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Carol City WR Hurns commits to Canes

Allen Hurns always liked the Miami Hurricanes. But when it came to the recruiting process, he wanted to make sure he'd seen all he wanted to see from other schools before making a commitment.

Allen Hurns After taking a weekend trip to West Virginia, the 6-3, 180-pound senior receiver from Carol City decided he had seen enough and called Hurricanes coaches Monday night to tell them he was ready to join the family.

"West Virginia was a great trip. Those guys were great. But I realized I just love Miami more," said Hurns, rated a three-star recruit by both Rivals and ESPN.com.

"I called coach [Aubrey] Hill and coach [Randy] Shannon last night and I told them I was ready to be a Cane. I can't wait. I love the way Coach Whipple gets everybody involved. 17 different guys have catches this year. I'm looking forward to coming in and helping right away. They said if I can pick up the plays and perform, I could see the field right away. Even if I don't, I don't care. I'll find ways to help in other ways."

Hurns caught 23 passes for 440 yards and four touchdowns last season as a junior and was expected to flourish this season for the Chiefs. But in the second week of the season against Booker T. Washington, he tore the meniscus in his left knee. In six quarters of play against the Bulls and Tornadoes, two of the best teams in Dade, he caught seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.

"My knee is getting better," Hurns said. "I had surgery six weeks ago and they told me I'd be out about six to eight weeks. I might be able to come back by the second round. I'd like to. I want to help our team win."

Hurns had just one offer -- from UCF -- after his junior season. But he pulled in seven more this summer after he starred at three camps: UM, Pittsburgh and Florida's Friday Night Lights. After the Gators camp, Hurns admitted he was hoping he'd get an offer from UF. But the Gators didn't bite.

Hurns said what ultimately drew him even closer to UM was his relationship with Hill, who went to Florida and Carol City. He said his friendships with current Canes Jacory Harris, Sean Spence and Tommy Streeter as well as fellow 2010 recruits Stephen Morris, a quarterback at Monsignor Pace, and Booker T. Washington running back Eduardo Clements.

"Stephen and I are becoming better friends," Hurns said. "We went and played catch this summer at Miramar Park. He can throw the football."

Hurns said he's looking forward to carrying on the tradition of being the next Carol City Chief to play at UM. Defensive end Eric Moncur, a sixth-year senior, is leaving after this season and is currently the only player from Carol City on the roster.

This summer, Hurns said worked out with former Hurricane and Chief Santana Moss. "We worked on hand-eye coordination with a tennis ball, staying low on our routes and and releases off the line," Hurns said. "It was a nice experience. He gave us gloves. We're kind of similar. We both have speed. But I'm aiming to be better."

Hurns said his GPA is "like a 2.7" and he fully expects to qualify academically in time for the summer. He said he took the ACT test two weeks ago. Hurns said UM coaches told him they are looking at landing one other receiver -- either Northwestern's Michaelee Harris or Miramar's Ivan McCartney.

"I just want to get to the next level after college," Hurns said. "I know I can do that at Miami."

> One other recruiting nugget... Word is St. Thomas Aquinas kicker Ben Hopfinger will walk-on at UM next fall. Hopfinger is the backup to Tennessee commitment and US Army All-American Michael Palardy. Hopfinger has 25 touchbacks on kickoffs and is 11 of 11 on extra points this season. I've seen him in person and the kid has a cannon for a leg.

> I'll have more for you from Tuesday's press conferences at UM. All audio interviews will be available later as well.

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Thanks Manny!

Thanks for the breaking news Manny.

I think he'll RS next season.

Another amazing recruiting year.
It's going to be a nonstop party here next year - sounds like there will be team chemistry maybe like no other Miami team ever.

