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Shannon speaks, recruiting news

We interrupt this week's regularly scheduled programming of position by position previews to pass along some news from this afternoon -- including some of the things coach Randy Shannon talked to the media about during an informal lunch Tuesday with beat reporters.

But first, the Canes have landed their 10th commitment in the 2009 class, picking up 6-2, 335-pound lineman Curtis Porter of Charlotte Victory Christian in N.C. Porter called UM coaches last night to give them the good word. He made an unofficial visit to UM earlier this month. Porter is rated an ESPN Top 150 recruit and said he chose the Canes over offers from Florida, Florida State, Michigan and Clemson among others. The following is Porter's highlight reel on YouTube.

Perhaps, the bigger news is that this likely ends the courtship of Miami Columbus High defensive Columbus_dt_antwan_lowery tackle Antwan Lowery, who last week told me he was negating on his previous plans of announcing August 1st and plans to reopen his recruiting with Florida and Rutgers also in the picture. While Porter played left guard last season at West Charlotte High, he is expected to play defensive tackle in college. Miami is supposedly only seeking to sign two defensive tackles in this class and already has 6-3, 280-pound Luther Robinson of Fort Pierce Westwood.

Brandon_martiIn more recruiting news, Canes 2008 linebacker recruit Brandon Marti told me this afternoon he received the good news he was looking for from the NCAA Clearinghouse and will report for the fall semester at UM this Thursday. Marti played at Gulliver Prep his senior season, but transferred to Braddock High for the second semester of his senior year because he was no longer on financial aid. It caused a bit of confusion for Marti with the Clearinghouse.

"My dad went online today and saw that I was cleared at about 11 a.m.," Marti said. "I called and let coach Barrow know and now I'm waiting to hear back from a few other guys. I'll be in my suite with Thearon Collier and Kendall Thompkins later this week. I'm excited. Coach told me to come in ready because he thinks I can make a real impact on special teams."

As for coach Randy Shannon, our Susan Miller Degnan, who attended the lunch on UM's campus, tells me Shannon broke the news to the media today that it will no longer have locker room access after games. This is what Randy said when asked why:

"Some of the players voiced to me that they have a problem that some young ladies are over in the locker room that they go to school with, that are, what you call, reporters also. It’s a touchy situation, but when you’re walking around on Randy_shannoncampus and you see a young lady that you were in the locker room with and you.. it’s kind of tough for those guys to respond to that. So we’re going to try something new to see if this can work with you guys that the same thing we do after practice. You guys get together and say, “Here’s the eight guys that we want.’’ And those eight guys are going to come up when I come up. That’s when they’re going to come up. So when I come up, they’re coming to see you guys. I can tell you that if Robert Marve or Jacory Harris or Cannon Smith have a bad game, I’m going to bring Robert Marve up there and I’m going to bring Jacory up there. If the offensive linemen give up eight sacks, I’m going to bring two offensive linemen up there. I’m going to appease as much as I can, because I know that’s the story you guys gotta get. We’re going to give them an ample amount of time. We’re not going to say, ‘OK, you all got five minutes.’ No, we’re not going to do that. We’re going to give you guys time enough to get your story written, get your things that you want to get done. I’m not going to have them guys sitting down in the locker room, getting dressed. We’re going to bring them right up with me…because I know how important you all guys have to write your stories. But also I got to take into consideration what’s best for the players in certain situations like I explained. It’s tough, but let’s see if it works. It may work, it may not work, but I have to try to find a way to make it work."

All I'm going to say is that when I covered the Dolphins this past weekend, I had more access than I've ever in the years I've been going out to UM. I got to watch all of practice (something we rarely get to do at UM) and had about as much time as I needed for interviews.

Among the other highlights according to Susan...
> Shannon insisted defensive end Allen Bailey is "ahead of schedule" in his return from a torn pectoral muscle he suffered while training back in May. The 6-4, 289-pound sophomore could be ready for the first game according to Shannon and has already begun "pushing on things." I want to see what he looks like with my own eyes this Saturday.

> Shannon addressed several weight issues, saying offensive lineman Chris Barney has lost 21 pounds -- dropping from 360 to 339 this off season. Defensive tackle Antonio Dixon has dropped 15 pounds and is now at 323. He also said he would like Graig Cooper to get up to between 210 and 215 pounds with Javarris James between 220-225.

> Shannon pointed to senior Khalil Jones as developing as a leader a lot of players go to.

