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Recruiting updates

OK, I'm here at Booker T. Washington for the Brandon Harris announcement. I'll keep you posted.

12:32 p.m. - Harris is wearing a suit and tie and is sitting in the center of the auditorium floor. He is set to announce on ESPN and in front of us at 1:05 p.m.
12:56 p.m. - Got to love Ice Harris. He's got the crowd here on edge talking up a storm about his players. His best quote about the two Booker T. receivers headed to UM: "Randy Shannon is getting it done folks. You want to talk about excitement. You want to talk about thrills. The U is coming back strong with these two cats."
12:58 p.m. - Brandon Harris is starting to speak... "I just want to thank my teammates, my assistant coaches, my brother, everybody for putting me in this position."
1:00 p.m. - Brandon Harris... "I'm nervous right now. I'm nervous. I'd like to thank all the schools who offered me scholarships."
1:05 p.m. - Brandon Harris is going to The U! "It's been a long decision and growing up. My heart... I'm a Cane!"

* The big news from this afternoon is obviously the switch pulled by Melbourne Palm Bay linebacker Ramon Buchanon, who was once a Cane, then a Gator and a Cane in the end.
* Canesport.com reported Palm Beach Lakes defensive tackle Jeremy Lewis is sticking with the Canes even after making his five visits.
* According to internet reports, Miami has lost out on defensive end Nick Perry (USC), cornerback T.J. Bryant (USC) and Jamie Harper (Clemson). But all in all, the Canes have to be happy with what they've been able to pull off today. Getting Harris in a few minutes -- as I expect -- will be a great topping to this class. I expect him to be the last player UM picks up today.

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OK I'm here at The West on the third floor in the school library. I'll give you the updates as they unfold.

9 a.m. - So far, Brandon Washington, Kendal Thompkins Ben Jones are here. I haven't seen Tommy Streeter yet. Andre Fernandez tells me all he sees are four UM caps on the table in front of the players.
9:05 a.m. - The players are now seated at the table with caps set out in front of them. Coach Billy Rolle is going to address the crowd of family members, students and media before it all begins.
9:07 a.m. - Tommy Streeter has arrived from nearby Turner Tech wearing a suit and tie.
9:10 a.m. - Actually, Kendal Thompkins still has not arrived. Streeter is sitting in the middle between Washington and Jones. And Jones just playfully put a UM cap on his head and told him "stop playing."
9:13 a.m. - Kendal Thompkins has arrived and is now taking a seat by his teammates. He doesn't have any cap on.
9:18 a.m. - We've got a bit of a hold up here. Not sure what they are waiting for. But I'll keep you posted.
9:21 a.m. - Just spoke to a Northwestern assistant and I asked him what the deal with Thompkins and Streeter was. His response: "Man, they ain't going nowhere. They're staying home." We'll still have to wait and see for sure.
9:23 a.m. - Billy Rolle just told me the hold-up is linebacker Quavon Taylor, who is headed to South Florida. Taylor still hasn't arrived.
9:24 a.m. - Athletic director Earl Allick has now started the ceremony with the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem.
9:27 a.m. - Principal Charles Hankerson is speaking. Maybe this is a good sign. There are four UM caps on the table mixed between a bunch of other caps. That's one for each of the guys the Canes want.
9:30 a.m. - Coach Billy Rolle is now at the podium and he's introducing his coaching staff. How about some kids!
9:31 a.m. - Kendal Thompkins has now placed a Nebraska cap on his head.
9:35 a.m. - We're still going through player introductions. Thompkins, Washington, Streeter and Jones will announce in that order.
9:41 a.m. - We're about to hear we're they're going... Ben Jones is going to... UM.
9:42 a.m. - Tommy Streeter is going to ... Miami.
9:43 a.m. - Brandon Washington is going to ... Miami.
9:45 a.m. - Kendal Thompkins is going to ...  Miami. Call it a clean sweep for the Canes!

STREETER'S DECISION: I just spoke to Streeter about why it ultimately was he picked the Canes. Turns out, his visit to UM this past weekend helped a lot. Streeter, who attends Turner Tech and wants to be a Broadcast Journalism major, said the equipment he saw at UM on his visit was more up to date than anything he'd seen on any of his other visits.

THOMPKINS TALKS: Thompkins tells me he was definitely scared down the stretch that UM might be signing too many receivers. He said he apologized to UM coaches for not telling him how he felt and for not warning him he was going to make a trip out to Nebraska instead of UM last weekend. But  in the end, after talking to his pastor, he decided UM was still the best place for him.

