This time of year, FIU's updating its roster like it's a bingo card at the Miccosukee joint.
The message boards and Twitter have been warm over the last 24 hours with the possibility that former Delray Beach Atlantic High All-American wide receiver James Louis, who redshirted last year at Ohio State, will announce today that he's transferring to FIU. It's not a lock -- Louis is also considering UM -- but FIU's the favorite.
Sources near the Modesto "Mitch" Madique Campus (Camp Mitch) tell The Herald that not only is Louis likely, but definitely joining the team will be running back Daquan Hargrett, a Miami Northwestern High graduate who transferred from West Virginia and freshman long-snapper Brandon Taylor.
Hargrett was a First Team All-Dade back at The West, which won the 2007 Class 6A state championship (and mythical national championship) and was 2008 6A state runner-up during his last two years. Hargrett's height is listed anywhere from 5-6 to 5-10. Let's take off the high end, subtract another inch or two to account for the "short man's add" and say 5-7 or 5-8. He was considered perhaps the fastest back at West Virginia. Still, he couldn't climb the depth chart there, so, heading into his redshirt sophomore season, transferred out. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, in announcing Hargrett's departure from West Virginia after a recent practice, reportedly said, "He's a good kid, he's done everything we've asked him to."
Taylor seems to have a capricious heart. He committed to Kentucky, then switched to LSU. He's from Slidell (La.) Northshore High.
And in futbol news, the women's soccer team opened the season 0-2, following their heartbreaking season opening 2-1 loss at Stetson with a 2-0 home loss to No. 9 Florida Sunday night.
Let's go to the videotape! (but put on the mute -- I don't vouch for the lyrics in the music used in these highlights, mainly because I can't understand them)
Now, take off the mute...originally written by Stevie for guitar great Jeff Beck.