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Manny,

I'm the first person to comment on this post. That makes me the sheezy. Did you hear that UF was voted the No.1 party school in the nation? It's on friday night before UM-UF!

-jo- (the UF beat writer)

2nd great stuff again Manny your the best

What position does Marti play ??

Not allowing media in the locker room is a bad move that will backfire on shannon. If there are any problems with the team in 08 this will just draw the ire of the media that much quicker. Poor move Shannnon.

Marti was an LB in HS.

Mandingo...I see U are working HARD for a living! Nice post and thanks for all the updates.

Q: I assume we should think that Lowery is officially HISTORY, correct? Hurtt and Shannon don't play that...

86Cane greases manny navarro for access ...
WATCH OUT

flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver
-- edmund burke

First let me start by admitting that my knowledge of high school recruits is dependent soley on the infromation i can gather online through blogs like this and/or websites like Rivals. That being said, I guess it begs the question 'Who am I to question the recruiting personel decisions that are made?' However, when I see Miami filling its recruiting needs with players who are not as highly regarded as other players that have shown interest in Miami it concerns me a bit. For example, the Lowery vs. Porter situation. Now I can't sit here and say that Porter is not going to be a good college player or even that he will or will not be as good as Lowery, but if the entirety of the recruiting world seems to think that Lowery is better I can imagine that UM's scouts might think the same thing. It appears to be a situation where a guy like Porter takes advantage of the offer Miami has given him and the more highly touted recruit Lowery is left out in the cold. The same thing seems to have happened with M. James and L. Miller. I don't think you'll find a recruiting analyst anywhere that would say James is better than Miller. But since Miller is more heavily recruited he's taking longer to make his decision, meanwhile James scoops up the available scholarship. I also fear that the same type of thing may be going on with the TEs in this 2009 class. So far they've brought commitments from two relatively unknown guys who will likely end up on special teams, while the bigger prospect O. Charles is still in the process of making up his mind. Again, who am I to say, but it just seems like if you believe a Lowery or a L. Miller or O. Charles would be a big asset to your class and that they would be possible starters in a year or two, why not give them all the time they need to make their decisions? At least all the time within reason, seeing as their senior seasons haven't even started yet. Don't get me wrong, I don't intend to cast doubt on Porter or even on the scouting and recruiting that Miami does, I'm sure they know much more than I do. It just makes me curious. I'd love to know what goes on on the inside of these decisions. Who makes the decision to go with a guy like Porter over Lowery or James over Miller and why? Is it because the recruit is not showing enough interest? Do they simply feel the other guy is going to be a better player/fit? If you can bring clarity to these questions Manny, I think it would make for an interesting blog post.

what is the reason for ANY female reporter going into an all-male locker room? What part of the story could you NOT cover if you don't go inside? It's all about politcial correctness, and the media. Well media, it isn't all about U. Let the boys have their own locker room space, and speak to them afterwards- OUTSIDE!

Anyone who has ever been in a guys locker room knows it ain't pretty, it doesnt smell good, and things go one that a female media-type shouldnt be exposed to.

I don't understand what being the number 1 party school has to do with UM football Jo.
I also hear UF is number 1 when it comes to there student athlete getting arrested. Wow there's something to be proud of but I guess that's the correlation between the number 1 party school and the number of arrest in the last few months.

As far as not letting the media in the locker room big deal who cares the media is pretty biased against the canes anyway. Clearly 14-0 thinks that is a bad move as if anyone here gives A s h i t about his opinion.

No media in the lcoker room?

What this about, of course, is control. Shannon, who would rather undergo daily colonoscopies than deal with the media, has steadily chipped away at reporters’ access since he became Duhhhhh U's coach. Tuesday’s no-locker room announcement, part of a dim-witted football media policy released by the athletic department, is just another move in that direction.

Any news on the 7 no-show recruits that drop us from the #1 class to ESPN's new true class ranking of #19 ???

