The Work 6-1

The Work 6-1

Peter Ariz
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**Although Miami has yet to publicly announce it, CanesInSight has learned that Paradise Camp has a set date in July, like last year. Mark Richt debuted the camp last year featuring a number of former Pro Canes in attendance and even coaching the camp. I'm hearing that the list of former pros will be even larger this year, in part because Miami has had them "save the date" for months in advance. CanesInSight will have complete coverage of the event.

**In team-related news, the freshman class of Summer A enrollees has received good early reviews from people within the program. Miami was pleased with the type of shape that they came in with as a whole, as reflected by the fact that everybody passed the initial conditioning test.

An example -- their first week at Miami, cornerback Trajan Bandy and Mike Harley were getting a sand pit workout in at 11 p.m., while still having team workouts at 5:30 a.m. All indications are that this is a tight-knit group.

I tweeted this out last week, but one guy who came in looking physically impressive was Zalon'tae Hillery. When Miami offered him at Paradise Camp last year, he was weighing around 265 pounds. He stepped on the scale at 306 his first week on campus and appears to be carrying the weight well. If he's able to adjust to the speed of the game, Hillery is a candidate to push for some playing time this season and at the least should be a pivotal member of Miami's projected youthful second team offensive line.

This last note is an important one. Kai-Leon Herbert was dealing with a shoulder injury during his senior season and had a minor procedure to fix it in the offseason. American Heritage offensive line coach and strength and conditioning coach Travis Spiva told me in February that Herbert was doing lower body work almost exclusively, and limiting upper body stuff in accordance to the rehab plan. I exchanged messages with Spiva this morning and he had some good news for Canes fans -- Herbert was cleared as a "full go" in the weight room without any limitations just before he left for Miami a couple weeks ago. Spiva added that Herbert is keeping up with his rehab with the UM staff just to strengthen the shoulder, but there is no concern that this is something that will affect him long term. Like Hillery, he will push for playing time.

**An update on some of Miami's remaining receiver targets. I'd expect them to add one more in the class.


Xavier Williams - I would characterize Miami's chances here as 'decent'. That might not be what Canes fans want to hear, but I would say that recent reports of his commitment not being solid to Bama are a bit premature. The Canes are certainly in the game and Coach Dugans continues to plug away, but Miami is not expecting anything imminently with him.

Kevin Austin - Miami continues to keep tabs on Austin and some within the program are really high on his ability, but I wonder how long he is going to wait on the Canes to make him a top priority. With Clemson now in the picture along with other favorites such as Notre Dame and Duke, I'm not sure UM has much of a chance unless they really ratchet up the heat on him

Elijah Moore - I would expect to hear less of Moore's name associated with Miami as the cycle moves forward. As I've said a few times, the staff really think he's a good player, but they believe he is too similar in the mold of guys like Jeff Thomas and Mike Harley, while they've already taken a "smaller" receiver in Mark Pope in this class.

Warren Thompson - The writing is on the wall here and Miami has seen it for some time -- don't expect him in the class.


**You've gotta ride the waves.

One thing about this staff I've learned in the last year -- they are aware of nearly everything when it comes to their targets and commits. If one of their guys was truly shaky in their commitment, they would know. In the cases of Mark Pope and Josh Jobe for example, Miami knows where they stand with them, regardless of what is said on social media. Fans and "recruiting experts" might try and run with every little thing they see, whether it be an edit of another school or a tweet.

There's no denying that Pope's tweet was a peculiar one, but after checking with people close to the situation this is not something to worry about.

Coach Banda forecasted nearly this exact scenario during spring practice (55 second mark of the video below). The coaching staff is prepared for this ride.

[TWEET]847478972581425156[/TWEET]


**Evidence Njoku told me he is currently weighing 215 pounds. He enrolls at Miami the first week of July.
 

Comments (116)

[video=youtube;Qw5OwgDtFNs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw5OwgDtFNs[/video]
 
Good stuff, pete.


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**Although Miami has yet to publicly announce it, CanesInSight has learned that Paradise Camp will be on the weekend of July 21st. Mark Richt debuted the camp last year featuring a number of former Pro Canes in attendance and even coaching the camp. I'm hearing that the list of former pros will be even larger this year, in part because Miami has had them "save the date" for months in advance. CanesInSight will have complete coverage of the event.

**In team-related news, the freshman class of Summer A enrollees has received good early reviews from people within the program. Miami was pleased with the type of shape that they came in with as a whole, as reflected by the fact that everybody passed the initial conditioning test.

An example -- their first week at Miami, cornerback Trajan Bandy and Mike Harley were getting a sand pit workout in at 11 p.m., while still having team workouts at 5:30 a.m. All indications are that this is a tight-knit group.

I tweeted this out last week, but one guy who came in looking physically impressive was Zalon'tae Hillery. When Miami offered him at Paradise Camp last year, he was weighing around 265 pounds. He stepped on the scale at 306 his first week on campus and appears to be carrying the weight well. If he's able to adjust to the speed of the game, Hillery is a candidate to push for some playing time this season and at the least should be a pivotal member of Miami's projected youthful second team offensive line.

