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Recruiting Checklist

With exactly two weeks left until National Signing Day (Wednesday, Feb. 6) the nerves of internet recruiting junkies are at all an time high. Do a quick search of UM recruiting message boards and you'll find subject lines like these...

-- The B-Wash Saga... what's the deal? (Translation: What is happening with Northwestern offensive lineman Brandon Washington?)
-- Buchanon makes the switch (Translation: Melbourne Palm Bay linebacker Ramon Buchanon says he is now going to sign with the Gators)
-- The Heck With Streeter already (Translation: Frustrated UM fans are tired of waiting for Northwestern receiver Tommy Streeter to follow his teammates and pick the Hurricanes)

For those of you not so deeply connected to the insane world of recruiting but who suddenly got a bug to find out what Randy Shannon and crew are trying to do to build a better future for this 5-7 program, I've decided to compile a checklist if you will of what has happened, might happen, could happen and potentially happen in the next two weeks. Basically, here's what you need to know and what you need to follow over the final 14 days of recruiting insanity if you wear green and orange on Saturdays.

- There are between 32-34 scholarships Miami is trying to use by Feb. 6 to go toward this upcoming Randy_shannon_runsoutfootball season. So far, 26 scholarships are accounted for from kids who have given Shannon their word they'll sign scholarships (that number was higher before a few decommitments). Just so you know: Miami can use a maximum of 25 scholarships on national signing day. The rest of the commitments will either have to enroll early or wait until the following January to sign with UM. There's also the junior college route and prep school route, but it also means those players are open to being recruited again and possibly choosing other schools.

- Back to early enrollees, the kids that are trying to sign up early for the spring semester at UM so they can participate in spring practice. The deadline to enroll in those classes is today (Wednesday, Jan. 23). If any of those early enrollees are unable to begin classes by today (barring some new unforseen rule stretching), it means they'll have to take up one of the 25 scholarships used on NSD (National Signing Day) and begin taking classes in the fall. Or, go somewhere else.

- According to a previous count, 11 commitments were supposed to be enrolled by today. We already know that Boyd Anderson safety Joseph Wylie (short by a credit) Marcus_forstonwill have to wait until NSD to sign with the Hurricanes. As of Tuesday night, five other EE (early enrollees) remained in question -- Miami Northwestern quarterback Jacory Harris, defensive tackle Marcus Forston, linebacker Sean Spence and receiver Aldarius Johnson and Hollywood Chaminade linebacker Jordan Futch. *Despite an internet report that the Northwestern four would be allowed to enroll in classes by Wednesday because their transcripts from high school had cleared UM admissions, I was told by Jacory Harris' father Rodney Harris, the families of the players had yet to be informed of anything by UM late Tuesday night. "As soon as I hear something I'll let you know," he said. A family member from Futch's family said they too had yet to hear from UM as of late Tuesday night. Futch's family member said Futch was NCAA eligible and the hold-up was in the UM's admissions office. "Jordan is ready to go. He's anxious. But no matter what happens, whether he starts school in the fall or now, he wants to be a Hurricane. We're just not realy optimstic right now its going to happen tomorrow." We should find out by Wednesday night what finally happened.

- The other five early enrollees -- linebacker Arthur Brown, kicker Jake Wieclaw, quarterback Cannon Smith, fullback Patrick Hill and tight end John Calhoun -- are already said to be Arthur_browntaking classes at UM. The school is supposed to announce an official list later this week. If the other five scheduled early enrollees are unable to begin classes by today, it would likely leave UM with 21 commitments for NSD and only four open available scholarships (perhaps more if any of the current commitments do not qualify academically). The Hurricanes already hosted a large group of visitors this past weekend are set to host more than dozen over the span of the next two weeks.

Below is a list I compiled of who could end up choosing the Hurricanes on NSD or before then as well as an update on current "soft commitments" of players. Basically, its a whose-list-of-who could end up choosing the Hurricanes from now until NSD.

