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Miami received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 CB Al Blades.

Good news for Rivals' Rob Cassidy, who wrote earlier this month that he would "happily eat crow" if Blades did not pledge himself to the Miami cause. The 6-foot, 170-pound corner had been making noise at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge that he was smitten with Tennessee, talk which Cassidy firmly believed to be a smokescreen for his interest in the Hurricanes. As for what he will bring to the table for Miami, ESPN's Billy Tucker compares Blades to former FSU star S Jalen Ramsey, noting that "Blades shows the fast reactions and explosive, clean transitional and closing skills that Ramsey flashed at Brentwood Academy." The Worldwide Leader ranks him as the No. 37 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. They are in almost complete lockstep with Rivals, which slots Blades into their master list at No. 35 overall.
Jun 20 - 5:24 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy thinks Miami four-star 2018 verbal OL commit Delone Scaife deserves a spot in the Rivals250.

"The performance Scaife turned in against higher-ranked prospects (at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge) was impressive and proves he deserves to be one of the top 250 prospects in country," Cassidy writes, adding that "[t]he South Florida lineman lacks ideal length, sure, but it’s becoming hard to argue with the results he gets when matched up with other elite players." Scaife just received four-star status on the Rivals and currently ranks as the outlet's No. 22 tackle prospect for the 2018 cycle. You can reasonably expect him to receive a substantial upgrade in the rankings when the outlet next releases a new edition of their 250-player master list.
Source: Rivals
Jun 16 - 6:42 PM

Rivals analyst Rob Cassidy writes that if uncommitted four-star 2018 CB Al Blades does not eventually join Miami, the recruiting guru will "happily eat crow."

"Al Blades really wants you to think he’s considering Tennessee. Al Blades really wants you to think he’s not silently committed to Miami," Cassidy noted of Blades' public persona at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge, later writing that "[a]nyone who bought it is probably also a solid target for one of those Nigerian prince email scams." The 6-foot, 170-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 35 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Rivals
Jun 16 - 5:58 PM

Miami redshirt freshman TE Jovani Haskins will transfer.

"I talked to Jovani and we both felt it was in his best interests to get a fresh start somewhere else. We wish him all the best in his future plans," said HC Mark Richt in a statement. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder ranked as ESPN's No. 15 tight end prospect in the 2016 class. He would have to sit out a season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations should he opt to move on to another FBS outfit.
Jun 13 - 4:28 PM

ESPN's David M. Hale writes that Miami senior CB Dee Delaney is "poised to make a name for himself quickly in the ACC."

"He's experienced (a grad transfer from The Citadel) and talented (he would've been a mid round NFL pick had he entered the draft)," Hale writes. "He's also playing on the back end of a defense that figures to be exceptionally good up front." The analyst goes so far as to write that if he can take advantage of his opportunities, the 6-foot-1, 191-pounder "could end up the biggest name on a defense chock full of talent by the end of the year." Delaney intercepted six passes with The Citadel last season and his 13 career picks were the second-most in school history.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 9 - 8:59 PM

Miami quarterbacks coach Jon Richt praised freshman QB N'Kosi Perry.

"The dude can make a lot of plays when plays break down," Richt said. "He's an X-factor when he's out there. Shows remarkable touch, unbelievable arm strength." The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson has reported that members of the Hurricanes coaching staff believe that the 6-foot-4, 178-pounder has similar upside to reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson. Perry, ESPN's No. 84 overall recruit for the 2017 cycle, is battling veterans Evan Shirreffs and Malik Rosier for the right to replace Lions draft pick Brad Kaaya.
Jun 9 - 3:08 PM

Miami redshirt sophomore QB Brandon Shirreffs said that freshman QB N'Kosi Perry "looks like a natural out there."

"He’s got a great arm. He’s a really nice kid, too. I have an acting class with him. It’s pretty funny," Shirreffs said. "He looks really good. He’s got some nice touch. I like watching him throw. He’s getting the playbook." Perry was not an early enrollee at Miami, but a groundswell of hype has already begun to build and that figures to only increase now that he has arrived on campus. In late January, the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson passed along that some on the Hurricanes coaching staff believe that the 6-foot-4, 178-pounder -- ESPN's No. 84 overall recruit for the 2017 cycle -- has a similar potential to that of reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson. Shirreffs, Perry and Malik Rosier will be competing for starting duties in August camp.
Jun 2 - 8:46 PM

Miami HC Mark Richt said at the start of spring practice that sophomore WR Dionte Mullins appears "much more sure of what he's doing."

