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 04-13-2010, 02:32 PM         #6501
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Cape Coral DE Edsel Caprice is a Sack Machine (with highlights)
Apr. 13, 2010

2011 Cape Coral linebacker Edsel Caprice was one of the most disruptive defensive football players in Southwest Florida during the 2009 season.

Caprice (6-2, 190) finished his junior season with 110 tackles, 20 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, and forced seven fumbles for the Seahawks as a stand-up defensive end.

“I did pretty good during my junior year,” Caprice said. “It was my first year on varsity and I broke the school record for sacks at my school. My team had a pretty good year too with us going 11-1.”

“I had big expectations going into the season, but I think I did better than what people thought I would do.”

Caprice’s greatest strength is his speed and the quickness in which he can get to the quarterback. At a recent Nike Combine, Caprice ran a 4.45 laser timed 40, ran a 4.53 shuttle drill, and had a vertical of 39 inches.

“I think my greatest strength is my speed and that I can get off blocks pretty good,” Caprice said.

This offseason Caprice is focused on adding weight to his frame.

“I am trying to gain more weight and get stronger so I can be a better player,” Caprice said.

Purdue, Minnesota, and Iowa State are schools who have currently offered Caprice. USF and Michigan are also showing heavy interest.

Caprice says he is particularly interested in the Florida schools.

“I am interested in all the Florida schools like Miami, Florida, Florida State, and USF,” Caprice said.

Miami is a school who Caprice said he would be very interested in hearing from.

“I haven’t heard yet from Miami, but I would like to,” Caprice said. “I watched a couple of their games last year and I think they are a good young team.”

The upcoming month of spring football will be a key time for Caprice to pick up more offers as college coaches come by his school to watch him practice. Caprice says he looks forward to showing the college coaches the type of player he is.

“I look forward to spring football and going to practice every day and showing all the college coaches that come out that I can be a good player on the next level,” Caprice said.

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 04-14-2010, 11:30 PM         #6502
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Texas RB Herschel Sims: Miami My Dream School

Apr. 15, 2010

Since the first time he watched the University of Miami play football Abilene, Texas running back Herschel Sims became a fan of the Hurricanes.

Sims (5-8, 190) first watched the Hurricanes play in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl as Miami played Ohio State for the National Championship.

Ever since watching that game Sims has been a big Miami fan.

“Miami was the first college football team I watched play on TV,” Sims said. “I watched that game with Willis McGahee and Ohio State. I never really watched college football before that game, but I sat down and watched that game and I liked it and ever since then I have loved Miami.”

Sims was the most productive running back in Texas during his junior year, running for 2,346 yards and 35 touchdowns on 265 yards (8.9 yards per carry) in leading his team to a State Championship. Sims also caught 23 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns. Sims recently clocked a 4.37 time in the 40.

“My junior season went real good,” Sims said. “We went 15-0 and we won a State Championship and the whole team had great success. Our offense and defense came together and we all played good as a team. I was pleased with my season and I know we had a real good offensive line and they made it possible for me to do some things.”

“My strength is my vision and patience. I know when to hit the hole or be patient and let the play develop when it opens up. When I see daylight I go for the hole. I am a powerful running back who also has good hands because I play a little bit of slot receiver as well.”

He has 12 offers from schools including Oklahoma, USC, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Baylor, TCU, SMU, Kansas, and Arizona.

Of the schools who have offered him, Sims says two schools stand out.

“I like TCU and Oklahoma a lot,” Sims said.

Sims has not received an offer from Miami at this point, but he hopes the Hurricanes extend an offer in the near future.

“I really like Miami,” Sims said. “I haven’t received an offer from them, but I hope I do. That is my dream school. I have loved Miami since I was little growing up. They are automatically one of the top schools I am interested in and whether they offer me or not they will always be a school I like. I just hope I get an offer from them in the future.”

“I have been getting letters from Miami, but that has pretty much been it. I had talked to their former running backs coach, Tommie Robinson, but that was back in December. Besides that though I do get mail from them once a week.”

Sims says he would be excited to be recruited by Miami because he feels like the Hurricanes are a team that will contend for a National Championship in the near future.

