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Canes land Bahamian defensive tackle recruit

You won't find Delmar Taylor on any national recruiting lists. And unless you attended one of the five high school football games he played in at Miami Beach High this past fall, you probably have never seen him. 

Delmar Taylor But assuming all goes well over the next month, the 6-5, 260-pound Bahamian born defensive tackle will be one of the recruits who is a part of the University of Miami's 2010 signing class. Taylor is about as raw and unknown a player as there is in South Florida. But according to our recruiting coordinator Larry Blustein, who saw Taylor play twice, he is very, very talented.

"I came away very impressed with his quickness and strength," Blustein said. "This is an athlete who never takes plays off, which is something any college coach notices right away. This is an athlete who has a real chance to do some big things at the next level."

According to Miami Beach coach Ralph Jimenez, FIU coach Mario Cristobal was the first to spot Taylor and offer him a scholarship. Bowling Green and Western Michigan followed. Memphis was about to offer. But according to Jimenez, when UM assistant coach Wesley McGriff came in a day before students went on vacation for Christmas break and watched film of Taylor, it was love at first sight on both sides.

"If he stays injury free and stays hungry and shows me the way he has shown me since he showed up in January, he could definitely play in the NFL one day," said Jimenez, who has been at Miami Beach High for two seasons. "He has to stay coachable and watch a lot of film. All the things he's done with us, he has to continue to do. But once you meet the kid, you fall in love with him. He didn't even know how to get into a three-point stance when we got him last January. But he's got a lot of talent and a lot of hunger."

Taylor first came to South Florida, according to his uncle Tony Hamilton, when he was 14 and enrolled at Miramar High. But after his mom was involved in a bad car accident, he was forced to return home and work to financially support his mom and now eight-year old brother Malik.

"His mom is better now, which is why he was able to come back," Hamilton said. "But when he went back, he was working with his uncle in plumbing, learning the trade and making whatever money he could to take care of his mom and brother. It was pretty tough. He sacrificed himself."

According to Hamilton, Taylor returned to South Florida his junior year and went out for football at Miramar, where Taylor lives. But he never saw the field because he was still learning how to play. In January 2009, Taylor enrolled him at Miami Beach High, not far from where he works at a nearby Publix. Unfortunately, do to some eligibility issues, the Florida High School Athletic Association only allowed him to play in five games at Miami Beach. Still, Jimenez said, Taylor made his presence felt. He earned best rusher award at the Down & Dirty Camp and played well in his five games.

"One thing he's done is gotten a lot stronger," Jimenez said. "When he first got here he was 6-4, 225. Now, he's 6-5, 260. He was benching 185 and now he's up to 260. He was power cleaning 125 and is at 225. We really pushed himself in the weight room. He was one of the guys who broke records. Now, he's squating 385 pounds. He's a great story."

Jimenez said Taylor has the grades to get into UM. "He's got like a 2.8 GPA and an 18 on his ACT score," Jimenez said. "Believe me, UM wouldn't have offered if they didn't think he could make it into school. He's a qualifier."

Taylor isn't the only good recruiting news for the Canes in the last 24 hours. Monsignor Pace quarterback Stephen Morris said he's a full-go to begin classes next week at UM and participate in spring football. Morris had been waiting on clearance from his school's principal on graduating early. He got it. Pace usually doesn't let students graduate in January. 

It looks like Morris will be joined by running backs Eduardo Clements and Storm Johnson, linebacker Tyrone Cornileus, center Shane McDermott and offensive tackle Malcolm Bunche as early entrants. UM is still waiting on word regarding JUCO tight end Chase Ford, who needs approval on a class he took at another school to begin this spring.

> Two current Cane commitments and cornerbacks -- Devont'a Davis from Gainesville High and Jeremy Davis from Cape Coral -- will take visits to other schools this weekend. Jeremy Davis is visiting North Carolina and Devont'a Davis is headed to Arkansas. 

