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Recruiting updates

I know many of you recruiting die-hards are on edge with less than 48 hours left before National Siging Day. I just wanted to let you know I made a few phone calls this afternoon and there will be a story up on Herald.com shortly giving you an update on some of the local kids.

Here's what I got.

* Northwestern receiver Tommy Streeter was supposed to come to a decision Sunday night during the Tommy_streeter Super Bowl. But phone calls got in the way of him and his father getting a chance to speak. Look for Streeter to possibly make his decision by the end of Monday night. I didn't talk to Tommy Jr., but his father told me this afternoon Tommy enjoyed his visit to UM this past weekend. Still, his dad has no idea where Tommy is going to end up -- just that he definitely doesn't want to wait until Wednesday to say where he's going. I think the fact the Canes got a visit from Streeter in the end definitely helps their chances. But I can tell you nobody -- not even his teammates at Northwestern -- know for sure if he's going to pick UM.

* Booker T. Washington cornerback Brandon Harris told me he is serious when he says UCF is top three finalist for him with UM and Ohio State. Brandon told me he loved his trip to the Golden Knights this weekend and said he really likes the fact its "not too far from home and not at home either." I've thought all along Harris is going to choose Miami and I'm not changing my opinion. I think UM is just the perfect fit with its need at cornerback.

* Cross Hialeah defensive lineman Corey Liuget and Booker T. Washington defensive end Jonathan Jackson off the Canes list of potential recruits. Liuget's high school coach Mark Berman said he told him he knows where he's going and UM isn't among the four hats -- Florida State, LSU, Illinois and South Florida -- he'll have on the table when he puts one on his head Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. As he told me last week, Booker T. Washington coach Tim Harris said Jackson is "more than happy with going to FIU." He said that is why Jackson didn't make it to his official visit to UM this weekend.

* Northwestern receiver Kendall Thompkins did skip out on his visit to UM over the weekend to take an official visit to Nebraska, one of three schools who offered him. I didn't speak to Kendall or his family, but one Northwestern assistant told me this afternoon: "If he didn't stick  with UM I'd be shocked. He's wanted to be a Cane for a long, long time."

JACORY HARRIS, CANE RECRUITS GET HIGH HONORS: UM freshman and former Miami Northwestern quarterback Jacory Harris received one of the nation's top honors Monday when was named The EA Sports National Player of the year. Harris passed for 3,445 yards and 49 touchdowns. He was only two short of the all-time Florida record for season touchdown passes and despite putting the ball up 333 times, he only threw six interceptions. He also rushed for 217 yards and scored three times. Harris is one of nine early enrollees at UM. His dad was ecstatic when I told him about it. Harris became the first player from South Florida to receive the honor and only the fourth player in state history, joining running backs Emmitt Smith (1986) and Travis Henry (1996) and linebacker Derrick Brooks (1990). Other guys of interest selected to the EA Sports All-American First Team: UM linebacker Arthur Brown, defensive tackle Marcus Forston, potential recruits Nick Perry (who visited UM this weekend) and cornerback Brandon Harris and former Cane commitment, now LSU's Patrick Johnson.

PROGRAMMING UPDATE: Just so you know I will be doing the live Q&A over on The Herald's Recruiting page tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. Then, Tuesday night I will be online live here at Eye On The U from 8 to 9 p.m. before switching over Canespace.com from 9 to 10 p.m.
* Also, be sure to check out my interview with Long Beach Poly safety and UM commitment Vaughn Telemaque. It will be posted online in the next hour. I'll provide a link once it is up.


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oops. Thanks Utah Cane.

Gavin Hardin a cane... keep them coming

Yes : ) Gavin picked UM on scout as well , Wow these Kids are sure gonna Be part of something very special , I just hope BH and and the few others with opportunities to join this amazing class see what writing is on the wall.... having this many talented people will only make all of them that much better and prepared for playing on Sundays. As well as the Resurgence of our beloved "U" !!!! WTG Guys and thx..

This class is entirely about character. Up and down the list of recruits you'll find a hunger to determine their destiny. The young men in this class will forever be associated with there desire to rise in the face adversity...to follow their hearts. It's what people like Jerome Brown, Stephen McGuire, Ray Lewis, etc were all about. It's about the U!!!!

Hey Manny ,
we have between 4-6 new player will come in.
Since We got Garvin Hardin that consider 4-5 Scholarship.

HERE Who ON the Board:

N.Perry, a friend of mine who closed friend with Nick Perry and he said the Canes Fan will be shock so i think he come to Miami.

TJ. Bryant who love Miami more then FSU.






AND LAST PERSON IS Ramon Buchanan.


Canes Fan -- I think only a few of those guys will sit and really think and understand the magnitude of what this amazing and "large" class of quality guys are going to bring.. only a few will see that in 2-3 yrs the U will have 30-35 jelled players in the same recruiting class and what it means to have so many together for so long-- in the end it means NCs but even more for these great young men is help in their degrees and a "record" number of NFL contracts in 1 class!!!! I personally have watched the canes for 35 yrs and there has never been a class with this much potential... with the effort in practice and the heart they have shown this class shall indeed prove worthy of the expectations this young men have on their futures and I as one will look forward to cheering for many many of them on sundays as well --- and we all KNOW how many Canes play on sundays...

UM is going to have a great signing class. I expect some of the local kids originally recruited by UM will be looking for a new school. Whom do you think will be heading to FIU and FAU?

Manny wrote he expects Kendall Thompkins to head to Coral Gables. If he doesn't announce this morning I expect him to go elsewhere where he will get playing time so that he can showcase his talents for the NFL.

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