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Saturday update: UM gets elite recruit; Heat makes roster move

Al Quadin Muhammad, rated the nation's fourth-best weakside defensive end by rivals.com, orally committed to Miami on Saturday during the U.S. Army All-American Game.

It's a huge get for UM, which needs to bolster its defensive line.

Muhammad, from Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey, is considered a potentially dynamic pass rusher who is also effective against the run. But the 6-4 prospect needs to bulk up from 230 pounds. He also could play outside linebacker.

Muhammad chose UM over Alabama and Notre Dame.

UM "showed a lot of support," Muhammad said on NBC. "They showed a lot of commitment."

Muhammad was impressed that UM coach Al Golden traveled back to New Jersey to visit him after Muhammad took a recruiting trip to UM. He had a sack in Saturday's game and also forced and recovered a fumble.

Rated 95th among all prospects by ESPN, Muhammad is UM's third top 100 commitment. The others: New Jersey-based quarterback Kevin Olsen (ranked 67th by ESPN) and Miami Northwestern cornerback Artie Burns (69th).

Virginia-based Alex Figueroa, an under the radar prospect unranked by rivals.com, is UM's only other oral commitment on the defensive line.

UM now has 12 oral commitments, in addition to junior college tight end Beau Sandland, who signed a letter of intent.

For more news on UM recruiting, please send our last post from late Friday night.

### The Heat waived seldom-used guard Terrel Harris two days before the NBA deadline to guarantee contracts for the entire season. The Heat now has the option of re-signing Harris to a maximum of two 10-day contracts.

The Heat did not immediately fill the vacant roster spot. Kenyon Martin and Chris Anderson are among remaining veteran free agents. Point guard Garrett Temple, who lost a training camp battle to Harris for the final roster spot, is now playing for the Washington Wizards.

Josh Harrellson's Heat contract also would become guaranteed if he's on the roster past Monday.


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Jo jo

Glad the Canes got a DE committment today.They need talent and depth.Hope they can find a JUCO DT or 2 before the season begins.Lots and lots of returning players thankfully .....to the U.They need to show substantial improvement and STRENGTH.......across the board.Canes were not STRONG enough or good enough on either side of the TRENCHES.The FINESSE positions need to step-up/take the challenge to PROVE the worthiness that all good teams have.TEAM CONCEPT/COMMITTMENT is VITAL this season....with all of the returning players.There is NO reason to not succeed.GO CANES.


this kid dominated in the game on TV when they played St Thomas. He was all over the field doing everything and shut down and beat st thomas at st thomas, on the road from new Jersey back in Sept. Great Kid.....If Goldie can land the 5-6 kids that are 5 stars on the radad, thomas from miami, 5 star LB, #2 cb mackenzie from ed james school imokkalee, 2-3 DT's were in on, this is a great class. we are loaded, its just all the studs are young.

#2. No Dame wnated to fire brian kelly before this season and no dame was losing 5-6 games a year playing young kids. GIVE IT TIME PEOPLE> GOLDEN PLAYED ALL THOSE YOUUNG KIDS THAT NORMALLY REDSHIRT>


It's great that he chose UM over ND and Alabama.

The NCAA must be SEETHING!

Speaking of the NCAA, who out there is CERTAIN that the NCAA is holding UM HOSTAGE with this long wait for sanctions?

I HOPE and PRAY that UM's attorneys follow suit like the State of Pennsylvania, and SUE THE NCAA for their overzealous use of power.


FU..............c............K the NCAA!

Georgia Cane

I think Golden will pull another surprise. He is relentless. I will be thrilled if he gets a running back and one more D-line guy. Waiting on hiring a WR Coach is hurting us from getting one. I hope he hire's one soon. GO CANES!


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