THE BIG TARGETS
OFFENSE
RB, Jamie Harper, Jacksonville Trinity Christian (6-0, 210, 4.4):
Rivals.com reports he will visit UM on Feb. 2. Clemson is said to be the front-runner although the return of James Davis to Clemson could make things more interesting. Harper is consider the fifth-best running back in the country by Scout.com. He is the only running back Miami has consistently recruited. His close friend, safety Daniel Andrews, is a Clemson commitment. He recently skipped a trip to the University of Florida. He is also said to be considering Florida State and will visit the Noles on Jan. 25.

OT, Ben Jones, Miami Northwestern (6-6, 280): The starting right tackle on Northwestern’s state championship team, Jones took a trip out to Clemson on the weekend of Jan. 11. He is said to have whittled his choices down to the Hurricanes and the Tigers. The Hurricanes have felt strongly they'll get Jones in the end. Canesport.com reported Shannon visited Jones' home Tuesday night but didn't come away with a commitment.

WR, Tommy Streeter, Miami Northwestern (6-5, 200, 4.5): One of the top Tommy_streeterremaining high profile recruits from Northwestern who has maintained an open stance toward his recruitment. Streeter recently visited South Carolina and went to Boston College and Oregon earlier this year. Scout.com reports he will visit Mississippi the weekend of Feb. 2. Despite what many people perceive as a cooling off between Streeter and the Hurricanes, the fact remains four of his teammates are already at UM including quarterback Jacory Harris and fellow receiver Aldarius Johnson. That alone leaves the Hurricanes in the mix for what is expected to be some signing day drama.

WR, Martavious Odoms, Pahokee (5-8, 175, 4.5): The Hurricanes will supposedly get a visit from Odoms on the weekend of Jan. 25 and are one of five teams with a shot at him. South Florida, Auburn and West Virginia are also in the running. Odoms is considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com.

WR, Laron Byrd, (6-4, 205, 4.5): Rated the 69th best receiver prospect in the nation by Scout, Byrd has been busy making trips over the past month. He recently visited Mississippi State and supposedly will hit Nebraska before coming to UM on the weekend of Feb. 2. He had 50 catches for over 630 yards and 13 touchdowns his senior season. He also picked off three passes from his safety spot.

DEFENSE
DE, Nicholas Perry, Detroit Martin Luther King (6-4, 235, 4.7):
Perry was a menace and tallied more than 30 sacks his senior year in Michigan. Considered the fifth-best defensive end in the nation by Scout.com. He recently made a trip out to USC and loved it. He is set to visit nearby Michigan this weekend before making his final trip to Miami on the weekend of Feb. 2. Perry said he has no front-runner, but would like to be a part of a talented incoming class. He is said to have hung out with Northwestern defensive tackle and UM commitment Marcus Forston at the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio.

DT, Corey Liuget, Hialeah (6-3, 270, 4.7): Liuget committed to Illinois in October but has since said opened up his recruitment, including the Hurricanes with Florida State and LSU. The Hurricanes have made an in-home visit to Liuget, but are not likely to receive a visit from him. Word on the street is his family would like Liuget to leave South Florida.

LB, Gavin Hardin, Jackson Central, TN (6-4, 240, 4.7): Hardin has been an oral commitment to Mississippi since before the football season began, but after a coaching change he opened things back up and visited UM the weekend of Jan. 18. He told Scout.com he loved the trip and was blown away. He is still set to visit Mississippi the weekend of Jan. 25. The Hurricanes have a strong shot of landing him.

CB, Brandon Harris, Miami Booker T. Washington (5-10, 185, 4.4): Will visit UM Brandon_harris_2on Jan. 25 with high school teammates and current Hurricane commitments Thearon Collier and Davon Johnson. Harris is the top remaining available local player and considered one of the country’s five best cornerbacks -- and a must get for Miami by most experts. Miami will not be his final visit. He could end up going to visit South Florida on the final recruiting weekend. Herald High School Writer Andre Fernandez thinks Harris is going to choose either Ohio State or Miami. Harris' announcement is expected to come on national signing day, likely to a live TV audience.