This is a good pick up. Ivan or Michaelee need to make up their mind, they both say they want to come to The U, but one is going to be left without a spot. We have an extra commitment at running back and we need more o-line commits. Some of these guys are going to have to gray-shirt, but it doesn't matter. Hopefully, we don't see any waivers a corner. Welcome to The U. This is going to be a strong class. I don't care about class rankings. I'm pretty sure the coaches made their own evaluation before offering.
GO CANES, GO CANES, GO CANES

I'm on the outside looking in because of media credentials.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 02, 2008 at 08:35 PM

for the unitiated …
that's the disadvantaged competition greasing manny navarro for access
jealousy consumes …
b/c the University of Miami wants nothing to do with tom thumb popadak & his ill-gotten blog …

PERSONA NON GRATA

per canesport, Allen to enroll early …

WINTER BREAK

I wish they could get McCarthy. But it's not a drop if it's Harris. There is a bonus in getting Harris. It will make a stronger push for them to get Bridgewater next year!

Yeah. Somethings gotta give. I think there are only 17 seniors this year with very few underclassmen who are NFL prospects to forego their final year. The coaches must know of a couple of verbals who may waiver, 1 or 2 JR's seriously considering leaving & a few others who may transfer.

http://wqam.com/

Allen Hurns guests on canesport radio …

IN STEREO

I don't get why a 17 month old message saying he doesn't have media credentials makes him unable to comment here, but your buddy Kehoe/Drank/stable is acceptable.

Strange rules here....

Good news about Hurns. Hopfinger walking on is definite a bonus.

We really need to finish this out with Linder, Barton, C. Jones, and McCartney or Harris. That would close out a very good class of 29! Depth, here we come...

go canes

Has anyone else seen the new uni's nike is making for UM? I have seen a pic of VTs and they look good. A lot better than the uni's VT has now, I also like FSU new uni. I like UM's all white uni's with the numbers in orange and green the best though, now thats pimpshit!

Thanks be to Anton

http://antonazucar.com/

hey manny
Stranahan QB/ATH Willie Tindal is a late bloomer, but the 'Canes have started to take notice of him and the monster senior season he is putting together. Read on for the details and what Tindal had to say about Miami.

Is there any possible that this kid will come to the U? I saw this kids he really really good. i think miami should take a chance for this kid. dont you think?

Hey Manny
I'm a hardcore Canes Fan. we have 25 player committed to THE U.

There are about 14 players i know they had been offer by the U.

Here are the list of players.

DE Corey Lemonier

C- Brandon Linder,IF WE CAN GET this kid it will be hugh pick up for miami

OLB- Christain Jones- i believe jones will committed to miami.

TE-Alex Smith

S- Tony Jefferson,will visit miami

S-Latwaan Anderson , had miami as his top school.

CB- Josh Shaw, will visit miami in dec 11 possible will committed to the U.

WR- Ivan Mccartney, Mike Harris, one of this wr will committed to the U.

OT- ARIE KOUANDJIO, he like miami there is possiblity he will committed

OT- JERMAINE BARTON- i believe he is the last man miami will take if Linder dont committed to us.

OT JC- JASON WEAVER, has a offer from miami this can be good pick up for us.

S- LORENZO WALTERS- has miami as top 4 school.

So Manny who u think come to the U.

Great work Manny. Thank you.

Go to the U Hopfinger! We support you!

DIEDHARDCOREMIAM: Nice list. Thanks.

latwan anderson isnt going to miami.

manny how many of these top recruits will qualify next year...thats the key cane4life.

MUST GET:

michaelee harris
brandon linder
arie kouandjio
christian jones
joshua shaw
tony jefferson

DONE.

on another note, those might be the most disgusting uniforms ive ever seen in my entire life. those put oregon to shame. what a travesty.

ivan mccarteny sucks!!! I like michael lee harris, but the best wide reciever in Dade is Willis Wright! This guy had 195 yards on 5 catches aginst northwestern. Thats 39 yards per catch. We must get this kid.....!

Great site Anton. Great writing style you have. I just bookmarked yer cane azzz Have to appreciate that you are about the only UM fan I have ever seen on a blog that tells it honestly. Man they would hate you like poison at Canespace. They got no love for objectivity over there. Keep on keepin on man. Your honest and funny.

just where U at ?