“I watched Miami last season and they had a good team,” Sims said. “I feel like they are going to win a National Championship in the next two or three years. Jacory Harris is a great quarterback. They had their ups and downs last year because they are a young team. I feel like by the time Jacory is a senior they will play for a National Championship. The U is an up and coming team. They are going to have a lot of success in the near future.”

Sims says depth chart will not be a deciding factor in whatever school he decides to commit to.

“I was always taught to never shy away from competition,” Sims said. “If you are good, then you are good and you will play regardless. The offense wants to get the ball into their playmakers’ hands and it is your job to get the job done and show them that you can play for them. If you prove to the coaches that you can play, then you will get that opportunity.”
 8 years ago '07        #6503
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Way tooo short homey. Shannon wont take short RB's

I trust shannon's recruitment of runningbacks. We got a stable of goodass Rb's in james, miller, berry, and storm johnson
 8 years ago '04        #6504
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 ttime236 said:
Way tooo short homey. Shannon wont take short RB's

I trust shannon's recruitment of runningbacks. We got a stable of goodass Rb's in james, miller, berry, and storm johnson
f**k that s**t


he better offer f**kin now...this kid is one of the best in the nation.


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 8 years ago '04        #6505
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Top 5 Spring Performers
Apr. 15, 2010

By: Christopher Stock





LaRon Byrd had a very good spring.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The Miami Hurricanes wrapped up spring ball a couple weeks ago and although a number of players were out with injuries, there were five players who took advantage of the reps they received this spring.

The top five performers during spring practices were as follows:

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1. S Vaughn Telemaque, Sophomore

The coaching staff has been waiting for the Long Beach native to put together a consistent, dominant performance during practices since his arrival two years ago. Defensive backs Wesley McGriff praised Telemaque, one of the team leaders in interceptions throughout spring ball, for his development and in particular for buying into what the coaches were saying. Telemaque’s approach to practices and making a conscious effort to the details led him a great spring. Telemaque has his eyes on the UM school record with picks in a season although he’s still looking for his first one. But don’t expect that to take very long as Telemaque showed good range against the pass throughout the spring although it will get considerably tougher during the season. This type of performance is needed by a number of players on the team looking to make that next step as a player. There’s no question that Telemaque is poised for a breakout season in 2010. Until then, he’ll be busy riding his long board around campus.

2. DT Micanor Regis, Junior

How good was Regis this spring? Teammate Adewale Ojomo thinks the former Pahokee standout can have an All-American-type season in 2010. That’s music to any Miami fans’ ears. Regis’ strength is being a physical run-stopping tackle, but Regis also showed quickness in getting to the quarterback as well. However, most of his plays will be on the running back this season. He’s emerged as the team’s top defensive tackle (assuming the coaches leave Allen Bailey at defensive end) although he quietly went through the recruiting process as an under the radar prospect, who picked Miami very early. Look for Regis to provide strength and bulk up front, which will allow the linebackers to run a little more free.

3. WR LaRon Byrd, Junior

Byrd is the third Class of 2008 player on this list, which is exactly what you want from third-year players. Byrd won a starting receiver spot last season, but reached the end zone just once. Throughout the first two weeks of spring ball, Byrd was back to his old self catching multiple touchdown passes and really setting himself to have a productive season in 2010. Byrd continued his success throughout the spring as Shannon challenged him to maintain his consistency. Byrd has always been a tough critic on himself saying that each of his two seasons in Coral Gables have not been good enough, but this might be the season he shows he can be counted on a top-level receiver.

4. RB Lamar Miller, Redshirt Freshman

Miller missed the first week of spring ball due to track, but made an immediate impact in his return as he’s just “trying to help the team win a championship” as he routinely says in every interview. Miller reeled off two long touchdown runs in his first spring practice and continued his momentum from there. In an open scrimmage Miller was one of the stars as again, he had a long touchdown run—a 45-yard scamper up the middle splitting the defense and showing off his speed. Miller was held in check in the spring game (8 carries, 10 yards, 1 TD) and injured his left shoulder, the same shoulder he injured at the end of his junior season at k!llian. Miller is challenging returner Damien Berry for playing time and should earn valuable playing time in 2010. He’s also a threat as a kick returner if the coaches decide to put him back there.