> Don't hold your breath on the top offensive tackle in the country, Seantrel Henderson, visiting UM on Jan. 29. The Hurricanes weren't probably going to land him anyway.

Here are some clips on Delmar Taylor...

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Have any of you so-called negative UM fans bothered to look into any kind of mirror lately..? Whenever a kid considering where he may go to school happens upon a blog like this..

Filled up with mostly negative people like so many of you are..Who are always complaining about something..Coaching, Recruiting, and just about everything else..And seeing a stadium not even half-filled on gameday..?

And yet you wonder or want to find somebody to blame..? Coach Shannon is the blame for everything..This or that Geez, Now He alone is to blame because we are not getting enough 5 or 4 star recruits..

Hey..Get a clue..!!! UF and FSU have real fans that actually show up for games and fills their stadiums..Many of these Young Men go on these recruiting trips and see this..It is a powerful recruiting asset..Whether or not some of you understand this or not..

This can be very powerful and is very appealing now to this new generation of 17 to 19 yr old players..!!! 80,000 Screaming crazy fans vs a mediocre crowd of 20,000 maybe..Depending of course on what the weather is like that particular day..

Most of the posters here remind me of a lot old men and women..Some of whom will just sit around gossiping and complaining..Just about everything from where their reading glasses are to their missing dentures to arthritis.

A lot of you act and sound just like that..What is easily apparent is that most of you are just a bunch of fair weather band wagoneers..Some of whom who do not even bother to leave the house..Let alone go attend a game..

Just go away from this blog and try to Get yourself a life..or some help..If not then just go and find yourself another more successful team..To plot and conspire against like the Dick Cheney's of the world..

Just looking for something or someone to help tear down and apart instead of rooting for..
That is what a lot of you are unfortunately.. It seems this to is also what many of you maybe most well suited for..

Geez..What a positively poor bunch of losers.. With fans like you all..If I was a local 5 or 4 star player..I truly think I would also want to get as far away..From this mostly apathetic and anemic football community..As I could possibly get also..

Go Canes..! Great Year in 2009 to all these Young Canes..!!

See ya Real Canes Fan in 2010 at the games in the Spring and the Fall..!!

Posted by: df26 |

Hey Canes family. The recruits at Tenn are mad as hell about Kiffin leaving some of them are talking about coming to the U. I live in Los Angeles and the locals are not that happy with Kiffin being selected as coach at USC. They wanted Del Rio or Sarkisian. We should really be glad to have Randy as our coach. Go Canes 2010!

QB Jacory Harris - JR
QB A.J. Highsmith- SO
QB Stephen Morris- FR
RB Damien Berry- rs JR
RB Lee Chambers- rs JR
RB Lamar Miller- rs FR
FB Mike James- SO
FB John Calhoun- rs SO
TE Rchard Gordon- SR
TE Billy Sanders- rs FR
LT Orlando Franklin- rs SR
LT Ben Jones- rs SO
LG Brandon Washington- SO
C Tyler Horn- rs JR
RG Harland Gunn- rs JR
RG Joel Figueroa rs SR
RT Jermaine Johnson- SO
WR Leonard Hankerson- SR
WR Laron Byrd- Jr
WR Travis Benjamin- JR
WR Thearon Collier- JR
WR Aldarius Johnson- JR
WR Tommy Streeter- rs SO
DE Adewale Ojomo- rs JR
DE Allen Bailey- SR
DE Olivier Vernon- SO
DE Marcus Robinson- JR
DE Gavin Hardin- rs SO
DT Marcus Forston- rs SO
DT Micanor Regis- JR
DT Curtis Porter- SO
DT Jeremy Lewis- rs SO
LB Arthur Brown- JR
LB Sean Spence- JR
LB Colin McCarthy- rs SR
LB Jordan Futch- rs SO
LB Ramon Buchanon- rs SO
CB Brandon Harris- JR
CB Demarcus Van Dyke- SR
CB Ryan Hill- rs SR
CB Brandon McGee- SO
S Ray Ray Armstrong- SO
S Vaughn Telemaque- rs SO
S Jared Campbell- rs JR
S Jamal Ried- rs FR

Seniors 8
Juniors 16
Sophomores 17
Freshmen 4

Only 8 Seniors in the 2 deep. Juniors & Sophomores loaded for the next 2 years. Some of yall mutha f**kaz need to smoke a blunt & calm down...