"Please ban this canesrule character. He is a gator fan and all he does is try to annoy the hell out of us." - canesrule

In response to David, I agree with what the U is doing. We have local recruits who have been on campus for unofficial visits and been to many Miami games more times than you can shake a stick at. The coaches are saying, "Look you have seen what we have to offer, do you want to be part of this or not?" Remember, most of these kids grew up as a 'canes fan. Combine those years and the visits. Area players should know at least who is in their top three before their senior year. I don't know about Lowery's grades but Miller, I have read on Canesport.com, has a very low G.P.A. Miami is already sending three to prep school. Of those three, one says he wants to open up his recruiting. They also have a running back who is said to be failing his way out of school. Time is out for guys who are confused about where to get a quality education and where to find a program that they are comfortable in. Miami coaches should continue to recruit guys who are above average and want to come in and compete. That competition will make them better players. In my opinion I would rather see a guy with a three star rating and a high G.P.A. than a five star recruit who is going to struggle with learning the plays, hitting the books in class, and consequently flunking out...i.e.. Wiggins, Da Predator, Berlin, Wright, Freeman, Abdallah, Bryant, Perry, Farr, Jones.

flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver
-- edmund burke

Posted by: green | July 29, 2008 at 05:40 PM

Green's posts serve no purpose and ruin this blog
-- 86Cane

I aim to ruin your grand plan ...
PARTY POOPER

Green's posts serve no purpose and ruin this blog
-- 86Cane

To Manny Navarro: What is up with the player exodus from the UM baseball team. Why didi Joey Terdoslavich leave for a JUCO program and Adan Severino as a 26th round draft pick? They may even loose out on recruit Rolando Gomez? Als, why is Jim Morris hiring no name coaches like Rey Fuentes when Turtle Thomas of FIU is hiring Rod Delmonico. Something smell at UN. perhaps the guru is loosing a step to age.

receipt acknowledged ...
MUM'S THE WORD

kesselman...I'm not Manny but I will have an update tomorrow on Canes baseball, coaching changes and other issues.

I'll post the link here (with Manny's permission) when it is posted at Canespace tomorrow night. Best I can do 4 U.

Go Canes!

To Manny Navarro: What is up with the player exodus from the UM baseball team. Why didi Joey Terdoslavich leave for a JUCO program and Adan Severino as a 26th round draft pick? They may even loose out on recruit Rolando Gomez? Als, why is Jim Morris hiring no name coaches like Rey Fuentes when Turtle Thomas of FIU is hiring Rod Delmonico. Something smell at UN. perhaps the guru is loosing a step to age.

Posted by: M. kesselman | July 29, 2008 at 09:15 PM


Baseball season was over a month ago. It's football season now.

86's posts serve no purpose and ruin this blog

why is Jim Morris hiring no name coaches like Rey Fuentes when Turtle Thomas of FIU is hiring Rod Delmonico. Something smell at UN. perhaps the guru is loosing a step to age.

Posted by: M. kesselman | July 29, 2008 at 09:15 PM
your repetitive posts reek of envy ...

SMELL OF SUCCESS

I am taking a survey of current affairs at Duhhhh U - please be honest with your replies.

Which is going to be lower as of 9/6/08?

A) Duhhhh U's season ticket price, now $99.

B) Our offense ranking, currently 108th.

C) The number of points the Gators are going to put up on us - Vegas is predicting 77.

Wait a cotton picking second here. Canesrule wants canesrule banned. NO WAY ! I love canesrule's digs on canesrule. Who other than the delusional canesrule can spend 6 months carrrying on about Um's no show recruiting class. Canesrule aptly points out that DuhU is no longer the #1 recruiting class. We ALL hate the gators canesrule. Give em hell man. Anyway, please don't ban canesrule as he can't stand canesrule. I personally just want to continue to read the quality posts that canesrule(canes 9 'ships) brings to the table. YOU GO CANESRULE - Canesrule

Randy has already used about 10 of next years 19 schollies. 09 aint looking so great nationally. We should be able to pull down a top 25 recruiting class. That is of course if RS still has a job. Not likely. Another 5-7 season rife with horrendous coaching and NO player development( just like last year ask KF) should earn him walking papers back to a DC job somewhere where he belongs. This guy definitely isn't HC material. Way over his head. - canesrule 9'ships

( free tip caners: canesrule and canesrule 9'ships are the same moron)

Lee,

I agree with a lot of what you're saying. I guess we may differ a bit on the timig of things. I look at a kid like B. Harris from the 2008 class who didn't make a decision to go to Miami until signing day and his entire family bleeds Orange and Green. Certainly he was well aware of what UM offered but I'd hate to think that Miami would potentially fill his spot with a lesser player just b/c that other player was more eager to commit. There has to be more to it, which is what I'd like to hear more about. My guess is that in a case like B. Harris they would be willing to hold that scholarship for him until he's ready to decide. Contrast that with say Miller, who like you were saying struggles with grades, and maybe UM takes a different approach. Maybe in those situations where they feel the player may have a hard time cutting it acedemically, they a quicker to fill the spot with someone else. I just wonder if making those judgment calls in July is too early. End of the day though, I trust what Shannon and Co. are doing with recruiting.