A WISE DECISION FROM A WISE YOUNG MAN. JEREMIAH 29:11

anyone know who www.insidetheu.com reports is Linder's leader? i don't have a subscription, any info. would be much appreciated!

An absolute SPECIMAN at OT! 4stars!
http://miami.scout.com/a.z?s=13&p=8&c=1&nid=1747465

We're just going to have to trust Randy and his staff's ability to evaluate recruits. Obviously, stars don't always matter.

I won't rip the coaching anymore... POSITIVITY ONLY...

In that vein, HILL is that RAWEST, BADDEST, MOST GANGSTA coach ever (hyperbole notwithstanding). He's taken Hank, who would've been another Ryan Moore (who was actually a good player), and taught him up (did you see that catch against Clemson? Of course you did!) The receivers are coming back to balls, catching at its highest point, and fighting for balls! NO JOKE - I would take Byrd and Johnson on the Dolphins TODAY! If Benjamin had a little more wieght he could come too! I think Hill is too good though cause looks like we're gonna have 20 WR's on the team next year! We need some TE's but... (I can't say anything negative about PANZY - I got some thoughts about Arthur Brown I can't share either)

With all of these commits, who's transferring out? Does anyone else get the feeling that a couple of these guys may be plants by other schools that'll switch out at the last minute?

Roots:

Mark Duper also helped Hankerson improve his hands and route running. Hard to argue against Hill's effectiveness as a WR coach though.

Where are the offensive linemen?

MANNY,

ANY UPDATES ON JOSH SHAW THE CB OUT OF OF CALI???

THIS KID LOOKS LIKE A BEAST.

Another pro type receiver. UF probably is getting Dunkley. Hurns will be around in 2013 as a junior when we play UF . He can show them what they missed out on.

PUT Ian Symonette at D- TACKLE!!!!
PUT Ian Symonette at D- TACKLE!!!!
PUT Ian Symonette at D- TACKLE!!!!
PUT Ian Symonette at D- TACKLE!!!!

Trust me!!!!!!!

Good for this kid. He seems to know a lot about being a good receiver. The HS football down here is so impressive.

LSU does not ####, that defense can play. The secondary is loaded and Patrick Peterson (frmly Johnson) is everything he was supposed to be. Too bad we didn't get him and SUV.

I am not gonna bash the Hurns commit, but I'm less than thrilled with it given the fact we have very few scholarships left! With mccartney, Michael lee harris and willis wright out there, it is a very quest. move. I don't think Hurns is near as good, plus he's been hurt his sr year! We might even still have a shot at the supposed best wr in fl Chris Dunkley, even tho he looks to be a gator. We Absolutely have to get Linder!! If we can get Christian Jones at lb I'd be very happy, take the sting outta not gettin Jeff luc. Why is everyone so excited bout gettin st thomas aquinas backup kicker? The other kicker from that school in our own backyard is an UA all-american going to Tenn.! We are stuck with the backup... oh yeah, great recruiting. Recruiting top k's is important, look at Bosher(a top 5 rated k) and what he means to us. Weiclaw is a joke, can't even handle kickoff duty!

Thanks Junkie!!! But U also have to look at the route running and FUNDAMENTALS of all of the receivers - ESPECIALLY the down field blocking! They're the most FUNDAMENTAL group.

Symonette's too tall for DT, I think! The change of direction and stance will be too much for him.

AGAIN, THE SEC AND BIG TEN ARE THE MOST CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS IN ALLLLLLL OF SPORTS! THE SEC IS SMARTER THAN ANY OTHER CONFERENCE - THEY MAKE CHAMPIONS LIKE BOXING PROMOTERS! THEY KNOW THERE'S NOT AS MUCH GLORY IN A KENTUCKY UPSET OF A FLORIDA TEAM AS THERE IS IN 3 TEAMS IN THE BCS! THE BIG TEN IS JUST GENERALLY CORRUPT AND IS SINGLE-HANDEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR REPLAY IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

What's up with Arthur Brown? We've barely seen him play.