This last note is an important one. Kai-Leon Herbert was dealing with a shoulder injury during his senior season and had a minor procedure to fix it in the offseason. American Heritage offensive line coach and strength and conditioning coach Travis Spiva told me in February that Herbert was doing lower body work almost exclusively, and limiting upper body stuff in accordance to the rehab plan. I exchanged messages with Spiva this morning and he had some good news for Canes fans -- Herbert was cleared as a "full go" in the weight room without any limitations just before he left for Miami a couple weeks ago. Spiva added that Herbert is keeping up with his rehab with the UM staff just to strengthen the shoulder, but there is no concern that this is something that will affect him long term. Like Hillery, he will push for playing time.

**An update on some of Miami's remaining receiver targets. I'd expect them to add one more in the class.


Xavier Williams - I would characterize Miami's chances here as 'decent'. That might not be what Canes fans want to hear, but I would say that recent reports of his commitment not being solid to Bama are a bit premature. The Canes are certainly in the game and Coach Dugans continues to plug away, but Miami is not expecting anything imminently with him.

Kevin Austin - Miami continues to keep tabs on Austin and some within the program are really high on his ability, but I wonder how long he is going to wait on the Canes to make him a top priority. With Clemson now in the picture along with other favorites such as Notre Dame and Duke, I'm not sure UM has much of a chance unless they really ratchet up the heat on him

Elijah Moore - I would expect to hear less of Moore's name associated with Miami as the cycle moves forward. As I've said a few times, the staff really think he's a good player, but they believe he is too similar in the mold of guys like Jeff Thomas and Mike Harley, while they've already taken a "smaller" receiver in Mark Pope in this class.

Warren Thompson - The writing is on the wall here and Miami has seen it for some time -- don't expect him in the class.


**You've gotta ride the waves.

One thing about this staff I've learned in the last year -- they are aware of nearly everything when it comes to their targets and commits. If one of their guys was truly shaky in their commitment, they would know. In the cases of Mark Pope and Josh Jobe for example, Miami knows where they stand with them, regardless of what is said on social media. Fans and "recruiting experts" might try and run with every little thing they see, whether it be an edit of another school or a tweet.

There's no denying that Pope's tweet was a peculiar one, but after checking with people close to the situation this is not something to worry about.

Coach Banda forecasted nearly this exact scenario during spring practice (55 second mark of the video below). The coaching staff is prepared for this ride.

[TWEET]847478972581425156[/TWEET]


**Evidence Njoku told me he is currently weighing 215 pounds. He enrolls at Miami the first week of July.

If X is a "decent shot", Austin is probably headed elsewhere due to lack of interest and Moore and Thompson are out, does it turn into an "all in" on either Hall or Marshall and hope we land one after a great season OR do we start to see other names emerge?
 
So if we can't flip X Williams and Austin commits elsewhere, do we only take 3 WRs and use that scholarship on another position like LB, DT or OL or reach for another WR or bring in Moore who is another small WR that we aren't looking for in this class.

Also [MENTION=3894]Peter Ariz[/MENTION], have you heard from Sherwood that he only wants to play Safety?

Or is he open to playing OLB for Diaz?
 
"Fans and "recruiting experts" might try and run with every little thing they see, whether it be an edit of another school or a tweet."

Pablo showing off that left jab move. The boy still got it!
 
Great to hear coaches are on top of recruits/targets status. Waiting patiently on "The Work" after paradise camp and a host of legendary canes to take this class over the top. Good update and maybe this can quiet some nervous sceptics/trolls on this board
 
So if we can't flip X Williams and Austin commits elsewhere, do we only take 3 WRs and use that scholarship on another position like LB, DT or OL or reach for another WR or bring in Moore who is another small WR that we aren't looking for in this class.

Also [MENTION=3894]Peter Ariz[/MENTION], have you heard from Sherwood that he only wants to play Safety?

Or is he open to playing OLB for Diaz?

WR situation is flexible. I'm not completely sure where they go if Williams sticks.

Sherwood has told me he is open to playing linebacker if he gets his weight up, which shouldn't be an issue.
 
So if we can't flip X Williams and Austin commits elsewhere, do we only take 3 WRs and use that scholarship on another position like LB, DT or OL or reach for another WR or bring in Moore who is another small WR that we aren't looking for in this class.

Also [MENTION=3894]Peter Ariz[/MENTION], have you heard from Sherwood that he only wants to play Safety?

Or is he open to playing OLB for Diaz?

WR situation is flexible. I'm not completely sure where they go if Williams sticks.

Sherwood has told me he is open to playing linebacker if he gets his weight up, which shouldn't be an issue.

Thanks
 
An example -- their first week at Miami, cornerback Trajan Bandy and Mike Harley were getting a sand pit workout in at 11 p.m., while still having team workouts at 5:30 a.m. All indications are that this is a tight-knit group.

