The Work 6-2
**I’ve mentioned recently that there was a bit of optimism regarding Dionte Mullins qualifying and now there are more details on that. A source told CanesInSight that Mullins now has the core GPA needed to qualify and it will come down to his test score. Mullins will take the SAT this weekend and the ACT next weekend. He just needs to pass one of those within the NCAA’s sliding scale standards in order to qualify. Without knowing his exact GPA, it’s impossible to say the exact score he needs on each test, but I can confirm that his GPA and credits are no longer the concern here.
**Miami currently has two offensive line commits in Navaughn Donaldson and Zach Dykstra. With that being a major area of concern on the roster, the coaches are now turning their attention to an elite duo of Alex Leatherwood and Nick Brahms. Leatherwood, currently an Alabama commitment, is expected to be down in Miami for a camp with Brahms on the 15th and 16th. According to two sources close to the situation, there is a big possibility that Leatherwood decommits from the Crimson Tide soon, with Miami and Florida making a push. Another source said that Leatherwood and Brahms are “attached at the hip”, so the fact that they are visiting Miami together is good for the Canes.
**As I posted on the board earlier, Miami commit CJ Henderson will be visiting campus later today along with his Columbus teammate Trajan Bandy. This would be Bandy’s first visit to Miami since receiving his offer so it is a chance for the staff to make a big impression on him. Miami coaches are also trying to get 2018 DB commits Gilbert Frierson and Josh Jobe on campus with Bandy and Henderson today because the staff knows how close those four are.
**Also visiting campus today is 2018 WR Brian Hightower. Originally from Calabasas, Ca., Hightower is at IMG and the Canes have made a big move with him as of late. I will have an update with Hightower once his visit concludes.
**Just to follow up on a few things I’ve posted on the board over the last week…
1) On D.J. Johnson: The elite pass-rushing DE from Sacramento had glowing reviews of Miami in this interview that I posted with him last Saturday - https://www.canesinsight.com/thread/recruiting/99193. Usually when a prospect of his caliber (especially from the west coast) has feedback that positive about the Canes, you want to take caution and let things play out. This may be a bit different though because in this instance Miami is confident that Johnson is theirs to lose. He would be a major addition to the class as a prospect who has the size (6-5, 240) and frame to add weight without losing explosiveness.
2) Another elite target that Miami is in great position with is Anthony McFarland, Jr. Thomas Brown has been recruiting the explosive all-purpose back since his days at Georgia with Mark Richt, and that relationship has carried over to Miami. McFarland does not speak much to media, but the Miami’s staff believes that they are in prime position to land him. No timetable yet on when a decision could come.