Wednesday Recruiting Chatter - 10/10

Wednesday Recruiting Chatter - 10/10

**Miami hosted their first four official visitors of the football season last weekend for the FSU game in WR Jadon Haselwood, DE JJ Weaver, OC Kingsley Eguakun, and OT Darius Washington. I have not heard anything overly positive coming from the player’s respective camps, other than the standard “it was a good visit” you get after every OV. However, the timing of the visits were absolutely crucial for Haselwood and Eguakun in particular and can only be seen as positives for UM. For Haselwood, it was important to establish Miami as a potential leader after his UGA decommitment, and for Eguakun, it was key to stave off the momentum Auburn had been building. Miami feels very good about where they are with these two right now, and I’d have to agree with that. With Weaver and Washington, it’s more of a developing situation, and more must play out before we know where Miami truly stands with those two.


**One player I have heard definitively positive things about that was at the FSU game on Saturday (on an unofficial) was St. Thomas DT Braylen Ingraham. Ingraham has been a very public Miami-lean in the past, but I will say that view has only been strengthened in my mind the past few days, as I’ve continued to hear more good news with him from sources close to the recruitment. It seems the visit this weekend helped to stave off any possible threat that Alabama had been mounting for the 4-star talent, who took an official visit to Tuscaloosa the week before. Ingraham’s decision is in 2 weeks on Oct. 23 and I have no reason to believe the pick won’t be UM.


**High-priority Miami TE target Keon Zipperer has set up a Miami unofficial visit for November 3rd weekend to come watch Miami take on Duke at Hard Rock. While this is still going to be a Miami-UF battle to the end, a source close to the recruitment has the Canes slightly out in front here, and that’s after Zipperer visited UF for the LSU game this weekend. While I’m waiting to hear more good news after his visit in November, I could make a pick for the Canes if overly positive reports come in after the trip.


**I have to say, over the past 2 and a half months, I was getting a little nervous that S Cornelius Nunn had not yet made the flip to Miami. The Miami Palmetto 3-star had his offer reaffirmed by Miami just before Paradise Camp, and I was expecting him to flip in the days following. Yet Nunn has instead been sitting on his hands and sticking with Syracuse, not to mention that all the while, UM still did not have the approval of his mother. However, I have been told by a source close to the recruitment that mom has now been won over and she has given the green-light for Miami, which was in fact the reason for his Syracuse decommitment on Monday. So why hasn’t Nunn publicly committed to UM yet? At least in part because of Nick Saban. Since he decommitted, Alabama got in contact to let Nunn know that his offer was still on the table. While I’m still confident Nunn is all Hurricane, it’s never good to have Alabama involved, because at the very least, possibly playing for Crimson Tide is something you have to stop and think about.


**Another name thrown around Miami circles that also decommitted on Monday was 2020 Pahokee DE Latarie Kinsler, who left Louisville’s class. The 4-star was a frequent visitor to UM’s campus over the summer, making appearances for a Mark Richt summer camp, as well as Paradise Camp, and was close to an outright flip to UM. However, anyone expecting a Kinsler flip at this point might be waiting awhile, as I’ve heard Miami has dropped off contact here and Kinsler is no longer high up on the Canes’ board at DE. Miami is well-stocked at DE in 2020 right now with Samuel Anaele and Elijah Roberts already on board so far in advance of Signing Day. Things could pick up with Kinsler again down the road, but for now, it seems that Miami will focus on Chantz Williams and Jalen Carter (who has always been #1 on the board) from here on out.


**Name to know for 2021: Kahlil Brantley. The Miami Northwestern receiver visited this weekend for the Miami-FSU game and Miami is currently evaluating him for an offer. While receiver is Brantley's primary position with the Bulls, Miami is actually interested in him on the other side of the ball as a potential striker. Brantley has grown considerably in the past year from his previously listed 6’1” 165, and is now closer to 6’2.5” 195, which is right in the range Miami is looking for in a recruit at that position.

(Kahlil Brantley 2018 mid-season highlights)

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Dat's great news on Braylen Ingraham. 2nd most important recruit this cycle and far more important than Haselwood.

Shocking bout Zip. If Hartley can pull him from the Gates from Lakeland, while also having a freshman TE superstar already on campus........
 

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Stefan, everyone wants to know about the elephant in the room. No updates at all on Mr. Neal?????
 

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Dat's great news on Braylen Ingraham. 2nd most important recruit this cycle and far more important than Haselwood.

Shocking bout Zip. If Hartley can pull him from the Gates from Lakeland, while also having a freshman TE superstar already on campus........
Shocked bout Zipp too. I thought he was a package deal with summerall
 

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With moms approval now. Do u see Nunn committing soon or playing us while listening to alabaga
 

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Wonder if brantley could end up playing on defense eventually with that frame?
 
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Shocked bout Zipp too. I thought he was a package deal with summerall
Has there ever really been a package deal? Feel like I see it every year with tons of recruits and then they all end up going different places.
 

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With Alabama being limited in the DB room and still going after Dent also could that mean we still have chance with him if Nunn jumps on board
 
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Has there ever really been a package deal? Feel like I see it every year with tons of recruits and then they all end up going different places.
Agree on the package deal. We see it every year but still shocked at the Zipperer thing overall. I thought the gaytes were way ahead especially after he chose to go to their game this weekend. If they lose him to us tears will flow.
 

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Zipp is strange... always wearing UM gear but tweets a lot at the gators. It’s a gator factory so my money is on them... with us a fighting chance
 
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@Stefan Adams , from the heart, I think we all really appreciate your objectivity. No homer-ish "he comin" and/or "Cane" to get the troops riled up over Haselwood when it sounded like standard post-visit talk coming from his camp. His coach posted a pic of him in a Canes jacket and that was cool.

As for Zipperer, again, I'm shocked because I thought he was all gaytor but you are hearing positive things about us and, right or wrong, we know you aren't making it up to drive clicks. Haselwood would drive far more clicks, if that were the case.

Information is never going to be perfect and kids and circumstances change but please just keep doing the forthright and transparent right things for the right reasons and that will garner much respect and longevity.

Thanks again for your work.
 
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Getting Zip would be huge!! He will push Brevin and Mallory - and further cement our status as TE "U".

Was hoping for updates on Neal, Bogle, and some other big fish who are long shots at this point (Kardell Thomas, et al)
 

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Has there ever really been a package deal? Feel like I see it every year with tons of recruits and then they all end up going different places.
Package deals happen just when 2 players are basically on the same level it gets really tough because they have many options. Now as far as Zip I'm not surprised because he's always seem to get what being a te at UM is and he loves Hartley so it at the very least is a toss up if not us having a lead
 

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