5. LB Kylan Robinson, Senior

Every spring there’s a senior that appears to be turning the corner in his career and put it all together for one final productive season. And although fellow senior DeMarcus Van Dyke had a productive spring, Robinson was named the most improved player of the spring by Shannon. Robinson has just three tackles in his first three seasons at UM, but worked his way up to first-team middle linebacker. Now, this appears to be a bit of misnomer as Robinson will be challenged heavily by Jordan Futch and Ramon Buchanan for playing time when they return from injury and both of them are the favorites to earn a starting spot alongside Colin McCarthy and Sean Spence. However, this does not take away from Robinson’s productive spring and regardless of who starts, Robinson could provide solid depth.
 8 years ago '07        #6506
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 C.R.I.P. said:
f**k that s**t


he better offer f**kin now...this kid is one of the best in the nation.
I agree kids a beast, but you know shannon doesnt recruit small rb's or cornerbacks
 8 years ago '04        #6507
KiNgJaMeS305|M 58 heat pts58
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 8 years ago '07        #6508
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 04-18-2010, 10:01 PM         #6509
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S Lee Talks Miami Offer
Safety Marqise Lee hails from one of the hottest football programs on the west coast, Junipero Serra High in Gardena, California.

The school has sent three prospects on to Pac-10 schools in each of the past two recruiting classes, and Lee is one member of a trio of prospects in the 2011 class who already hold double digit offers.

“Florida, California, Michigan, Miami, and a lot more have offered me too,” said Lee who also holds offers from Arizona State, LSU, Stanford, and Washington. “I don’t have an offer from USC yet but everybody is on the same level for now.”

Lee (6-0, 190), who had 95 tackles and 6 interceptions, said he will most likely take all five of his official visits and make a decision around national signing day.

“I’m going to take official visits to my top five schools and whoever has the best visit in terms of what I like, then that’s where I’m going to go,” Lee said. “The only schools I’ve been to are right around here, UCLA and USC. I’m thinking about going up to Stanford and Cal over the summer. Unless my mom wants to go, I won’t be able to visit any schools outside California until I can take my officials.”

Miami isn’t a new offer for Lee but he did recently receive a visit from Miami at school since the evaluation period started on Thursday.

“Miami gave me an offer awhile back, they faxed it over to my coach,” Lee said. “A couple days ago, I talked to a Miami coach who came out to my school but I can’t remember what his name was. He didn’t say too much, he just asked what position I want to play and he said how they wanted me. He said I should go down there on an unofficial sometime. I know good people come out of Miami and I like the environment so that’s why I want to check it out.”

Lee added that he had spoken with Cane coaches before but this visit was really the first time he got to spend more time actually talking with them.

Lee didn’t see Miami play at all last season but he mentioned that he didn’t grow up following any college team in particular.

At this point in the recruiting process, Lee admits even he’s not exactly sure what he needs to see in a school for it to fit his requirements.

“I’m not exactly sure yet about that,” Lee laughed. “My mom said to do whatever I want but I know deep down inside, she wants me to stay (close to home). I’d like to sit down with her and my godfather to talk about that. I would like to leave but if I have to stay, then I’ll stay. I would also like to play my first year but if that doesn’t happen, I can understand but I better play the next year
 8 years ago '05        #6510
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Via Press Release

ESPN has selected six of its 2010 Big Ten Conference college football games for Saturday telecasts on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, highlighted by three matchups between teams ranked in the College Football Live Top 25.Additional games will be announced in the coming months.

Defending Big Ten Conference champion No. 2 Ohio State -- coming off an 11-2 season, including a 26-17 victory over Oregon in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi -- will host No. 13 Miami of the ACC on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 3:40 p.m. ET on ESPN. It will mark the first meeting between the perennial powers since the Buckeyes defeated the Hurricanes 31-24 in the 2003 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to win the 2002 BCS National Championship.
 04-22-2010, 02:44 PM         #6511
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Lineman Chris Jones has heart set on UM

Apr. 22, 2010

Jacksonville Raines High School lineman Chris Jones was a standout at the recent Nike Camp in Gainesville.

"I'm not mad, but I dominated the whole time and didn't get Defensive Line MVP," Jones said. "I'm not sure if it had to do with what Tavadis (Glenn) did last year [the Cane signee was kicked out of a different UF camp for throwing up the U]."

