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Denis plans visit to UM this weekend, talks Barry

Denis plans visit to UM this weekend, talks Barry

Stefan Adams
2020 South Dade 4-star offensive lineman Jonathan Denis was part of a stacked field in the trenches at the Opening Miami Regional on Sunday. Although he was pleased with his performance, Denis knows he still has room to improve.

“I think I did alright, I did pretty decent,” Denis said. “There’s a lot of competition out here. I’m going to learn from my mistakes that I did today and come back better.”

Going against some of the best of the best in South Florida, Denis identified one defensive lineman he felt was the toughest matchup.

“I’ll say Henry Bryant,” Denis said. “He had me beat one time.”

In terms of recruiting, Denis says not much has changed for him after decommitting from UM back in October. He still sees the Canes as one of his top schools and says he’ll be on campus again this weekend. Denis also acknowledged he has been teasing on Twitter about a possible recommitment in the near future.

“Yeah I have been (laughs). It’s just, Miami’s great. Even before I had the offer, Miami has always been amazing in my eyes,” Denis said. “I’ll actually be there this Saturday.”

Denis’ last visit took place earlier this month at Junior Day. On that day, Miami landed 5 new commitments, which included two of Denis’ South Dade teammates in CB Jaiden Francois and DE/OLB Tyler Johnson. To Denis though, those pledges were inevitable.

“I already seen that coming,” Denis said. “With Jaiden, I wasn’t too shocked, because I know Jaiden is a hometown kid. Tyler, I knew from when he got his offer, I told him, ‘You goin’ there bro’.”

On the trip to campus, Denis got to spend some time with new OL coach Butch Barry, but says they’ve actually met multiple times already.

“I got to see him, but we’ve already seen each other a lot the past month just in general,” Denis said of Barry. “I’d say we’ve seen each other at least 10 times. He’s been to my school, I’ve been to Miami a lot. I’m feeling like a priority.”

What is the coaching staff’s pitch to him to get him back on board at Miami?

“They just basically talk to me about school and how bad they want me,” Denis said.

While the Canes have been coming after Denis hard, they are certainly not running unopposed: Denis says Oregon, LSU, Florida State, and Mississippi State are some other programs that are beginning to standout to him as well. Whoever lands the 6’3” 285 pound prospect, it’s clear that making him feel wanted and cultivating a family-like atmosphere will be key factors.

“Really it’s going to come down to who shows me the most love and where I really feel like I’m in a family,” Denis said. “Where I’m not just there for football, but I’m there to be part of the family.”

Does Miami have that family feel for Denis?

“Of course.”

 

Comments (77)

Well this shows all the let's make a stand people exactly what isn't changing. I'm sorry but after being committed and then decomitting in a time we needed to show a strong United front, I pull your offer and tell you fvck off. Go deal with the clan for the next 4 or 5 years. Honestly this kid is not that good to be dealing with all of this. He seems like Erik flowers jrs jr. Not impressed with him. Seems like he washes his clothes with scent enhancing crystals. I want our oline coming from big 10 country. We should have a requirement that if you dont find your sister or atleast first cousin attractive than as an offensive lineman you're simply not offensive enough. I'm done with these show me the love oline that aren't worth nothing. I want a nasty kid who insists on destroying everything about the dude on the other side of the ball.
 
If he recommits I hope he solid and recruit to make our O-line class nasty! He must have had a bad day at the opening because i haven't heard much of anything about him from last Sunday.
 
Well this shows all the let's make a stand people exactly what isn't changing. I'm sorry but after being committed and then decomitting in a time we needed to show a strong United front, I pull your offer and tell you fvck off. Go deal with the clan for the next 4 or 5 years. Honestly this kid is not that good to be dealing with all of this. He seems like Erik flowers jrs jr. Not impressed with him. Seems like he washes his clothes with scent enhancing crystals. I want our oline coming from big 10 country. We should have a requirement that if you dont find your sister or atleast first cousin attractive than as an offensive lineman you're simply not offensive enough. I'm done with these show me the love oline that aren't worth nothing. I want a nasty kid who insists on destroying everything about the dude on the other side of the ball.
Whew....strong words bro! Hard to argue with what you're saying but you know the game different in SFL. Wish there wasn't so many fickle kids down here but it is what it is.
 
Well this shows all the let's make a stand people exactly what isn't changing. I'm sorry but after being committed and then decomitting in a time we needed to show a strong United front, I pull your offer and tell you fvck off. Go deal with the clan for the next 4 or 5 years. Honestly this kid is not that good to be dealing with all of this. He seems like Erik flowers jrs jr. Not impressed with him. Seems like he washes his clothes with scent enhancing crystals. I want our oline coming from big 10 country. We should have a requirement that if you dont find your sister or atleast first cousin attractive than as an offensive lineman you're simply not offensive enough. I'm done with these show me the love oline that aren't worth nothing. I want a nasty kid who insists on destroying everything about the dude on the other side of the ball.


There was a highly drafted lineman a few years back that came out of a smaller school. When asked why he went there over a larger school its because he verbally committed there before the bigger schools came around and thought that the verbal commitment was binding.

Have we in recent times won any of the "whichever shows me the most love" competitions?
 