S, Vaughn Telemaque, Long Beach Poly, Calif. (6-2, 187, 4.5): Telemaque has come out of nowhere to become one of the best defensive backs in the country. He visited UM on the weekend of Jan. 18-20 with several friends from California and said he came away impressed. He lists UM in the top three with Oregon and USC, who he is supposed to visit on Jan. 25. Telemaque told Scout.com he will announce his decision on FSN on Jan. 30.

CB, T.J. Bryant, Tallahassee Lincoln (6-0, 185, 4.4): Bryant is considered the prototypical cornerback. He has kept his recruiting quiet for the most part and is said to be down to six schools along with Miami, Alabama, Florida, LSU, USC and Florida State. Scout.com reported he is visiting UM this week. Bryant is rated a top five recruit in the state.

CB, Alonzo Lawrence, George County, MS (6-0, 180, 4.5): Being recruited by special teams coach Joe Pannunzio, Lawrence is rated the nation’s 11th-best cornerback by Scout.com. He’s visited Alabama and Ole Miss and recently added UM after an in-home visit. He’s supposed to visit UM Jan. 25. He had 30 catches for 772 yards and 11 touchdowns his senior season. He also returned five kickoffs for touchdowns. On defense, he had 91 tackles, two touchdowns, and two picks.

DB, Herman Davidson, Long Beach Poly, Calif (6-2, 216, 4.6): Davidson made the trip down to Miami with teammate Telemaque on the weekend of Jan. 18 and told Scout.com UM opened up his eyes. He lists UM with Cal and North Carolina. He finished the 2007 season with 71 tackles and six interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He is rated the 19th-best safety prospect in the country by Scout.com.

- There are a number of other low-profile recruits Miami could end up extending scholarships to if the Hurricanes strike out with the big boys -- especially locals like Archbishop Carroll cornerback George Baker or Booker T. Washington defensive end Jonathan Jackson. But for right now, those are the big names to worry about.

- As for those soft commitments (those would be kids who are committed, but are still taking trips or looking elsewhere)... Palm Beach Lakes defensive tackle Jeremy Lewis, who has visited four Brandon_washingtonother schools, is expected to solidify his commitment this weekend when he visits Miami... Northwestern offensive lineman Brandon Washington told me Tuesday night his trips to other potential suitors have been ruined by the fact he has yet to receive his ACT scores. Washington had planned to visit North Carolina (Jan. 11), LSU (Jan. 18) and South Florida (Jan. 25) before hitting Miami on Feb. 2, but he says those plans are now on hold. When asked who he would pick in the end, he said "The team who recruits me the hardest." Washington, who played left tackle this season for the state champion Bulls, also said he has no problem playing guard in college if it is in the best interest of the team.

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3AM? Damn. Workaholic much Manny?

Good post Manny. This will be an interesting NSD event. I look forward to a few surprises. Hopefully, they will be pleasant surprises.

I also hope that Miami gets all of the early enrollees in school and on the spring football practice field.

I believe that this class is tremendously important to not only the physic of Miami Hurricanes football fans but the future foundation for the success of this program.

The Return of the Dynasty

The only issue I have out of recruiting is that there appears to be no attention to the offensive line, something Miami has needed badly for about 5yrs now. I see where Miami is in the running for 2 possibles out of the 25 guys on their list but only one of those is a true possible that being Brandon Washington, We lost out on Pacuhman to Florida mainly cause Miami hasn't done well in the season and cause he was the one who was outspoken saying these guys give up during the game and he was right.
For mIami to succeed they will have to recruit the trenches better.

I too like you Manny am and early riser, another good post the Herald needs to give you a raise. I hope we land Washington and Harris the 2 linebackers that left obviously are afraid of competition, they dont realize when you have depth everybody plays. I have one question for you gator fans that read our post why do you schedule the U at home but wont come to Miami till 2013, and by then you'll find some lame excuse not to come on down?