I ain't even mention the incoming frosh. National Signing day isn't until Feb 3. There's a lot of b**ches disguised as fans of the "U"...

What a joke, and it continues, on Saturday Gayturds confirm 3 - 5 star recruits, Canes sign a 2 star, now this. This is embarrassing for all Canes fans.

Wow, some of the comments above are sad. I for one welcome Delmar. Its sorry to read these comments about our incoming recruits.
Remember some of these kids are probably reading this blog.
Always bleeding Orange and Green.

Manny, I hope you jump on the story about the departure of Lane Kiffin at TN for USC as a potential gain for Miami recruiting. Shannon and company should be on the phone with any of TN's desirable recruits ASAP.

I think everyone needs to chill. The five star guys are not a sure thing(A Brown, K Wright..etc) A top ten class does not guarantee success. The U was built on "rejects" that came in hungry and worked like no others. This infatuation with the star system has gotten out of hand. Look at Boise's recruiting classes recently....low star prospects who outwork their opponents with a solid team first attitude. That is what Onion is building towards.

Calm down...the Gators are not as stacked as you guys may think they are losing 20-26 seniors, Teabow, and 3 starting under classman. FSU has opportunity for fresh meat to be cooked in our annual beat down...Could this class be better? Yes. But I think with the team we have NOW AND a couple additions...OL, healty DL, we're sitting pretty. I would charge all you naysayers to research the stars on the current BAMA team, and the lack luster USC team of this year. You will see USC has been "stacked" with major 5 star talent and BAMA filled holes....who has the crystal ball this year again? RS has had to fill EVERY POSITION on the FIELD after Coker left this team with no heart and less talent. Sit back and enjoy the ride the C-A-N-E-S is about to take us on and stop "back seat" driving!!!

GO CANES!!!!!!


We will be okay...Bounties up!

1 star, 2 star, NONE of that means anyting. Hell Ed Reed was a 2 star, and Ray Lewis was a 3 star, now look at them. Quit putting so much emphasis on stars people. GO CANES!!!!!

I think the Hurricane nation needs to be patient with coach Shannon. In my observation, he has proven to be a coach whom has shown comprehensive improvement with both his ability to recruit and coach football for the "U." Oh yeah.... Shhhhhhhh Randy does have a secret or to under his sleeve for the recruiting class of 2010! True Canes, hold on tight!

Depressing news on the recrutiing front....its seems as though since the Northwestern recruting class, the last 2 have not been great.

I just hope we are recuiting the areas we are in need....but...cant let the skill positions fall off after the 2011 class graduates!

GO CANES..

Everyone, is still crying over not getting top recruits its ridiculous. Willie Williams and James Bryant were consensus All Americans coming out of High School, where are they now. The Same year we landed Williams and Bryant we landed the top recruit out of Wisconsin according to Rivals. Where are they now. Some of the best players Miami has ever seen were lightly recruited Ed Reed's only other scholarship offer was Tulane. Santana Moss was a Walk On. Ken Dorsey only went to UM b/c Cal Signed Kyle Boller. Will you all please relax and trust RS and the coaching staff.

Great another 1 star stiff!!! ENOUGH!!!! Shannon must go!!!! Anyone who thinks otherwise is a complete moron!!!!

