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 10 years ago '04        #3381
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damn i ain't been here for a minute.. let me put some work ..
 10 years ago '04        #3382
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April 24, 2008

Gary Ferman, CaneSport Magazine

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Lauderhill (FL) Plantation High School standout Brandon McGee took an unofficial visit to UM today.

"I got out to the school at 12, stayed till around 4:30," he said. "I met with the coaches, went around the school a little bit, toured the facilities."

He met with the entire coaching staff while on campus.

"I talked to coach (Wesley) McGriff the most, talked one-on-one with him, and one-on-one with coach (Randy) Shannon," McGee said. "Coach (Jeff) Stoutland gave me the tour of the facilities."

The message McGee got from Shannon and McGriff?

"Coach Shannon, he was talking to me about their needs at the cornerback position," McGee said. "He was telling me everything about the past players at the University of Miami, talking more to get to know me instead of just about football. Coach Shannon's a real cool dude. I could tell just from talking to him that he actually cares for his players.

"Coach McGriff, he was talking to me about playing DB at Miami. He told me they'll be hurting my senior year, in the coming year, at DB (numbers-wise), and he was talking about getting to know me better as a person. I can tell players can relate to him - he interacts real well."

McGee also bumped into several players while on campus.

"I talked to all the boys from the West [Miami Northwestern]," McGee said, "and a lot of other players, all the DBs. They were just talking to me, telling me facts to consider when making my decision."

McGee said he decided to take the visit "Just to get an official look at the school."

He says overall it "went pretty well," adding "The visit definitely opened my eyes about Miami."

This summer he plans to take several more visits. He's already visited Florida and Florida State but will visit them again, and he'll also visit Tennessee and Georgia. He says he'll "probably" also take trips to Notre Dame and Ohio State.

"I wouldn't say I have a leader at this point," McGee said. "Everything is pretty even."

When does he want to make a final decision?

"If not by the (end of) summer then by early January," he says.
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Hurricane signee Benjamin Jones is preparing for life as a Miami Hurricane.

After choosing UM on signing day, the 6-foot-6 Jones is now following the Cane workout program he received in the mail as closely as possible.

"It's a little tough – it's a lot of running," he says.

Jones, who played both ways on the line in his high school career but will be an offensive lineman at Miami, says he's already gained 20 pounds since last season.

"I'm up to 310," he said. "I wanted to gain some weight. I want to report right around this weight, maybe 320. It was just eating, working out, and I gained the weight."

Jones says he talks regularly with Cane coaches as well as Jacory Harris, a teammate who enrolled at UM in January.

"He says to stay in shape because it's hard when you get down there," Jones said. "If you're not in shape you might fall out."

Jones is still working to qualify. He's previously scored a 15 on the ACT, and he says he needs "a 17 or 18" for admission to Miami.

"I took the test again, just took it, and I feel I did well," Jones said. "If I don't get that score I'll take it again - the last time is in June."

* Jones says he hopes to wear No. 55 this season. He says he plans to room with Brandon Washington.

That's a.ssuming Washington is qualified.

Jones says the lineman just took the test for the first time and is awaiting his results.

"We work out together," Jones said. "We talk about getting to Miami, that we don't want to get redshirted. We want to come in and play early."
 10 years ago '04        #3384
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April 25, 2008

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Naples High School OL Nick Alajajian is a high priority for the Hurricanes.

Just one problem: He currently lists Florida as his frontrunner.

"I like the way they play and me and (line coach) Steve Addazio started a good relationship," Alajajian said. "They don't have large numbers (of offensive linemen), so that's a good thing."

At the same time Alajajian says the Canes and Florida State are still very much in the running.

"I'm not saying Florida's way out in front," he said. "That's just my No. 1 right now. Miami and Florida State are coming real hard, so that's a good thing."

What does UM or FSU have to do to overtake UF?

"It's just a relationship thing," Alajajian said. "The relationship with the coaches is very important to me. I don't want somebody that's not real, that's not being real with me. I have to get along with the coaches."