CORAL GABLES - As many as seven freshmen from UM’s 33-man recruiting class may not be on hand when the Hurricanes report to school on Thursday.

According to UM coach Randy Shannon, four incoming freshmen still have issues to resolve with the NCAA Clearinghouse and two other recruits have already enrolled in prep school after they were unable to qualify academically.

A seventh player, New Jersey linebacker Zach Kane, is facing criminal charges back home and will not be allowed to report until that situation reaches a conclusion. Kane was charged with aggravated assault in June after allegedly breaking a bottle over a 21-year-old man’s head during a party.

Shannon, who met with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, did not mention any specific names but it is known that C.J. Odom, a safety from Fort Myers, and Brandon Washington, an offensive lineman from Miami Northwestern, have already enrolled at Milford Academy, a prep school in New Berlin, N.Y. that produced UM running back Graig Cooper.

Among the four other players with clearinghouse concerns are Antonio Harper, a linebacker from Memphis, who is soon expected to join Odom and Washington at Milford. Brandon Marti, a linebacker from Miami Gulliver Prep, is also among the four but has reportedly resolved his problem with the NCAA and may be at UM for the start of fall practice on Saturday morning.

Suddenly this "#1 recruiting class" aint looking so #1.

by Dan Stein

Gary Ferman and Canesport are reporting that lineman Curtis Porter of Victory Christian High School in Charlotte, NC, has committed. He is a large kid, measuring in at 6'2", 334 lbs.

This commitment has several impacts. First of all, it should complete the DT class. Shannon already has Luther Robinson in the stable, and Porter is the type of big run stuffer every team needs. He will probably have to lose weight before he sees the field here, but for every pass rusher at the position a team needs a run stuffer.

Secondly, Porter being in probably means that Antwan Lowery is out. Lowery was apparently given a deadline to commit, and if Porter has announced then it can be reasonably inferred that Shannon got tired of Lowery's waffling and took the next guy on his list. They are similar players with similar builds.

This actually brings up an interesting scenario: Shannon running out of patience with a local kid and bringing in an out-of-state kid with similar skills. After last year's recruiting cycle, many local players are assuming that if they want in UM will take them. It is dangerous to let players sit around and play games while other teams are taking prospects off the board. Shannon is sending a message here (assuming that Lowery is forced elsewhere) and with the Mike James commitment (over Lamar Miller); just because you have an offer does not mean you have a spot. If a player wants in to this program it would be in their best interest to make sure that Shannon knows it early. If not, you might end up on the outside looking in. This might dissapoint some players, but their coaches will understand and the ones who truly want to be a 'Cane will be (or at least that's the gamble).

Shannon is truly looking to build a fence around Miami like Mack Brown has around the state of Texas. He offers guys early and takes the first 25 guys that bite, almost exclusively from the state of Texas. If a recruit waffles, Brown takes someone else and moves on. It can burn you, but last I checked Texas has been pretty successful lately.

The third major impact of this commitment is on Florida. The Gators thought Porter was theirs to lose, and so they will now explore other options at tackle. Whether or not there are more details to this remains to be seen, but at least for now consider it a minor recruiting win over the Gaotrs (minor because Porter is not a cornerstone of either of these classes).

Fourth, Porter and stud wideout Jehranie Boyd had talked about attending the same school. If that is the case, then the 'Canes gain a leg-up for Boyd. However, these "package deals" rarely pan out and are usually just a way to drum up interest for one of the players involved.

All in all, Porter is a solid player and his commitment surprises many and sends some shockwaves. I would be leery of Urban Meyer (if he really wants the kid then the Gators are far from out of it), Butch Davis, and Tom O'Brien.

It would also not surprise me to see Lowery commit as well in the near future. Shannon has always subscribed to the "give me players and I will find them positions" outlook, so if he really likes two guys he'll take both and move them around until they have a place to play. And in advance, if Lowery does indeed choose Rutgers (his other finalist) it should not be considered a head-to-head victory for the Scarlet Knights. It would instead be a case of Greg Shiano swooping in on a player that Shannon cast aside. Whether or not that comes back to bite Shannon is another matter.

http://blogs.themiamihurricane.com/index.php?blog=24

WoW! I wish my gators had Porter! With the way Randy Shannan is recruiting, the CANEs will soon dominate the college football world again. I am in awe of the CANEs again.