Jones said he was respectful of his Gator surroundings while there.

But he says the Canes are always in his heart.

"I'm a diehard Miami fan," said Jones, who lists offers from North Carolina, Illinois and East Carolina. "Miami is my No. 1 school. I just like the ACC period - the only team I really, really like outside of the ACC is Boise State.

"Miami's the school I really want to go to, but I'm not going to commit early. If Miami offers me a full ride, which I think they will, that's where I'm going."

Jones says he will be sending UM his new highlight tape soon.

"When they see it I'm pretty sure they'll offer," he said.

Jones plays both ways in high school but says he plans to play defensive tackle in college.

"I'm gaining weight quickly and I have the technique down," Jones said. "I was 260 pounds in March and we've hit that weight room hard - I took off my shoes today and stood on the scale, I'm 278. And I still run a legit 4.9."

Jones adds of UM that "I want to make it to the NFL, but if I don't make it another reason I want to go to Miami is Miami's top academically and I can get a good degree. That's what I'm really pushing for. And they produce a whole bunch of people that go to the NFL from Miami."

Jones says his understanding is that Cane coaches will be on the sidelines for his spring game May 27.
 8 years ago '04        #6512
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Cooper Expected to be Ready for 2010
Apr. 21, 2010

By: Christopher Stock





Graig Cooper.
Head coach Randy Shannon announced Wednesday during the ACC teleconference that senior running back Graig Cooper is going to be ready for the 2010 season.

“It depends on the body,” Shannon said. “A doctor or rehab may say you’re supposed to be out six months. But it depends on how the body reacts. Has he been working out in the weight room? Yes. Has he been going to rehab? Yes. He’s not walking around with a brace. He’s not running right at this time or doing those things. But he’s normal, not on crutches and he’s looking like a regular person right now. I can’t really put a date or time, but from all prognoses, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s going to be ready for the season.”

Cooper, who has led the team in rushing the last three seasons, tore his ACL against Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl on December 29. Prior to the injury, he was expected to leave early for the NFL Draft, but his injury de-railed those plans.

At the time of the injury, he was expected to miss the 2010 season, but is rehab has progressed in a positive manner, which will allow him to return.

Cooper rushed for 695 yards and four touchdowns last season averaging 5.2 yards a carry. He ran for a career-high 152 yards against Virginia.

For his career, the Memphis-native has rushed for 2,218 yards, which ranks fifth on UM's all-time list. He has scored 16 touchdowns in his career (12 rushing, 3 receiving, and 1 punt return).

He'll join a crowded backfield with senior Damien Berry, junior Lee Chambers, sophomore Mike James, redshirt freshman Lamar Miller, and freshman Storm Johnson.
 8 years ago '04        #6513
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Shannon: Spring Practices the Best We've Had
Apr. 21, 2010

By: Christopher Stock





Fourth-year head coach Randy Shannon was very happy and complimentary of his team's performance this past spring in an ACC teleconference on Wednesday.

"This year's spring practices were probably the best that we've had since I've been here at the University of Miami when I took over as the head coach," Shannon said. "We finally had numbers to actually practice and really get physical up front as far as the offensive line and defensive line and have spring practices were guys are really competitive. We felt we had competitive positions, guys really competed.

"There was a lot of improvement on the football team and overall mindset of making sure we understand the game the whole entire game instead of just relying on coming back like we did in some late-season games and when we had opportunities to win games late, we didn't finish it. That was our whole mindset of us working on finishing the game and competing the whole entire time we were at practice."

NEWS & NOTES

• RB Graig Cooper, the team's leading rusher in each of the past three seasons, is expected to play in 2010 after tearing his ACL in December. “It depends on the body,” Shannon said. “A doctor or rehab may say you’re supposed to be out six months. But it depends on how the body reacts. Has he been working out in the weight room? Yes. Has he been going to rehab? Yes. He’s not walking around with a brace. He’s not running right at this time or doing those things. But he’s normal, not on crutches and he’s looking like a regular person right now. I can’t really put a date or time, but from all prognoses, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s going to be ready for the season.”