He spoke more about Miami and FSU, which round out his top three with UF.

"Miami, it's real close to my house," he said. "Also my brother lives there, goes to FIU. So that's a good part, being close to my family. And Miami had a good recruiting class so that's going to turn things around there.

"Florida State, I got a chance to watch their spring game. It was pretty cool. I got to talk to all the coaches. It looks like they're going to be turning things around up there also."

Alajajian is up to 24 scholarship offers.

He says, aside from the relationship with coaches, something else he's looking at closely is "how fast I can make an impact."

Alajajian says UM is recruiting him as a tackle while UF has said it might use him at guard, center or tackle.

"If I don't make a final decision in July then I'll make it after my senior year," Alajajian said.

He says he'll "probably" visit Miami at some point this summer.
 04-25-2008, 01:58 PM         #3385
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Today, we catch up with linebacker Jordan Futch of Chaminade-Madonna. He missed most of his senior season after being suspended from the team for arguing with teammates, but has spent the last several months preparing for the season. Here is what the most vocal member of the 2008 recruiting class had to say:

SR: How are you spending the offseason?

JF: (Sounds of drilling in the back) I'm working for this plumbing company, digging holes with shovels and draining septic tanks. I'm on my break now. It's hard labor. It's almost like working out. I've been working here for about a month.

SR: Should Miami fans thank you for this recruiting class? It seems like you spent a lot of time on the phone convincing recruits.

JF: I felt like it was a necessity in me being a `Canes fan all my life and being a die-hard `Canes fan to go out and try to help get the best players in South Florida. I talked to Jacory (Harris) a lot, Joe Wylie a lot and Arthur Brown. I talked to everybody. I made a lot of phone calls. I did what I could.

SR: Your senior season obviously didn't end the way you wanted? Any regrets? Are you happy with how things played out between you and coach Al Lang?

JF: I have no regrets at all. Every situation you can learn from it and that was just a learning curve. I feel like it made me a better person overall. Me and coach Lang are good. As men, we came back and we shook hands. I learned from it.

SR: After it went down, what were the immediate conversations like with coach Randy Shannon?

JF: After that happened, there wasn't any problems. Coach Shannon understood the situation that happened. He just told me to calm down and now it's time to get focused on working out and getting myself prepared and start getting my mind right for college, the next level.

SR: The last time we spoke, you mentioned there was a chance you would move to tight end. Is that still a possibility?

JF: No, I'm a linebacker 100 percent. At the time, I thought it was a possibility. Right now, I just know I'll be coached by one of the best (UM linebackers coach Michael Barrow).

SR: You hit a snag with your early enrollment. Did it bother you at the spring game watching guys like Sean Spence and Arthur Brown make impacts.

JF: I can't say I was disappointed. It was a paperwork mix-up. When it comes to the collegiate level and admissions, the athletic department needs everything. It was a minor setback for me. I got a chance to have fun before going to college and being a full-time student and full-time athlete. I felt it was fun to watch (Spence and Brown) ball out in the spring game. To be honest, it just made me hungrier and want to go out there more.

SR: One thing I've noticed is you are Mr. Media when it comes to interviews. Any chance of overtaking Kayne Farquharson for that title when you get to UM?

JF: (Laughing) I don't know about that. I can try. Kayne is one of those guys that when he says something, he means it. He's serious about what he says. It could be a little competition between us.

SR: A couple of months ago, you said you were doing a serious workout program that involved waking up at 6 a.m. What was that all about?