For everybody "clowning" OUR new commit (well, not on this thread) ESPN rated him a 3 star. I know it isn't a 5 star, but he is 1.5 (78) away from being a 4 star (79.5) ... lol. I bet you one thing, this kid will be as loyal as they come. Now let's hope he develops into a solid college player (with pro potential)

You gotta love the energy us Miami fans have. Where else can U find fans that know absolutely nothing about a recriut but what they read on the internet. They know more than Division 1A coaches, which kids have the talent, and which ones dont. Which kids are projects,and which ones are busts and phenoms. Every Cane fan can work in Human resouces b/c they know when a coach needs to be fired and how long they should have to perform. All this from home watching TV and reading the internet, while eating a conch fritter, or guava y queso. Amazing isn't it!

Kindly explain why Miami is not getting the higher picks. Is it because the Canes' academic requirements are a bit high, the lack of quality recruiting, the less than top notch athletic equipment &/or the lack of interest in prioritizing championship football objectives?
Thanks, Adeastar

Posted by: Adeastar | January 11, 2010 at 03:30 PM

Simple, kids want to go to BIG time Programs with a College atmosphere that will allow them a stage to play in BIG time games in 80,000 seat on Campus packed Stadiums.

That is not U. And that is the simple truth.

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FACE IT CANE FAN ... U are what U are.


What do you mean dont hold your breath on Seantrel Henderson? Doesnt he have a confirmed visit on the 29th? Theres still a chance

Posted by: Chris | January 12, 2010 at 11:41 PM

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If U really think, other than a trip to check out South Beach, that Henderson will commit to that mess in Coral Gables... Then Ur far worse off than I imagined.

What's really going to be funny is when
Urban Meyer quits after signing day and
all those top recruits have no head coach.
Meyer only decided to stay until after
recruiting so they wouldn't lose recruits.
That is a travesty against those players and
typical of the Gators.

fyi to everyone, ESPN recently reviewed Taylor after all the buzz eh caused and gave him a grade of 79, that's right in between 3-4 stars, not too bad for 5 games huh?

Canes just picked up another DL sleeper commit. Anyone know who?

Like I said before, this is turning into a hit or miss class. Either Shannon is really uncovering some diamonds in the rough or Miami is getting the serious shaft. Only time will tell!

Posted by: Caneiac | January 12, 2010 at 04:17 PM
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Yeah baby Beach High in the hoUse.

Welcome to the U family Mr. Delmar Taylor.

Along with The Russian Bear, some of you might know who I am talking about, that is 2 Tides to the Canes.

A huge Diamond in the rough. He will be great. Next Sapp.

Posted by: Arturo "El Guapo" Betancourt | January 12, 2010 at 04:17 PM
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Delmar Taylor from Miami Beach Sr. listed at 6'3 275.

Posted by: Caneiac | January 12, 2010 at 04:36 PM
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I see miami got a verbal from a DT. Any info nation ? Thanks

Posted by: BertDawg | January 12, 2010 at 05:20 PM
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Manny - that why i could care less about Rivals, Scout or any of these so called ranking sites.

It's about finding smart, hungry players who will give it all to represent the U.

Posted by: Al | January 12, 2010 at 07:00 PM

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nice land that kid looks like a star... welcome to the U!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Daryel | January 12, 2010 at 07:36 PM

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THIS KID IS A FREAK CAN YOU SPELL VINCE WILFORK IN A SMALLER FRAME

Posted by: billynpc | January 12, 2010 at 07:55 PM

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He looks like a talent!
very raw but a talent all the same

Posted by: mario free online games | January 12, 2010 at 09:20 PM

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Of course this recruiting class could've been better, but, []_[] got much needed help on OL. It's going to be alright. Storm Johnson is a beast!!! Probably the best RB in the nation! []_[]

Posted by: Canes08 | January 12, 2010 at 11:48 PM

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Some of U Cane Fans never cease to amaze me with Ur uneducated opinions and over the top predictions...
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Stunning ...

Do U even read, realize and recognize some of the incredibly illogical things U say ?

with tennesee and its issues..the U staff should be calling every TN recruit NOW,,,24/7 go get em...GO CANES

The canes will be fine.