Want to know how Urban Meyer snatches recruits? Check this story out from the Orlando Sentinel:

MEYER SHOULD PAY IF HE BROKE RECRUITING RULES


Now we know why Urban Meyer is such a great recruiter.

Because he doesn't just offer scholarships to players.

He apparently offers scholarships to their girlfriends, too.

As you would expect, there's been much consternation on the recruiting message boards in recent days about Meyer's controversial and potentially illicit recruitment of star junior college wide receiver Carl Moore and -- here's the juicy part -- his girlfriend, Maranda Smith. There are reports that Moore likely wasn't going to attend UF unless Smith -- a gymnast who had competed for UCLA in 2006 but quit because of an injury -- came to Gainesville, too.

Can you guess what happened next? That's right, Meyer reportedly contacted the girlfriend, he contacted UF gymnastics Coach Rhonda Faehn and -- voila! -- Moore and Smith are both on scholarship and already enrolled at UF.

In fairness, Smith was one of the top high school gymnasts in the country and could have signed with other collegiate gymnastics teams. She even competed in a meet this past weekend when the No. 1-ranked Gators met No. 2-ranked Georgia. But let's be honest, shall we? This is college football recruiting we're talking about. Smith could have been Tony Siragusa in drag and probably would have been given a scholarship to UF.

Moore, after all, is considered the No. 1 junior-college prospect in the country. He's a 6-foot-4, 220-pound wide receiver who runs a 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. "A freak," according to Jamie Newberg, a national recruiting analyst for Scout.com.

It's no wonder Meyer recruited Moore to be a UF football player. But the question everyone wants to know is: What business did Meyer have recruiting Moore's girlfriend to be a UF gymnast?

Obviously, it wasn't because he was impressed with her back handspring. In fact, I'd love to hear Meyer's recruiting pitch to Smith. I'm betting it went something like this:

Meyer: "Can you do a cartwheel?"

Smith: "Yes."

Meyer: "Say no more -- full ride!"

What is it about gymnasts being involved in the football recruiting process? A few years ago, the NCAA investigated a relationship between Pompano Beach high school All-America defensive lineman Corey Simon and Georgia gymnast Leah Brown. Although the Bulldogs were eventually cleared, Simon got out of his Georgia scholarship and wound up at Florida State.

Usually, the general rule of thumb is all is fair in love, war and college football recruiting, but not when there are concerns that Meyer may have broken some legitimate NCAA rules. Last week, in a story published in the Gainesville Sun, Smith said she talked with Meyer "every day back in November when he was recruiting Carl [Moore]. He kept asking how Carl was doing and [he] wanted me to come [to UF] and do gymnastics."

If this is true, Meyer potentially broke two rules: (1) Coaches from one sport aren't usually authorized to recruit athletes from other sports and (2) For most of November, football coaches aren't allowed to phone potential recruits more than once a week.

UF officials are looking into this matter and hoping Smith was simply exaggerating when she told the Sun that Meyer contacted her "every day." Maybe there was some exaggeration, but does anybody really doubt Meyer pushed the envelope right to edge and maybe over it?

Meyer is consumed with recruiting. He contacts anybody and everybody whom he believes can give him an inside track with a star prospect. Don't forget, Meyer is pretty much the one who got text-messaging banned by the NCAA.

"It doesn't surprise me that he [Meyer] would contact a recruit's girlfriend," Newberg says. "That's the recruiting business. When you're recruiting, you recruit mothers, fathers, grandmothers, girlfriends -- anybody who is close to the kid."

One of the things that make Meyer such a phenomenal recruiter is that he works every angle. If it meant getting a star recruit, he'd promise the kid's father a spot on the UF golf team. If a stud recruit were really close to his grandmother, Meyer would offer granny a knitting scholarship ("What, no knitting team? We'll start one if your grandson becomes a Gator.")

