Recruiting Roundup 9-11

Recruiting Roundup 9-11

Peter Ariz
Here are some recent notes concerning Miami recruiting:

-While it is pretty common knowledge that 5-Star LB Matthew Thomas is an FSU lean right now, the Miami staff is recruiting him as hard as they possibly can right now. Not only are they recruiting Thomas personally, but they are selling his mom hard too, who is going to be a big part of his decision. Thomas has stated in the past that his mother would like for him to stay in Miami.

-Miami commit Alex Collins is already off to a huge start in the first two games of his season, with over 450 yards and 5 TD. FSU RB coach Eddie Gran, who is Collins' main recruiter, was at his game on Friday to watch him play. Collins has also set up his official visit to Wisconsin for October 6th, when the Badgers will face Illinois. There is no doubt that Collins is the least solid commitment right now, but the fact that he hasn't de-committed by now is a good sign.

-There was speculation over the past month that Keith Bryant's mother wanted him to get away from South Florida for school, but that has really been taken out of context. From multiple conversations with Keith, he has told me that his mom just wanted him to take some more visits over the summer to make sure he had made the right decision. He traveled to UF, FSU, USC, UGA amongst others and has stayed committed to the Canes. He feels very confident he can come in and play a lot from the start (which he can). There is nothing to worry about here. Keith has also been an active recruiter for Miami, and keeps in contact with multiple commits.

-Miami has offered 2014 Louisiana stud Devante "Speedy" Noil, the teammate of commitment Standish Dobard. A Louisiana source informed me that Texas and Ohio State are Noil's favorites with LSU in there as well. Miami has a slight chance to make a move with the Dobard connection, but it is not very likely.

-Something that kind of went under-the-radar over the summer was Marshall's pursuit of Angelo Jean-Louis. The Marshall coaching staff went after AJL hard and told him that he would be able to qualify and play this season, but he didn't flinch on his 'Canes commitment and went through with his initial plans of attending Fork Union Prep School. Jean-Louis told me last month that he is on track to be in Coral Gables in January.

-Central RB Dalvin Cook (Clemson commit) had a huge game against Booker T last Saturday Night. As I've said for months, Cook's recruitment is far from over. Miami will be recruiting him as hard as Sony Michel for the 2014 class. He says he chose Clemson because he liked the way they used CJ Spiller in their offense, but we'll see where he is headed a year and a half from now considering the offensive staff at Clemson is different from when Spiller was there, and schools will definitely use that pitch against the Tigers.

-There is some good news regarding Kevin "Baby Jesus" Olsen. There were initial reports from last week stating that he would miss the entire season with a broken foot, but now NorthJersey.com is reporting that he will only be missing 6-8 weeks and could be back in time for the playoffs. Wayne Hills is going for the 3-peat this year as well. Here is the story: http://www.northjersey.com/sports/1...o_miss_6-8_weeks_after_breaking_his_foot.html

-When I talked to UF LB commit Quinton Powell last week, he told me this: "I'm just looking for new experiences, want to see whats out there for me. Miami is one of those schools I would like to try out and take an official visit to." Talking to some people close to the situation, I would be surprised if he winds up as a Cane, but his interest is definitely sincere. He initiated the contact with the Miami coaches last week.

-Tim Williams is one of the biggest names still on the board for Miami and it is going to be a battle to the end for his services. He was at the LSU game last week and the Tigers' coaching staff has been turning the heat up on him lately. The 'Canes are not out of it whatsoever and he still plans on visiting for the FSU game, but it is a much tougher fight for him now that the hometown team has made him a priority. The thing that separates Miami here is that they have been on him HARD since the beginning and he loves the relationship he has with the coaches.

-2014 DL target Chad Thomas got an invite to the 2013 Under Armour combine today. Thomas recently did an interview with CanesInSight and said that staying home to play in front of is family will be a big part of his decision process.

-Something to monitor as far as the 2014 class will be the recruitment of Booker T. Washington QB Treon Harris. Most do not consider Harris as a QB at the next level and he claims that the Canes have offered him as a quarterback. While Harris is only a junior, he is very well-respected amongst his teammates and it would be a big deal for Matthew Thomas, Denver Kirkland, Chad Thomas, and Nigel Patten (not offered yet) if Treon was being heavily recruited by Miami. I think he's a really good football player that is Miami caliber, the key will be finding his position. He's very similar to his brother, Thearon Collier, in the sense that he's not overly athletic, but he's just a baller and makes plays.
 

Comments (41)

Great stuff thanks. We need to land the elite players on our board.
 
Expand on how the Miami staff is recruiting Thomas as hard as they can. Are they sending him more mail? Visiting his school more?
 
Expand on how the Miami staff is recruiting Thomas as hard as they can. Are they sending him more mail? Visiting his school more?
I would expand if I could.

And yes everything they are doing is within the rules so it has nothing to do with that.
 
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Great info Pete.

Those top 3 guys. Just give me those 3 and I don't even care who else we get.
 
This is Scary?
This is not premium information nor is it from a credible source-just a 247 poster. However, if the majority of this list is true, that is a heck of a turnout!
The Vistor list for that game gave me wood.

Here is a collection of names that myself, Chris and Josh have all confirmed for the FSU-Clemson game in two weeks.

