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February 02, 2016

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Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

1st

YooperCane

Dos

raizecane

Byrd to Tenn......but im sure everyone knows that now.

Lur-ker

We didn't want him anyway

SinisterCane

Fif

TonyCane

We didn't want him anyway

Posted by: Lur-ker | February 02, 2016 at 10:44 PM

Yes we did. And we still do. There's still time to change your mind, Mr. Byrd.

It's not over until the scanner letter, the fax, the telegraph, or pager comes through.

raizecane

I'm just shocked at some of the comments being made and who is to blame in regards to losing a kid or not getting kids from a certain HS, etc...

Unless you are in there shoes, you really should not be judging these kids. Be happy with who we got and wish those we didn't the best of luck unless they play Miami.

And to Go Canes, I guess your "100% canes" prediction took a bit of a hit tonight, lol.

YooperCane

Da U only want kids that want and love to play for Da U, phuck those that say it and then don't do it.

CoCane

I feel some kind of way about Byrd flipping to UT. He had a chance to start next year. Dumb azz...

Lur-ker

There's still time to change your mind, Mr. Byrd.

Posted by: TonyCane | February 02, 2016 at 10:48 PM

That's not happening

Da U N Houston

Kid followed his brother.

Great grab on Finely. Hope we get a DB to replace Byrd.

SOUP

Now that National Signing Day 2015 is in the books we thought we would give all out there a closer look at the new kids on the block. Here is the NSD breakdown courtesy of www.hurricanesports.com:

LAWRENCE CAGER • WR
6-5 • 200 • TOWSON, MD. • CALVERT HALL
Rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com… Rivals.com rated Cager as the fourth-best player in the state of Maryland… Scored a 54-yard touchdown in the 2015 US Army All-American Bowl… He was the only player in Baltimore-area player to be invited to Beaverton, Ore., for The Opening, a six-day Nike football showcase for the country’s elite high school football players… Named to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association All-Conference Team following his senior season… Caught 50 passes and scored seven touchdowns as a senior… Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Virginia Tech and Ohio State… In total, he received over 45 scholarship offers… Also claimed indoor and outdoor high jump titles in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association track meet after he cleared 6 feet 9 inches.

Wide receivers coach Brennan Carroll on Cager: “Lawrence is a long athletic, four-sport athlete that has size and athleticism.”

RYAN FINES • DL
6-3 • 310 • BRADENTON, FLA. • IMG ACADEMY
Rated as a three-star athlete by 247Sports.com… ESPN.com ranks him as the 51st best defensive tackle in the country… Finished his senior year with 55 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and 8 sacks in 11 games… Committed to Miami despite having offers from Arizona, Clemson, USF and Cincinnati.

Offensive line coach Art Kehoe on Fines: “Ryan is a very smart kid, who has a great feel for getting to the ball.”

TYLER GAUTHIER • OL
6-5 • 310 • VENICE, FLA. • VENICE
Earned a consensus three-star rating by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.com… Ranks as the third offensive guard in the state of Florida according to Scout.com… Earned First Team All-State honors… Helped Venice High School to the Regional Semifinals this past season… Saw action at every position on the offensive line throughout his football career… Chose Miami over offers from Arizona, Missouri and Purdue.

Offensive line coach Art Kehoe on Gauthier: “Tyler is a good student. He is very strong. He holds most of the lifting records at his high school. He’s very tough and he is going to bring it.”

JAMIE GORDINIER • LB
6-4 • 235 • RED BANK, N.J. • RED BANK CATHOLIC
Tabbed as a consensus three-star prospect by Scout, Rivals and 247Sports.com… Rated as the No. 1 defensive end in the state of New Jersey by Scout.com… Ranked as the 18th–best player in the state of New Jersey… Totaled 117 tackles as a senior, including 10 tackles in the state title game… Selected as the 2014 Shore Sports Network Defensive Player of the Year after he helped his team to the New Jersey State Championship… Played tight end at head coach Al Golden’s high school.

Assistant head coach/Defensive Coordinator Mark D’Onofrio: “He has great size and athleticism. He has excellent feet and has a great nose for the ball. He is excellent in pass coverage and rushing the passer.”

MICHAEL JACKSON • DB
6-2 • 192 • BIRMINGHAM, ALA. • SPAIN PARK
Earned a four-star rating by Rivals.com… Tabbed as a three-star recruit by Scout and Rivals 247Sports.com… Rated as the No. 1 cornerback in the state of Alabama by Scout.com… Earned a spot in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game and led the defense with 12 tackles… Chose Miami over offers from Cincinnati, Minnesota and Nebraska.

