CanesInSight Big Board (12/18)

CanesInSight Big Board (12/18)

Peter Ariz
Catch up on all the latest on the recruiting front in the latest edition of the CanesInSight Big Board.


Changes from 12/3 update
**Added CB Rashard Robinson
**Added OL Sonny Odogwu
**Removed WR Angelo Jean-Louis (committed to Marshall)
**OL Hunter Knighton committed
**LB Devante Bond committed


Percentage Key
0-10 Extremely Low Chance
15-25 Low Chance
30-40 Decent Chance
45-60 Good Chance
65-75 Great Chance
80-95 Virtual Lock
100 Lock

In parentheses is the expected number that Miami will take at that position.

QB (1)

Kevin Olsen (commit): Olsen is planning to make a visit to Miami on January 18th, which would be huge because a lot of big targets will be here that weekend. There is talk that he might be able to enroll early.
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 100%
12/18: 100%

RB (1)

Alex Collins: This will ultimately come down to sanctions. If the Miami staff is able to convince him that they won’t be “too” bad, then I expect him to be a ‘Cane. The playing time factor is in Miami’s favor theoretically, but Collins truly isn’t afraid of competition so we will see how big of a factor that will be. Something that helps Miami’s chances is the fact that his main recruiter at FSU, Eddie Gran, left to Cincinnati. Overall, things look a lot better here than they did last month. It’s just tough to get a great read on him.
7/25: 65%
8/13: 75%
10/10: 80%
11/20: 20%
12/3: 35%
12/18: 40%


Derrick Green: Green told me on Sunday that he will take a visit to Miami. It was uncertain before if he would. Michigan is still the odds-on-favorite.
11/20: 35%
12/3: 15%
12/18: 10%


WR (1)
In a move that had been in the works for over a month, longtime Miami commitment Angelo Jean-Louis committed to Marshall on Tuesday. The Miami staff hadn’t expected AJL to qualify, but it’s just unfortunate that he couldn’t handle his business in Prep school because he is supremely talented.

Stacy Coley: This is a situation that has become very interesting down the stretch. Not surprisingly, Miami ratcheted up their attention on Coley once it became more apparent that Jean-Louis wouldn’t be able to make it in. Coley’s visit was highly successful a few weeks ago and his head coach is working in Miami’s favor. A twist here that could hurt the ‘Canes is that FSU recently offered Coley’s close friend, Eddie Jackson. A source close to both Coley and Jackson told me that Coley was “ready to commit to Miami” before Jackson’s FSU offer came. FSU and Miami will fight until the end for Coley.
7/25: 15%
8/13: 35%
10/10: 5%
11/20: 5%
12/3: 20%
12/18: 45%

Jordan Cunningham: Stanford-bound as of now, but things could get interesting if Miami shows more sincere interest if things don’t work out with Coley.
7/25: 60%
8/13: 65%
10/10: 15%
11/20: 10%
12/3: 10%
12/18: 15%

TE (3-4)
Sandland looks more possible.

Travis Johnson (commit): (100%)

Standish Dobard (commit): (100%)

Jeremy Kerr (commit): (100%)

Beau Sandland: Brennan Carroll could be earning his check right here with the recruitment of Sandland. This could be legitimately the first big-time kid that I would be stunned and surprised that Miami pulled under Al Golden. Some would point out Tracy Howard and Tyriq McCord from last year, but those are State of Miami kids that he “should” be getting. Sandland is an elite cross-country prospect, which is nearly impossible to pull in the face of sanctions. He had an incredible time on his visit a couple weeks ago, the staff has made him an absolute priority, and a certain someone who could be throwing him the ball next year feels like he will pick Miami. Devante Bond is also working him hard.
11/20: 20%
12/3: 35%
12/18: 65%

OL (2-3)
OL class is coming together very nicely.

Alex Gall (commit): (100%)

Denver Kirkland: Nothing new here. FSU/Miami battle with a slight chance of grades getting in the way
7/25: 55%
8/13: 60%
10/10: 70%
11/20: 60%
12/3: 55%
12/18 55%

Hunter Knighton: As most expected, Knighton committed to Miami a couple days after his visit.
7/25: NA
8/13: 40%
10/10: 30%
11/20: 25%
12/3: 65%
12/18: 100% (commit)

Sonny Odogwu: As I had reported two weeks ago, Miami was still on Odogwu who they recruited last year out of high school. After spending this semester at Prep school, Art Kehoe’s love for him has continued. Kehoe loves the upside for Odogwu. He visited this weekend and seemed to really enjoy himself. Would be surprised if he doesn’t pick Miami.
12/18: 60%


DT (2-3)

Keith Bryant (commit): I feel better on Bryant than I did two weeks ago. One thing I know about Keith is that Miami really is his “dream school” as these kids say. It is the school he has loved since the beginning. Much like Collins, if the staff can convince him that sanctions won’t be a program killer, then I think he will be a ‘Cane. Based on a couple things he told me this week, I feel good about Miami’s chances right now. It will be interesting to see if the staff can get him to OV, even though he has said he won’t use one to Miami since he’s been here so man times.
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 65%
12/18: 75%

Jaynard Bostwick: ‘Canes still out in front. Hopefully his grades are in order.
7/25: 60%
8/13: 65%
10/10: 70%
11/20: 75%
12/3: 75%
12/18: 80%

Maquedius Bain: Looks like LSU will be his destination when he announces officially at the Under Armour game. Miami cooled on him months ago.
7/25: 80%
8/13: 85%
10/10: 25%
11/20: 15%
12/3: 10%
12/18: 5%

Toby Johnson: January visit is a possibility. Miami is still on him hard.
10/10: 15%
11/20: 10%
12/3: 10%
12/18: 15%

Lavon Hooks: One of the weirdest recruiting situations in recent memory. Cancelled two Miami visits in a row when it looked like the ‘Canes had a good shot. Some things are just too good to be true.
11/20: 35%
12/3: 50%
12/18: 5%

DE (1-2)
Coming on strong for Muhammad with Williams still in the picture.