St. Petersburg (Fla.) St. Petersburg Catholic RB Ryan Green will be at the game per his father. He added that Ryan is in good spirits and doing better. He said that Ryan plans on running track and playing Basketball later this season.

Lake City (Fla.) Columbia OL Laremy Tunsil texted me this morning to tell me that he will be there.

Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab DE Tim Williams informed me that he may be taking his official visit that weekend.

Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington OL Denver Kirkland said he and LB Matthew Thomas will “most likely” be in attendance.

As I stated in the other thread, Vienna (Ga.) Dooly County DT Montravius Adams said he will be there as well.

Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage five-star junior running back Sony Michel also said on Friday that he expected to make the Clemson game at Florida State.

Seffner (Fla.) Armwood four-star safety Leon McQuay III will be at the Clemson game according to his father. Chris Nee believes the plan is for it to be an official visit for the Top247 prospect.

Scooba (Miss.) East Mississippi C.C. four-star defensive end Za’Darius Smith is another likely attendee for the Florida State-Clemson game.

New Orleans (La.) Brother Martin OL Ryan Hoefeld will be taking his official visit to FSU that weekend.
 
There's only 4 names on that list that Miami has a shot with and 2 are Miami leans (Kirkland, Michel). You know the deal with Williams and Thomas

Williams, Kirkland, Thomas will all eb visiting This year too, so idk what the big deal is.
 
Wisconsin struggling this year has to be a plus for Miami.
 
I know its a long time from now and I know its a long shot but just SAY Cook and Michel wanted to commit. I'm assuming Miami would take both, correct?
 
Wisconsin struggling this year has to be a plus for Miami.
Honestly I think thats overrated.

Wisconsin has a good coach and is a solid team. If a kid from Florida really likes it up there I dint think a struggling year would do much other than give him an opportunity.
 
I know its a long time from now and I know its a long shot but just SAY Cook and Michel wanted to commit. I'm assuming Miami would take both, correct?
easily
 
Wisconsin struggling this year has to be a plus for Miami.
Honestly I think thats overrated.

Wisconsin has a good coach and is a solid team. If a kid from Florida really likes it up there I dint think a struggling year would do much other than give him an opportunity.
And he would likely get early carries there with Ball being a senior.
 
Wisconsin struggling this year has to be a plus for Miami.
Honestly I think thats overrated.

Wisconsin has a good coach and is a solid team. If a kid from Florida really likes it up there I dint think a struggling year would do much other than give him an opportunity.
Oh I agree 100% JHALL but I mean obviously them struggling with the running game is better than them running roughshod over everyone they played last year haha.
 
Wisconsin struggling this year has to be a plus for Miami.
Honestly I think thats overrated.

Wisconsin has a good coach and is a solid team. If a kid from Florida really likes it up there I dint think a struggling year would do much other than give him an opportunity.
Oh I agree 100% JHALL but I mean obviously them struggling with the running game is better than them running roughshod over everyone they played last year haha.
I hear ya. I think its good though that a team like Wisconsin wants him so bad. The Florida schools that rely on speed want him badly and the ground and pound big ten school thinks he fits their style as well. I think it shows a little bit how well rounded he is.
 
This is Scary?
This is not premium information nor is it from a credible source-just a 247 poster. However, if the majority of this list is true, that is a heck of a turnout!
The Vistor list for that game gave me wood.

Here is a collection of names that myself, Chris and Josh have all confirmed for the FSU-Clemson game in two weeks.

St. Petersburg (Fla.) St. Petersburg Catholic RB Ryan Green will be at the game per his father. He added that Ryan is in good spirits and doing better. He said that Ryan plans on running track and playing Basketball later this season.

Lake City (Fla.) Columbia OL Laremy Tunsil texted me this morning to tell me that he will be there.

Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab DE Tim Williams informed me that he may be taking his official visit that weekend.

Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington OL Denver Kirkland said he and LB Matthew Thomas will “most likely” be in attendance.

As I stated in the other thread, Vienna (Ga.) Dooly County DT Montravius Adams said he will be there as well.

Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage five-star junior running back Sony Michel also said on Friday that he expected to make the Clemson game at Florida State.

Seffner (Fla.) Armwood four-star safety Leon McQuay III will be at the Clemson game according to his father. Chris Nee believes the plan is for it to be an official visit for the Top247 prospect.

Scooba (Miss.) East Mississippi C.C. four-star defensive end Za’Darius Smith is another likely attendee for the Florida State-Clemson game.

New Orleans (La.) Brother Martin OL Ryan Hoefeld will be taking his official visit to FSU that weekend.
If I am a recruit, why not got see the best game on the schedule? It is a free trip, might as well take advantage.
 
OK so this is the second time I've read this... Is Treon related to Brandon Harris or Thearon Collier... I read somewhere else that they are very similar but them being brothers would also mean that Ice Harris was Thearon's father too right?
 
OK so this is the second time I've read this... Is Treon related to Brandon Harris or Thearon Collier... I read somewhere else that they are very similar but them being brothers would also mean that Ice Harris was Thearon's father too right?
Both, Ice went and did the dirty with Thearon's mom.
 
Thearon's mom and Ice .. That's correct

He's closer to Thearon though
 
Damn...Ice Harris got some quality genes.
 

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