The Bank (3/28)
- Miami is in a very good place with QB Air Noland (Atlanta, GA). He is a natural leader, and if he commits to Miami he will generate a ton of momentum on the trail. Someone around him on his visit compared him to the Pied Piper (the original one, not the King of R&B).
- If Miami lands Noland, they'd still likely take another QB. I'd watch a veteran transfer there, or 6'6 basketball convert Judd Anderson (Macon, GA). Still a lot of time left in the Anderson recruitment, as he has yet to visit and had numerous suitors emerging, but I'd put him as more likely than Luke Moga (Phoenix, AZ).
- I was told to expect this DL class to look like Miami's OL class last year. Miami has momentum with David Stone (IMG via Oklahoma) as he heads into his second consecutive visit this weekend. Miami is also doing good work with elite DL Kamarion Franklin (Lake Cormorant, MS) and Elijah Rushing (Tuscon, AZ). This position is the story of the class, and Miami is doing work here.
- There has been a lot of talk about CB Ricky Knight (Benjamin), but the DB I'd keep my on is Chalil Cummings out of Starke, Florida. He is extremely versatile and Miami is all over him.
- Miami is making significant progress with two names on the interior OL: Eddy Pierre-Louis (Tampa, FL) and Joseph Ionata (Clearwater, FL).
- The move from Stephen Field to Cody Woodiel at TE coach is not sudden and has been in process for a while. Woodiel is a rising star and Field will be a welcome edition to hard-charging recruiting operation that can use extra support.
- Continue to expect a big transfer DT. I'd also watch LB, CB and S as positions of need.
- Running back remains a huge uncertainty, due to the delays in Trevonte Citizen's recovery and the injury history of Don Chaney. Continue to expect a transfer there.
- The same goes for WR. Gary Bryant (USC transfer) and Tyler Harrell (Alabama transfer) remain in the mix, but I don't get the sense anything is a sure thing with either. Miami likes the development of their split ends and slot receivers, but would love an explosive speedster at flanker.