• QB Jacory Harris should begin throwing within the next two weeks after having off-season hand surgery, which kept him out of spring practices. Harris threw for 3,352 yards and 24 touchdowns with 17 interceptions last season. "He'll definitely be ready (for fall practices)," Shannon said.

• With Harris out for the spring, that gave plenty of reps to three other quarterbacks. "We saw improvement from A.J. Highsmith, Stephen Morris came in in January, which was a benefit for him and for us because he got a lot of work in this spring, and also Spencer Whipple, a young man that came up and had a great spring game so we feel kind of confident with what we have," Shannon said.

• Shannon felt three units: wide receivers, running backs, and defensive line had the most competition during spring practices, which he feels improved the overall depth of each unit.

• When asked what concerned he has about the team coming out of spring ball, Shannon replied: "I don't know if we have any concerns, but we had two tight ends this spring and we know just by attrition we brought in four tight ends, those guys have to contribute in some way, form, or fashion. We feel that position is somebody is going to have grow fast and really develop."

• While the coaches are comfortable with returning starting linebackers Colin McCarthy and Sean Spence, there is still a battle for the third spot, which was not determined as Jordan Futch and Ramon Buchanan were both held out during the spring due to injuries. Shannon again praised the performance of Kylan Robinson and noted that one or two freshmen linebackers could play this season.

• The offensive line is a unit that has a lot to prove as they look to replace three starters. The projected starters at this point are: LT Orlando Franklin, LG Brandon Washington, C Tyler Horn, RG Joel Figueroa, and RT Jermaine Johnson. Shannon said Horn was the team's most improved player on offense for the spring and was very pleased with the way Johnson performed this spring.

• Shannon praised the overall team speed: "This is probably the fastest team we've had and probably the biggest team we've had since I've been the head coach. We are excited about it. Any time you can get the ball to guys, who can really run good things can happen."
 04-24-2010, 09:09 AM         #6514
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RB Cooper's Brother Making His Own Name
Apr. 24, 2010

By: Nate Adelson

Athlete Tino Thomas from Melrose High in Memphis, Tennessee, did it all as a junior starting on defense with 40 tackles, 10 interceptions, and 3 fumble recoveries.

Thomas added 800 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards along with 11 touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball to go with his 2 punt return touchdowns.

In addition to all of his abilities on the football field, Thomas (5-11, 181) is the younger brother of current Miami running back Graig Cooper.

“He just told me basically to stay humble and it will all come to you,” Thomas said. “Keep working hard and it will all pay off when you get to college. With recruiting, he just told me no pressure. He said just go to whatever school you like after you take some of your visits.”

Thomas went on to say that although it probably wouldn’t be a done deal, a Miami offer and the chance to follow his brother would mean a lot to him.

“That would mean a lot to me to get an offer from Miami,” Thomas said. “Obviously I like Miami as well and I would like that a lot. I really don’t have a favorite right now but I would just really like to have that Miami offer.”

Thomas said he hasn’t heard from Miami yet but there are more than a couple things that appeal to him about the Canes.

“No sir, Miami did not show any interest in me so far,” Thomas said. “Actually I really like their tradition, how they win, their swagger, I just like it all.”

Thomas currently holds four offers but his list of interested schools suggests that more offers could be on the way.

“Arkansas, Kentucky, Duke, and Memphis have offered me,” Thomas said. “A lot of schools have been showing interest like LSU, Oregon, Virginia, North Carolina, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Nebraska, Stanford, Michigan, and plenty more. Basically I’ve heard from everybody that I’m interested in.”

Thomas has only visited two schools at this point but he said that he’s more focused on the camp circuit so he can build more notoriety for himself.

“I’ve visited two schools so far, Ole Miss and Memphis,” Thomas said. “I don’t really have anymore visits on my mind because I’m focused on camps right now. I’m going to these camps but I haven’t really thought about what schools I want to see this summer.”

Thomas is being recruited both as a running back and a defensive back so he discussed his game on both sides of the ball.

“At running back, my style of play is kind of finesse but if I hit that hole, I’m gone,” Thomas laughed. “On defense, I can take the pick or I can get the hit so I’m very versatile. As long as I’m out there on the field, I just do it.”
 04-24-2010, 09:10 AM         #6515
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LSU Commit Looking At UM, Other Options
Apr. 24, 2010

By: Nate Adelson

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry from Lutcher High is one of the top players in what is considered one of the strongest classes ever in the state of Louisiana.

