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 7 years ago '07        #6821
Kinglew88 13 heat pts13
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he alright but we need TEs bad so ill take him

no reason not to take shannon or the coaching staff word for offering a scholly
 12-24-2009, 10:42 AM         #6822
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can sum1 who got inside the u...post the interview with kevin nelson and ivan mcartney highlights...thank u
 7 years ago '07        #6823
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randy shannon better have these florida commits/targets on the phone asap....im tryna hear some good news these next few weeks:cool-smiley-009:
 7 years ago '04        #6824
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they said it was the dead period, so hopefully we can get some calls
 7 years ago '04        #6825
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somebody on Scout been posting insidetheu articles, don't know if anyone been over there looking


Michael Thornton, the 6-foot-1, 275-pound four-star defensive tackle from Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga., has already taken two official visits but says he’s still far from making a decision.

“It’s probably not gonna be until close to signing day,” Thornton said.

That’s a far cry from what Thornton had previously said. “I was going to graduate early and enroll in January,” he said. “But I decided not to because I wasn’t ready to make a decision. I didn’t want to rush into choosing a college and right now I’m just keeping my options open.”

Thornton admits that he distanced himself from recruiting during his season. “I didn’t really think about it,” he said. “It wasn’t until this month when all the schools started calling and everything that I started to think about it again.”

Ranked as Scout.com’s No. 11 defensive tackle, Thornton took his first official visit on Nov. 6 to Penn State for the Ohio State game.

“It was pretty good,” he said. “That was a big game. I love the tradition there and how they love football.”

But Thornton admitted that it was different from what he’s used to in the South and the SEC. “It’s not all about football like it is here,” he said. “The people are different and they talked more about academics and graduating…even if you go to the NFL, they said you could still come back and get a degree. They seem to stress that more.”

He hosted Nittany Lions defensive line coach Larry Johnson at his house a few weeks ago and he also got an in-home visit from Georgia’s coaches at the beginning of December.

Speaking of the Dawgs, Thornton took an official visit to Athens on Dec. 11. “It was great,” he said. “But there isn’t really anything I don’t know about UGA. It was just fun getting to hang with the players and chill. I feel at home there.”

His player-host was sophomore defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson.

After a disappointing 7-5 season, the Dawgs fired their defensive coordinator, Willie Martinez, and defensive ends coach Jon Fabris. Do these changes affect Thornton?

“That hasn’t affected me,” he said. “I don’t look at it that way. They need to do whatever they can to win games and that’s what they thought was best. (Defensive line) coach Rodney Garner is still there and I have a great relationship with him.”

But Thornton admits he will be curious to see if their defense changes. “I like the defensive schemes they run,” he said. “That’s something I’m looking at.”

The only other school to visit Thornton at home was North Carolina State.

In January Thornton says he may be visiting Auburn and Miami.

“There’s no date or anything but we’ve been taking about it,” he said. “Auburn really wants me to come there and see it for myself. I like Auburn. They had a pretty good season and I think they did better than people expected.”

Thornton says that Auburn and Miami were two of his favorite teams growing up.

“I want to go to a great program that wins,” he said. “And where the coaches will help me get to the next level and get to the NFL.

“Or if the NFL doesn’t happen, I want to at least get a good degree and have something to fall back on,” Thornton said.

He says the school that has impressed him the most this year on the field was Miami. “They really bounced back from last year,” he said about their 7-6 2008 campaign. “They’re a team that is getting better every year and close to being on top.”

Thornton finished his senior season (11-1) with 80 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, seven sacks, three fumbles recovered and two fumbles caused. Stephenson lost 21-22 in the second round of the playoffs to Colquitt County.

He plans on majoring in business administration or communications. He reports a 3.1 core GPA and a 1280 SAT.


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 7 years ago '04        #6826
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Palmdale (CA) Highland High School TE Christian Thomas doesn't know how many offers he's gotten during the recruiting process.

But he could easily find out if he wanted to: His mother has framed them all and hung them around the house.