When are we going to start recruiting some QBs with some size? These stick size QBs are killing us. Look at OSU, that kid is 6'6 225 and a rocket arm, all we seem to be bring in are 6-1,6-2 185 lb. guys. We need a recruiting guy like Orgeron, he gets top kids everywhere he goes.

also..let us now prove were great humanitarians and HELP Haiti…Please $5 or $500…thanks GO CANES

You idiots saying yeah we had the 15-25 best recruiting classes back in the day when we were winning championships forgot one thing!! We actually had a coach that could coach those guys up to play like 5 star guys! RANDY SHANNON IS A JOKE! Quit the wait til next year crap all of the time! Fire this BUM!

It seems like shannon had to settle for this kid because they wouldn't expand their recruiting map and recruit around the country. I don't know, they say D-lineman but his recruiting videos show him playing O-line, on the majority of plays he was going up against little guys and on most of the plays it looks like he was holding.

Manny,

Any news on our staff trying to sway kids that de-committed to TN? Brandon Willis switch his commitment to NC. How about Michael Taylor from GA or Delvin Jones from Palmetto?

I look at the last couple of guys, who they consider sleepers, as desperation. It's telling me that they will not be able to get the big dogs to come here and there just giving schollies away, like a lottery ticket. If our coaching was better and we had shown the ability take guys like Taylor and Cain and make them super stars I could see them giving these guys a chance but that hasn't happened so far. Why not get on guys like Delvin Jones and Calvin Smith, that are now looking elsewhere. I must say this class is not going to be the make or break class for us but the one next year has to be great. We are loaded with Jr. & soph. players next year. I'd like to see most of these guys redshirted next year anyway. Probably 7 or 8 players coming next year will have an opportunity to play anyway.
Next year we don't need to bring in any fill good story types unless he is a Shariff Floyd type.

I'm very fond of a couple of legendary recruiting stories regarding 2 firt ballot NFL HOF'ers that were legendary players at UM before they went on to pro careers. One was recruited by PSU to be a linebacker only before picking UM which liked him at LB as well yet promised him a shot at something else. Another is a kid that came to UM as a lowly touted TE. Anyone have any idea to whom which I refer?

i have got to say there are to many experts
(blogers) yes i mean you guys. saying miami isn't doing the right thing , there recruiting is messed up bla bla bla bla. i say if you are so good at it you would be in charg but thats right your NOT. me on the other hand think the coaching staff is doing just fine thats right just fine and geting better look at the numbers. each year getting better. so to the staff i say good job and keep up the good work I trust you all. remember the best players play.

two words: Daniel Adderly

I know, it hurts, but it's true. No more "projects." Seriously, this is getting extremely strange and scary. We're now recruiting guys know one else knows about? Guys changing positions all the time? Uninspired teams? Unprepared teams? Poor clock management? What more do you need to see?

Manny,

Any news on our staff trying to sway kids that de-committed to TN? Brandon Willis switch his commitment to NC. How about Michael Taylor from GA or Delvin Jones from Palmetto?

I have been on this blog a number of times deriding the star system, and I'm going to do it again, though I agree with the above poster that highly rates classes are correlated with really good teams. When I defend Shannon, it is not because I think you can consistently recruit 3-star guys and win championships. I don't think that. It is because this year is the first and only year when he hasn't stockpiled 5-star recruits. The reason I am so unconcerned with the lack of 5-star guys in this class (by the way, we have about 10 4-star guys at key positions, so it's not like there's no talent in this class) is that occasionally you need to forget the stars and recruit the missing pieces of the puzzle, and those guys aren't always highly rated but rather are the role players, the projects, and the guys that will take 2 years to develop.

Before I continue, let me reiterate that we are still in the running for a lot of 5-star recruits, many of which will be visiting the campus with their last visit on the 29th. When we get a kid on campus, we have a great chance with him. So stop dumping on this class just yet. It may still end up glitzy enough to satisfy the S. Florida population.