Meyer's zeal for recruiting is all well and good -- as long as it's being done within the rules. If it's not then somebody needs to have the guts to give UF's coaching prodigy a reprimand and a firm slap on the wrist.

There's no question Urban Meyer is a great college football coach. He has the Gators once again poised to haul in one of the premier recruiting classes in the country.

"We have Meyer's class in our top three," confirms Barton Simmons, a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.

But in what sport -- football or gymnastics?

It figures. Meyer is a cheating bast$$$rd. He looks sneaky, and is sneaky.

This goofy offense of his won't last long. Already teams know how to defend against it: Get in T-bone's face. Furthermore, T-bone is a once ina lifetime catch, and he's already doen two years. Succesful first yr as starter huh/ 9-4?

The Canes need to get aggressive these last two weeks. Bottom line.

You get a scholarship... so does your piece of puuussy.

hell, all us criminoles, gayturds and U blowing canes should be able to at the least, be able to appreciate that.


Shit, college football is 6 months away

Thanks for the info Atlanta Cane. Meyer is a snake. Adding to Scout's point of top UF recruiting class, Mack Brown has been bringing in top recruiting classes year in and year out. When's the last time that the Longhorns sniffed a NC. Makes me wonder about these recruiting websites rankings.

U should see this chick do a split ...

Manny...thanks for the Q&A last night on the Canespace blog! Nice work there and here with your new post on recruiting.

The Miami Herald is THE place for all Canes fans!

By the way...I LOVE the photos inserted into your blog article. Great idea and really adds something to the blog!

good job manny. keep us up to date please

hey manny,


what's up? recover'd from moving? any chance chance art kehoe could return?

CaneSport has the Fab 4 starting classes today? Whats up Manny? Are the boys in school or what? This is good news if true.

I don't know why everyone is really tripping on O-line recruits, if we get Jones and Washington we'll be cool.....Last year's O-line really was not that bad, young, very young.....and I believe with the addition of X man (Shannon's son) to solidify the center position, it will help out tremendously.....he will push and be pushed by the other guys.....you guys will be surprised what 6 months (spring) in college will do to a 180lb kid hitting the weights right, 20 lbs of muscle is nothing, look at Ojomo....I went from 185lb to 210 in one year of college, and most of the weight came during spring ball and our weight program was no where near as nice as Miami's.....Bron will start off the season 220, Jacory 200, etc......and yes we have a young team, but those are young FOOTBALL players, true football players find a way to win......lets relax and see how many of those big recruits we get, and don't worry about the ones we don't...."Cane U smelling what the Boss is cooking?"

Your The Man! Great post!

This is just about you...
As said soooo many times before, you are the best damn reporter in South Florida. Bar none, including all of the pro-recruiter scouts... You're just sick and way over the top of them all!
I also agree you should get recognition and a raise from the Big H, but I'm spoiled by your intense scouting and do not want you to get a promotion,... cause I like you right where you are at with the exception of request, that they give you a desk right next to Shannon's and a whistle on the field... LOL

Manny, Manny, Manny!... Keep it hot!

Manny U seriously must never sleep. I love the article. I cant wait for the next one, you are the reason I come and read the hearld everyday. Keep up the great work!

Do you ever sleep Manny? LOL Got Q&A at Canespace. I couldn't hang all the way but just went back and read the blog posts.

Good synopsis on the recruiting front. Best I have seen of the pay per view sites.

I think with the MNW boys and the people who are in makes the class as very productive and sets up Miami for the next season. Anybody else recruited is pure gravy.

Kids who waiver and are undecided, (not including the silent commits), reflect their comfort zones. They probably feel more entitled and will have to be "managed" in college.

Need hard core recruits like Forston and Jacory.

As much as I like Washington, and believe me I do... Washington needs to man-up and accept the fact that Miami has put it out there, that they want him, but Randy is a hard core man and doesn't beg.

As fans, we all want you to come to the U. As a school, Miami wants you... Now it is up to you and ask yourself, Do you want Miami?

