Article: CaneHunt ’14: Running Back (RB) | FEB 19

Article: CaneHunt ’14: Running Back (RB) | FEB 19

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Miami will offer scholarships to approximately 170-200 prospects every year. They have already offered 82 scholarships for the 2014 Class. CaneHunt will list, by position, all those prospects that have been “offered” by Miami. Our “CaneHunt” boards are our attempt to “guess” the Hurricanes’ recruiting priorities. To keep the thread from becoming overwhelming, we will save only one month of updates on each prospect.

These boards will change throughout the recruiting cycle. CHECK BACK OFTEN during the year and get the latest updates on prospects. I hope you enjoy CaneHunt ’14.

Miami’s Need: 2-3 running backs

1. Name: Sony Michel

Hometown/School: American Heritage (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
HT: 5’-11” / WT: 190 / 40: 4.50
Season Stats: 127 carries for 1258 yards and 18 touchdowns, 18 receptions for 232 yards.
247sports Composite Rating: 99 | Rank: #2 RB
Scouting Report(s): NA
Schools of Interest: (13) UGA, Miami, ALA, UF, FSU ND
Leader(s): UGA, Miami, FSU, ND, UF
Status: Offered
Chance: Too early

UPDATES:

2/18/13: Sony Michel, a five star RB prospect this year, has been on the CFB radar since the 8th grade. He may be the top local CFB prospect. Sony has been a major target for the Canes for quite some time. Michel knows UM, having unofficially visited a numerous occasions.

Despite a sophomore year lost to a torn ACL, Sony bounced back last year for 1,258 yards on 127 carries and 18 touchdowns. He’s big and fast, a perfect compliment to Duke.

Last week, Sony named his Top 5 schools as Miami, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Notre Dame. Sony plans to decide by this summer. Michel is NOT a lock to Miami. It will be another hard fight.
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2. Name: Dalvin Cook

Hometown/School: Miami Central (Miami, FL.)
HT: 5’11” / WT: 190 / 40: 4.55
Season STATS: 132 carries for 1451 yards and 22 touchdowns, 10 catches for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns, a 78 yard interception return touchdown, an 88 yard fumble return touchdown, 15 tackles, 2 interceptions.
247sports Composite Rating: 97 | Rank: #6 RB
Scouting Report(s): na
Schools of Interest: (9) Clemson, ALA, UF, FSU, LSU, Miami, USC, Ill, Louisville
Leader(s): Clemson
Status: Verbal to Clemson
Chance: Too Early

UPDATES:

2/18/13: Dalvin Cook is another elite RB from South Florida. He’s incredibly athletic and can play any skill position on the field. However, it’s his talent as a running back that has college coaches drooling.

Despite giving Clemson his early verbal commitment, UM will fight hard to keep Dalvin close to home. His blinding speed racked up 1,452 yards on 132 carries and 22 touchdowns.

Miami may have an advantage no other school can have. Dalvin’s bother, DeAndre Burnett, is currently a Miami basketball signee. Look for the Canes to go hard after both Cook and Michel for this year’s class.

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3. Name: Joseph Yearby

Hometown/School: Miami Central (Miami, FL.)
HT: 5’-9” / WT: 190 / 40: na
Season STATS:
247sports Composite Rating: 98 | Rank: #5 RB
Scouting Report(s): na
Schools of Interest: (8) FSU, ALA, Miami, UCF, WVU
Leader(s): FSU
Status: Verbal to FSU
Chance: Too Early
“Thumbs Up/Down”:

UPDATES:

2/19/13: Miami Central running back, Joe Yearby, is another elite RB from South Florida this year. Although an early commit to FSU, Coach Golden and his staff will pursue Joe hard during this cycle. Coach Coley may come into play with Yearby.

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4. Name: Tony James

Hometown/School: Gainesville, FL. (Gainesville HS)
HT. 5’-10” / WT. 170 / 40:
Season STATS: 111 carries for 1130 yards and 8 touchdowns
247sports Composite Rating: 87 | Rank: #10 APB
Scouting Report(s): na
Schools of Interest: (8) UF, FSU, Miami, OSU
Leader(s): na
Status: Offered
Chance: Too Early

UPDATES:

1/11/13: (ITU) Tony James is a quality RB that lives under the Gaytors’ noses. UM offered Tony six months ago. He had not visited the UM campus until this recent Junior Day. We need to get him back for a camp this summer or game this fall to a chance to sign him. Our toughest competition will come from UF, FSU and Ohio State.
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5. Name: Josh Hicks

Hometown/School: Palmetto (Palmetto, FL)
HT: 5’-10” / WT: 180 / 40: 4.45
Season STATS: na
247sports Composite Rating: 88 | Rank: #8 APB
Scouting Report(s): na
Schools of Interest: (2) Rutgers, Miami
Leader(s): Rutgers
Status: Verbal to Rutgers
Chance: Too Early

UPDATES:

2/19/13: Josh Hicks committed to Rutgers on 10/24/12.
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6. Name: Kurt Scoby

Hometown/School: Covina, CA (Charter Oak)
HT: 5’-10” / WT: 175 / 40: na
Season STATS: na
247sports Composite Rating: 89 | Rank: #25 RB
Scouting Report(s): na
Schools of Interest: Miami, Oregon State, San Jose State, USC
Leader(s): Too Early
Status: Offered
Chance: Too Early

UPDATES: None at this time.