Second, I'm as disturbed as everyone else that the S. Fla stars seem to be going elsewhere. I think, however, that Shannon hasn't made as big a push for some of these guys as he has in the past. The last 2 years he's completely locked down the state of Miami, and now, coming off our best year in his reign, he can't get them? Hogwash. I don't know what's going on there and I don't much like it, but I doubt we're losing all of these battles. I think, for whatever reason, we're not showing up strong for a lot of these fights because we don't think they'll pan out in our system. We denied Gore (too small), sent Chandler packing (also too small), never offered Luc (to stiff) and barely fought for trail and Dunbar. I don't know why, but I think this is design. You can call Shannon an idiot, but his first couple of classes are panning out well, so I think he's earned our trust there.

The last 2 years have seen us pull in two of the most highly rated classes we have ever had. We then follow that up with the best season we've ever had. Great programs are made by great recruiting classes...that's true. But dynasties are made by knowing when the star-counts are wrong and by going after the players you need and that will fit into your system the best. Sometimes that means a less sparkly class. If that's the case this year, then so be it, but stop getting your panties in a bunch over 1 class that's above average rather than stellar.

Go Canes!

That has to be the worst highlight tape of all time. Yes, it only came from five games, but
1) He's playing o-line
2) Half those "blocks" came when he knocked out some poor 5-8 kid who wasn't even paying attention.
Hope he pans out, but these guys need to do a better job putting together a highlight reel!

You have to be kidding me UM has been my dream school forever. I bench 385,squat 610 and I run a 4.87 40. I am a legit 6'1 268lbs and i cant even get an email response. BTW I am all district here in Tx 1st team for the 2nd year in a row and on the county (12 districts) super defensive team. I guess 3 more inches would at least get me an email returned.

Remember the last two "world beater quarterbacks", Mr. California and Mr. Florida. Rivals isn't listing hotels, they can be wrong.

Hey Chris, you had some facts wrong in your post.

"Harris lost to Wisconsin, a big ten team and had a 9-4 record. Parrels?

Tebow went 9-4 his sophomore year after splitting time his freshmen year ( sound familiar?)
Tebow lost his sophomore bowl game against a lower ranked big ten team in the closing minutes (sound familiar?)"

In the Gators loss, the offense cored 35 points, it was the defense that cost us the game. When UM played Wisconsin, the offense scored 14 points and it was the defense that kept it close.

No parallels there between Tebow and Harris' performance.

"He won the heisman because the media loved him, his stats from that season weren't that great, he posted much much better stats the next few years."

Weren't that great!?! 55 touchdown, first QB to go pass for 20 and rush for 20. He individually accounted for more touchdowns than over 90 Div 1 TEAMS!

As for the "better stats the next few years."

Tebow had 55 touchdown his sophomore year, followed by 42 and 35.
Passing yard: Sophomore: 3286, then 2746, 2895.
Completions: 234, 192, 213.
His QB rating was 172.47, 172.23 and 164.17

Tebow's sophomore year was his best year.

"I don't know about you, but sounds strangely familiar to Jacory."

Nope, not to me.

As long as you are comparing Tebow to JH, TT has 16 picks his entire career, JH had 17 his first year as a starter.

"I'm not saying Jacory will be the next Tebow. What I am saying is you don't know what will happen. Based on his record, history and stats he has parrels with sophomore campaigns by both Tebow and Jimmy Clausen (in terms of stats, Jacoiry had more wins). But, if the 2007 UF team had miami fans, they would be screaming for Meyer' s head. After all, Meyer was getting wooped in recruiting by an unexperienced coach at a school with little recent power ( Shannon and Miami),

"wooped in recruiting"? I know scout had Miami listed as #3 and UF as #12, but Rivals had UF at #3 and Miami AT #5. Also, UF only recruited 22 players to Miami's 33. We had fewer needs since we had the #1 recruiting class in the nation the previous year (Scout and Rivals).