Defensive back coach Paul Williams on Jackson: “He’s a big athletic corner, who can run. He’s physical and is a great tackler.”

JAQUAN JOHNSON • DB
5-10 • 172 • MIAMI, FLA. • MIAMI KILLIAN
Rated as a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout.com… Was selected as a four-time All-Dade First Team selection by the Miami Herald from 2011-2013… Helped guide Miami Killian to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the FHSAA Class 8A Regional quarterfinals… Competed in the 2015 US Army All-American Bowl… Johnson chose Miami over Florida State, Florida, Alabama LSU and South Carolina.

Defensive back coach Paul Williams on Johnson: “He’s one of those guys who comes around once in a lifetime. He’s just a natural football player and is just a great kid.”

Lur-ker

If he didn't start, then he would have played a whole lot anyway.

According to many, Naples high is an SEC feeder school, FYI

SOUP

Class of 2015 continued:

JAHAIR JONES • OL
6-4 • 315 • BROOKLYN N.Y. • ASA COLLEGE (NY)
Listed as a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com and 247Sports.com… Will begin his career at Miami as a true sophomore… Starred at offensive tackle for Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA College, leading the Avengers to a 6-2 record and a 4-1 mark in conference play… As a freshman, Jones helped pave the way up front, which allowed ASA College to average 338.1 yards per game… Chose Miami over Ohio State and Virginia Tech.

Offensive line coach Art Kehoe on Jones: “He’s been kind of a late bloomer. He did the work he needed to do. He’s a very big physical guy and we’re anxious to see him develop.”

JAMES KING • LB
6-1 • 200 • MIAMI, FLA. • MIAMI BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
Rated three-star linebacker by ESPN and 247Sports…Ranked among top 150 outside linebackers nationwide by ESPN and 247Sports… Led Booker T. Washington to the Florida State Championship…Chose Miami over FAU, Arkansas and UCF.

Running backs coach Tim “Ice” Harris on King: “His speed, physicality and passion for the game make him a perfect fit here at the University of Miami.”

ROBERT KNOWLES • DB
6-0 • 180 • MIAMI, FLA. • MIAMI EDISON
Earned a four-star rating by ESPN.com… Received a three-star ranking by Rivals and 247Sports.com… Rated one of the top 25 prospects in Miami-Dade this past fall by the Miami Herald… Finished his senior season with 44 tackles, three interceptions, seven pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

Defensive backs coach Paul Williams on Knowles: “He’s a very instinctive player, who plays down hill and is very physical.”

BRENDAN LOFTUS • OL
6-6 • 300 • TALLAHASSEE, FLA. • GODBY
Received a three-star rating from 247Sports.com… Tabbed as a Tallahassee Democrat All-Big Bend selection… Helped Godby to a berth in the state championship game despite playing the final three games of the season with a broken foot… Chose Miami over offers from East Carolina and Cincinnati.

Offensive line coach Art Kehoe on Loftus: “He is very long and has great feet. His offensive line coach in high school is a good friend. You can really see the development from him in year one to year two. He’s a very tough kid.”

HAYDEN MAHONEY • OL
6-5 • 290 • MALVERN, PA. • MALVERN PREP
Earned a three-star ranking from Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.com… Ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle in the state of Pennsylvania by Scout.com… Selected to the US National Under-19 football team… Chose Miami over Boston College and Northwestern.

Offensive line coach Art Kehoe on Mahoney: “Hayden is a tall lengthy guy, who is very tough. He comes from a great family and went to a great school. We’re excited to have him in our program.”

RICHARD MCINTOSH, JR. • DL
6-4 • 270 • FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. • CARDINAL GIBBONS
Received a three-star ranking from Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.com… Earned First Team All-County honors from the Sun-Sentinel as a senior… Tabbed as the seventh-best defensive end in the state of Florida… Ranks as the nation’s 40th–best defensive end… He took snaps at quarterback and also plays on the basketball team for the Chiefs… Tallied 70 tackles, 12 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery… Committed to Miami over offers from Clemson, Florida and Georgia Tech.

Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio on McIntosh: “RJ is extremely athletic. He is a two sport athlete and is a starter on the state’s No. 1 basketball team. He has the athletic ability and size to compete right away.”

SOUP

More of 2015 class continued:

BAR MILO • OL
6-6 • 285 • WEST HILLS, CALIF. • CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREP
Consensus four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN.com… Was teammates with Miami starting quarterback Brad Kaaya… Rated as the fifth-best offensive lineman in the state of California by Scout.com… Recognized as an ESPN Top 300 prospect… Earned Fox Sports West All-Conference honors the CIF-South Section following his senior season… Was a key member of of Chaminade’s CIF state championship squad in 2013 as a junior… Played on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball… Also played on Chaminade’s basketball team… Chose Miami over Arizona State, California, Nebraska and Washington.