"My Miami ofer, it's right here next to my room," said Thomas, who doesn't have any of the offers hanging in his room. "I've got a lot in the hallways, in the computer room, all around."

Of all the offers, there are four that matter most right now: Miami, Oregon, Oregon State and USC. Those are his final four schools.

And he says it's open among them right now. So far he's visited Oregon, and his Cane visit is set for the weekend of Jan. 23.
He's gotten an in-home visit from coach Micheal Barrow, who is recruiting him to Miami.

"It went well," Thomas said. "I gave coach Barrow an earful when hw as here. He was here three, four hours. He was so cool. I felt I could ask anything. My mom asked questions, my dad had questions.

"I enjoyed him, my parents enjoyed him. That's really why I set up my visit to see Miami. I just liked him. He made me feel comfortable."

Thomas says even without that visit he still would be serious about the Canes.

"I'd still have visited Miami because I want to at least see what I'd be missing," he said. "You don't want to make a decision without seeing it.

"And, to be honest, when I was growing up Miami was one of the places, the first college I said I wanted to go to. You see all the college players, they went to the NFL. They all have a brotherhood. I always thought that was special. But I didn't know all about it till Mike Barrow came and talked to me and my parents at the dinner table, said how they were. We were just impressed."

Of what he wants in a college, Thomas said, "I look for three things: Academics first of all. And I look at the way they'd put me in the offense and I look at if I feel I can be there for four years."

He says he won't announce a decision until he takes all his visits.

"Nobody is in front right now," he said.

Thomas finished his senior year with over 700 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. He added 13 sacks on defense and also blocked four field goal attempts.
 7 years ago '04        #6827
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Decatur (GA) Southwest Dekalb athlete Marcques Dixon lists four scholarship offers: Miami, Tennessee, Central Michigan and Southern Mississippi.

He says Alabama and Georgia may also be close to offering.

"Miami offered this last Wednesday," Dixon said. "When coach (Wesley) McGriff and coach (Clint) Hurtt first came to see me they said they had very high interest, would take my highlight tape to coach (Randy) Shannon. And I guess he liked what he saw, because Miami offered."

Dixon says he remains open with no frontrunners. He's set his UM visit date for the weekend before signing day.

He got a visit at school from coaches John Lovett and McGriff last week.

"It went pretty well," Dixon said. "We were scheduled for an in-home visit, but I couldn't because I had appointments that day. But they did speak with my father about everything - my dad met them at the school with me also - but I only met them for a moment because I had to get to class.

"My dad said everything went well, there're very interested in me, especially as a return specialist."

He says UM is also recruiting him at cornerback; other schools also like him as a tailback or receiver. He's played cornerback, safety, wide receiver, running back and quarterback in high school.

"A lot of schools see me more as an offensive guy, because I'm dangerous with the ball in my hands," Dixon said.

Of his interest level in Miami, Dixon said, "It's very high. They're back on the up and up with Jacory (Harris) and other guys. I think next year they'll be a great team and I'd love to be a part of that."

What's most important to him in a college?

"First of all how they make me feel, if I feel out of place or at home," he said. "And also the coaches themselves, what they have to offer not just on the field but also off it with in the class things."

Dixon finished his senior season with 40 tackles and two interceptions (one taken back for a touchdown). On offense he had over 450 receiving yards and five scores along with more than 250 rushing yards and three more touchdowns. He also returned five kickoffs and three punts for scores.
 7 years ago '07        #6828
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Itssssssssssss gamedayyyyyyyyyyyyyy
 7 years ago '04        #6829
Cap Peeler 7 heat pts
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leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttttttttttssss sssssss giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttt itttttttttttttttttt !!!!!


Goons better win by 30




and pitch a shutout
 7 years ago '05        #6830
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damn i wanted to see berry start next yr...but not at the expense of coops injury
 01-04-2010, 10:42 PM         #6831
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Bailey says he'll be back in 2010

Allen Bailey said after the Hurricanes' 20-14 loss in the Champs Sports Bowl he needed to talk to his family before making a final decision on returning for his senior season at UM or entering the draft.