If so, get your butt in here and quit play'in the roll.

Cat5, Go Canes

Hey... Gaybles Gay turd
What do you know about a piece, your better off staying on your gay-turd board and talking about something you know about.

You want to be gay, fine- that's your choice. but don't bring your gator crap to our board.

Cat5

I just saw on canesport that Randy Shanon
was in Immokalee today does anybody know why?I don't subcribe to rivals but every once in awhile i check and since I'm from here I-town it would be nice to know why he is visiting.Any info would be great !!!!

Manny u own bro

GO CANES!!!!!!

ATLCane,

Do you have any idea what you're talking about!!!

"Defending the Canes' elite ranking"
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs07/news/story?id=3209245

Fellas let's not focus on the Gators or anyone else. let's focus on the U. We will be ok, after this class shows the country what they can do.Kids will be screaming to get offers from the U.

B. Washington is waiting on ACT scores so he has to keep a back up plan. I cannot see him going to prep school to enroll at the U next year. He will go where ever he qualifies for point blank period.

I think the early enrollees really are the ones we should keep our eyes on. They are the ones that will be die hard canes for real.

To be honest I think Harper should choose the U because he could be a starter next year really. Cooper is a gamebreaker but needs about 20 more pounds to really break more tackles. Baby James is cool but he seems really slow at times.

The kid I really wanna see get the ball is #33 he is impressive.

As for harris I think he is all Canes. LAy off him let him have his time in the light we will see on Feb. 6

Streeter I think he is tired of living and sharing the light with Thompkins and Johnson. He will not be a cane if that was the case he would be on campus with the rest of them.

Oh yeah manny, I know the U is making a ton on money with the ACC but I think the Big East was our conference do you think being in the ACC is affecting recruiting?

To all of us Cane fans who are going to be at the bball game tonight. We need to start a "We want TJ Bryant" chant. I here is going to be at the game. SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reality Check: Miami's recruiting class is ranked 8th as of today by Rivals. At the top is Florida followed by Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Miami. According to Rivals, Miami could move to the top or near the top due to the "number of names still remaining on their board." "They would need some combination of Brandon Harris, Jamie Harper, Alonzo Lawrence, T.J. Bryant, Glenn Harbin and Corey Liuget to get it done."

Question for who ever would like to answer.

I know tonights game is sold out, but is basketball like football in that you are guaranteed to be able to get tickets outside of the arena? If so what is the going rate?

Need 2 if some one has extras.

Manny...enjoy the basketball game tonight. You blogging it LIVE?

Had anyone heard anything on Sean Spence? Is he still waiting on paperwork.

Nevermind I got my tickets. Still some available call 1800 GO CANES.

Does anyone have any info on Patrick Johnson wanting to re-committ ?

Good job Manny, you got the scoop...Now let's land Brandon Harris, we need him!

Manny : U da man!

Great article, I am just starting to follow the recruiting process this year as I plan on attending UM in the fall. Is there any chance that Patrick Johnson or the two LB's who recently decommited recommit on signing day. Is this something that ever happens? Or is it not feasable? Thanks.

Great article, I am just starting to follow the recruiting process this year as I plan on attending UM in the fall. Is there any chance that Patrick Johnson or the two LB's who recently decommited recommit on signing day. Is this something that ever happens? Or is it not feasable? Thanks.

Juan,

Nice stuff!
Time for you to renegotiate your contract, your killin it.

Thanks for all you do for the Canespace gang especially.

Land Harris, Jones, and Harper and this class is good to go!

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome Manny. Great info. Let's hope for the best on Feb 6th!

Looks like I'm not gonna get a whole helluva lot of work done around here on the 6th!

B harris to UF - I doubt it
B harris to OSU - maybe
B harris to Miami - hopefully
we really do need him.

i think the greater need is to get Brandon Washington w a qualifying score and his partner on OL Jones.
it would also be great to add a another DT if Luiget doesnt reconsider and come to the U.

its funny to see the Myth exposed for the used car salesman that he is.
he is such a disgrace.
hopefully the NCAA will step up and rub his face in it.