Landry (5-11, 181) also joins eight other prospects from the Pelican State who have already decided to commit to the in-state LSU Tigers.

“My commitment is good right now but I’m still open to a few other offers,” Landry said. “I’m with LSU right now but if a better offer comes along, then I would have to make a decision on that. I really never got an opinion from the coaches at LSU about other schools because I wasn’t going anywhere. Now I’m trying to get more scholarships and widen my base a little more.”

Landry originally committed to LSU in January, mostly in part because of how familiar he is with what their program has to offer.

“It was basically the tradition they had and they are so close to home for me,” Landry said. “I’ve talked to my mom these past few weeks about distance and how they (my family) would support me. I committed for my family and myself too, not to say anything bad about LSU. My mom supports me fully no matter where I go so that opens me up with the distance from home.”

Other schools apparently haven’t been able to resist Landry’s 80 catches for 1507 yards and 17 touchdowns with all the schools that are chasing after him.

“Oklahoma, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Michigan, and Notre Dame are who I can think of off hand,” Landry said. “I kind of did, I thought it (recruiting) would stop. After discussing things with my brother who was a collegiate athlete and played a little in the NFL, he told me I got a bullseye on my back when I committed. That’s when the recruiting process really picked up for me.”

Landry said he has been in touch with Miami for a long time but he is still waiting on an official Cane scholarship offer.

“They was always talking to me, even before I committed, and I was always interested in Miami,” Landry said. “They’ve kept on talking to me, I just haven’t got the scholarship yet that I’ve been looking for. I love their program and what they’ve done with their offense. Besides LSU, they’re kind of like my childhood favorite. They bring so much to the table to offer a young kid especially in the state of Florida, but for out of state kids too. To get an offer from them would mean a lot and it would be hard but at the end of the day, it would be a decision that I have to make.”

Landry said he watched Miami “all the time” this past season and he was impressed by the Canes in all phases of football.

“All the talent that Florida produces, that’s what I noticed and the competiveness that they brought to the game,” Landry said. “Even the younger guys as true freshman and sophomores playing early, they brought a lot to the ACC. They were so explosive offensively, defensively, and on special teams. I mean look at their bowl game where they housed the opening kickoff of the game. That got called back and (Graig) Cooper scored on the next play so that showed explosiveness right there.”
 8 years ago '04        #6516
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Top 5 Fastest Hurricanes
Apr. 26, 2010

By: Christopher Stock





Travis Benjamin
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Head coach Randy Shannon recently stated that he feels this is his fastest team since taking over as head coach in 2007.

"This is probably the fastest team we've had and probably the biggest team we've had since I've been the head coach," Shannon said last week in a teleconference. "We are excited about it. Any time you can get the ball to guys, who can really run good things can happen."

And as the old saying goes, ‘speed k!lls’.

So let’s take a look at UM’s top five fastest players while taking into consideration the player’s 40-yard dash time, their performance on the track team, and overall game speed.

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1. Travis Benjamin, WR, Junior, 5-10, 175

Speed Stat: Ran a 10.40 in the 100-meter dash at the 2010 ACC Outdoor Championships.

Comments: Benjamin takes the honor as the team’s fastest player as he routinely shows his top speed on the track and on the field. He glides when he’s on the field and has had three plays (2 receiving and one kick return) of over 50 yards in his first two years at UM. He’s looking to utilize that speed even more this season and add to his career touchdown total of eight. Look for Benjamin to maintain the top honor for the rest of UM career as the team’s fastest player.

2. Lamar Miller, RB, Freshman, 5-11, 205

Speed Stat: Ran a 6.83 in the 60-yard dash during indoor track this season.

Comments: Miller constantly proved he was a big-play, speed guy during spring practices. He takes great pride in not to get caught from behind by anyone, which will be fun to watch in 2010 after playing on the scout team last season. Miller is expected to be a homerun threat and provide plenty of sparks in the offense. Also, Miller was a dynamic kick returner in high school, an area he could excel at in college as well.

3. Brandon McGee, CB, Sophomore, 6-0, 190

Speed Stat: Ran a team-best 4.19 in the 40-yard dash during 2009 spring testing.