Wide receivers coach Brennan Carroll on Milo: “He’s a long physical athlete and he is tough as nails.”

KENDRICK NORTON • DL
6-3 • 310 • JACKSONVILLE, FLA. • TRINITY CHRISTIAN
Ranked four-star defensive tackle prospect by ESPN…Three-star ranking from 247Sports, Rivals.com, and Scout.com…2015 Under Armour All-American Bowl selection…Ranked No. 168 on 2015 ESPN300 and No. 31 player in state of Florida…Rated by Rivals.com as No. 26 defensive tackle and No. 33 player in state of Florida regardless of position…Named to Class3A All-State football team out of Trinity Christian Academy…Recruited to play defensive tackle, but played both sides of line with Conquerors…Chose Miami over Ole Miss, Auburn, North Carolina and Florida.

Linebackers coach Hurlie Brown on Norton: “Extremely athletic and is very powerful. Very smart kid who plays with a high motor.”

SCOTT PATCHAN • OL
6-6 • 238 • BRADENTON, FLA. • IMG ACADEMY
Earned a four-star rating from ESPN.com and Rivals.com… Rated as the 19th-best defensive end in country by Rivals.com… As a junior in 2013, Patchan totaled 8.5 sacks, 56 tackles, and 24 tackles for loss… Saw limited action during the 2014 campaign after sustained a season-ending injury in the first game of his senior season… Comes from a loaded football family, as his father Matt played for Miami, winning national titles with the Canes in 1983 and 1987… His older brother Matt played for Florida and Boston College… Choose Miami over offers from Florida State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and UCLA.

Tight ends coach Larry Scott on Patchan: “Scott is a guy who is an extremely competitive finisher. He comes from a great football family and he is what being a Hurricane is all about.”

CHARLES PERRY • LB
6-1 • 206 • WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. • ROYAL PALM BEACH
Earned a four-star rating by ESPN.com… Rated as a Top 300 college prospect by ESPN.com… Ranked as the 31st–best linebacker in the country by 247Sports.com… Received a three-star ranking by Rivals.com… Considered one of the top five prospects in Palm Beach County… Excelled on both sides of the ball, seeing action as a running back and linebacker… Selected First Team All-County by the Sun-Sentinel after he tallied 60 tackles, four sacks and 849 yards rushing as a senior.

Linebackers coach Hurlie Brown on Perry: “He is a very instinctive player with great speed and athleticism. He has great schange of direction. He also played on both sides of the ball in high school, so he has a great football intelligence.”

SHELDRICK REDWINE • DB
6-1 • 183 • MIAMI, FLA. • MIAMI BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
Rated as the No. 43 cornerback nationally and No. 56 senior in the state of Florida by 247Sports.com… As a senior, he totaled 33 tackles, seven interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown… Was teammates with fellow Miami freshman Jaquan Johnson… Chose Miami over Arkansas, Louisville, Kentucky, USF, Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota.

Defensive backs coach Paul Williams on Redwine: “He has nice size for a corner. He has great athletic ability and size. He is a local kid and we’re thrilled to have him.”

TYREE ST. LOUIS • OL
6-5 • 315 • BRADENTON, FLA. • IMG ACADEMY
Consensus four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN.com… Rated as an ESPN.com Top 300 prospect… Ranked as the ninth-best offensive lineman in the state of Florida by ESPN.com… Attended the Nike Football Training Camp in Orlando prior to his senior season… Was honored as the MVP of the offensive line group at the Rivals Camp Series in Orlando in March. Chose Miami over offers from Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and USC.

Tight Ends coach Larry Scott on St. Louis: “Very smart. Plays very physically and has great maturity that will allow him to compete right away.”

MARK WALTON • RB
5-10 • 190 • MIAMI, FLA. • MIAMI BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
Earned a four-star rating from ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com… Tabbed as the third-best running back in the state of Florida and 11th–best running back in the country according to ESPN.com… Listed as the fourth-best running back in the state of Florida and 20th-best running back in the country by 247Sports.com… As a senior, Walton rushed for 1,472 yards and 22 touchdowns… Finished his career with 2,769 yards and 45 touchdowns… In Booker T.’s 54-35 state championship win, Walton had 89 yards and 2TDs receiving to go along with another 184yds and 3TDs rushing… Chose Miami over offers from Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Running backs coach Tim “Ice” Harris on Walton: “His desire to be successful is unquestioned. No matter the situation, he’s willing to put his team on his back. He is a guy that plays at another level.”