JF: Oh yeah, I was doing crazy stuff. I wanted to mimic what they were doing at school, so I'd be at the weight room at 6. At noon, I was out there doing field work and then at 6 p.m., I would run. Because I'm working now, I've cut the morning stuff out, but I'm doing my running at night. After work, I do my workouts at L.A. Fitness. I really want to be in the best shape possible. If you're in shape, then the only thing you have to learn in the fall is the new system. I want to be able to run for hours at practice.
 10 years ago '04        #3386
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thanx cap and caneboi
 10 years ago '07        #3387
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the streak continues

hope kenny is successful
 04-27-2008, 06:39 PM         #3388
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i wanted us to pick up kenny philips instead of antoine cason
honestly i never heard much about antoine
least you know what you're getting from miami
an equally safe pick as a USC pick
oh well
we had a good first day like y'all did
well
more like what we did
until y'all broke our record

anyway
i think kenny will work out fine for the g-men
but adjusting to that weather gonna be tough for him at first
 10 years ago '07        #3389
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hey, can someone post this rivals article with all the weight room and speed results for the whole team?

 10 years ago '04        #3390
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Sam Shields again earned the title of Fastest HurricaneThe Hurricanes tested recently in the 10-yard dash, 40-yard dash, short shuttle and vertical.

And, for the second straight year, WR Sam Shields gets the nod as fastest Hurricane. He ran the fastest 40 in 4.28 seconds and the fastest 10 in 1.35 seconds and the fastest short shuttle in 4.12 seconds. He also had the second best vertical at 39 inches, 1.5 inches behind Carlos Armour.

"Sam, he's consistent in getting stronger but never losing speed," strength coach Andreu Swasey said. "That's the key - to get guys bigger and stronger but continue to keep our speed, because speed k!lls."

Swasey said Shields set the all-time fastest mark for a Cane last year with a 4.26-second 40 time.

"He ran a 4.28 this year, but he's gained 10 more pounds (he weighed in at 178 pounds)," Swasey said.

Here are the top performers from this year's testing:

40-YARD DASH
1. Sam Shields, 4.28 seconds
2. DVD, 4.30
3. Ryan Hill, 4.43
4T. Kayne Farquharson, 4.50
4T. Randy Phillips, 4.50
6T. Javarris James, 4.51
6T. Graig Cooper, 4.51
6T. Leonard Hankerson, 4.51
9T. Richard Gordon, 4.53
9T. Carlos Armour, 4.53
11. Shawnbrey McNeal, 4.56
12. Colin McCarthy, 4.58

Other noteworthy results: Dedrick Epps, 4.62; Chavez Grant, 4.65; Chris Zellner, 4.66; Damien Berry, 4.66; Aldarius Johnson, 4.67; Lee Chambers, 4.68; Daniel Adderley, 4.71; Arthur Brown, 4.75; Sean Spence, 4.76; Kylan Robinson, 4.82; Allen Bailey, 4.83; Courtney Harris, 4.87; Jared Campbell, 4.92; Xavier Shannon, 4.99; Orlando Franklin, 5.03; Marcus Forston, 5.03; Joel Figueroa, 5.11; Tyrone Byrd, 5.18; Jason Fox, 5.28.

VERTICAL
1. Carlos Armour, 41.5 inches
2T. Sam Shields, 39
2T. Randy Phillips, 39
4T. Allen Bailey, 38.5
4T. Lee Chambers, 38.5
6T. Bruce Johnson, 38
6T. Dedrick Epps, 38
6T. Colin McCarthy, 38
9T. Graig Cooper, 37.5
9T. Tervaris Johnson, 37.5

Other noteworthy results: Spencer Adkins, 37; Khalil Jones, 36.5; Damien Berry, 36.5; Kayne Farquharson, 36.5; Daniel Adderley, 36.5; Javarris James, 36; Chavez Grant, 36; Eric Houston, 36; Joseph Nicolas, 36; Sean Spence, 36; Lovon Ponder, 35; Richard Gordon, 35; Romeo Davis, 35; Adewale Ojomo, 34; Jason Fox, 33; Orlando Franklin, 32.5; Joel Figueroa, 32; Matt Pipho, 32; Marcus Forston, 31.5; Chris Rutledge, 31.

