CanesInSight Big Board (12/31)

CanesInSight Big Board (12/31)

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

Changes from 12/18 update
**TE Beau Sandland Signed
**OL Sonny Odogwu Committed
**Added WR Jaelen Strong
**Added WR Levonte Whitfield
**Removed TE Travis Johnson (parted ways with Miami)
**Removed DT Lavon Hooks (committed to Ole Miss)
**Removed DT Toby Johnson (won't visit Miami)

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): We will see Olsen on display on Friday at the Under Armour All-American Game. He is planning to visit on January 18th.
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 100%
12/18: 100%
12/31: 100%

RB (1)

Alex Collins: Eddie Gran's departure from FSU put a dent in their chances, but they are still in the game. The team that has made a jump is UF. Collins will be visiting Miami on January 18th and Arkansas on the 25th.
7/25: 65%
8/13: 75%
10/10: 80%
11/20: 20%
12/3: 35%
12/18: 40%
12/31: 45%


Derrick Green: He is still planning to take a visit to Miami, but all the talk is that he will choose Michigan.
11/20: 35%
12/3: 15%
12/18: 10%
12/31: 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: I heard very good things about Coley's trip to Miami in early December and that he was very close to committing. Florida State is still very much near the top and the 'Noles will get a visit from him on January 11th.
7/25: 15%
8/13: 35%
10/10: 5%
11/20: 5%
12/3: 20%
12/18: 45%
12/31: 45%

Jaelen Strong: Sandland's JUCO teammate recently committed to Arizona State, but he is still planning a visit to Miami in January. Strong is a very talented option.
12/31: 20%

Levonte Whitfield: The former Miami commit and current 'Noles pledge told me last week that he would be visiting Miami on January 18th. Also told me that Miami coaches had been to his school twice in the last month to see him.

Jordan Cunningham: Possible back-up plan as of right now.
7/25: 60%
8/13: 65%
10/10: 15%
11/20: 10%
12/3: 10%
12/18: 15%
12/31: 10%

TE (3)
Sandland looks more possible.

Standish Dobard (commit): Visiting on January 18th. (100%)

Jeremy Kerr (commit): Despite FSU talk, his commitment to Miami seems firm. (85%)

Beau Sandland (commit) : In what could be the steal of the class, Miami was able to go across-the-country to sign the top JUCO TE in the class. Sandland has signed with Miami already and will arrive in January.
11/20: 20%
12/3: 35%
12/18: 65%
12/31: 100%

OL (3-4)
OL class is coming together very nicely.

Alex Gall (commit): Extremely strong commitment. Will visit on January 18th and is recruiting for the 'Canes. (100%)

Denver Kirkland: The percentage going down doesn't really mean anything catastrophic, but something that is lingering with Kirkland is a possible grades issue. He will visit USF on January 11th, Miami on the 18th, and TCU on February 1st.
7/25: 55%
8/13: 60%
10/10: 70%
11/20: 60%
12/3: 55%
12/18 55%
12/31: 50%

Hunter Knighton (commit): The 'Canes commit is trying to enroll in January.
7/25: NA
8/13: 40%
10/10: 30%
11/20: 25%
12/3: 65%
12/18: 100%
12/31: 100%

Sonny Odogwu (commit): As expected, Odogwu committed to Miami on Friday after visiting two weeks ago. He was a personal favorite of Coach Kehoe and will enroll in January.
12/18: 60%
12/31: 100%


DT (1-2)

Keith Bryant: After feeling confident on Bryant about two weeks ago when he told me he was only ".1% unsure about Miami," I'm back to not feeling so good about him. Bryant told a source of mine last week that he was leaning towards Florida State. As of right now, he has no visit set to Miami, while he is set to visit Tallahassee on the 11th.
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 65%
12/18: 75%
12/31: 45%

Jaynard Bostwick: He should be a 'Cane as long as his grades are good-to-go.
7/25: 60%
8/13: 65%
10/10: 70%
11/20: 75%
12/3: 75%
12/18: 80%
12/31: 80%

Maquedius Bain: He will officially announce this week at the UA game. LSU looks like the choice.
7/25: 80%
8/13: 85%
10/10: 25%
11/20: 15%
12/3: 10%
12/18: 5%
12/31: 5%


DE (1-2)

Tim Williams: The longer this wears out, the worse the chances become for Miami. Scheduled to visit on the 18th, but I wouldn't be surprised if that doesn't happen.
7/25: 45%
8/13: 55%
10/10: 45%
11/20: 60%
12/3: 50%
12/18: 45%
12/31: 35%

Al-Quadin Muhammad: This is shaping up to be the Tyriq McCord of last year's class. Miami has made a heavy push for Muhammad ever since his visit in early December. There seems to be some sort of holdup with his grades and Notre Dame, and Miami could turn out to be the beneficiary of that. He is done with his visits and will announce this upcoming Saturday at the Army All-American game. He has not visited Notre Dame.
10/10: 10%
11/20: 10%
12/3: 5%
12/18: 25%
12/31: 45%


