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ACCSports.com's David Glenn said that he would be "shocked" if Miami freshman QB N'Kosi Perry fails to develop into a great collegiate player.

Glenn added the caveat that "the question is how quickly." Perry, a four-star dual-threat gunslinger, has received plenty of hype this offseason. That started near the end of January, when The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson passed along that there were some on the coaching staff who believe that Perry has Lamar Jackson-esque upside. Canes HC Mark Richt has said that "[h]e's an X-factor when he's out there" and possesses "remarkable touch" and "unbelievable arm strength." Perry will be trying to come out on top of the depth chart ahead of Evan Shirreffs and Malik Rosier in August camp.
Jul 18 - 7:41 PM

Miami head coach Mark Richt is "toying" with the idea of using freshman WR Dee-Jay Dallas at RB, according to beat writer Susan Miller Degnan.

Dallas previously stated he wanted to be a triple threat prospect, meaning seeing the field on defense and special teams as well. Miami's offense will have a totally new look in 2017 with Brad Kayya, David Njoku and others departing for the NFL. Dallas might have a real chance to make an impact early on.
Jul 17 - 9:03 AM

Miami senior TE Chris Herndon was named to the 2017 John Mackey Watch List.

Herndon (6'4/245) caught 28 passes for 334 yards and two touchdowns while starting 12 of 13 games. His numbers could see a sizeable bump during the coming season with David Njoku off to the NFL, though Miami still has to settle upon a quarterback in August camp.
Jul 14 - 4:38 PM

Miami redshirt junior DT Gerald Willis is taking a leave of absence and will not play in 2017.

"Gerald remains part of the Miami family and may take part in designated team activities," said HC Mark Richt in a statement. When asked if Willis was being suspended, a team spokesperson said only that he was "taking a leave of absence." It was a fair question -- Willis was suspended for the season-opener last season and also for the team's Russell Athletic Bowl showdown with West Virginia to close out the campaign. In-between those two suspensions, he recorded 19 tackles (5.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks and two passes defended. He also suffered a knee injury during the season which required surgery. Consider his leave a depth blow for the Hurricanes. Kendrick Norton and RJ McIntosh are Miami's expected starters at defensive tackle, with Anthony Moten and Pat Bethel set to serve as the primary backups.
Jul 13 - 9:49 PM

Scout.com's Greg Powers writes that Miami four-star 2018 verbal OL commit Delone Scaife "improved with each passing rep" at The Opening.

Scaife started out somewhat unevenly in Beaverton earlier this summer, but once he got his feet under him, the 6-foot-4, 283-pounder knocked it out of the park. Noted Powers, "Few trench prospects on either side of the ball improved once the pads came on like Scaife, who showcased good balance and a powerful punch off of the line of scrimmage." The analyst likes Scaife to see a jump -- potentially a significant one -- in Scout.com's rankings when next released. As matters currently stand, the outlet ranks the Miami commit as the No. 41 guard prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Scout.com
Jul 10 - 4:24 PM

Miami received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 T John Campbell.

Scout.com's Corey Bender writes that Campbell (6'5/290) is "a young man with a high ceiling in the trenches," adding that he "shows decent technique, and does a lot of things very well, but strengthening up the frame will take his game to another level." While Scout views Campbell as a three-star prospect at this stage in his development, Rivals is a fair bit less conservative, not only assigning him four-star status but also slotting him into their 2018 master list at No. 124 overall.
Source: Scout.com
Jul 6 - 4:38 PM

Miami junior CB Terrance Henley will transfer.

"I talked to Terrance and he felt like he would have more opportunities for playing time at another program," head coach Mark Richt said. "We wish him all the best in his future plans." The 6-foot, 172-pound cornerback was buried on the depth chart coming out of the spring. Henley was a two-star 2015 recruit.
Jul 6 - 4:08 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy passes along that Florida and Miami are looking like the two frontrunners for the commitment of four-star 2018 T John Campbell.

"Campbell intends to announce a decision in July. And while he seemed destined for Florida for some time, there’s reason to think Miami is trending in the right direction for his commitment," Cassidy writes, adding, "the odds are certainly evening up in recent weeks." Campbell (6'5/290) ranks as Rivals' No. 124 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Rivals
Jun 23 - 6:28 PM

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

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


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