After a weekend back home and lengthy conversation with his mom, Bailey told our Susan Miller Degnan tonight he's "definitely coming back."

That's great news for the Hurricanes. Bailey (6-4, 288) was absolutely the team's top pass rusher this past season. He led a lackluster pass rush with seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss and was named to the All-ACC First Team.

Canesport.com is reporting tight end recruit Chase Ford will need a waiver this week to arrive in time for spring football. Ford, who signed with UM Kilgore Junior College last month, is academically set to arrive on Jan. 19 when classes begin. But he is still waiting to hear on NCAA clearance because he transferred from Kilgore to Lamar University for a semester before transferring back to Kilgore.

Ford finished his sophomore season with 32 catches for 545 yards. He was named the Southwest Junior College Football Conference's Most Valuable Player, as voted on by the league's coaches. If he's not in spring camp, UM will only have one tight end option around -- redshirt freshman Billy Sanders. It is still unclear if senior Richard Gordon will receive a sixth year medical redshirt.
 01-05-2010, 02:14 PM         #6832
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QB recruit Morris patiently awaiting clearance

Stephen Morris has known for quite awhile that he'll be playing for the University of Miami next season. But when his Canes career will begin exactly has remains a mystery.

Morris (6-2, 181) is patiently waiting and hoping for good news from his coach and athletic director regarding his ability to graduate early from Miami Monsignor Pace. The Catholic private school in Opa Locka usually doesn't let students graduate early. But Morris, who took an online English course to complete his requirements and has a 3.6 GPA and 1000 SAT score, is hoping to receive permission to do so in hopes he'll be around to participate in spring football.

With starting quarterback Jacory Harris expected to miss the majority of camp after having surgery to repair torn ligaments in his thumb on his throwing hand, Morris was looking forward to getting extra snaps with backup A.J. Highsmith.

"It's just been frustrating," said Morris, who received an in-home visit from offensive coordinator Mark Whipple and receivers coach Aubrey Hill on Monday. "I don't even know the whole process. [Athletic director] Joe Zaccheo and [coach Alvin] Slaughter are trying to clear that up. But Pace is a private school and they do things differently. It's one of the disadvantages. If I won't be able to do it, I'll still be at UM learning the playbook and watching practices. I'm supposed to find out soon."

Morris had a tough senior season at Pace. The Spartans suffered a number of key injuries to players on both sides of the ball and failed to make the playoffs for the first time in 19 years despite finishing 7-3. Their losses were to Class 6A state champion Miramar (13-7), Class 2A state semifinalist Hollywood Chaminade (24-20) and regional semifinalist Gulliver Prep (28-27).

Morris still completed 96 of his 179 pass attempts for 1,531 yards, 22 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He also ran for 125 yards and a touchdown.

"The last game was fun," Morris said of his team's 48-13 blowout of Broward power Cardinal Gibbons. "We played the last game for pride. We finished out real good. It's just a bitter feeling my high school career is done and over with. Everything about my senior year was difficult. A lot of people went down with injuries and I was asked to step up a lot more. It's a lot harder when your starters are out on defense and offense. I felt real bad about not making the playoffs. But I think it was a good lesson learned. You aren't always going to be healthy. You have to f!ght through it. You have to come ready to play."

Morris took his official visit to UM in early December and hung out with a number of recruits. "I took my trip about three weeks ago," Morris said. "I went the trip before Brandon Linder committed. It was me, [Carol City receiver] Allen Hurns, [running back] Storm Johnson, [linebacker] Javarie Johnson, [running back] Eduardo Clements and two other linebackers. We had a good time. We all know we're going to be Canes, so it was nice to bond."

Morris said he doesn't have a playbook (recruits aren't allowed to) but he still attended a number of Hurricanes practices throughout the season and before the bowl game to take notes and learn. "I'd listen to Jacory call out the formation and I'd ask AJ and Spencer questions. I talk to Jacory, AJ all the time. We're chill."