JEROME WASHINGTON • TE
6-5 • 255 • PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. • GATTACA (MERCER COUNTY CC, NJ)
Consensus four-star player by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN.com… Rated as the 19th overall junior college prospect by ESPN… He also was ranked as the 16th junior college prospect in 247Sports’ composite rankings… Enrolled at Mercer County Community College this past fall.

Tight ends coach Larry Scott on Washington: “Jerome brings a lot of size, speed, maturity and intelligence. He is a superior raw talent. We feel like once he develops he will be very special.”

thirstybuzzardcane

Fuk Byrd! He should've never been flashing the U if the boy wasn't serious about coming here. He probably made the dumbest decision of his life. He would of played immediately!

thirstybuzzardcane

I'm shocked that Rumph didn't bring one kid in from American Heritage! He better recruit his ass of next year!

thirstybuzzardcane

I'm just shocked at some of the comments being made 

Posted by: raizecane | February 02, 2016 at 10:50 PM

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Your still shocked? Haven't you been reading the comments on this blog for the past 3 years?....LOL

SOUP

I'm shocked that Rumph didn't bring one kid in from American Heritage! He better recruit his ass of next year!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | February 02, 2016 at 11:51 PM

Maybe he knew something, or many things, about them that we don't know?

WWIN

^^^^^^
Nah.... NOT buying it! Try again

Jmj56Ace

If we only lose Tyler Byrd this recruiting cycle I say that's a major victory for CMR and co. We also received commitments from prospects that wasn't recruited by the previous staff. CMR and co was able to keep this class together and add some good prospests. Also he got rid of some prospects that weren't Hurricane caliber players. So let's enjoy and salute The Swag16 class and prepare to shake up the college football landscape.

CaneRock

LOL @ Byrd saying He didn't come to UM because they would've handed Him the job...FFFFFFFFFFFFOHWTS!!! That was a straight up troll job.

AfriCane

CR, he said that? Motherphuck him. Does he know Tennessee is a train wreck waiting to happen?

AfriCane

This plucking kids, I tell u!

AfriCane

Tyler Byrd is a perfect kid that should be harassed on Twitter for saying that shit. What's his Twitter handle? LET ME @ HIM!!!!

West Coast Ibis

Let's see Richt reel in a solid class. Go Canes!

UMike

Byrd had a chance to play college ball with his best friend and "brother", hope nothing but the best for the young man. Finley was a great pick up and we will finish with Richards today.

Byrd is elite and not the type of kids we want to be losing, but we also are bringing in a bunch of elite guys. If Richt and co were here longer it still would of been a tough pull for Byrd because of his situation with his family. Takes some really tough guys to bash a young man doing what he feels is right for HIM and HIS life.

Still a very good class with loads of talent. Forget Byrd and remember...

Allison
Bruce
Mullins
Homer
Shaq
Finley
Jackson
Bethel

Just some of the talent coming in.

UMike

Devin Gil has his outfit for Wednesday morning all picked out and ready to go.

“I’m going to be wearing a yellow, long-sleeve shirt, blue vest, blue Nike Huaraches [sneakers] with yellow laces and my Michigan tie,” Flanagan High’s All-State linebacker said. “[All-State safety] Josh [Metellus] said he’s going to have on a long-sleeve, blue polo with blue jeans and a blue bow tie.

“The plan is to fax [the National Letters of Intent] first thing in the morning and then look good for that signing at one o’clock.”

Gil, who once envisioned wearing green and orange on National Signing Day back when he was a University of Miami commitment, will be one of at least four players from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties signing with the Wolverines on Wednesday. His former teammate, four-star middle linebacker Devin Bush Jr., is already there.

After failing to sign a player out of Dade or Broward since 2010, Michigan was one of the nation’s out-of-state football powers who came back and hit the area hard this season. The Wolverines were hardly alone.

Of the 91 seniors in Dade and Broward who ended the day Tuesday already committed to play for a Football Bowl Subdivision program, only 27 were planning to play college football in-state next season (UM 6, FAU 5, FIU 4, Florida 4, UCF 4, FSU 3, USF 1). That means that the nation’s biggest hotbed for high school football talent is again exporting plenty of it.

And schools such as Michigan (ranked 6th by 247Sports.com composite team rankings), Utah (five local commitments), Syracuse (four) and Toledo (four) are among the happiest recipients.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/high-school/prep-recruiting/article58075308.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

I got to admit, grown men trying to tell a young man where he will have the best future is comical. You guys have never met this kid, have know clue about his life or future ambitions, but you want to bash him and say he made a mistake or that it was better for him to come to Miami. How the f&*k do any of us know what is or isnt better for a kid??? I guess theres never been a successful football player who didnt play as a freshman.

