The Work: 7-23 (Paradise Camp edition)

The Work: 7-23 (Paradise Camp edition)

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**Miami's primary goal this weekend was to solidify their 2018 class as much as possible -- and early returns suggest they did just that. A majority of this class, if not every one of the current commits, is also planning to sign early in December as part of the NCAA's new early signing period. This does not mean that all of them would enroll in January, but they would be locked in with their decisions.



**Be on the lookout for D.J. Ivey to potentially shut down his recruitments next week. He would not take any more visits other than Miami. Every time Canes coaches see him live, they like him even more. Ivey is healthy and ready to roll for his senior season. Antrel Rolle could not stop raving about Ivey's length and smooth him.



**Josh Jobe, who leaves next month for prep school in Connecticut, is about as locked in with Miami as he has been. People close to Jobe believe he has really turned the corner in his growth as a mature and hard-working student-athlete on-and-off the field. He has a chance to be Miami's starting free safety as a freshman next year...or even right now for that matter if he was eligible this year.


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**Will Mallory has NFL written all over him -- from the size, speed, hands, physical presence, and everything that he brings to the table. Mallory was doing everything from making guys look silly with the ball in his hands or catching tough passes across the middle. I am confident that he is going to pan out and become the next in line at Tight End U. Him and Brevin Jordan are really an incredible pull.

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**On Tyson Campbell -- Campbell called Mike Rumph a couple nights ago and updated his situation with Miami's CB coach. UM is sitting in good position with Campbell. An unofficial visit in the coming weeks would not surprise me. He also plans on attending multiple Canes games this season. I don't expect Clemson to stick around as a contender much longer.



**No shows -- Nigel Bethel, jr and Tyquan Thornton did not show up to Paradise for various reasons. Thornton was at FIU team camp, but Miami has the sense that they lead for him. He is their top choice to fill the final receiver's spot. UM coaches like Bethel a lot, but he has to start showing the reciprocal interest by attending events or visiting unofficially.



**Miami's defensive tackle board continues to revolve around Nesta Silvera and Dennis Briggs, with the possibility of adding a JUCO DT later in the process. A number of people within the program envision Silvera as a day 1 potential starter, which is saying a lot at the defensive tackle position.



**Canes WR commit Daquris Wiggins is a much improved player from a year ago at this time -- it has always been evident that great physical tools, but he is really putting it all together as a natural pass catcher and his frame continues to fill out. Miami coaches have been a big believer of his game from the start and their faith in him is paying off. Due for a big season at Southridge alongside fellow UM commit Mark Pope and Jordan Dillard, who shined at Paradise.

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**Stacy Searels pulled in a strong 2017 class at his position group, is in the midst of doing the same for 2018, and is already working on doing it once again for the 2019 class. Searels grabbed his first commit of Surge 19 yesterday in Brandon Cunningham out of St. Martin HS in Ocean Springs Mississippi. 247sports ranks him as the 10th best tackle in his class at this point. Next week, Miami High 2019 OL Dontae Lucas will be visiting campus with his mother and the Canes have a great shot with him. IMG lineman and Miami legacy (Cleveland Gary's close family) Evan Neal is also very high up on the board.
 

Comments (177)

Been saying to stop worrying about Campbell. People always worried that he doesn't talk Miami a lot (he talks about no school a lot) he's a quieter recruit. We'll land him
 
OL recruiting is strong! Coach Searles is continuing to do great things there.
 
All aboard the Ivey train, I've been telling you to jump on. Seats will be going quickly now. I wouldn't hesitate.
 
OL recruiting is strong! Coach Searles is continuing to do great things there.

I will say I felt the most skeptical of his hire and felt he had the most to prove. At this point I think he has earned his paycheck and I see great things on the horizon for the Oline. His niche that attracts the kids is how he coaches them up in live settings. From the film we see I can tell he's great and constructive criticism and brushing egos. Great hire thus far.


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If we land Campbell, Jobe, Blades, Ivey, Hall that would be a Championship caliber secondary.

(Add in Frierson if he is done playing games or Bethel if he gets on board)
 
Can we take a second to appreciate coach Searels and the amazing work he's done recruiting the OL
 
Can we take a second to appreciate coach Searels and the amazing work he's done recruiting the OL

I know that no one from the last class has played a snap and this class is months from signing but I have been really impressed with his OL recruiting.
If he can get McDermott and Darling to finally play to most of their potential this year he may be a coaching steal (if such a thing exists).
 
To me, the biggest news in this update is DJ Ivey. From some people saying a few days ago he had a wandering eye to now being completely shut down, it's a big deal for someone I think has a tremendous ceiling as a boundary corner. Regardless of what happens, I look forward to watching him show it off in pads this Fall.
 
A class of
2017
Donaldson
Herbert
Gaynor
Hillery
Dykstra

2018
Scaife
Reed
Campbell
Another OL

2019
Lucas
Tarquin
Neal
Cunningham
To name a few yeesh........

Great talent at oline the next few years. Coach searels was an exceptional hire



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To me, the biggest news in this update is DJ Ivey. From some people saying a few days ago he had a wandering eye to now being completely shut down, it's a big deal for someone I think has a tremendous ceiling as a boundary corner. Regardless of what happens, I look forward to watching him show it off in pads this Fall.

"Completely shutting it down" yea we'll see. Jobe "shut his down" too. Only one who really did was Lingard
 

2021 Commits

S
6'5"
220
Fort Lauderdale, FL
DT
6'4"
255
Miami, FL
OG
6'2"
295
Miami, FL
DT
6'4"
290
Miami, FL
WR
5'9"
190
Miami, FL
DE
6'5"
210
Miami, FL
WR
6'2"
180
Miami, FL
RB
6'0"
225
Hollywood, FL
TE
6'4"
210
Frisco, TX
STR
6'3"
190
Melbourne Senior, FL

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