This is the kind of thing we all like to see!!! This class could really be the start of something special in the coming years!!!!
 
I am really excited to watch Hillery and Herbert develop. I think we have two good ones there.

Anyone know when summer practice starts? (don't want to start a new thread for this question)
 
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**Although Miami has yet to publicly announce it, CanesInSight has learned that Paradise Camp will be on the weekend of July 21st. Mark Richt debuted the camp last year featuring a number of former Pro Canes in attendance and even coaching the camp. I'm hearing that the list of former pros will be even larger this year, in part because Miami has had them "save the date" for months in advance. CanesInSight will have complete coverage of the event.

**In team-related news, the freshman class of Summer A enrollees has received good early reviews from people within the program. Miami was pleased with the type of shape that they came in with as a whole, as reflected by the fact that everybody passed the initial conditioning test.

An example -- their first week at Miami, cornerback Trajan Bandy and Mike Harley were getting a sand pit workout in at 11 p.m., while still having team workouts at 5:30 a.m. All indications are that this is a tight-knit group.

I tweeted this out last week, but one guy who came in looking physically impressive was Zalon'tae Hillery. When Miami offered him at Paradise Camp last year, he was weighing around 265 pounds. He stepped on the scale at 306 his first week on campus and appears to be carrying the weight well. If he's able to adjust to the speed of the game, Hillery is a candidate to push for some playing time this season and at the least should be a pivotal member of Miami's projected youthful second team offensive line.

This last note is an important one. Kai-Leon Herbert was dealing with a shoulder injury during his senior season and had a minor procedure to fix it in the offseason. American Heritage offensive line coach and strength and conditioning coach Travis Spiva told me in February that Herbert was doing lower body work almost exclusively, and limiting upper body stuff in accordance to the rehab plan. I exchanged messages with Spiva this morning and he had some good news for Canes fans -- Herbert was cleared as a "full go" in the weight room without any limitations just before he left for Miami a couple weeks ago. Spiva added that Herbert is keeping up with his rehab with the UM staff just to strengthen the shoulder, but there is no concern that this is something that will affect him long term. Like Hillery, he will push for playing time.

**An update on some of Miami's remaining receiver targets. I'd expect them to add one more in the class.


Xavier Williams - I would characterize Miami's chances here as 'decent'. That might not be what Canes fans want to hear, but I would say that recent reports of his commitment not being solid to Bama are a bit premature. The Canes are certainly in the game and Coach Dugans continues to plug away, but Miami is not expecting anything imminently with him.

Kevin Austin - Miami continues to keep tabs on Austin and some within the program are really high on his ability, but I wonder how long he is going to wait on the Canes to make him a top priority. With Clemson now in the picture along with other favorites such as Notre Dame and Duke, I'm not sure UM has much of a chance unless they really ratchet up the heat on him

Elijah Moore - I would expect to hear less of Moore's name associated with Miami as the cycle moves forward. As I've said a few times, the staff really think he's a good player, but they believe he is too similar in the mold of guys like Jeff Thomas and Mike Harley, while they've already taken a "smaller" receiver in Mark Pope in this class.

Warren Thompson - The writing is on the wall here and Miami has seen it for some time -- don't expect him in the class.


**You've gotta ride the waves.

One thing about this staff I've learned in the last year -- they are aware of nearly everything when it comes to their targets and commits. If one of their guys was truly shaky in their commitment, they would know. In the cases of Mark Pope and Josh Jobe for example, Miami knows where they stand with them, regardless of what is said on social media. Fans and "recruiting experts" might try and run with every little thing they see, whether it be an edit of another school or a tweet.

There's no denying that Pope's tweet was a peculiar one, but after checking with people close to the situation this is not something to worry about.

Coach Banda forecasted nearly this exact scenario during spring practice (55 second mark of the video below). The coaching staff is prepared for this ride.

[TWEET]847478972581425156[/TWEET]


**Evidence Njoku told me he is currently weighing 215 pounds. He enrolls at Miami the first week of July.


Is everyone currently committed a take?
 
I am really excited to watch Hillery and Herbert develop. I think we have two good ones there.

Anyone know when summer practice starts? (don't want to start a new thread for this question)

Fall camp starts early august.
 
I realize you probably didn't mention Terrace Marshall for a reason (long shot), but do you think if we can get him on campus a couple times including Paradise, we'll have a legit chance? He seems to have some interest, but without a visit then obviously there's little to no chance.

Great stuff as always.
 
Nice work. Looks like Paradise Camp goes right up against Friday Night Lights in Gaynesville. With the alumni we'll have on hand our camp will make that look like child's play.

Also, any chance we get Micah Parsons on campus for Paradise Camp?
 
I realize you probably didn't mention Terrace Marshall for a reason (long shot), but do you think if we can get him on campus a couple times including Paradise, we'll have a legit chance? He seems to have some interest, but without a visit then obviously there's little to no chance.

Great stuff as always.

No. I'd be shocked
 

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