I sure am glad my gators do not play the CANEs every year!

86- you have a fake green and a fake truth

M.H....yes, U are correct. Thanks for the heads up! I saw the fake Truth over at the SS also. Fake green we are dealing with today and unfortunately it appears that will not be pretty.

To be honest M.H., everyone misses U at The Space, me included. Any chance of an email? The offer, and the door, is still open...

86- you have a fake green and a fake truth

Posted by: M.H. | July 30, 2008 at 08:44 AM

Thats ok M.H., I am a huge fake also

M.H....yes, U are correct. Thanks for the heads up! I saw the fake Truth over at the SS also. Fake green we are dealing with today and unfortunately it appears that will not be pretty.

To be honest M.H., everyone misses U at The Space, me included. Any chance of an email? The offer, and the door, is still open...

Posted by: 86Cane | July 30, 2008 at 09:06 AM

You know M.H., one other thing, you are like aa little sissy tattle-tale at times, who cares who the fakes are, like I wouldn't know. And the offer of coming back to my precious-oh-so-superior-blog, FORGET IT. We don't want you there

86, who comes over and views the blog, more than most, prints on his site, that I was an idiot, for posting that guy's rant and for not being a defender of Him, on the SS.... I replied, that it was not my job, to defend him, and that calling someone an idiot, on the blog, is an example, of why he is not liked on the SS.
Someone saw the exchange and posted it on the SS. He didn't like the discussion, and again, called me names... and acting CHILDLIKE, like he does...banned me from the blog...

Posted by: M.H. | June 13, 2008 at 04:13 PM

SNOW JOB

And now we have a fake 86 too. Aren't blogs great?

FAKER

And now we have a fake 86 too. Aren't blogs great?

Posted by: 86Cane | July 30, 2008 at 09:35 AM

Yes we do you fake!!

86, who comes over and views the blog, more than most, prints on his site, that I was an idiot, for posting that guy's rant and for not being a defender of Him, on the SS.... I replied, that it was not my job, to defend him, and that calling someone an idiot, on the blog, is an example, of why he is not liked on the SS.
Someone saw the exchange and posted it on the SS. He didn't like the discussion, and again, called me names... and acting CHILDLIKE, like he does...banned me from the blog...

Posted by: M.H. | June 13, 2008 at 04:13 PM


Please M.H. you are just as bad as the rest of them! All I want to do is get along, so what if I am a jerk?

And now we have a fake 86 too. Aren't blogs great?

Posted by: 86Cane | July 30, 2008 at 09:35 AM

And now we have a fake 86 too, wah wah wah, you putz, fake fake fake

Those hacks over at Lamespace like to ban people. Effectively censoring opinions that differ from theirs. WEAK! Just one of a million terrribly written blogs within the blogosphere. If you don't wave DuhU flag, don't post over there. Objectivity ruffles them. A true homer blog. A homer is someone who's sense of reality is obscured by their blind love for their team regardless of facts or objectivity; the inablility to objectively analyze your teams strengths and weaknesses.

Case study: Lamespace

Those hacks over at Lamespace like to ban people. Effectively censoring opinions that differ from theirs. WEAK! Just one of a million terrribly written blogs within the blogosphere. If you don't wave DuhU flag, don't post over there. Objectivity ruffles them. A true homer blog. A homer is someone who's sense of reality is obscured by their blind love for their team regardless of facts or objectivity; the inablility to objectively analyze your teams strengths and weaknesses.

Case study: Lamespace

Posted by: banned | July 30, 2008 at 10:04 AM


I agree 100%

Gaysville Gayturds come in here posting under fake names, and insulting THE U and the Eye on the U blog. If we are so sorry and our #1 class has some recruits who didnt qualify, why waste your time and energy on the lowly U. I will tell U why FEAR, they see what Randy is doing, and they are getting scared. Dont try to hire Randy, when Urban Liar leaves for the NFL and has the same luck as your hero, Spurrier.I call him Urban Liar because he lies to recruits.