"He’s in good condition. He made some nice catches. He did a nice job," Richt said. A four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle, Mullins' early development last offseason was stalled by academic issues. The 5-foot-11, 179-pounder appeared in one game during the campaign and did not log a catch. 247Sports' David Lake wrote at the beginning of May that Mullins has begun to develop into a "smooth possession receiver." He should see the field more during the coming season.
Jun 2 - 5:00 PM

Miami sophomore WR Ahmmon Richard clocked a 4.31s 40-yard dash in the spring.

Richards' speed translates smoothly to the field, and, in conjunction with his high-end skillset, makes him one of the NCAA's best. He averaged 19.1 yards per catch with a 49-934-3 line as a true freshman en route to Freshman All-American honors last year.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 2 - 3:07 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy tagged Miami five-star 2018 verbal RB commit Lorenzo Lingard as the best performer at his position during the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp series.

"Lingard’s showing in Orlando was the camp series’ most impressive performance by a running back," Cassidy writes, adding that "Lingard showed versatility and elusiveness to go along with his long build and developing power." The 6-foot, 180-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 10 overall prospect in the 2018 cycle. He has been committed to Miami since early February. Scout.com is particularly keen on the vision he showcases when he has the ball in his hands, referring to his "craftiness" as a plus.
Source: Rivals
May 30 - 1:52 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Friedman singled out Miami three-star 2018 verbal OL commit Delone Scaife as one of the standout performers from the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp series.

"Scaife didn’t compete against the best defensive line group, but he did all that could be asked of him, which was dominate the afternoon," Friedman writes. "He won most reps in convincing fashion and finished his blocks by slamming opponents into the dirt." Friedman colleague Rob Cassidy was likewise impressed by the 6-foot-4, 283-pounder's camp work, noting that he possesses "impressively light feet for a prospect of his size." Scaife has been committed to the Hurricanes since last July.
Source: Rivals
May 28 - 2:24 PM

Miami received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 WR Brieon Fuller.

An odd recruiting story for your Friday. Fuller initially committed to Miami at 6:00 PM EST on Wednesday night, but at about 6:00 AM EST on Thursday, he tweeted that he was reopening his recruitment. Both his initial commitment and subsequent decommitment tweets were then deleted, at which point he told CaneSport that he was sticking with Miami. Given that rapid-fire series of pledges/non-pledges, this should probably be considered a soft commitment. As for what he will bring to the Hurricanes on the field down the road (assuming he actually sticks with this one), the 6-foot-1, 179-pounder's coach at Doral Academy (Florida) said that Fuller's aggressiveness and physicality "pops off film."
Source: Rivals
May 26 - 5:59 PM

Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell called Miami four-star 2018 verbal TE commit Brevin Jordan's pledge the most surprising in the ACC at this juncture.

"Many felt Jordan would head to UCLA with his buddy and teammate Dorian Thompson-Robinson," Farrell writes. He speculates that Miami's success pumping tight ends into the NFL could have played a role in the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder's pledge to Mark Richt's outfit. Jordan ranks as Rivals' No. 106 overall prospect in the 2018 cycle. The Hurricanes currently house the outlet's No. 1 recruiting class for that cycle, having already netted commitments from 12 four-star recruits.
Source: Rivals
May 23 - 10:10 PM

All eight Hurricane defenders who recorded at least six TFL and two sacks last season return in 2017.

Miami allowed just 18.5 points per game last season, and they may well be better in 2017. The front seven is led by disruptive defensive ends Joe Jackson and Chad Thomas, who combined for 21.5 TFL and 12 sacks in 2016. Junior DT RJ McIntosh Jr. led all Hurricane linemen in total tackles and recorded multiple tackles in 12 of 13 games last season. Bleacher Report's Kerry Miller pointed to McIntosh as a candidate to make a star turn in 2017.
May 20 - 12:10 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy writes that Miami three-star 2018 verbal OL commit Delone Scaife "was dominant at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp" earlier this spring.

"His effectiveness will grow as he takes off bad weight and adds muscle," Cassidy writes. "Scaife has impressively light feet for a prospect of his size, but his lower body strength is what sets him apart." The 6-foot-4, 283-pounder has been committed to the Hurricanes since last July. He ranks as Rivals' No. 73 prospect in the state of Florida for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Rivals
May 19 - 5:18 PM


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