10-YARD DASH

1. Sam Shields, 1.35 seconds
2. J Davis (walkon), 1.40
3. DVD 1.41
4T. Randy Phillips, 1.42
4T. Leonard Hankerson, 1.42
6. Kayne Farquharson, 1.43
7T. Joseph Nicolas, 1.45
7T. Javarris James, 1.45
7T. Aldarius Johnson, 1.45
7T. Carlos Armour, 1.45

Other noteworthy results: Ryan Hill, 1.46; Lee Chambers, 1.46; Shawnbrey McNeal, 1.46; Dedrick Epps, 1.48; Tervaris Johnson, 1.48; Chris Zellner, 1.49; Richard Gordon, 1.49

Of the 10-yard dash, Swasey said, "(Testing in the 10 is about) an explosive get-off start. You're blazing at 1.3's. The fastest 40's should have the fastest 10's. And the 10 is indicative of your vertical."

SHORT SHUTTLE

1. Sam Shields, 4.12 seconds
2. DVD, 4.17
3. Ryan Hill, 4.19
4. Leonard Hankerson, 4.21
5. Lee Chambers, 4.23
6. Sean Spence, 4.24
7T. Darryl Sharpton, 4.25
7T. Shawnbrey McNeal, 4.25
7T. J Davis (walkon), 4.25
7T. Daniel Adderley, 4.25

Other noteworthy results: Glenn Cook, 4.26; Jared Campbell, 4.30; Graig Cooper, 4.31; Eric Houston, 4.31; Chris Zellner, 4.31; Dedrick Epps, 4.35; Kylan Robinson, 4.35; Damien Berry, 4.37; Joseph Nicolas, 4.37; Aldarius Johnson, 4.38; Colin McCarthy, 4.38; Allen Bailey, 4.50; Carlos Armour, 4.56; Patrick Hill, 4.61

* In quarterback testing, Jacory Harris weighed in at 175 pounds and 7.4 percent body fat. He ran the short shuttle in 4.34 seconds and had a 4.77-second 40 time.

Cannon Smith ran the 40 in 5.0 seconds and had a 4.55-second 40 time.

And Robert Marve weighed in at 202 pounds with 8.8 percent body fat. He ran the 40 in 4.85 seconds and had a 4.53-second short shuttle time.

* Some other noteable information:

Allen Bailey weighed in at 286 pounds and with 9.7 percent body fat. Aldarius Johnson weighed in at 204 pounds with 9.9 percent body fat.

And several players were below the lowest body fat percentage of 5 that Swasey likes to see: Lee Chambers (4.6), Kayne Farquharson (4.9), Khalil Jones (at 220 pounds he has 4.3 percent body fat), Jermaine McKenzie (at 171 pounds he has 4.0 percent body fat) and Shawnbrey McNeal (at 188 pounds he has 4.4 percent body fat).

Antonio Dixon weighed in at 330 pounds and 23.7 percent body fat. Marcus Forston tested at 24.4 percent body fat. Orlando Franklin tipped the scales at 347 pounds, and Joel Figueroa made a 30-pound jump up from last year at 343 pounds.

Swasey said there's a nutritionist on staff, which is a reason he does the body fat percentage testing.

"If there's anything that gets out of hand I refer them to the nutritionist," Swasey said.

Swasey says all the players on the team aren't given any specific nutritional regimen but that "We monitor and educate them. We teach them good habits, because this is something that they have to do when they're away from (us). We're back on the meal plan that they have on campus. We educate them on eating in the cafeteria, make sure we're giving them the meals they need."

Swasey says it's recommended that some players have protein shakes, but he adds, "I don't think Orlando Franklin needs another Muscle Milk."