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7. Name: Jonathan Hilliman

Hometown/School: St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
HT: 6’-1” / WT: 210 / 40: 4.52
Season STATS: na
247sports Composite Rating: 85 | Rank: #39 RB
Scouting Report(s): Watch this prospect. Hillman is shooting up everyone’s board. He already has 24 offers. Good indicator of an elite back.
Schools of Interest: (24) Rutgers, Pitt, BC, UGA, GT, Cinn,…
Leader(s): Too Early
Status: Offered
Chance: Too Early

UPDATES: None at this time.
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8. Name: Joe Mixon

Hometown/School: Oakley, CA (Freedom)
HT: 6-2 | WT: 195 | 40: NA
Season Stats: 1,443 yds, 201 carries, 20 TDs, 383 yds, 18 receptions, 6 TDs
247Sports Composite: Rating: 93 Rank: #16 ATH
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (39) Too many too list
Leader(s): CAL, Wash.
Status: Offered
Chance: Too early

UPDATES:

2/24/13: Miami offered RB Joe Mixon yesterday. Joe is ranked #16 Athlete in the nation, with a 93 rating, according to the 247Sports Composite. Mixon is from Oakley, CA.

He already has 39 offers and that number seems to rise daily. Experts have him playing linebacker, safety and running back. Miami appears to be recruiting him as a running back. Last season, Joe ran for 1,443 yards on 201 carries for 20 TDs. He gained an additional 383 yards on 18 receptions and 6 TDs. On defense, Mixon had 23 tackles, 1 sack and 2 interceptions.

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:cigar:

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9. Name: Daniel Gresham

Hometown/School: Fort Worth, TX (All Saints Episcopal School)
HT: 5-11 | WT: 225 | 40: 4.60
Season Stats:
247Sports Composite: Rating: 91 Rank: #1 FB
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (12) Tex, Miami, Ole Miss, Tenn,
Leader(s): Texas
Status: Verbal to Texas
Chance: Too early

UPDATES:

3/4/13: Daniel Gresham
, a Texas commit, is rated 91 and ranked the #1 FB in the nation by the 247Sports Composite. In two years, Daniel has rushed for 1,565 yds. on 168 carries and scored 30 TDs. Gresham has also caught 16 passes for 2 TDs.

Miami recently offered Daniel and he appears receptive to the Canes. However, Daniel should be considered a long shot as his commitment to the Longhorns appears solid.

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Comments (13)

Perfect world we land both Michael, and Cook, and one of them RS there first year.
 
The_[]_[]_Soto;1403029 said:
Perfect world we land both Michael, and Cook, and one of them RS there first year.

neither one of these guys r gonna come here if they have to redshirt. They want to and r ready to play now
 
The_[]_[]_Soto;1403029 said:
Perfect world we land both Michael, and Cook, and one of them RS there first year.

They are too talented to redshirt and need to see the field early.
 
Was surprised to see that Sony has a better 40 time than Cook. Not a big deal..its only .05 difference. Cook just seemed to look faster to me in their respective highlight films.
 
Actually, Sony was running in the high 10s, including a 10.6, in the 100m as a FROSH. lol. He ran a 10.8 as an 8th grader! So, yea, injury aside, Michel is likely faster than Cook, whose 100m times were in the low 11s as a sophomore.
 
I will not except not getting Sony.

Cook going to Clemson shouldn't happen either.
 
D
Give me any 2 out of Sony, Cook, and Yearby.
 
If we win 9 or 10 games, make the ACCCG and go to a good bowl we will land Sony and Cook IMO. We might anyway, but a good season under Golden's belt would be tremendous.
 
CaneHunt ’14: RB | Joe Mixon | UPDATE | FEB 24

2/24/13: Miami offered RB Joe Mixon yesterday. Joe is ranked #16 Athlete in the nation, with a 93 rating, according to the 247Sports Composite. Mixon is from Oakley, CA.

He already has 39 offers and that number seems to rise daily. Experts have him playing linebacker, safety and running back. Miami appears to be recruiting him as a running back. Last season, Joe ran for 1,443 yards on 201 carries for 20 TDs. He gained an additional 383 yards on 18 receptions and 6 TDs. On defense, Mixon had 23 tackles, 1 sack and 2 interceptions.

We have updated the RB board to include Mixon.

:cigar:
 
CaneHunt '14: RB UPDATE | Daniel Gresham

Name: Daniel Gresham

Hometown/School: Fort Worth, TX (All Saints Episcopal School)
HT: 5-11 | WT: 225 | 40: 4.60
Season Stats:
247Sports Composite: Rating: 91 Rank: #1 FB
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (12) Tex, Miami, Ole Miss, Tenn,
Leader(s): Texas
Status: Verbal to Texas
Chance: Too early

UPDATES:

3/4/13: Daniel Gresham
, a Texas commit, is rated 91 and ranked the #1 FB in the nation by the 247Sports Composite. In two years, Daniel has rushed for 1,565 yds. on 168 carries and scored 30 TDs. Gresham has also caught 16 passes for 2 TDs.

Miami recently offered Daniel and he appears receptive to the Canes. However, Daniel should be considered a long shot as his commitment to the Longhorns appears solid.

We are now putting him on our RB Board.

Tex
 

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