Comments: McGee gets the nod as the third-fastest player because of his short speed acceleration, while there are other players on the team that do run faster in longer sprints. McGee is hoping his speed translates this season as a sophomore as he looks to gain confidence. As a freshman, he played in 10 games totaling two tackles. He’ll look to earn a key role in the secondary this season as the team’s fastest defensive back.

4. DeMarcus Van Dyke, CB, Senior, 6-1, 185

Speed Stat: Ran a 10.61 in the 100-yard dash during outdoor track this spring.

Comments: Van Dyke has been praised for his speed since he stepped foot on campus in 2007. With his size and speed combination, Van Dyke has the ability to put together a solid senior season. When he plays with confidence, he’s tough to beat. The coaching staff will look to bring the best out of this local speedster from Monsignor Pace.

5. Tommy Streeter, WR, Sophomore, 6-5, 209

Speed Stat: Ran a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash during 2009 spring testing, good for fourth-best on the team.

Comments: Streeter rounds out the top five in somewhat surprising fashion considering his 6-foot-5, 209-pound frame, something you don’t typically see in speedsters. However, Streeter has a long stride and can run by nearly everyone he faces. He only has five catches to his credit in his UM career, but two went for long gains of 29 and 47 yards. Look for Streeter to continue to stretch the field as he progresses in his career.
 8 years ago '04        #6517
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TE Ford Expects Early Playing Time
Apr. 27, 2010

By: Nate Adelson





Chase Ford
Tight end and Cane signee Chase Ford from Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, Texas, figures to step in immediately and earn playing time with the roster currently thin at the tight end position.

Ford made the trip to South Florida to take in the conclusion of Miami’s spring practices which were highlighted by the spring game at Traz Powell Stadium.

“I arrived at some time on Friday and I went back home on Sunday,” Ford said. “I just wanted to come down and talk to the coaches. I wanted to see them play to get an idea of what they’re going to look like next year.”

Ford was pleased with what he saw out of the team and he got a chance to meet the current tight ends, fifth year senior Richard Gordon and redshirt freshman Billy Sanders.

“After watching the spring game, I think we’re going to be pretty good next year,” Ford said. “The tight ends were pretty good, they did some things and made a couple big plays here and there. I met both of them and they seem like pretty cool guys to me.”

Ford (6-6, 245) definitely got a first hand look at the opportunity for immediate playing time but that was something he knew about a long time ago.

“I talked to all the coaches but I really just hung out with Coach Pannunzio because he’s my position coach and Coach McGriff because he recruited me,” Ford said. “They told me that they expect me to come in and play but I need to work hard to get to that point. Actually playing right away was in my mind back when I committed. I wanted to go somewhere that I would get to play and not redshirt or anything like that. I’ve already known before I saw the spring game that I wouldn’t have to sit on the bench.”

Ford also got the chance to hang out with a bunch of Miami’s other 2010 signees although he admits he is better with faces than he is with names.

“You know I met a bunch of them but I really can’t remember now who it was,” Ford said. “I don’t know any of them real well but I know their faces, I just can’t put their names with it. I thought they was pretty cool though and those are my future teammates right there.”

Ford isn’t exactly sure when he will be arriving to start his summer classes at Miami but he has one simple thing on his mind before then.

“I’m not sure yet when I’m going to Miami, it all depends on when I graduate,” Ford said. “It’s either going to be the start of June or the end of June, one or the other. All I got to do now is graduated and then I’m looking forward to playing and winning.”
 04-28-2010, 02:19 PM         #6518
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QB Williams loves The U.
Apr. 26, 2010

By: Nate Adelson

Quarterback Marquise Williams from Mallard Creek High in Charlotte, North Carolina, already has enough offers that he is more concerned with improving his football skills.

“Just to keep working hard, be a leader, and make sure my work ethic stays right,” Williams said. “I want to compete hard in practice and that will pay off going into the offseason and when game time comes. I’m not really worried about recruiting while we got spring football going on.”

Williams (6-3, 215) is still open to a lot of schools all over the east coast but he does have three schools that are a little more special to him at the moment.