Well this shows all the let's make a stand people exactly what isn't changing. I'm sorry but after being committed and then decomitting in a time we needed to show a strong United front, I pull your offer and tell you fvck off. Go deal with the clan for the next 4 or 5 years. Honestly this kid is not that good to be dealing with all of this. He seems like Erik flowers jrs jr. Not impressed with him. Seems like he washes his clothes with scent enhancing crystals. I want our oline coming from big 10 country. We should have a requirement that if you dont find your sister or atleast first cousin attractive than as an offensive lineman you're simply not offensive enough. I'm done with these show me the love oline that aren't worth nothing. I want a nasty kid who insists on destroying everything about the dude on the other side of the ball.
This is the worst post u have ever made on here.
 
Well this shows all the let's make a stand people exactly what isn't changing. I'm sorry but after being committed and then decomitting in a time we needed to show a strong United front, I pull your offer and tell you fvck off. Go deal with the clan for the next 4 or 5 years. Honestly this kid is not that good to be dealing with all of this. He seems like Erik flowers jrs jr. Not impressed with him. Seems like he washes his clothes with scent enhancing crystals. I want our oline coming from big 10 country. We should have a requirement that if you dont find your sister or atleast first cousin attractive than as an offensive lineman you're simply not offensive enough. I'm done with these show me the love oline that aren't worth nothing. I want a nasty kid who insists on destroying everything about the dude on the other side of the ball.
Totally agree with taking a stand, to me it's like going back to girl who cheated on you when you were down... but the problem with this one is we would have to say No to Francois and Washington along with 1/2 of our class as well... also he actually decommited on October 17 when we were still 5-2 and before Richt decided to retire. Also hard to blame any OL for not wanting to come here after watching our OL play last year...
 
There was a highly drafted lineman a few years back that came out of a smaller school. When asked why he went there over a larger school its because he verbally committed there before the bigger schools came around and thought that the verbal commitment was binding.

Have we in recent times won any of the "whichever shows me the most love" competitions?
Its debatable but yeah there was a few. Also even though clearly that kid was a blatant moron I still can place a value on a man of his word. It's all we have. Just ask any man ever who had testicular cancer... we keep placing a line in the sand for dbs and skill position kids to an extent now. Were trying to establish value on our offers. Well these are the cases you take that stand over. Let him come back crying like a bytch about how badly he wants an offer. Make him beg for that shyt than tell him you're dead to us...
 
I don’t think manny is playing games. I think this kid will have a chance to recommit and I think manny will be giving kids a few days to think and then moving on. I think this kid recommits here in the next week or 2 b/c manny isn’t playing.
 
We not just gonna say no to all guys who decommitted form richt. Hell Manny himself decommited from richt. we Only gonna do that to the dudes that do that to us now. Clean slate for everyone.
It's not about guys who decommitted from richt. Anyone that was aware of the complacency going on I can not blame at all for that. But once it was corrected what did you do at that point? Regardless every kid has his own recruitment. I just wouldnt even waste resources like that on this kid especially considering the history. This all falls on the job of our recruiting coordinators first and foremost. Before you get to a certain point with these kids you need to make sure you truly understand them. That was a good portion of our problem last year. Would like to see us correct that.
 
This is the BS I'll never get over, rather it's my Canes or any other team. If you've visited a school multiple times, you know if you going there! Why waste peoples time when you already know where you going. My wife has extended family in Mississippi that have visited us a few times and I don't BS them about me coming there. These kids get a real orgasm off this recruiting shitz.
 
Well this shows all the let's make a stand people exactly what isn't changing. I'm sorry but after being committed and then decomitting in a time we needed to show a strong United front, I pull your offer and tell you fvck off. Go deal with the clan for the next 4 or 5 years. Honestly this kid is not that good to be dealing with all of this. He seems like Erik flowers jrs jr. Not impressed with him. Seems like he washes his clothes with scent enhancing crystals. I want our oline coming from big 10 country. We should have a requirement that if you dont find your sister or atleast first cousin attractive than as an offensive lineman you're simply not offensive enough. I'm done with these show me the love oline that aren't worth nothing. I want a nasty kid who insists on destroying everything about the dude on the other side of the ball.

Ill say this, if this kid was truly drama Alex Mirabel from Oregon wouldnt recruit him.
 
This all falls on the job of our recruiting coordinators first and foremost. Before you get to a certain point with these kids you need to make sure you truly understand them. That was a good portion of our problem last year. Would like to see us correct that.

Interesting take. How do you think Cooney is equipped to handle this?
 
Well this shows all the let's make a stand people exactly what isn't changing. I'm sorry but after being committed and then decomitting in a time we needed to show a strong United front, I pull your offer and tell you fvck off. Go deal with the clan for the next 4 or 5 years. Honestly this kid is not that good to be dealing with all of this. He seems like Erik flowers jrs jr. Not impressed with him. Seems like he washes his clothes with scent enhancing crystals. I want our oline coming from big 10 country. We should have a requirement that if you dont find your sister or atleast first cousin attractive than as an offensive lineman you're simply not offensive enough. I'm done with these show me the love oline that aren't worth nothing. I want a nasty kid who insists on destroying everything about the dude on the other side of the ball.

WTF. Do South Florida zebras aspire to be in the ACC? Holding calls must be optional.
 
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