Tim Williams: A source in Louisiana told me last week that he sees Williams going to Miami, but for some reason I’ve never gotten a good vibe from him as far as his Miami interest. He has really been quiet and tough to get in touch with over the past two months. He has scheduled a Miami visit for January 18th and FSU for the week after, but until he makes the visit, I will hold judgment on how legitimate Miami’s chances are.
7/25: 45%
8/13: 55%
10/10: 45%
11/20: 60%
12/3: 50%
12/18: 45%

Al-Quadin Muhammad: Took a visit to Miami a couple weeks ago and that has Miami in better shape than before. ND is still the favorite, but the ‘Canes are in the game.
10/10: 10%
11/20: 10%
12/3: 5%
12/18: 25%


LB (2-3)

Alex Figueroa:
12/3: 100% (commit)
12/18: 100%

Matthew Thomas: No new developments. He will take an official to Miami and FSU in January in all likelihood
7/25: 45%
8/13: 40%
10/10: 60%
11/20: 50%
12/3: 60%
12/18: 60%

Jermaine Grace: Would be shocked if he doesn’t pick Miami, the question is when?
7/25: 85%
8/13: 90%
10/10: 90%
11/20: 95%
12/3: 99%
12/18: 99%

Devante Bond: CanesInSight’s Tito Benach was all over the Bond story and the first to break his commitment last week. While he may not have the big name, he adds a lot to the defense next year.
11/20: 25%
12/3: 70%
12/18: 100% (commit)

Mike Parker: Nearly off the board due to other pickups and lack of interest from Miami side.
7/25: 35%
8/13: 45%
10/10: 30%
11/20: 15%
12/3: 10%
12/18: 5%


CB (0-1)
Staff making a big play at Rashard Robinson.

Rashard Robinson: The LSU commitment visited Miami unofficially a couple weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed himself. An LSU source and a Miami source both tell me that Robinson’s Miami interest is very sincere. This would be an absolute steal on Miami’s part.
12/18: 30%

S (2)
Burns can play either DB spot.

Artie Burns (commit): Fully committed despite LSU rumors.
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 90%
12/3: 95%
12/18: 100%

Jamal Carter (commit): Took an LSU visit this weekend, but I don’t believe there is anything to worry about. Tito Benach spoke to two of Carter’s close friends who told him there was no way he would flip. Three Miami coaches met him in the airport before he left to Baton Rouge. He will visit Miami on January 18th.
7/25: 95%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 100%
12/18: 100%

ATH
Ray Lewis III (commit): Solid to Miami. The question is what position he will play.
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 100%
12/18: 100%
 

Comments (73)

Pete did you post what Bryant told you this weak, or was it something private?
 
You're really putting it together in terms of your writing and approach, Pete. Nice job.
 
Pete, I think you hit the nail right on the head.

I agree that we take only 1 RB (between Collins & Green), ......except, are you saying we take only a maximun of 3 OL and that 1 remaining slot is between Kirkland & Odogwu? The staff wouldn't take both, if the opportunity arose?

I still say we take between 19 - 21 guys (if lucky.)

PS What if BOTH Collins & Green wanna come?

BTW Did you omit Bradley intentionally, or oversight?
 
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Even if we strike out on a few targets... I don't see anyway we don't sign at least 19

I'm very interested to see how these numbers play out.

In Golden we trust
 
This class has the potential to be FUCKING AWESOME.

Golden is the man.
 
We need to hit on a ton of kids to make this a good class. I know most people are optimistic but I am worried as hell

Collins
Kirkland
Bryant
Bostwick
Thomas

Are all huge needs

Coley
Sandland
Muhammad

would be amazing bonuses
 
Only part about this class that makes me sad is not being able to afford a JuCo DT.

dammit mane...
 
Love these write-ups Pete.

Anyone can just give a % of what they believe Miami's chances are but you really go in depth and state why you have it at the certain %.
 
Two questions Pete.

How many do you see being in this years class?

What are your thoughts on Knighton as a prospect?
 
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Some *** clinching moments ahead I see.......Worrisome that some recruits think the NCAA is going to cripple us, wtf.
 
We need to hit on a ton of kids to make this a good class. I know most people are optimistic but I am worried as hell

Collins
Kirkland
Bryant
Bostwick
Thomas

Are all huge needs

Coley
Sandland
Muhammad

would be amazing bonuses

Good point but I think we close pretty well.

I would be shocked if we don't get Coley, Bostwick, Kirkland, and Thomas. I feel very confident that we get Collins. If Bryant takes an official visit here, then I think we get him, too.
 
The Coley tidbit about being all set to commit to Miami before FSU offered Jackson has me feeling really good about landing him.
 
Great job. Love these reports. Loving this site!!!
 

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S
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200
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