“I’m still considering everybody and I still like a lot of people,” Williams said. “Like I said, there is no outstanding school that sticks out. I mean I still like Virginia Tech, (North) Carolina, and LSU, but I like some more schools too.”

Williams is still planning on making his commitment in August or September around the start of the season but he hasn’t checked out any schools recently. He hopes to get to more schools over the summer but it depends on his father’s busy schedule.

Virginia Tech is pretty close to home for Williams but that doesn’t actually have much to do with why he is high on the Hokies.

“I was there for when the Hokies played against Miami and it’s a good school,” Williams said. “They treated me very well and I feel very similar to being at home. It was a nice game and the coaches treated me with respect. They told me how much they wanted me to come play and help them win ACC or even national championships. I feel really good about them and I like Virginia Tech a lot. They’re not too far away but I don’t really care. I’m not a kid who wants to stay close to home so that doesn’t really matter.”

Receiving mail remains the extent of the contact that Williams has had with Miami but that doesn’t seem to have done much damage to his level of interest in being a Cane.

“It’s still the Canes and I’m always going to have love for the Canes,” Williams said. “I have cousins that went there, not to play football but just for the university. Most of my family is in Miami but if I don’t get a scholarship from them, I won’t cry about it. I’m still going to like the Canes regardless.”

Williams gave his own sales pitch about why Miami should send him a scholarship offer as soon as possible.

“I would tell them that I’m a hard working player, a leader, and I’m going to go out and f!ght,” Williams said. “I like to win, I don’t like to lose, so I bring that competitiveness to the game. I battle every day in practice for position and I love football man. This is what I’ve been doing since I was younger and it compels me. I’m a humble child and I don’t let things get above my head. I figure that it would be a good choice just to have me on the team there or anywhere else I play.”
 04-28-2010, 02:20 PM         #6519
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Atkinson (6-2, 195) has a personal best of 10.59 seconds in the 100 meter dash and this spring has certainly been good to him as he approaches the twenty offer mark.

“As of right now, I’m just looking at everybody and things are pretty even so I’m just going to wait it out,” Atkinson said. “Alabama offered me today, then I got Miami, Oregon, USC, Nebraska, California, Arizona, Arizona State, and Notre Dame. All of my offers are pretty big though, at least that’s what I think.”

Atkinson could project at running back, wide receiver, or safety. He played primarily running back as a junior, carrying 106 times for 965 yards and 10 touchdowns with 13 catches for 260 yards and 1 touchdown.

Atkinson has already visited a few schools on the west coast but he likely won’t see schools in other areas until he has a chance to take official visits.

“I’m definitely going to find out as much as I can about the schools that are interested in me,” Atkinson said. “I want to take as many visits as I can to make this decision easier. The last school I visited was UCLA so I’m going over to USC next to see what they got. I’ll talk to my dad about going to schools like Notre Dame and Miami but most likely they will have to be official (visits) just because of the cost.”

Atkinson’s father, George Atkinson II, played for the Oakland Raiders from 1968-1977 where he won a Super Bowl and finished with 30 career interceptions.

“My dad definitely doesn’t want me to shut off any schools and he wants me to make sure I pick the right school for me, not anyone else,” Atkinson said. “He always tells me to look at the program, both the offense and the defense, whatever position I’m going to come in as. He wants the school to fit me as a person with academics, the coaching staff, and the surroundings that I’ll be in for the next four years.”

Miami is one of Atkinson’s newest offers and although the offer was very unexpected, it was certainly something he was hoping would come.

“Yea Miami offered me this week, like two days ago I think,” Atkinson said. “My coach talked to them over the phone and they faxed the offer over to my school so that’s how I saw it. I haven’t talked to them yet but I plan on calling them this week or next week. They sent me, if I remember right, like three letters at the most. The first one said that they recognize me as a recruit and for me not to worry about them not sending as many letters as the other schools. Out of nowhere, they offered me so I got excited about that.”

Atkinson talked about all of the different things that he knows about Miami and what he likes most about the Canes.

“I know they’re pretty young as a team and they’re definitely on the rise,” Atkinson said. “They have a great history with guys in the pros and the national championship they won a little while back. I saw their game, I think it was against Florida State, and the offense was pretty good. They got a young quarterback (Jacory Harris) that looked pretty good.”
 8 years ago '04        #6520
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