The Work 11-11

The Work 11-11

Peter Ariz
**South Dade WR Tyre Brady was in attendance for the Virginia Tech game over the weekend. I asked Brady when he planned on making his decision, and he said he wants to pull the trigger for Miami in the near future. Brady has been a take for Miami throughout much of the process, but that is up in the air right now. It is obvious that Miami is still looking for receivers in this class and Brady is as talented as they come, but his on-field attitude continues to be something to monitor. We will learn more about this soon.

**Although there was talk earlier in the summer that Miami commit Chris Herndon could be a kid who the ‘Canes let walk, that does not appear to be the case right now. I’m told that the staff has been in constant contact with the Georgia product and the coaches have even thrown around the idea of him playing some defensive end at Miami, which he has been very receptive to. A lot will depend on if Derrick Griffin is able to qualify and if Miami lands another WR/TE hybrid such as David Njoku.

**This news might sound repetitive, but the ‘Canes remain in a good spot to land Dwyer’s Johnnie Dixon on his announcement date of November 30th. The West Palm Beach product was in Tuscaloosa last weekend for the Alabama-LSU game, but I’m told that the Tide did not make as big of a jump as some would have expected.

**CanesInSight’s HurricaneGlory was the first to post last week that St. Thomas Aquinas DL Anthony Moten would make his college announcement this week. Today, that news was confirmed and Moten is looking to announce on the radio on Wednesday night. The athletic DE is reportedly down to Miami and Florida State and all of the buzz I have heard over the last week is towards Miami. Aquinas’ program is generally pro-Miami as well and from speaking to Coach Rocco Casullo a few months back, Miami was definitely a program that he believed would be a good fit for Moten.

**The obligatory Dalvin Cook and Sony Michel update – With Cook, most of the talk surrounding him right now has Florida State coming on hard. Don't let anyone fool you though, Miami is in the game. The staff continues to come after him hard, despite any talk that they’ve backed off. After Miami’s lackluster performances the last two weeks, Michel’s interest is trending downward. He was in attendance for the Wake Forest game and that did not help Miami’s chances either.

**Keep an eye on Dallas DE prospect Trey Carter. I exchanged messages with him a few days ago and he told me that Miami is coming on strong with Jethro Franklin and Brennan Carroll leading the way. I will be interviewing him this week so keep an eye out for that.

**I posted this on the board after my interview with him last week, but I would be slightly surprised if Dennis Turner ended up signing with Miami. This is no knock on him as a player because he has been very productive from the receiver spot this season, but I think that Miami is looking in another direction for the defensive backfield. From talking to Turner, I get the sense that the ‘Canes staff has not been talking to him all that much.

**Another South Dade prospect at the game was 2015 LB Doyle Grimes, who I have brought up recently on the website. Grimes has not received any offers yet due to his lack of film, but expect those to come flowing in over the next few months. Grimes is as close to a Miami lock as it gets and he would be a nice early commit if the ‘Canes offer. Micheal Barrow has been in contact with him. He is already weighing 215 pounds at 6-2 and has played safety in the past, so he can move for a prospect of his stature. He was extremely impressive against Killian a few weeks ago.

**2015 Monarch ATH Calvin Ridley is someone else who I’ve been mentioning a lot of. The versatile athlete has been to multiple schools throughout his high school career, which is something that Miami will need to take into account before offering and I believe that is the holdup with his offer. If offered, Miami would jump into the driver’s seat for the combination of Ridley and teammate Shawn Burgess-Becker.

**This is the best time of the year to be a recruiting fan, not only because it’s the stretch run for the coaches, but also because this is when season highlight videos begin to emerge. Who will have the most entertaining video in South Florida this season? My sleeper pick is Jackson LB Osband Thompson. Thompson has some of the best instincts I’ve seen in a high school player and had one of the most dominant performances I’ve seen from a linebacker last Friday against Northwestern when he was constantly in the backfield and made multiple fourth down stops by himself. His athleticism and quick reads make up for any size deficiencies he has. As DMoney said when we were watching the game together, he is “Jermaine Grace without the hype.” I would really like to see which school gets the steal of the year in him.
 

Comments (59)

Love the Herndon news, Trey Carter news and even though UM is trending downward I guess with Sony I still think we have a really good chance if we can stay the course because UGA is damn sure not looking great and won't be great next year
 
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Love the Herndon news, Trey Carter news and even though UM is trending downward I guess with Sony I still think we have a really good chance if we can stay the course because UGA is damn sure not looking great and won't be great next year

Season record won't play that big of an impact imo
 
at this point none of us thought we had a shot at deon bush or tracy howard. who knows how things will end.
 
Love the Herndon news, Trey Carter news and even though UM is trending downward I guess with Sony I still think we have a really good chance if we can stay the course because UGA is damn sure not looking great and won't be great next year

Season record won't play that big of an impact imo

Well then I wouldn't think the field play would have the impact either so I trust Pete but with how UGA is doing that report kind of confuses me
 
You think Thompson might be a guy the staff goes after late?...we could really use some fast athletic hard hitting LB's.
As for grimes...is he the kid who's jamal Carter's brother or is that someone else
 
We're still recruiting people? I thought season was over after we got blown out the past two weeks.
 
We're still recruiting people? I thought season was over after we got blown out the past two weeks.

It is for some, dwell in the past, no reason to look towards the future talent.
 
Good work Peter!
I've heard rumors the last few days about Sony Michel's brother NOT qualifying for UGA. Apparently he is looking at FIU. Does that have any impact on Sony going there?
Plus IF Sony were to de commit from UGA would that affect OG Isaiah Wynn?
Are the Hurricanes even recruiting TE Bryce Dixon anymore too?
What are your thoughts about the staff recruiting OT Damian Prince? I hear it looks like Maryland, UF, or FSU, but that UM had been coming hard lately.
Also, will Dalvin Cook even come to basketball games at UM anymore after their performance against St. Francis & that his brother DeAndre isn't gonna play this season?
 
Wow ALOT of positive news in this update

Kind of refreshing after a long weekend.

Awesome write up pete
 
So as of today we think Dixon and moten will end up canes

Sony and cook are still in play and our coaches are recruiting their butts off

Seems like Brady could be sign and place.
 
Has Sony watched any of UGA games cause they look worse then we do
 
Things are definitely about to get very interesting

Can't wait to see what happens

I figured the info on Turner was true
 
I dont get Michel's UGA interest, especially as long as Richt is there.
 

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