LB (2-3)

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

Matthew Thomas: There really isn't much new with Thomas. FSU continues to be Miami's biggest competition and he will visit there in January. As of right now he isn't planned to visit Miami, but says he might take a mid-week trip. I still expect him to visit on January 18th with Denver Kirkland instead of taking a planned USC trip.
7/25: 45%
8/13: 40%
10/10: 60%
11/20: 50%
12/3: 60%
12/18: 60%
12/31: 60%

Jermaine Grace: Could choose Miami as soon as Friday at the Semper Fidelis game.
7/25: 85%
8/13: 90%
10/10: 90%
11/20: 95%
12/3: 99%
12/18: 99%
12/31: 99%

Devante Bond (commit): Committed a couple weeks back and is very solid. Won't sign until February.
11/20: 25%
12/3: 70%
12/18: 100%
12/31: 100%

Michael Parker: I don't believe that Miami would take a commitment from him
7/25: 35%
8/13: 45%
10/10: 30%
11/20: 15%
12/3: 10%
12/18: 5%
12/31: 5%


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

Rashard Robinson: The funny thing on Robinson is that people from the Miami side feel confident, while LSU coaches aren't worried about his commitment. He will make a signing day decision.
12/18: 30%
12/31: 25%

S (2)
Burns can play either DB spot.

Artie Burns (commit): FSU and LSU continue to recruit him, but is solid with Miami.
7/25: 100%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 90%
12/3: 95%
12/18: 100%
12/31: 100%

Jamal Carter (commit): An LSU source told me that their coaches knew within hours of him arriving on campus that he was "all Miami."
7/25: 95%
8/13: 100%
10/10: 100%
11/20: 100%
12/3: 100%
12/18: 100%
12/31: 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%
12/31: 100%
 

Comments (40)

The DT recruiting is setting up to be a complete disaster. Not good at all. A guy like Bryant was supposed to step in for a guy like Porter (if he even stays) in 2014.
 
Baby Jesus shines so bright on the front page


BTW, you think we could get Donta Wilkins on the big board. I mean he has to be considered a viable option now doesn't he?
 
The DT recruiting is setting up to be a complete disaster. Not good at all. A guy like Bryant was supposed to step in for a guy like Porter (if he even stays) in 2014.

Not sure how Pete's source could know where Bryant's leaning, considering he's probably trolling his own mother about his decision.
 
The DT recruiting is setting up to be a complete disaster. Not good at all. A guy like Bryant was supposed to step in for a guy like Porter (if he even stays) in 2014.

Not sure how Pete's source could know where Bryant's leaning, considering he's probably trolling his own mother about his decision.

Keith told my source that he was leaning to FSU
 
Real nervous about this class

I am off base that its going to be hard to love this class unless we land Collins, Kirkland, Bostwick, and Thomas at a minimum
 
Real nervous about this class

I am off base that its going to be hard to love this class unless we land Collins, Kirkland, Bostwick, and Thomas at a minimum

If we don't get AQM (nice surprise), Bryant (necessary due to position) Collins (necessary due to talent + position), Kirkland and Thomas (yikes), and Coley (more on the nice surprise side), it'll look really bad.
 
Strap in fellas, this could be a wild ride.
 
Getting a commit from Grace and AQM this weekend would be a hell of a way to start 2013.
 
The DT recruiting is setting up to be a complete disaster. Not good at all. A guy like Bryant was supposed to step in for a guy like Porter (if he even stays) in 2014.

While I understand where you're coming from, the lack of names out there makes me think the staff is pretty confident on those two. There is one other name, a JUCO named Marcus Hardison but not really sure where we stand with him.

People forget that we have a bunch of DTs already in the school and enrolled...at some point we have to develop them.

2013 DT Depth Chart

Porter (Rd-Sr)
Robinson (Rd-Sr)
Grimble (Jr)
Pierre (Jr)
King (Rd-So)
Moore (So)
Ivery (So)
Briscoe (Rd-Fr)

Trust me I want two beasts DT (Bostwick and Bryant) in this class and every class, the line is the most important position. I just think we need to realize that it's not like the WR situation we had circa 2006/7 when we signed Sam Shields and George Robinson.

*Please note that Hunter Knighton could be a DT*
 
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Real nervous about this class

I am off base that its going to be hard to love this class unless we land Collins, Kirkland, Bostwick, and Thomas at a minimum

Let me email you some Xanyx.
 
The DT recruiting is setting up to be a complete disaster. Not good at all. A guy like Bryant was supposed to step in for a guy like Porter (if he even stays) in 2014.

While I understand where you're coming from, the lack of names out there makes me think the staff is pretty confident on those two. There is one other name, a JUCO named Marcus Hardison but not really sure where we stand with him.