* Of his overall feeling on the speed testing and vertical testing, Swasey said, "I'm happy. It gives me an indicator of where we are. I'm very pleased thus far with where we're at.
 04-28-2008, 07:43 PM         #3391
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@ sam shields
that name has a nice ring to it
:rasta:

real close to mine
 10 years ago '04        #3392
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 -Scar- said:
i wanted us to pick up kenny philips instead of antoine cason
honestly i never heard much about antoine
least you know what you're getting from miami
an equally safe pick as a USC pick
oh well
we had a good first day like y'all did
well
more like what we did
until y'all broke our record

anyway
i think kenny will work out fine for the g-men
but adjusting to that weather gonna be tough for him at first
K.P. will do well in new york, although seeing him team up with antonio cromartie and quentin jammer wouldve been nice
 10 years ago '04        #3393
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8 questions with the `08 Class (Brandon Harris)


Caught up with Booker T. Washington cornerback Brandon Harris this afternoon. Harris was the state of Florida's Gatorade Player of the Year, and helped lead BTW to the Class 4A championship. Some say Harris may have been the state's best corner, minus the recruiting circus. Here's what Harris is talking about these days:

SR: One of the things I noticed about you was leadership, especially after the Dwyer game. Is that something you take pride in?

BH: I take a lot of pride in it. I was told you can't teach a person how to be a leader. Sometimes, you are just born with it. I learned from the players before me (at Booker T). It's kind of the way I learned to play the game. I watched the guys that were back on my brother's teams (UM track star Tim Harris). I learned from watching guys like (current UM cornerback) Chavez Grant. They showed me how to be a leader.

SR: You moved around at several positions, playing cornerback, wide receiver and quarterback. Can we expect that at UM?

BH: That would've been fun, but it's not in the plans. I'm focusing on just playing corner. I like the defensive side of the ball. You can play with more emotion on defense.

SR: All the UM fans were so hung up on Ely's Patrick Johnson last season. Did it bother you so much attention went to him?

BH: No, it didn't bother me at all. I had seen Patrick play. He was a great player. Who wouldn't want him on campus? He's a little bigger than me, but I wouldn't say he's more physical. He has the size on me, but besides that we're pretty much identical.

SR: You had a minor ankle injury that kept you out most of the track season. How does it feel now?

BH: I tore ligaments in my right ankle. It was in the state playoffs and I didn't have time to stop playing. After I played in the All-Star games, I took a couple of months off. It was minor. I'm fine now. I ran a little track at the end of the season. Now, I'm back running just to stay in shape.

SR: Not to keep asking you comparison questions, but the foundation of this class is based on the Miami Northwestern players. Is that something you, Davon Johnson and Thearon Collier would like to change?

BH: Yeah, we feel sometimes they should mention us more. Miami Northwestern did a great job. They won the national title and you would be a fool not to mention them when you mention Miami. We try not to let that bother us. We can't control that. It's nothing against Northwestern, but we'd like more publicity for our school.

SR: Ok, I want your honest opinion. If there was some way do it after last season, who would've won if Northwestern faced Booker T for the state championship at Traz Powell Stadium? How fun would that game have been?

BH: The game would've been real fun. The turnout would've been amazing. I can't explain how many people would have been there. Of course, we would've won. We would have been better prepared for the game because coming in Northwestern would have thought it was just another game.

SR: All the UM coaches are real high on you and expect immediate production. If you had it to do over, would you have tried to enroll early instead of wanting to enjoy your last semester of high school?

BH: No, not at all. I wanted to enjoy high school It's only one semester. It won't hurt me much. I'm from Miami. I'm around that environment all the time. It's not like I'm missing out on that much.

SR: What's the latest on your father and Booker T. coach Tim Harris joining the UM staff? How do you feel about that possibility?

BH: As of right now, it's official. He's coming to Miami. I'm not sure the title of his job, but he's going to be working with the football program. It means a lot to me. It's going to be fun. We won't be able to work together as much as we did in high school, but we're looking forward to it.
 10 years ago '08        #3394
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the canes gon be on point this year... i hope we gon beat fsu a.ss again
 04-29-2008, 02:40 PM         #3395
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NEW COMMIT!!!!