Morris said he should find out after Jan. 14 if he will be able to enroll at UM when the spring semester begins on Jan. 19.

> Hurricanes coaches have been visiting recruits around the country since Monday. UM currently has 25 commitments in its class. Look for more recruiting updates on commitments and targets here at Eye On The U over the next couple of weeks.
 01-05-2010, 02:17 PM         #6833
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RB Storm Johnson Talking About Next Year

Last week Storm Johnson cringed a little when told of UM running back Graig Cooper's injury.

While Johnson sympathized with Cooper, he realized it may provide him an opportunity. With Cooper likely out for the 2010 season or headed to the NFL after tearing his ACL, the Hurricanes are expected to turn to their stable of talented young backs in some sort of capacity.

It's unlikely Johnson unseats Lamar Miller or Mike James, but he will use every chance he is allowed by enrolling early.

"I'm not going to say I'm a patient guy," said Johnson, who played at Loganville (Ga.) High. "I'm just going to say that the best guy will play after spring ball."

The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Johnson feels he has an advantage because of size. He's should arrive as the Hurricanes' biggest back.

"Even though I'm a big back, I can do a lot of things that the small backs can do," Johnson said. "That's one of my strengths. I think I'm ready. That's why I'm trying to get a jump early."

Johnson and the other early-arrivals are expected on campus between Jan. 12-21. Center Shane McDermott (Palm Beach Central) could have the biggest impact of the new offensive linemen. He will be just one of two centers on the roster, which should put him in direct competition with Tyler Horn. Again, this job belongs to Horn because offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland has repeatedly said Horn could've played this season if needed. As any young player, McDermott is just ready to prove himself.

"I can't wait for spring ball," McDermott said "They only have one center next year. That means I'm right in that second slot. I can't wait for that. Hopefully, this spring will help me develop as a college player."

A few thoughts:

--I caught up with former UM commit Todd Chandler during practices for the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando. Chandler, who has since switched to South Florida, made a point to say the Hurricanes never pulled his offer.

"I didn't hear it come out of a UM coach's mouth or it didn't ever come out of my mouth," Chandler said. "That was just people talking... I was their first and longest commit. It was just crazy to me how people do talk and what they talk about."

Chandler says he may have interest in UM, but it's doubtful, especially considering he said secondary coach Wesely McGriff suggested he remain committed but keep other options open.

--One player the Hurricanes can probably cross of the list is Chandler's teammate, guard Torrian Wilson. He has dropped Stanford, but said UM "is still talking to me but not at the top." Wilson is expected to decide between USF, Tennessee and Michigan
 7 years ago '06        #6834
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 7 years ago '05        #6835
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we might not have the big names...but pretty solid class..long as they sign the LOI on NSD we should be straight
 7 years ago '05        #6836
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i heard kendall thompkins is transfering...possibly to tenn...atleast according to his friends commiting on his fb...talkin bout good luck in tenn next yr
 01-08-2010, 08:15 PM         #6837
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Henderson still weighing his options:


SAN ANTONIO -- The top offensive line prospect in the 2010 class is nearing the end of a long journey. A process that began more than a year ago with offers from around the country has seemingly come down to six programs for Seantrel Henderson (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall).The No. 4 prospect in the ESPNU 150 began the official visit process in September tripping to Ohio State. The visit to Columbus was followed by a trip to Notre Dame October 16, a month without a visit and then in December trips to USC on the 4th and Florida on the 18th.



One lone trip remains for the mammoth 6-foot-8, 340-pound left tackle, to Coral Gables to check out the Miami Hurricanes.Much has been made of Henderson's similarity in size and ability to former Hurricane and current NFL tackle Bryant McKinnie, so maybe it's not surprising the Canes are in the mix.

"They're definitely in it. I'm taking my visit there on the 29th," Henderson said

Throughout the process, many have predicted that Henderson will stay in the Midwest when it's all said and done. Ohio State, Notre Dame and hometown Minnesota are still solidly in contention, with the Buckeyes and Irish making arguably the bigger early impressions.

