CanesInSight Big Board (12/3)

CanesInSight Big Board (12/3)

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


Changes from 11/20 update
**Added DT Ben Bradley
**Added LB Alex Figueroa


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 expected to make the trip down to Coral Gables this weekend.
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 100%

RB (1)

Alex Collins: Miami has continued to put the full-court press on Collins despite his de-commitment last month. RB Coach Terry Richardson and OC Jedd Fisch both gave him an in-home visit recently and he was in attendance for Miami's basketball game against Michigan State. At the game, he sat with Duke Johnson, Deon Bush, Tracy Howard amongst others. Coach Golden was also seen having conversations with him. Like I said a couple weeks ago, Miami will not give up without a major push, but FSU is still the team to beat as of today.
7/25: 65%
8/13: 75%
10/10: 80%
11/20: 20%
12/3: 35%

Derrick Green: Miami was hot on Green's trail for a while up until last week when two in-home visits were "scheduled" and then did not happen due to a "mix up of dates" according to Green. My initial reaction from Green's comment was that it's very unlike this particular staff to get dates confused considering how organized the are on the recruiting trail. The staff could feel confident on Collins is my number one guess, or else the would have made it to those visits.
11/20: 35%
12/3: 15%


WR (1)
Coley now a viable target with AJL not qualified yet.

Angelo Jean-Louis (commit): As DMoney posted last week, there are some rumblings that AJL is not completely qualified yet, which is not a good sign this late in the process. Word is that Jean-Louis needs to pass the ACT, but he will only have one shot to take it before it's time to enroll in January. If he doesn't get the score he needs, then he would most likely need to do another semester in Prep school if he wants to play at Miami. His commitment is as solid as it gets right now, but we will see what happens as his time to enroll comes near.
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 100%

Stacy Coley: Another interesting piece of information that was first reported by CanesInSight last week (http://canesinsight.co/showthread.php?39747-Some-things-I-heard-today) was the fact that Miami is squarely in the race for phenom receiver, Stacy Coley. It is tough to get a really good read on what's going on in Coley's mind considering he doesn't do many interviews, but I've been told for months that FSU was right near the top of his list. One thing that Miami has going for them is the fact that former 'Cane Donnell Bennett is his head coach. Coley hasn't focused much on the recruiting process, but that will change now down the stretch.
7/25: 15%
8/13: 35%
10/10: 5%
11/20: 5%
12/3: 20%

Jordan Cunningham: Staff hasn't been after him. Stanford looks like it will be the choice.
7/25: 60%
8/13: 65%
10/10: 15%
11/20: 10%
12/3: 10%

TE (3)
JuCo tight end Beau Sandland has popped up on the radar and he will be taking a visit.

Travis Johnson (commit): (100%)

Standish Dobard (commit): (100%)

Jeremy Kerr (commit): FSU is starting to show interest in him as an offensive lineman. Their staff has gone to see him play a couple times this year. I still look at him as a tight end because I don't think he has the frame to become a lineman down the line. (100%)

Beau Sandland: Sandland was a recruit that I didn't know how much of a shot Miami had before his visit this past weekend, but it seems as though the visit has put Miami right in the running. Looking at his other options, none of them really have a distinct lead over another so that is a positive for Miami. I expect the 'Canes to make his final three and then from there we will see what happens. Looks like a toss-up at this point
11/20: 20%
12/3: 35%

OL (2-3)
A class of Gall, Kirkland, and Knighton would be very solid.

Alex Gall (commit): (100%)

Denver Kirkland: Nothing has really changed in the past two weeks. Miami is still in good shape with FSU right in the picture. Kirkland visited FSU for the UF game and he enjoyed himself. I still believe that Miami is the team to beat.
7/25: 55%
8/13: 60%
10/10: 70%
11/20: 60%
12/3: 55%

Hunter Knighton: After some info I got last week, I am fairly certain Miami will take Knighton if he wants in the class. He is visiting this weekend and it's not out of the realm of possibility that he could commit on the trip.
7/25: NA
8/13: 40%
10/10: 30%
11/20: 25%
12/3: 65%


DT (2-3)

Keith Bryant (commit): Bryant isn't making it easy on 'Canes fans down the stretch. His flirtation with the 'Noles has reached new heights over the past two weeks. Keith met with Coach Carroll and Coach Franklin last night and I'm told this meeting was successful. I'm also told that current 'Canes players are reaching out to Keith in an effort to secure his commitment. The good sign for Miami right now is that Bryant has not de-committed. We will see if that holds to be true in the coming months.
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 65%

Jaynard Bostwick: Miami is still out in front, but Bostwick could be a grades casualty. The question is will he want to go Prep?
7/25: 60%
8/13: 65%
10/10: 70%
11/20: 75%
12/3: 75%

Maquedius Bain: 'Canes haven't been actively recruiting him for some time now. Good prospect, but not what Miami is looking for right now in terms of being college-ready.
7/25: 80%
8/13: 85%
10/10: 25%
11/20: 15%
12/3: 10%

Ben Bradley: Still committed to Tennessee, but the Vols are currently coach-less. Bradley will be visiting Miami this weekend and the staff has made him a priority.
12/3: 20%

Toby Johnson: January visit is a possibility. Georgia out in front.
10/10: 15%
11/20: 10%
12/3: 10%

Lavon Hooks: Hooks has an incredible relationship with Jethro Franklin and that could be a determining factor in his decision. Hooks says that Ole Miss leads, but I would not be surprised to see Miami leap the Rebels after this upcoming visit on the 7th.
11/20: 35%
12/3: 50%

DE (1-2)
Williams or bust at the high school level is what it's looking like.