"plus he had gone 9-4 showing a DECLINE in record from the previous years ( shannon improved). "

That's true on both counts, but Meyer's previous year as 13-1, hard to improve on that, Shannon's was 7-6. Lots of room for improvement.

Wow another 0 Star recruit.. I would like to see them talking to Marcoux the QB in the Army game.. that kid was good...


Wait a minute, John Vilma, not even in the top 150 of any bodies recruiting rankings. Sean Spence, just got a last minute scholli from the U, Roscoe Parrish, just a little quick qb given a scholli late. Santana Moss, given a track scholli and walked on the football field. Ray Lewis, came in after NCD. Rusell Maryland, no one heard of till he got to the U. Ed Reed, who heard of him before he got to the U. Non of these guys were ranked high on any recruiting websites.

Why are people so hung up on stars. Some of these kids will never play a down of football. Some will be arrested, won't make the grade to get in, will turn out to be a big bust like most of Larry Corker kids did after we had a top 5 recruitng ranking and everybody was dancing in the streets.

Kyle Wright,Charlie Jones, Ackeem Joila, Lance Legget, Ryan Anderson, Johnathan Bryant, Leon Williams, D.J williams, Kirby Freeman, Ryan More, all 4 and 5 stars and big time busts, only D J Williams manage to pan out his Senior yr, but he was the #1 recruit when he came out of high school.
That's what will kill and did kill our program. But you cry babies out there can't give Randy a fair chance to get his act together with his recruits. You think because you read some foolish website that ranks a 1,000,000 of the high school football recuits and try to foolishly say that he got the number one guy, also got Saturdays winning lotto numbers for you too if he can spend the night with your wife. These guys never played organized football.

Armegeddon is coming if we don't get his 17 yr old "5" star kid to sign up, what a joke! Now you guys are PE speciallist because you can lift weights. Look at the video, most of those people he was pancaking looked bigger then him and probably squat more then him too.

If you never really concentrated on weight lifting it will take some time to add the mass to get stronger. Those were his numbers of improvement over a yr, but his desire is what made him get the scholli. He will get stronger when he gets to College. You can't teach heart you have to have it.

There are many things I'm hoping that Randy change, such as playing the right guys and not having layalty to the upper classmen ( D Berry should have played more ) but Randy is still on the job learning.

Frank Beamer was going to get run out of town too until his 6 yr when he finally started to win. A he does not run after the so called 4 and 5 star recuits. Most of his guys come from Virginia. Just when you think Micheal Vick is gone here comes his brother, he leaves here comes Tyrod Taylor. He has the same defense every year, special team playing Beamer Ball. But you will never see them high on the recruiting rankings because he get kids that fit the program.

Let Randy be Randy, let him get his guys, give the man a fair chance to prove himself. There will be lots of mistakes along the way, but let see if he get's us to "what he is trying to get done" with minimal crying out there please!! GO CANES!~!!!!


some of y'all shouldn't be allowed to talk football. Nobody CARES about fukin blue chips this year you ducks! it's about depth. A BLUE chip from the south isn't going to want to bak up OUR LOADED SKILLS POSITIONS!! maybe in california but not DOWN IN THE DIRTY BUDDY! All we needed this year was guyz who want to play and get better. We did need great rbs to replace coop and JJ and look......WE GOT STORM AND CLEMENTE...Just shut that trap and watch the magic. 2010 is oUr year......FEAR THE U!