My transfer guesses:
- Kendall Thompkins too good to ride the bench
- Lee Chambers, will see less carries next year
- Arthur Brown, if he didn't get significant time last week, he never will

All see like good kids, I wouldn't blame them for transferring.

Any transfer scholarship should be used at OL and LB.

Let's make sure we don't have a shot at top 5 cb's Joshua shaw and latwan anderson before we keep accepting 3 star cb's! I don't wanna hear all that b.s. either about "rankings don't matter"! that's what people say when their school can't get the best players! Sure it isn't an exact science, but the NFL 1st rds. are filled with former 4-5 star players! Alot of the Heisman hopefuls were too. Yes I'm aware Ed reed wasn't rated high! Some slip thru the cracks, and the recruiting services are much more advanced and big business now then it was back then!

Dunkley, Luc

FLORIDA

U LOSE

U GET SCRAPS

AGAIN, THE SEC AND BIG TEN ARE THE MOST CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS IN ALLLLLLL OF SPORTS! THE SEC IS SMARTER THAN ANY OTHER CONFERENCE - THEY MAKE CHAMPIONS LIKE BOXING PROMOTERS! THEY KNOW THERE'S NOT AS MUCH GLORY IN A KENTUCKY UPSET OF A FLORIDA TEAM AS THERE IS IN 3 TEAMS IN THE BCS! THE BIG TEN IS JUST GENERALLY CORRUPT AND IS SINGLE-HANDEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR REPLAY IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

Posted by: Roots | November 11, 2009 at 09:10 AM

you are a pansy! Whining about REFS! grow a sak! Just one more example of a crying second tier team. WIN YOUR GAMES!

Refs have sukkked since the beginning of time but now all the SEC refs are in on a big CONSPIRACY! lmao! Turn your nutz in loser.

I apologize for criticizing and questioning Randy Shannon and his hiring in the past.

This is not in response to above article.

I apologize for criticizing and questioning Randy Shannon and his hiring in the past.

This is not in response to above article.

DRANK, if it would simply that they're bad I wouldn't complain - THEY ARE ABYSMAL!!!! I didn't say it - THE TEAMS AND THE CONFERENCES SAID IT!!!

Junkie, we CANNOT lose Brown!!! I have known people who aren't too bright (me included!) that have had to learn schemes! If I was still being negative I would say that it is very poor coaching, but I can't! It's not even like the defense is tearing it up! They're getting torched! He's too talented not to play! The DOWNFALL of the U's coaches is that they are arrogant and too proud!

DRANK, if it would simply that they're bad I wouldn't complain - THEY ARE ABYSMAL!!!! I didn't say it - THE TEAMS AND THE CONFERENCES SAID IT!!!

Junkie, we CANNOT lose Brown!!! I have known people who aren't too bright (me included!) that have had to learn schemes! If I was still being negative I would say that it is very poor coaching, but I can't! It's not even like the defense is tearing it up! They're getting torched! He's too talented not to play! The DOWNFALL of the U's coaches is that they are arrogant and too proud!

U have Swiss cheese lines are you are committing more skinny WR's Randy!

Your class is nearly FULL and there are still GAPING recruiting holes. ( the CHAMPIONS have plenti-o-schollies remaining and some BIG BOYS silent.)

If recruiting classes were ranked by need instead of skill/stats, UM's 2010 would be around 100th.

It's funny to watch canefan yell, "AWESOME, INCREDIBLE, SWAGGGUH, LOOK WHAT WERE BUILDING".... so forth, no matter WHO the recruit is.

Keep your head in the sand oh masters of the two star

I also apologize for anything I shouldn't have typed or said, or it was wrong to type or say, both here and everywhere.

I also apologize for typing or saying anything I shouldn't have said, and for typing or saying anything that was wrong, both here and everywhere.

Y is it I'am banned but purple drunk is still here

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