Tim Williams: Williams is now a Miami/FSU as has been the case for a few weeks. He hasn't been very active recruiting-wise for a while, but he will most likely visit both FSU and Miami in January.
7/25: 45%
8/13: 55%
10/10: 45%
11/20: 60%
12/3: 50%

Al-Quadin Muhammad: Notre Dame is the heavy favorite here.
10/10: 10%
11/20: 10%
12/3: 5%


LB (2-3)
Things looking up here

Alex Figueroa: The VA product was a "surprise" visitor for Miami this weekend and committed upon receiving the offer. I absolutely love the pickup. Figueroa weighed in at about 6'2.5", 218 this weekend and has a very nice frame to add more weight. His versatility and athleticism is reminiscent of a "poor mans" Matthew Thomas. He will be able to contribute right away on special teams and add much-needed LB depth.
12/3: 100%

Matthew Thomas: A source close to the situation told me yesterday that Miami is the team to beat right now with FSU in 2nd. USF as a dark horse can now be thrown out the window with Skip Holtz's firing. The source told me that Stoops leaving FSU had an impact on this movement so it will be interesting to see who the 'Noles replace him with. One big thing for FSU's chances is the fact that James Coley will reportedly stay at the school. Coley is Thomas' main recruiter for Florida State.
7/25: 45%
8/13: 40%
10/10: 60%
11/20: 50%
12/3: 60%

Jermaine Grace: Grace had originally been planning to wait to make an announcement at either an All-Star game or on Signing Day, but according to sources, he could announce as soon as this week.
7/25: 85%
8/13: 90%
10/10: 90%
11/20: 95%
12/3: 99%

Devante Bond: Bond got a Miami offer sorely after the last version of the Big Board was released. He will be on campus this weekend and it's possible he could commit. Would add an instant pass rushing threat to the defense.
11/20: 25%
12/3: 70%

Mike Parker: No committable offer for Parker and I doubt it comes.
7/25: 35%
8/13: 45%
10/10: 30%
11/20: 15%
12/3: 10%


CB (0-1)
Burns and Ray Lewis III are options to play CB.

S (2)
Burns can play either DB spot.

Artie Burns (commit): Re-affirmed his commitment to CanesInSight following his team's loss to Central in the playoffs
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 90%
12/3: 95%

Jamal Carter (commit): Carter recently took a trip to Oklahoma with his teammate Lamar Robbins, but don't look into that. Completely solid to Miami.
7/25: 95%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 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%[/QUOTE]
 

Comments (50)

Great job; appreciate the hard work you put in. Now let's get some DT's who can play right away
 
S
Great stuff, why are we so low with so many kids and dropping with top priority gets?
 
I it me or is that 21?

Olsen
Collins
aJL
Coley?
Kirkland
Kighton
Kerr
Gall
Johnson
Dobard
Thomas
Grace
Figueroa
Bond
Williams
Hooks
Bostwick
Bryant
Burns
Carter
Lewis

Obviously we are not getting all of them, but we are/ were in pretty good shape with all of them... I don't know who me don't take/ don't get. The alternative is a bigger class which it keeps looking more and more like it is going to be.

Attrition is a heck of a drug
 
Pete, you da man. Knighton is an interesting update. Any other names out there at RB?
 
you omitted Ben Bradley......and I thought Toby Johnson was dropped after the knee injury since we are looking for immediate help and he was a long shot anyway. Aside from that, great job
 
These are awesome Pete. I know these take forever. Thanks.
 
Go figure. Season ends and we get some of the most positive feedback all year recruiting wise.

These fuckers can close.
 
Go figure. Season ends and we get some of the most positive feedback all year recruiting wise.

These ****ers can close.
Not going to a bowl was a good decision. 10 coaches can each spend 50-70 hours a week relentlessly pursuing 5-10 commits in total. I think we'll get the players we need.
 
I'm knitpicking, but I think Kirkland should be the same percentage as 6, but both should be higher.
 
Michael L puts Collins at 10% Cane and Kerr 50/50 between Miami and FSU...is that guy not the worst?
 

2021 Commits

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225
Hollywood, FL
TE
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210
Frisco, TX
STR
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190
Melbourne Senior, FL

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