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I guess KT hasnt announced yet...maybe he's just messing with er'body's heads...

Manny did you pass out?

Manny did you pass out?

I'm about to. I'm off to class, damn.

harper to the U? anyone can confirm this, or is it just a wish?

Jamie Harper is apparently picking the U, according to Rivals insiders...do with that what you will.

DaU

Manny - awesome job!!!!!
Welcome to the U boyz!!!!!!

YES TOMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is shaping up to be a goooood day!!!

Bring 'em home Randy!!!

WE ARE HEADED BACK TO BEING DA U OF OLD...MAN THIS IS A GREAT START!!!

Where out of schollys

thanks manny great work, great day!

Manny da mAn. All them Boyz da man!!

Wow...all I can say is WOW!!! Awesome!

NICE!!!!!

OMG F'ing god! We got TS, B DUB, and BJ. This is the greatest class ever. I love Randy!!!!!!!

Manny.....


we are having a heck of a day....

and its 9:45.....

today is going to be when it all turns around...

manny... that was mean. lol why'd you have to keep us in suspense?

WE WANT BRANDON!!!
WE WANT BRANDON!!!
WE WANT BRANDON!!!
WE WANT BRANDON!!!
WE WANT BRANDON!!!
WE WANT BRANDON!!!
WE WANT BRANDON!!!

what is the scholly count manny?

It almost feels like we are cheating... this class is unreal to me.

washington, jones, streeter, thompkins all canes!!!! manny just announced--its on now!

welcome home boys!

This is crazy, if we get BH its over man!

GO DUCKS!! Choose UofO Tommy!

Posted by: Karlhungis | February 06, 2008 at 09:22 AM

come to Oregon, Streeter!

Posted by: ducky | February 06, 2008 at 09:26 AM

No one wants to play for Oregon, you sorry duck f*cks.

Anyone ... NCS in 2010??? Who's on board ?

Now I won't feel bad for taking the day off and having a beer for breakfast.

Naaaa - Think I will just grab a biscuit!

Un-believe-able!!!

Bring 'em home Randy!!1

Anyone ... NCS in 2010??? Who's on board ?

Posted by: 305tilliDie | February 06, 2008 at 09:52 AM

YES SIR

Oregon has a much better shot going against someone other than Randy and the U!

IT'S OFFICIAL RAMON BUCHANNON HAS PULLED ANOTHER SWITCH-A-ROO!!! COOKIE IS A CANE AGAIN!!!!! THIS IS GONNA BE A HELLUVA DAY BOYS!!!!!

No Liuget - Illini

YES! YES! Going home at Lunch time to see BH sign with us!

the rumor that was going through about ramon buchanan, just happens to be a reality, even though we have to wait at 1:00pm for his announcement. scout has him back with the U... and is off the gayturd list......... HELLL F@#KIN YEAH THIS IS THA U day.....

HOLY FU(*$( Sh(#*#!!!!! that did not just happen!?!?!?! when the hell can i buy my season tix!? the canes in the next few yrs r gonna be great? manny, got word on harper or perry?

Bryant would be the whip cream and harris would be the cherry on top of this signing class!!!

IT'S OFFICIAL BEN JONES AND TOMMY STREETER HAVE JUST COMMITED IT'S ON AND POPPING THE U WILL RUN THINGS FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS TO COME

Duck F*cks!!! LOL

Liuget is following his heart and is doing it like a man, unlike PJ! PJ committed then decommitted. He changed his mine 4 times and was still going to the U up until 3 days before the last switcharoooo to LSU.

Good luck Corey!

This has been a great first three hours. Let's keep it going! :D

YES, it's about time we owned So Fl again. Go out of state you, UFers!!!!!

PERRy!?! HARPER!?!? someone has to know something..have they even announced?

WOW!!!!! Welcome home boys!!!!

Anyone have confirmation on Jamie Harper or was that just wishful thinking? That would really be a stellar coup!

Way to go Randy!! Now make it work ON the field with all these studs!

Go U

Congrats! To coach Shannon and staff!

Manny were U at?

marcus robinson, jeremy lewis and holton reassure they are all U

looks like pj is having a though time..... http://www.miamiherald.com/604/story/408484.html
lets not jinx it...

travis benjamin done deal..... to the U

Is BTW signing open to public???

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