Fort Pierce (FL) Westwood High School DT Luther Robinson took an unofficial visit to Miami last Friday, met with coaches and was impressed.

"The coaches were saying how the classes are small, about the academics and how I can help the program," Robinson said. "I met with coach (Randy) Shannon, and he was talking about the school.

"I went home, I talked it over with my dad and mom and figured that was the place to be."

Robinson called Cane coaches last night at 9 p.m. and committed.

"They sounded pretty happy when I told them," Robinson said. "They said they wanted me to come. Coach (Clint) Hurtt says I clog up holes pretty well and I chase the ball down."

Robinson was initially lightly recruited by the Canes, receiving only two form letters before a scholarship offer arrived out of the blue two months ago.

The UM coaches had reviewed Robinson's film and were obviously impressed.

"I was happy when I got the offer," Robinson said. "Even then that's where I thought I'd wind up.

"I like the academics, small classes and it's close to home."

Robinson says he will be a defensive tackle at Miami, but he also could play on the offensive line – he played both ways last season.

"Florida and Georgia are recruiting me for offensive line and the rest for defensive line," the 6-foot-3, 280-pounder with 5.0-second speed said.

So far he has other offers from Florida, Louisville, UCF, Georgia and Georgia Tech.

And he plans to take some visits despite the commitment.

"I'll visit Florida, Florida State, don't know where else yet," Robinson said.

Robinson says he doesn't see himself changing his mind.

"It's a strong commitment," he said.

Last year, after sitting out the first two games during an appeal process following a transfer from John Carroll High School, Robinson had eight sacks and 62 tackles (seven for losses). His team finished 8-3.

Robinson's numbers came even though he couldn't practice in the spring, in two-a-days or the first two weeks of the season while his hardship transfer appeal was processed.

"Luther is a very fine athlete," said Robinson's coach last year, Kevin McMahon. "He's a football player, basketball player, has good feet, very good size. He does well in school academically, is a tremendous young man. This past year he was an outstanding player for us on offense and defense.

"He could play either side of the ball (in college). There's no ifs, ands or buts about it."

This isn't the first time McMahon, who has coached high school football the last 28 years, has coached a defensive linemen who chose the Canes.

He also coached former UM defensive end Kenny Holmes at Vero Beach.

"When Kenny was in high school as a senior he took Vero to the semifinals singlehandedly," McMahon said. "Luther has shown signs that he can be dominating like that. They've got a real good ball player with him. He's going to do a great job for them."

Robinson showed off his skills at this year's Nike Camp in Gainesville, earning Defensive Line MVP honors.

"This kid's a monster," said Robinson's father, Luther Sr. "Miami compared him to a lot of players that have gone through their program. They talked about Vince Wilfork and a couple of other D tackles they had there."
 10 years ago '08        #3396
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 P. Dedos said:
new commit folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 star and DL MVP @ gainsville camp

Ft Pierce Dt Luther Robinson.. damn we gonna deep @ that position



:D
Yall need to let us hold him.....We need DT`s.....Good get though..
 04-30-2008, 02:55 PM         #3397
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Paris (TN) Henry County High School CB/WR Marsalis Teague received a Hurricane offer two weeks ago.

That was the first time he heard from Cane coaches.

"We'd just sent my highlight tape down there," Teague said. "Once they saw it they said they liked what they saw and my coach told me Miami wanted to offer me. I called coach (Wesley) McGriff and he said he liked what he saw and that I had the offer.

"He told me he liked my speed, said I had great speed and instincts and told me I'd fit down there, what they're trying to do in the secondary at corner. I talked to Randy Shannon, too. He said he was very impressed with my film and they're excited about getting this recruiting process started with me."

The Canes joined Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, North Carolina and Memphis in offering the 5-foot-11, 170-pounder with 4.42-second speed.

"I'm considering Miami very strongly," Teague said. "Man, like I told their coach, it's Miami. It's hard to say no to Miami. I grew up liking the Hurricanes. In 2002 when they went to the national champ against Ohio State, when they lost that game that hurt me and I'm all the way in Tennessee.

