I would love to have Mortimer and would have slotted him in the class but unfortunately no offer as of today and not much smoke about it. Honestly think he should have had a Miami offer since last off-season. For some odd reason he’s underrated but he already punched his ticket to UA game last year. He has been Uber productive for years now and his speed more than checks out. I don’t get it and I have a confidence it is one they will regret. I like RJ Maryland at TE as well. I know the vaunted OV is very important but I would be shocked to not see Miami in thick of the race with Armella, I’ve seen this scenario before and they talk the kid into a OV anyway. I would be surprised if they just take 2 with the surplus of Edges in the state. I do like Eugenio and he has risen for them but what I was told recently didn’t sound so pro-Miami that I would pencil him. If they can’t reel in Khamauri, there is some locals that should get a solid look like a Trevell Mullen with a way more than solid lineage. I am not confident today Miami would get Lathan if they want him.I think Bond likes us but he'll probably spurn us for the SEC. I also think we'll get Mortimer.
I want Kaden Helms & RJ Maryland at TE.
I don't think Armella comes, no OV = not coming
I think we'll only get Kelly & Eugenio at DE. Still a great haul.
I badly wish we get Khamauri but I doubt we will.
Where is Lathan at?
I wouldn’t see why Hedley would not give us another year.Ok I gotta bring it up since I’ve seen no one address it WHO IS OUR PUNTER NEXT YEAR. Is Hedley seriously gonna give us another year csz I haven’t seen or heard anything on the that and zero about us recruiting one
Believe me I would have penciled in Mortimer if they were on him, I think it’s a mistake he’s not being pursued. Disappointed with DE as in current roster situation or recruiting? I wouldn’t get worked up right now as that position is going to be a drawn out process with everyone involved.I like your LB prediction, elite haul. So disappointed with the DE situation, Stewart and Jackson. Hopefully we can get Graves, Rodger and Spells at CB. I like all the OL guys, big, tall and agile. At WR I love Jayden Gibson, Bond is very solid, but would replace Quan Lee with the speedster from Dillard (fsu).
Miami has expressed some interest before, but the consensus is not heavily pursued and he has a lot of interest in leaving the state. I am curious what happened to UF in his recruitment as they were a good lean for him for some time.Are we not pushing for this kid? Mind blowing we can’t land a linebacker who goes to school a mile from campus
Agreed, I honestly hope he stays but would not fault him one bit if he left. He has little else to prove. I believe he was a small business owner at one point in his life. Not sure how it will play out.True but everyone’s circumstances are different, we will have to see.
Money PostA note before I put this here. This is on a good consensus of where certain prospects are on the board and likelihood. Notes I’ve taken and things I’ve heard around. Some of this can change between now and the winter but this is my prediction if I looked ahead. Not to be taken as an end all be all for the final outlook of the class. Would like to take a look back on this after the summer is over, it will be a busy but very successful time on the trail for Miami.
Jacurri Brown (GA)
Isaiah Bond (GA)
Anthony Jones (NV)
Cameron Williams (TX)
Alton Tarber IV
Omar Graham Jr.
Khamauri Rogers (MS)
Jordan Allen (LA)
Nick Cull (GA)
*22 total, we have 24 slots for this class right now. Manny does not mind to pull from this class, so he can get a guy in the portal on the team right now. Regardless of what the NCAA does with the IC’s just for keeping it more simple. Let’s say status quo for now.
*Shemar Stewart is this years pick for me as surprise signee in the class. May be wrong, may be right but he is my choice. We had a few last year actually. Recruit, recruit, recruit and there is games to be played.
*Allen and Cull are underrated right now. Especially Cull.
*If Nyjalik Kelly is not a consensus top 30 recruit by the end of the cycle. I will be surprised, he’s every bit as good as Stewart and Jones.
*Believe this will be the year they get their top targets at LB like 2019. Bissainthe is the best LB they will nab in a long time. He is a top 100 guy but I’m surprised he’s not ranked higher... yet.
*Chris Graves is going to continue rising this year. 6’2” corner and trust me, he’s a certified dog. Pipeline being built at Bishop Verot, shoutout to Malik Curtis.
*Get the feeling Isaiah Bond will shape up to a Miami and Alabama battle. Bama wants him at DB, Miami wants him at receiver and I believe that will be the difference as he wants to play offense.
*The one I was close to not putting was Julian Armella. I was much more confident about him a while back compared to now, nature of the game in recruiting. Despite dad being a former FSU player, don’t think Julian goes there. If it’s staying at home, my bet is Miami.
*Have to give some credit due on early evals by the staff. Guys like Bond, Gibson, Jones, Kelly, Tolan and Graves were flying a bit under the radar until recently the last few months nationally. Kudos to staff getting on them before they blew up. I’m sure some of it had to do with lack of camps last year and shortened seasons, but the staff does deserve credit for doing their homework
Early predictions on some other big names:
Kenyatta Jackson - OSU (This one I could see as a potential change if Miami gets him on campus this summer. Could see us up there but I don’t feel confident enough as a possible pencil in today.)
Marvin Jones Jr - OSU
(Think Miami will be in the thick of it till the end with him, but I don’t think he comes here. I don’t see it being nearly possible him signing with FSU regardless of who his dad is, unless they have a massive uptick in wins this year. Recruits talk to each other and there’s a reason why kids are wavering from their class and decommitting.)
Earl Little Jr - Bama (I expect us to receive respect from him being a legacy but I think the guy honestly just wants to leave for college. Talented yes, but I don’t think he would make or break Miami’s class. That is not a slight to him as a prospect at all.)
Mario Eugenio - Michigan (I mentioned recently he is someone who has risen up for Miami recently. From intel I had received, I don’t think he would pick Miami and I think if another in-state offer came he would be more likely to head there.)
Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy - OU (This guy would be near top of list most wanted for me this cycle.)
Jamari Lyons - UF
Trequon Fegans - UGA
Sam McCall - South Carolina (Think the writing is on the wall that this guy is not sticking with FSU. I expect his recruitment to have a lot of twist and turns. TRob will keep us in the game with him for the distance. South Carolina has an edge with Torrian Gray roots into Lakeland.)
Markeith Williams - UF (I don’t think UF makes the same mistake letting this guy go out of state from the same school Sevyn Banks came from, who was a UF legacy himself.)
Kamari Wilson - UGA (His interest in Miami is legit, it is. This is not a James Williams situation though where I had the confidence we would still be in it regardless of UGA hype. He just legitimately really likes UGA. We’ve gone head to head with UGA and won some and lost some, they win this one. TRob will keep us in the hunt with this guy though.)
I think he's 26 or 27 and has a 2 year old. But when he said he was staying for 2021 he said the degree is important to him. I doubt he'll leave until he has it, but once he does, the combination of a big paycheck and his age will be hard to ignore.Isnt he a bit older than the the rest of the team, plus he has a kid right?
I think I saw an interview with him on ACCN where he said he was working on completing a Master'sI think he's 26 or 27 and has a 2 year old. But when he said he was staying for 2021 he said the degree is important to him. I doubt he'll leave until he has it, but once he does, the combination of a big paycheck and his age will be hard to ignore.