Pinckney has high hopes for the Canes

Pinckney has high hopes for the Canes

Peter Ariz
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The theme for Miami’s recruiting classes over the past few cycles has been decommitments late in the season. 2016 linebacker commit Michael Pinckney (Raines) is confident that this year’s crop of commitments is different.

“To be a part of this class is just special. I feel like we know that we have to stick together. All them other dudes that decommitted were just bandwagon players and they listened to other people. We are coming here to build something back from the ground up. Anybody can go to like a Florida State where it’s already built, but we want to do something special,” said Pinckney.

The 6-1, 215-pound weakside linebacker explained his current workout regiment.

“I have our regular team workouts from Monday-Friday and then on the weekends I work with my personal speed coach. It’s a big process and I don’t take time off. There is no offseason.”

Pinckney has had an up close look at the Canes and gave his thoughts on the upcoming season.

“Their season will go as far as they want it to go. I see the work they’re putting in everyday and they are constantly moving. They have something to prove because people say they’re down and out.”

One of the reasons for Pinckney’s optimism about the Miami program is quarterback Brad Kaaya.

“Brad is just an outstanding player. He’s a quiet, laid back guy who does what he needs. I can already tell you that he will be a Heisman candidate this year because I see how he works and he takes pride in what he does. He’s what we need to lead this program.”

Pinckney’s thoughts on Miami’s new Adidas branding?

I’m happy they came out good. I’m feeling the cleats and everything about the look.

The aggressive linebacker has a message to Canes nation.

“No matter how everybody’s opinion is on this class, we are a family. I was really born into this and I want to be a part of it and take it to the next level.”
 

Comments (17)

Can't wait for this lb class to get on campus
 
Thats the best ive felt after reading one of these in awhile
 
A lot if kids down here have been talking up the addidas cleats
 
This LB group will bring that swag back to the defense imo. This may be the best group the Golden crew have brought in.....and for the most part this group doesnt have guys that arent physically ready to play. Pretty much Golden/No Frio lb evals have been good to excellent.

Their finds at LB have been solid...and they were on Pinkey,Shaq and the crew early.
 
Agree 100%, Gogeta. The difference this time around is that these are high-character kids. EJ and Figueroa were legit, Paul and Gabe Terry were solid. Off-field issues held them back. I don't see us having any issues with this bunch.
 
"we want to do something special"
If you succeed, you will be mentioned in the same breath as special players such as Santana Moss, Reggie Wayne, Dan Morgan and the like.
 
"we want to do something special"
If you succeed, you will be mentioned in the same breath as special players such as Santana Moss, Reggie Wayne, Dan Morgan and the like.
All 3 of these guys plan to coming in early and should be here by January.

Looking at our current depth chart they can all potentially be in the 2 deep next year as true freshmen. They are physically ready.

Returnees in 2016:
SR Grace - Starter
JR Owens - Starter
JR Young - potential starter
JR Gayot
SO Perry
RSO Smith
RSO McCray
RFR King
RFR Gordinier

 
I like the togetherness of this group, lets win a clse out with a top 5 class
 
This LB group will bring that swag back to the defense imo. This may be the best group the Golden crew have brought in.....and for the most part this group doesnt have guys that arent physically ready to play. Pretty much Golden/No Frio lb evals have been good to excellent.

Their finds at LB have been solid...and they were on Pinkey,Shaq and the crew early.
The LB group will only be as good as the dline that Miami can field in front of them, so AL Golden and company need to get to work an start getting a few War Daddies for the 2016 class. Such as Ben Frazier, Kobe Smith, Stephon Taylor, and a few others that come to mind.

Not to mention these LB's should be trying to recruit interior dlinemen to join the 2016 class with them an to play in front of them for years to come.

Go Canes
 
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The theme for Miami’s recruiting classes over the past few cycles has been decommitments late in the season. 2016 linebacker commit Michael Pinckney (Raines) is confident that this year’s crop of commitments is different.

“To be a part of this class is just special. I feel like we know that we have to stick together. All them other dudes that decommitted were just bandwagon players and they listened to other people. We are coming here to build something back from the ground up. Anybody can go to like a Florida State where it’s already built, but we want to do something special,” said Pinckney.

The 6-1, 215-pound weakside linebacker explained his current workout regiment.

“I have our regular team workouts from Monday-Friday and then on the weekends I work with my personal speed coach. It’s a big process and I don’t take time off. There is no offseason.”

Pinckney has had an up close look at the Canes and gave his thoughts on the upcoming season.

“Their season will go as far as they want it to go. I see the work they’re putting in everyday and they are constantly moving. They have something to prove because people say they’re down and out.”

One of the reasons for Pinckney’s optimism about the Miami program is quarterback Brad Kaaya.

“Brad is just an outstanding player. He’s a quiet, laid back guy who does what he needs. I can already tell you that he will be a Heisman candidate this year because I see how he works and he takes pride in what he does. He’s what we need to lead this program.”

Pinckney’s thoughts on Miami’s new Adidas branding?

I’m happy they came out good. I’m feeling the cleats and everything about the look.

The aggressive linebacker has a message to Canes nation.

“No matter how everybody’s opinion is on this class, we are a family. I was really born into this and I want to be a part of it and take it to the next level.”











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