

Sorry SOUP...

Eye on the U | Miami Herald & MiamiHerald.com


Miami receiver D'Mauri Jones officially off Miami roster

Hurricanes receiver D'Mauri Jones is no longer on the Miami roster. The University of Miami just confirmed that Jones will not be back this spring.

There are now five scholarship receivers on the roster. Those would be 6-1, 187-pound senior Stacy Coley, 6-5, 215-pound sophomore Lawrence Cager, 6-0, 190-pound redshirt senior Malcolm Lewis, 5-9, 180-pound junior Braxton Berrios and 6-4, 218-pound redshirt sophomore Darrell Langham.

Jones, who would have been a 6-4, 208-pound redshirt senior from Leesburg, Florida, was listed this past season as "contributing on special teams'' and as seeing "limited action in regular season.'' He recorded his first career catch against FAMU in 2014 as a sophomore. In 2013 as a redshirt freshman, Jones was on the field against FAU, Savannah State, USF and Virginia. However, he did not have any catches.

Other players who previously were taken off roster and will not return are defensive linemen Jelani Hamilton and Earl Moore. Both would have been redshirt seniors.

UMike

CR, yup. But people were trying to convince me all those FIU/FAU etc flips were hidden gems LMAO

Ohio_Cane

D'mauri Jones no longer enrolled at Miami. We better land 6 WRs. Maybe Harmon IS a take based on this. Our WR numbers are LOW

UMike

Ohio..I agree but Jones wouldn't of made a difference either way. I wish all these young men the best, but glad to see all the dead weight and projects being cleaned out.

Go Canes!

Ariz just sent this as a tweet:

https://www.canesinsight.com/showthread.php?t=97055&p=2482438#post2482438

Go Canes!

You ain't kidding Ohio:

Barry: As our @smillerdegnan noted, Tyre Brady off UM team, leaving UM with 5 scholarship WRs. UM will add several on Wednesday, led by Sam Bruce.

Ohio_Cane

Gotta have at least 10 on scholly at WR. That means 5 now a MUST. 6 would be nice.

Ohio_Cane

Ohio..I agree but Jones wouldn't of made a difference either way. I wish all these young men the best, but glad to see all the dead weight and projects being cleaned out.

Posted by: UMike | February 01, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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No doubt, but at least he was depth in case of emergency.

Ohio_Cane

Ariz:

Tyler Byrd is still communicating with Miami, which the staff takes as a very good sign this close to signing day. There is talk that he's still legitimately undecided. He has not informed either staff

CaneRock

Don't forget we can always move Gray to WR...B[]_ _[][]_ _[]M!!!

CaneRock

Also, Yearby & Walton have exceptional hands for RBs, there's 2 more...B[]_ _[][]_ _[]M!!!...& B[]_ _[][]_ _[]M!!!

UMike

CR...would be better than Jones for sure, maybe better than Landham and Berrios too ll

Go Canes!

Furones: BREAKING: UM commit Tyler Byrd is "just chillen" after Tennessee visit #whatalotofrecruitingcoveragesoundslike

Ohio_Cane

^^ LOL @ Furones

BigWindyCane1

With all the schollies being cleared from the roster, it seems the Canes are expecting a big haul on NSD. I guess Richt and Dugans must have concluded that the recruits that now want a place on the team are better than certain WRs on the roster. I am sure these moves are also wake up calls to the recruits and current players that they must perform and take care of business or they are off the team.

Good luck to these players that are leaving, but I agree this bodes really well for NSD

Go Canes!

Kid is all Cane.

On signing day Richt is going to sit there like Micheal Corleone during the baptism scene in the Godfather.

CaneRock

UMike...it's like when Spo had that "position-less" lineup when James was there, Richt can do the same thing with a personnel grouping of Walton,Yearby/Bruce/Berrios/Mullins,Njoku, & Richards on the field at the same time...SICK!!!

CaneRock

I forgot we got Irvin Jr. coming in.

TonyCane

Absolutely Lurker....stars matter.

The thing that I wonder is why hasn't class overload affected Alabama? Specifically I'm thinking about the USC situation from a few years ago, when they had nine 5 star running backs on their roster. At some point, the roster becomes so stocked how can the school sell playing time to the student without outright lying? Yes, Alabama probably culls anyone who doesn't produce after year 2, but that ruthlessness in and of itself should be a negative in recruiting.

Ohio_Cane

Geo at CIS:

I was told through a source that Harmon Miami NLI was sent to him just yesterday. So his offer is committable.

Ohio_Cane

^^^ That falls in line with announcing D'Mauri Jones today along with Harmon's committment tonight.

Looking more and more like Harmon is a take. If that's true, he's picking Miami.

Ohio_Cane

For those who care:

Announcement times/dates

OL Tre Johnson: 2/1 @ 2:30 on twitter

WR Kelvin Harmon: 2/1 between 8:00 and 9:00 on twitter

S Romeo Finley: 2/2 @ 6:00 on twitter

DB Tyler Byrd: Any day now

WR Latrell Williams: Any day now

WR Randrecous Davis: NSD, Time TBA

DB Henry Miller: NSD, 10:30

WR Ahmmon Richards: NSD, 12:00, ESPNU

DT Marcel Southall: NSD, Time TBA

DB Christopher McWilliams: NSD, Time TBA

WR Javon Wims: Any day now

ATH Shyheim Carter: NSD, Time TBA

WR Tyler Simmons: Any day now

Lur-ker

They gone

SOUP

D'mauri Jones no longer enrolled at Miami. We better land 6 WRs. Maybe Harmon IS a take based on this. Our WR numbers are LOW

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 01, 2016 at 12:11 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

#CrowtoJonesFor6

SOUP

We will miss U:

http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205558381

http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205558381

Go Canes!

If they ain't hand picking they're getting pretty damn close:

Since 2008, Alabama has signed 28 5* and 117 4* recruits. As dominant in February as in the fall.

CaneRock

And yes, if we didn't/don't sign kids like Bruce & Richards, this recruiting class would be a failure...1 or 2 elite kids make a difference. Ask FSU & Bama with Cook & Ridley, or UF with Callaway.

SinisterCane

Thanks to all the Spacers postin' great recruiting info

WWIN

Ahhhhh, no more battling the FIUs of the world for recruits...what a difference a year makes.

Posted by: CaneRock | February 01, 2016 at 12:02 PM

We battling ECU for Johnson

WWIN

3 players we CAN NOT let slip away this class...

Richards, Byrd, and Bruce!

NicKane

CaneRock
And yes, if we didn't/don't sign kids like Bruce & Richards, this recruiting class would be a failure...1 or 2 elite kids make a difference. Ask FSU & Bama with Cook & Ridley, or UF with Callaway.

Posted by: CaneRock | February 01, 2016 at 01:55 PM

There it is right there CR! And I've been saying it for years, stars matter because stars means "you good". Gone are the days my friends where we feel we need to justify our inept previous coaching regimes Penchant for losing the top kids and us trying to be positive by saying "stars don't matter" and "we got a hidden gem two star" and "Ed reed was a two star". If you want to compete for titles stars matter. Just look at the difference out there between Bama and MSU incase you want an example. You need great coaching and you need to the blue chip recruits, it looks like we finally got both.

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