CHECK OUT HOW FAR MIAMI HAS FALLEN IN THE RANKINGS AND LOOK WHO IS NUMBER ONE. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF MEYER IS A SNAKE OR NOT HE IS KICKING SHANNON AND MIAMI AROUND AGAIN. FLORIDA IS STOCKING UP ON MAJOR TALENT WHILE MIAMI GETS A WHOLE LOT OF GARBAGE. THEY HAVE 3 PLAYERS THAT COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF THEY HAD GOOD COACHES. THESE KIDS THEIR PARENTS AND COACHES LOOK AT MEYER AND HIS CAOCHES AND ARE IMPRESSED. THEY SEE SHANNON AND HE IS A JOKE. NIX IS BEYOND A JOKE AND BOTH ARE WAY OVER THEIR HEADS. MEYER WILL GET A SLAP ON THE WRIST AND STILL GET THE PLAYERS AND THEY WILL KILL MIAMI BY AT LEAST 30. THEY WON'T GET ANY MORE TOP PLAYERS AND IF ANYTHING THEY WILL HAVE MORE DECOMMITS. UNTIL MIAMI STEPS UP TO PAY A GOOD COACH TO COME HERE THEY WILL KEEP ON THE PATH THAT THEY ARE ON FIGHTING DUKE FOR THE DOORMAT OF THE ACC

The P,

Answer me this how many recruits from 2-3 years ago are still on your team?

After you have that answer, answer this.

How many of these kids do you think are going to stay.

UF is a talent killer.

Hey everyone going to the game keep an ear out for my boy CrackerJacks remix to the Soulja Boy song. They are debuting it tonight. This is the cat that remixed Souljha Boy for the U football games.

Im takin off to head down now see you all there.

LETS GO CANES

OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

C-A-N-E-S CANES

The Pea knows. She knows what the recruits are thinking. She knows what their parents are thinking. She knows what the recruits' coaches are thinking, AND what the NCAA is thinking. Pretty smart little girl.

OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

C-A-N-E-S CANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regarding Mac Brown, out here in Texas it's clear to see why he's such a great recruiter. Apart from apparently having a great personality, the UT coach is tight with the relevant Texas high school coaches. In fact, they were the first ones that he thanked when the Longhorns won the national championship. Also add in the facilities and luxuries that have been installed for his players. Plasma TVs and leather recliners in the locker rooms. A comfy bus to take them the 1000 feet (!) to their air conditioned practice bubble. The local paper ran a piece a few months ago about how much UT invests in its football program and its pretty sick. Mac doesn't have to use underhanded tactics to win over recruits. Personality, luxuries, and the reputation of the program do.

Personally I don't think that Mac is the best game day coach, but his awesome recruiting year after year covers up most flaws. UT will consistently win 9 to 10 games every season, and when he hits on a six-star superstar like Vince Young it's enough to propel him to a national championship.

Sorry Gayble...mental error. Meant to respond to you, not say you were the poster.

In addition to the Urban Weiner saga (that guy and Saban are alike in many ways)...I heard he gave scholarship money to Matt Pachan's little girlfriend to attend UF, which assisted with Matt's decision to commit.. Thearon Collier and Davon Johnson will bring Brandon along for the ride....
Go Canes.
Out

just so everyone can calm down a little...the northwestern boys are at the U...just saw forston, jacory and spence moving into the dorm

Manny You are the man.

Hey from Iraq i wanna holla at you guys.

Jarvis is from immakole maybe shannon went there to check out EJ's gym lol. Hey the guy that said Baby's J is slow you are an idiot he is not slow he is just as fast as frank gore in the NFL who ran a 4.6 at the combine but a year ago ran for 1600 yds. Baby j had like 3 or 4 40+ yrad runs last year called back for Penalties in the first 4 games go baack and check it out.

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