I covered the UM as a Daily Hurricane editor back in the 1960's and now cover Long Beach State baseball (where we have female student reporters too)...the locker room interview rule is a good one and works in many major programs...the athletes are requested, they come out, you have plenty of time and frankly it is a better place to get your notes then in the locker room. Well done Randy,and thanks for respecting the player's on your team--DR. DAN

canesncowboys,

Takes a phag to know a phag...

GREAT POST DAVID FROM CLEARWATER. I HAVE BEEN WONDERING THE SAME THING. I REALLY THOUGHT LAMAR MILLER WAS A "SURE THING" FOR US. MILLER IS RATED WAY HIGHER ON EVERY RECRUITING WEBSITE THAN JAMES. I DON'T KNOW WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES, BUT IT SEEMS TO ME WE AREN'T GETTING THE HIGHEST RATED KIDS FOR '09. DON'T ANYONE TELL ME RANKINGS DON'T MEAN ANYTHING. USC, FLORIDA, LSU, TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA ALWAYS RECRUIT TOP 10 AND ARE IN NAT. TITLE CONTENTION EVERY YEAR.

canesncowboys,

You're such a whiner, "Urban Lier is a liar, blah blah blah". Go change your tampon.

You guys are beautiful. South fla. has not lost it touch for comedians. Who cares whom writes what about the CANES. I find this stuff so LOL. I'm 60 Yrs young and I have followed the Canes since 1960. I remember the days when their own alumni would go to a game to save their life. I also remember recruits that came to the school and everyone said "Who is this guy?" and it started with a QB with the name of MIRA. nobody wanted him at Miami except the coaches. When you recruit a kid from HS to play at the college level it is like playing the slots. Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose. The coaches take a kid and make him inot something from nothing. Not every great player that has put on the UM helmet was suppose to be the #1 answer to all the problems of t hat position. I left Miami in 1986. But I follow the Canes everywhere I go. You always root for your home town team. WIN or LOOSE. We have a nice reputation at Miami and it's coaches and players and Fans have made it that way. It makes no difference to me if they played in the orange bowl, or JOE ROBIE stadium. It makes not difference to me if they play in a weak bowl game or for the National Championship. Makes no difference to me if they are on TV or if I have to listen to the radio. I LOVE MY TEAM... and that's the way it should be for ALL of us. If you sign up for this Blog and all you want to do is bad mouth this Miami team I say, "Stay home.. go to your teams web page and write to your hearts content." why waist time venting your frustration here. For the Fla. Fan that writes here. I have hated Fla. since the great Fla. flop game.. If your old enough to remember you'll know what I mean. As for Fla State. It always amazed me when they thought they had the game sewed up only to loose it in the final minutes by a missed Fld goal or some stupid bone head play. In those cases don't blame the player blame the coaches. Miami has 5 Nat. Champ. rings, and in my heart of hearts we actually have 6 the ref's stole one from us in the Rose bowl and gave it to OSU. but then we got our revenge when their allstar RB leaves and then he got his just desert when he could not go pro. Sometimes when I read all the coments I think the writer has a short term memory loss. Everyone can not be a winner all the time. You must except this to be true. I'm just glad to call Miami my home town team. They have been thru alot from coach changes when we didn't want one to leave. to the coaches that would not leave. From players that became allstars to playrs that became duds. From players that come back every year and help support the young kids now playing to the ones that never come back. To the players that have died way too soon in life... and we have had our share of these kids too many times I fear. to the players that played the game in all levels and now have a place in the Pro hall of fame. IN my time as a fan I can tell you I have seen it all. and If I live long enough to see another Championship year I will wear my colors proudly. If not I will still wear that shirt every time the team plays. Thaks for the opportunity to give you my views. God bless everyone within an ear shot of this. Say hello to the town for me.. I know alot has changed since I left. Let's go this yr.and be PROUD of Miami and if you have a nasty comment... For god's sake keep it to yourself. No one especially me wants to read it. See Ya

I commend RS for not bowing down to these 18 yr old kids...why should he because of one website that says hes a 5* while the others have him at a 3* or 4*. Bottom line is we all have jobs that for the most part don't revolve around football and can only speculate about this guy or the next. Coach shannon and his staff know what they are looking for.

Lowery for all we know was playing games....If it was really between us and RU. Then why hasn't he committed over there now that we are "out of the picture?" The whole time his argument was RU is where my brother goes and the U is in miami where my family is. Now tell me where UF fits in. KID IS PLAYING HEAD GAMES.

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