Mark from Atlanta

Good morning my fellow Canes brothers! ...here's hoping for a great finish to the beginning of a great run for UM & Coach Richt! Best of luck to all these young men! God bless you and Go Canes!

UMike

Farrell (before Byrd flipped): “I like it better than I did last summer, when they had more kids committed. They were the only school with 20 plus commits at one point; Al Golden was reaching on a lot of guys, taking guys just to take guys. The average star of their commitments at that time was 3.1. Now it’s 3.4, which is very good. [But] I thought they would get more of a late bump with Mark Richt.”

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2016/02/three-analysts-assess-um-class-um-waiting-word-from-several-whiteside-heat-personnel-notes-dolphins-.html

Go Canes!

Canes, I guess your "100% canes" prediction took a bit of a hit tonight, lol.

Posted by: raizecane | February 02, 2016 at 10:50 PM

Yep. But batting average is still sky high!

😐

Honestly, really felt the kid would be smart enough to see the unbelievable opportunity he had here after everything settled down.

But he went with raw emotion instead.

That's his prerogative obviously.

Still going to be a great day at the U.

Go Canes!!

UMike

Go Canes..how do you know he went with raw emotion? How do you know what he was thinking? So now he isnt smart enough?

But, I agree will still be a great day. Richards will come back and will be the best WR haul in a long time. Add LB to that

UMike

Since when is getting an education at a major university, playing major college football with your best friend and playing on a big stage with 100K fans not an unbelievable opportunity?

Go Canes!

Posted by: UMike | February 03, 2016 at 06:33 AM

Cause the kid's been all U for a year, flashing it at his all star games all day, actually recruiting other guys here, then taking a visit and bolting in a week, supposedly never telling our coaches beforehand.

It's just a logical assumption.

As far as the 100k fans go, that's all good, if they're cheering. That's something the Vols haven't done in years, don't look to be doing a lot of this year and have a coach that's likely gone if they don't do it fast.

Don't care anyway. He's gone and its NSD.

Going to be a great day here.

CaneRock

UMike, I hear ya', but I still think His reasoning is bogus.

As far as Butch Jones is concerned, I think that whole "why go to a school who's HC is on the hotseat" is overrated...you don't get less talented because they fired the coach that you came in under.

raizecane

Welcome to National Recruiting Day 2016.....

CoCane

On the other hand...

Why bash fans because they don't like the fact that a top recruit switched out? It's ok not to like that shyt. In fact, as a fan you're supposed to dislike it. He don't care what we think. He's gone. Fukk'em...

I hope he balls out. But I hope UT loses a lot too...

CoCane

Doing the most ('o')

Go Canes!

Travis Homer signed.

Kid's got skills.

UMike

Im not trying to bash fans, it that was my son some of y'all were talking about we would be having more than just words. NONE of us have any clue what his life is like or how long he has been pondering going to TN. Yea, I hate we lost a top recruit, but no reason to bash the kid or ask like he made some mistake when hes going to a major university and changing his life hopefully.

I guess working in my field has made me realize Im just happy for all these kids to have an opportunity at a better life, even if not at Miami.

UMike

Go Canes...homer is very underrated IMO.

SinisterCane

Final Tyler Byrd update

Tyler Byrd never told the staff where he was going. He left Miami high and dry. This is from a source that directly spoke to Rumph.

He is also lying about being promised a starting job as he so claims all over Twitter tonight.


And yes. The whole S&C thing with him and Cager. Apparently Byrd got turned off by 4 players(non-factors) quitting the team.


I'm not going to dive further because it's private but we just got played....

CoCane

Happy for him, not happy about his choice. It's natural fan disappointment. Relax...

UMike

Happens every year...thankfully we didnt lose out on a ton of others like in previous years. Even with Byrd flipping we are closing strong and have a very good class.

CoCane

S&C thing with him and Cager...

What that be bout???

UMike

IDK Co...but I know if Golden was still here Richards would not be coming back, Finley wouldn't of come etc etc etc....glad its a new day. No reaches just to fill a class. No Battling FAU etc. 2017 class should be a top 3 class.

raizecane

Miami Recruiting on ESPN3 at 9:00 AM this morning....

SinisterCane

OFFICIALLY SIGNED:

Travis Homer, RB
Jack Allison, QB
Shaquille Quarterman, LB
Pat Bethel, DE
Zach McCloud, LB
Mike Pinckney, LB
Sam Bruce, WR
Mike Irvin II, TE

SOUP

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