People forget that we have a bunch of DTs already in the school and enrolled...at some point we have to develop them.

2013 DT Depth Chart

Porter (Rd-Sr)
Robinson (Rd-Sr)
Grimble (Jr)
King (Rd-So)
Moore (So)
Ivery (So)
Briscoe (Rd-Fr)

Trust me I want two beasts DT (Bostwick and Bryant) in this class and every class, the line is the most important position. I just think we need to realize that it's not like the WR situation we had circa 2006/7 when we signed Sam Shields and George Robinson.

*Please note that Hunter Knighton could be a DT*


You missed Pierre.

So, in 2014, we have Pierre, Grimble, King, Moore, Ivery, Briscoe.

Essentially, you're praying that Moore or Ivery make a very big leap or someone like Jelani Hamilton becomes a Pierre-like contributor. Color me fucking concerned about that group.

This class needed at least one stud DT who could step in as an impact guy in 2014. A fat and unfocused Bryant wouldn't do that anyway, but a focused and junior-highlights version of Bryant would likely be that guy.
 
Just for shats and gags!

Commits
1. Beau Sandland
2. Devante Bond
3. Jamal Carter
4. Artie Burns
5. Standish Dobard
6. Alex Figueroa
7. Alex Gall
8. Jeremy Kerr
9. Hunter Knighton
10. RLIII
11. Kevin Olsen
12. Sonny Odogwu

If we sign 18

13. Bryant
14. Grace
15. Thomas
16. Collins
17. Kirkland
18. Bostwick
-----------------
If we sign 19
19. AQM
-----------------
If we sign 20
20. Coley
-----------------
If we sign 21 (the most we sign, maybe if RLIII is a walk-on)
21. Hardison (JUCO DT), Robinson or someone hardly on the radar
 
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The DT recruiting is setting up to be a complete disaster. Not good at all. A guy like Bryant was supposed to step in for a guy like Porter (if he even stays) in 2014.

While I understand where you're coming from, the lack of names out there makes me think the staff is pretty confident on those two. There is one other name, a JUCO named Marcus Hardison but not really sure where we stand with him.

People forget that we have a bunch of DTs already in the school and enrolled...at some point we have to develop them.

2013 DT Depth Chart

Porter (Rd-Sr)
Robinson (Rd-Sr)
Grimble (Jr)
Pierre (jr)
King (Rd-So)
Moore (So)
Ivery (So)
Briscoe (Rd-Fr)

Trust me I want two beasts DT (Bostwick and Bryant) in this class and every class, the line is the most important position. I just think we need to realize that it's not like the WR situation we had circa 2006/7 when we signed Sam Shields and George Robinson.

*Please note that Hunter Knighton could be a DT*


You missed Pierre.

So, in 2014, we have Pierre, Grimble, King, Moore, Ivery, Briscoe.

Essentially, you're praying that Moore or Ivery make a very big leap or someone like Jelani Hamilton becomes a Pierre-like contributor. Color me ****ing concerned about that group.

This class needed at least one stud DT who could step in as an impact guy in 2014. A fat and unfocused Bryant wouldn't do that anyway, but a focused and junior-highlights version of Bryant would likely be that guy.

Added in Pierre.

Okay so you are concerned with the talent of these players, it is not the numbers thing but the talent thing. I think that is fair. I just don't think the key to success for the 2014 DT group is a 2013 DT (unless JUCO). A second year DT being a high impact guy (while possible) is very hard to find. You can recruit studs at the position but it doesn't guarantee success. I think one of these 2012 kids will make a decent leap this year and make you feel better about 2014.

My concern at the DT position isn't a player but the DL Coach.
 
Just for shats and gags!

Commits
1. Beau Sandland
2. Devante Bond
3. Jamal Carter
4. Artie Burns
5. Standish Dobard
6. Alex Figueroa
7. Alex Gall
8. Jeremy Kerr
9. Hunter Knighton
10. RLIII
11. Kevin Olsen
12. Sonny Odogwu

If we sign 17

12. Bostwick
13. Bryant
14. Grace
15. Thomas
16. Collins
17. Kirkland
-----------------
If we sign 18
18. AQM
-----------------
If we sign 19
19. Coley
-----------------
If we sign 20 (the most we sign, maybe if RLIII is a walk-on)
20. Hardison (JUCO DT), Robinson or someone hardly on the radar

Added Sonny Cons, you forgot him.
 
Hopefully the number we take is around 20.

If Miami keeps those 12 commitments and closes with those players, this board would be ecstatic.
 

2021 Commits

S
6'5"
220
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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255
Miami, FL
OG
6'2"
295
Miami, FL
DT
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290
Miami, FL
DE
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210
Miami, FL
WR
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180
Miami, FL
RB
6'0"
225
Hollywood, FL
TE
6'4"
210
Frisco, TX
STR
6'3"
190
Melbourne, FL
S
5'11"
200
Miami, FL

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