Class Impact: Michael Tarquin exits

Class Impact: Michael Tarquin exits

2019 North Marion offensive lineman Michael Tarquin flipped his commitment from Miami to the Florida Gators today coming off an official visit to UF.


The 6-5, 290-pounder is currently a 4-star in the national rankings. According to the 247Sports Composite, Tarquin is the #284 player nationally, #23 OT in the country, and the #41 player in the Sunshine State. His decommitment moves Miami’s 2019 class ranking down to #29 on 247Sports and #37 on Rivals.


The Background

Tarquin had been committed to Miami since April and was adamant he had found the perfect school for him; Tarquin shut down his recruitment and said he didn’t need to take any more visits. Tarquin expected to enroll into classes at Miami early and get a head start on the tackle competition during spring ball. Fast-forward a few months, and Miami’s losing streak and subpar offensive performance seemed to really shake things up for Tarquin, as he visited the Gators for gameday visits three times in the midst of Miami’s four game losing streak. There was some confidence that Miami would be able to keep him on board after his UM official two weekends ago, but an official visit to Gainesville this past weekend sealed him up for the Gators.


Future of the Class

Tarquin's decommitment brings the total class numbers down to 14, and leaves Miami with zero commitments at the weakest spot on the team. Yes, zero. If the red flags aren’t blaring in your face right now, you’re just simply not paying attention.

Not only is Miami in a terrible spot on the offensive line with 2 weeks to the early signing period and 2 months to the close of the cycle, but the loss of Tarquin cannot be understated in terms of him playing tackle. UM simply does not have many tackles on the roster that can really play the position and have way too many tweener types. UM curiously had not made tackle much of a priority this cycle, as they were expecting Tarquin to enroll early and at least be a factor in the two deep by fall of 2019, as well as 5-star Evan Neal to sign with Miami. Now, there is much more question marks than answers.

I touched on tackle recruiting last week and not much has changed since then. Neal made his official visit to Miami this weekend and seems down to a final four of Miami, Oklahoma, FSU, and of course Bama. Each has already received officials, with UM getting his final official visit, and that’s not a bad spot to be in, but the Canes still seem to be running a distant second behind the Crimson Tide for now. Miami is trying to see if bringing in his brother as a PWO will help sway Neal, but I was told not to expect that to have any real impact on Neal’s decision. Neal will sign early in December.

Next up, the Canes have been pushing for a flip from Mississippi State commit Darius Washington for a few months now and Washington made an OV to Miami back in October for the FSU game. Washington is a quiet kid that doesn't do many interviews and is hard to get a read on. While some believe the Canes have a better shot than is being reported, Miami will certainly have to get Washington back on campus to feel confident in making the flip.

Wake Forest commit CJ Elmonus was recently offered by the staff, but it doesn’t seem like he has any real interest in taking a visit or seriously considering Miami. That is the extent of tackle recruiting for Miami right now, and as you can see, saying it doesn’t look good is putting it nicely.

Umbra

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Calling this a complete shitshow is putting it nicely.
 
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Wow, there is no way Richt can go into next season with this same staff. He would have to be an idiot. Disaster. Just when you think it couldn’t get worse..
 
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A year ago it was the offensive staff can recruit and the defensive staff can coach. We have 2 offensive players committed. John Pattycake would do a better job running the offense than Mok.
 
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Are the expectations that low? If i wasn't doing my job, I would be fired. Why is Searles still here?
 

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Cane tears!

Searles is a joke on the recruiting trail and coaching guys up.
 
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UM curiously had not made tackle much of a priority this cycle, as they were expecting Tarquin to enroll early and at least be a factor in the two deep by fall of 2019, as well as Evan Neal to sign with Miami. Now, there is much more question marks than answers.

I want the Richt supports to explain this. I want them to pepper us w/ their support of Richt's ability to recruit. I want them to come out of their hiding places and explain to everyone what the bigger picture is, NOW! Itdgaf if we get Hasselwood. Right now our two weakest position is QB and OL, in particular OT, and we have exactly ZERO commits at either postion.
 

Canesfan1899

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Are the expectations that low? If i wasn't doing my job, I would be fired. Why is Searles still here?
Mork doesn’t believe in firing guys, he’s all about continuity even if it means keeping coaches that suck, i.e. Searles and little Richt.
 

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We aren't getting Washington lol
Fire Searles now
 

CaneFanWNY

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Wow, there is no way Richt can go into next season with this same staff. He would have to be an idiot. Disaster. Just when you think it couldn’t get worse..
Unfortunately that's exactly what he is. A washed up, senile moronic piece of shyt
 

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@Stefan Adams

Anyone who pays attention to Hurricanes football knew this tailspin is exactly what would happen should Miami not make changes at OC & OL. My question is does the AD/BoT understand how this works and doesnt care, or are they simply unqualified to run a big football program, not that we are a big football program anymore, its just that thats where we want to be heading.
 

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Anyone who pays attention to Hurricanes football knew this tailspin is exactly what would happen should Miami not make changes at OC & OL. My question is does the AD/BoT understand how this works and doesnt care, or are they simply unqualified to run a big football program, not that we are a big football program anymore, its just that thats where we want to be heading.
The answer is clear, No!
 
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I would stop following this team if I could.
Me too man! I’m numb to I all now. Even if Richt is fired it will just be wash/rinse/repeat just like Coker to Shannon to golden to Richt. I was 21 when we won it in 01 and I never thought In a million years we would become Pitt. A once proud championship program with a ton of tradition that is now officially a has been and never will be again. You can throw Nebraska in that bunch as well. Funny how we beat them for our last title. The sad part is atleast Nebraska and Pitt have excuses. Nebraska high school football is a joke and can’t recruit Texas anymore since there not in the big 12 and Pittsburgh doesn’t produce the same amount of top talent they used to back In the day and what is elite usually goes the PSU. What’s our excuse? We have a recruiting average the last 15 years of a top 15 class with some top tens and one top five In there yet we still can’t win. $hit Pitt and Nebraska would kill for our recruiting classes the last 15 years. This is one of the most depressing times of my life when it comes to canes football and I just wish I could let go and move on to another team that wants to win. It’s become a burden to carry rooting for this team.
 
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So we lost two offensive lineman to UF in two straight days
 

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Some of our fans say Mullen can’t recruit but he’s really going to town on Richt’s buttcheeks right now and I’m pretty sure he’s loving it.
 
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UM curiously had not made tackle much of a priority this cycle, as they were expecting Tarquin to enroll early and at least be a factor in the two deep by fall of 2019, as well as Evan Neal to sign with Miami. Now, there is much more question marks than answers.

I want the Richt supports to explain this. I want them to pepper us w/ their support of Richt's ability to recruit. I want them to come out of their hiding places and explain to everyone what the bigger picture is, NOW! Itdgaf if we get Hasselwood. Right now our two weakest position is QB and OL, in particular OT, and we have exactly ZERO commits at either postion.
So he was gonna be in the 2 deep as a true freshman. I've constantly seen how he sucks since he flipped.
 

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