"I like all their facilities at Ohio State and I like the city. It's real similar to Minneapolis; it has a real Midwestern type feel," Henderson said. "I like the people out there and the coaches."

"There has been a lot as far as coaching and changes in the program at Notre Dame, but they are still in it. (Former teammate Michael) Floyd wants me to come down there and help the team out. We're real tight. Even back when I was a freshman and he was a junior or whatever, we played basketball and football together, so we're real tight."

The wild card in the chase for the ultra talented lineman is the Florida Gators. Henderson said he hasn't had the chance to talk with head coach Urban Meyer since the news first broke about him stepping down before he ultimately decided to take a leave of absence.

"I haven't heard from Urban ever since he resigned or whatever," he said. "I have been talking to Coach (McCarney) the defensive line coach, he's the one who recruits me. Florida is still in there."

The USC Trojans also remain in the hunt after a successful visit to the bright light of Los Angeles December 4.

"I like USC, they are near the top. I mean, it's a good school. I liked it out there. It was my first time in L.A.," said Henderson with a smile.

Every top prospect has to have a person in their corner to lean on at times in what can be an overwhelming process. Luckily for Henderson, he doesn't have to take more than a step or two to get support from his father, Sean Henderson.

"Anytime coaches call, my Dad talks to all of them," he said. "He pretty much acts as my manager. It's great having him there for me."

Henderson hasn't given a firm date for when he'll announce his decision, but it looks like it will go right down to signing day.
 01-08-2010, 08:16 PM         #6838
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McCartney just looking for a home

Wide receiver Ivan McCartney (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) remains one of the top prospects in the Sunshine State still on the board. The 6-2, 175-pound fluid, sure-handed pass catcher has been rumored to be leaning to West Virginia by some and Florida by others, but remains open due in large part to the fact he just wants to sit back and take inventory of all the coaching changes.

"I considering everybody really," McCartney said. "I'm wide open. Coaches are starting to leave places, so I'm keeping it wide open right now. I have one visit scheduled to Miami on Super Bowl weekend and I have one left after that. I'll sit down with my coach and decide where that one will be. I've already been to Oregon, West Virginia and the University of Florida."



North Carolina and Ole Miss are the front-runners for McCartney's final visit. The thing is, though, each visit a prospect takes has a different feel. Some are just special and it's immediately known. Two of the the four-star prospects visits have provided that feel.

"The Florida and West Virginia trips made me feel like home. The Florida trip I felt more at home, I guess because it was in state, but I felt right at home with Florida," McCartney said. "I liked Oregon a lot though. The facilities were great and the coaches made me feel comfortable. The distance really isn't a factor to me, but I felt more at home at West Virginia and Florida."

For West Virginia, they have former teammates in the program to go with the feeling of comfort.


"The Mountaineers have a great program, especially with Geno (Smith) being there has me looking at them harder. I like West Virginia a lot. I felt like home at West Virginia," McCartney said.

When the smoke clears and the No. 114 prospect in the ESPNU 150 sits down to make a final decision, he'll lean on his head coach Damon Cogdell.

"It will be me and my head coach," he said. "I really have no clue what it will come down to other than feeling at home."
 01-08-2010, 08:16 PM         #6839
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One of the top underclassmen at Army Combine likes Miami

RB/LB James Wilder Jr.

6-2, 219-pound running back/linebacker from Plant (Fla.) High already reports a staggering 43 offers. His father is the Bucs all-time leading rusher.

Top five in order: Miami, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and South Florida. He's still waiting to hear from two others: Alabama and Oklahoma
 01-08-2010, 08:19 PM         #6840
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LB Kelvin Cain Commits To Miami

Linebacker Kelvin Cain from Buchanan High in Clovis, California, is one of the newest targets on the Miami recruiting board. It didn't take long for Cain (6-3, 220) to change himself from a target to a commitment as he made his decision on the spot earlier today when he received a Miami offer.
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