The Work 1-7

The Work 1-7

Peter Ariz
**Starting with some good news, there was talk recently that Miami commit suffered a torn ACL and would have to miss significant time. I spoke to Smith tonight and he told me the injury was just a sprain suffered late in his season. He is already working out and plans to arrive at UM at 100% in the summer. I feel like Smith is not talked about enough as an edge rusher and have high hopes for him at Miami. He has been as productive as any player on the defensive side of the ball in South Florida over the past two years, including Chad Thomas.

**As expected, Miami officially offered Chaminade (Ca.) TE/WR Brayden Lenius (6-5, 215). Lenius is very high on Miami and his teammate Brad Kaaya told me that he thinks the Canes have a good shot to land Lenius. He will visit in January most likely with Kaaya. I’ve posted the story before, but Lenius is a senior who just turned 17 and transferred in from Vancouver this season. He missed the team’s first 5 games this season. Here are his highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/944546/highlights/111520400

**Barring something unexpected, it is a long shot that Derrick Griffin will enroll at Miami. ACT scores have been out and we still have not heard anything from his camp. Miami is not expecting him in the class either.

**Following his visit to Miami, the Canes felt good about their chances of landing J.C. Jackson, but the battle for him has trended in Florida State’s direction over the past two weeks. Miami is not out of it, but there is ground to make up. It will be a tough pull.

**A name to keep an eye on at receiver is George Rushing. The Cardinal Gibbons senior is currently a Louisville commit, but told me his options are open and he is willing to listen to Miami. Rushing had a strong senior season and has a very good frame at 6-1, 190. He reminds me a lot of Rashawn Scott coming out of high school. Here are his senior year highlights, which are impressive: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/669555/highlights/61209378?autoplay=1

**After speaking with Champagnat Catholic Head Coach Mike Tunsil tonight, I believe that Miami is still a top choice for Travonte Valentine. Tunsil told me “nearly the whole country has called” since Valentine decommitted from Miami, so the Canes will have to fight off the likes of LSU and Alabama. Tunsil said that Valentine was planning on sticking with Miami until the uncertainty of Al Golden’s status at Miami. Golden needs to explain to Valentine that he is committed to Miami for the long run in order to regain his commitment, according to Tunsil. That full story is coming tonight.
 

Comments (163)

Everything except Griffin to me is great news! Especially Mike Smith so Pete once again beast effort!!!!!!!!
 
Griffin news is not unexpected but still hurts. Must flip JC and reaffirm TV.

FINISH
 
great work Pete!! im now worried about Jackson with FSU WINNING the championship..i think if Golden, hurlie brown, and coach barrow have one last shot with him, he is ours...plus keep Edgerrin James in his ear...lol
 
thanks pete..

Losing JC will prbly bug me alot more than cook... Kids gonna be a stud at a position we havent had a playmaker at since 05 with Phillips/mayweather

and of course TV is huge for this class and the team in general if we plan on winning big in a couple years cant keep relying on jucos
 
So Golden hasn't called Valentine yet?

That's certainly strange.
 
Highly doubt we go after George rushing after the way he was bad mouthing the coaching staff after the louisville game
 
We need to get valentine back in this class u cannot whiff on him. No excuses to let him get away. Jc Jackson is gonna hurt to lose. Kid is gonna be a baller.
 
is he allowed to contact valentine? isnt it a dead period or w.e
 
Highly doubt we go after George rushing after the way he was bad mouthing the coaching staff after the louisville game

he isnt rated high and has mostly mac and sun belt offers anyway. Strong built that team on 2011, they were going to suck next year.
 
I was hoping against all hope that Griffin would make it. It's not unexpected to hear that he's a major longshot, but still disappointing nonetheless. Would've been an enormous addition to our offense.

Sounds like we'll probably lose JC, too. That's two more elite talents that, for one reason or another, likely won't be here. We just can't seem to catch a break lately, although that's not to downplay how good the players are who've already committed.

Not having Griffin or JC is bad enough. If we're unable to get Valentine back after whatever went down between Golden and Penn State during that three-day period where he supposedly wasn't returning calls from players or recruits, then that's another enormous loss.

Happy to hear that Lenius has been offered, though. I was hoping he'd be a Cane regardless of what happened with Griffin.

Appreciate the info, Pete. Thanks.
 
sometimes the truth and honesty hurts...

Rudolph > Rushing
Lane > Lenius

and we fighting for JC...this can't be good...

and we still trying to learn how to scheme against competition....
 
That fucking greaseball Golden better get Valentine back.
 
I figured the Lenius offer was the result of Griffin's uncertainty!
 
sometimes the truth and honesty hurts...

Rudolph > Rushing
Lane > Lenius

and we fighting for JC...this can't be good...

and we still trying to learn how to scheme against competition....

How many d line and o lineman on our class would you take over theirs? Wr is the most overrated position down here but the line? The most important and thats the real truth
 

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190
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200
Miami, FL

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