"When I was little I always wanted to go to Miami to play football."

Several factors will weigh on Teague as he hammers out a choice in the months ahead.

"(Miami) is a long way from home," he said. "Right now it's hard to decide on a frontrunner until I visit all the schools. I'm trying to get to Miami the first week of June to see the city and everything."

If he makes the trip and everything goes well, Teague says, "I just might (commit)."

He says "I'll try to make a decision before the season starts."

Miami is recruiting him as a cornerback; other schools are recruiting for either cornerback or wide receiver.

Last season he played quarterback and part-time on defense. He had three interceptions and two forced fumbles on defense, and on offense he rushed 151 times for 1,639 yards with 17 rushing touchdowns. He also threw for 1,355 yards with 17 touchdowns and three interceptions.

How did he become a Miami fan?

"I don't even know," Teague says. "When I was liking Miami they had Willis McGahee, Sean Taylor. I always liked the University of Miami for some reason."
 04-30-2008, 02:55 PM         #3398
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Delray Beach Atlantic High School DB Jayron Hosley got his first offer two weeks ago from Georgia.

He's hoping another one comes rolling in soon.

"I've been getting mail from Miami and I've talked to coaches down there," the 5-foot-11, 170-pounder with 4.5-second speed said. "It's possible Miami will offer. We've talked a couple of times about it. They didn't make it official yet, though. Coach (Jeff) Stoutland said he's probably going to offer me – he's not saying it's definite, though."

Hosley has also spoken with coaches Wesley McGriff and Bill Young.

"They just talk to me about Miami, about trying to get down there and be a Cane," Hosley said. "It's just recruiting talk."

For now Hosley lists his top two as Miami and Georgia.

He says, a.ssuming UM offers, "I'll go wherever my heart tells me."

Hosely played mainly cornerback along with a little safety last season. He also was the team's slot receiver and played some running back while handling returns as well.

He finished his junior season with 50 tackles and five interceptions along with an astounding six punt returns for touchdowns (his longest was 94 yards against Spanish River) and two kickoff returns for scores.
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Miami Northwestern OL and Cane signee Brandon Washington is working hard in preparation for his anticipated arrival at UM.

He hopes to show he belongs on the field as a true freshman.

"I'm working out with (fellow signee) Ben Jones," Washington said. "I know what I have to do to get there. I take it a day at a time, work out, push as much as I can push. I don't worry about playing or starting. I know they need offensive linemen, and in my mind my mindset is just being the beast that I am and opening it up."

Washington says he learned from watching on at a few of Miami's spring practices.

"I tried to learn the plays from looking," Washington said. "My mind's blank on plays – I don't have the plays yet. But I'm sure when I get there everything will be fine.

"I know about the speed of the next level, because at one practice I was watching Sean Spence and he got in the backfield so fast but Graig Cooper was already gone and I was like `damn.' And I see Marcus Forston get into the backfield and the ball's already gone."

Washington says he talks regularly with Jacory Harris and also tries to talk to the offensive linemen already on the team.

"I want to get a bond with those guys," Washington said. "They just tell me what a great program it is and how they enjoy it, how the tradition is, the draft tradition with the first round, what I have to do to come in, just to be ready."

Washington has worked as hard in the classroom as he has on the field. He says he was tutored three days a week for the ACT, which he took for the first time recently.

"I think I did pretty well," Washington said.

He says his understanding is he needs a score of 18 in order to qualify on the sliding scale, which also takes into account grade-point average.

Also still working to get a qualifying test score, according to Washington, are Northwestern signees Kendall Thompkins and Jones.

Jones previously told CaneSport he needs to improve 2-3 points on the test.

"Thompkins is looking pretty good for being qualified," Washington said. "I talk to him a lot. He's working on his test score.

"We all want to qualify. We don't want them saying `We can't recruit at Northestern because they aren't getting in.'"
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