AND NO FLORIDA ISN'T MORE STACKED THAN US. GUYS ARE NOT WAITING BEHIND OTHER GUYS TO PLAY! they leave after one or 2 years you non-athletes. OUrs fortunately as you can see by this year alone STAY AND GRADUATE AND GET THERE DEGREES!! IF I KNEW I WAS JUST GONNA JUMP SHIP AFTER A COUPLE YEARS I'D GO TO FLORIDA 2...LAST BUT NOT LEAST...JUST LOOK AT UF's Literacy rate....it's SO MUCH EASIER TO GET IN THAN TO THE PRIVATE SCHOOL OF THE U! WE DON't ALLOW DUMMIES...WE DON"T CARE IF you are 5 star dummies either..so if u lookin for blue chips take yo ass to UF or boise state!


Wait a minute, John Vilma, not even in the top 150 of any bodies recruiting rankings. Sean Spence, just got a last minute scholli from the U, Roscoe Parrish, just a little quick qb given a scholli late. Santana Moss, given a track scholli and walked on the football field. Ray Lewis, came in after NCD. Rusell Maryland, no one heard of till he got to the U. Ed Reed, who heard of him before he got to the U. Non of these guys were ranked high on any recruiting websites.

Why are people so hung up on stars. Some of these kids will never play a down of football. Some will be arrested, won't make the grade to get in, will turn out to be a big bust like most of Larry Corker kids did after we had a top 5 recruitng ranking and everybody was dancing in the streets.

Kyle Wright,Charlie Jones, Ackeem Joila, Lance Legget, Ryan Anderson, Johnathan Bryant, Leon Williams, D.J williams, Kirby Freeman, Ryan More, all 4 and 5 stars and big time busts, only D J Williams manage to pan out his Senior yr, but he was the #1 recruit when he came out of high school.
That's what will kill and did kill our program. But you cry babies out there can't give Randy a fair chance to get his act together with his recruits. You think because you read some foolish website that ranks a 1,000,000 of the high school football recuits and try to foolishly say that he got the number one guy, also got Saturdays winning lotto numbers for you too if he can spend the night with your wife. These guys never played organized football.

Armegeddon is coming if we don't get his 17 yr old "5" star kid to sign up, what a joke! Now you guys are PE speciallist because you can lift weights. Look at the video, most of those people he was pancaking looked bigger then him and probably squat more then him too.

If you never really concentrated on weight lifting it will take some time to add the mass to get stronger. Those were his numbers of improvement over a yr, but his desire is what made him get the scholli. He will get stronger when he gets to College. You can't teach heart you have to have it.

There are many things I'm hoping that Randy change, such as playing the right guys and not having layalty to the upper classmen ( D Berry should have played more ) but Randy is still on the job learning.

Frank Beamer was going to get run out of town too until his 6 yr when he finally started to win. A he does not run after the so called 4 and 5 star recuits. Most of his guys come from Virginia. Just when you think Micheal Vick is gone here comes his brother, he leaves here comes Tyrod Taylor. He has the same defense every year, special team playing Beamer Ball. But you will never see them high on the recruiting rankings because he get kids that fit the program.

Let Randy be Randy, let him get his guys, give the man a fair chance to prove himself. There will be lots of mistakes along the way, but let see if he get's us to "what he is trying to get done" with minimal crying out there please!! GO CANES!~!!!!


Hey Manny! How about more coverage of the Canes football program.

There has been little to no news from you lately.

There was an article yesterday on the Gator's early enrollees, but there has been nothing on the Canes. Whats up? This IS the MIAMI Herald right?

Give us more updates & news on the team.

Also very disappointed in recruitment right now. Florida & FSU keep getting 4-5 star recruits from Palm Beach, Lauderdale, & South FL., & our last two commits are 1 star guys. Whats going on?

Also, please tell us what happened with Chandler. He committed to us as a Junior. Was all exited about joining his friends at the U, & now he is going to USF. I thought NW was our farming ground, has Shannon fallen out of favor there as well?

Please catch us up on the scope.

Canes are a team of the past. They don't have the money to hire a big time coach. No stadium. Alumni are a small group and don't give money.The president of the school doesn't care if football does well or not. The writing is on the wall. Big public schools have a huge upper hand. FIU will be the premier team in South Florida in 5-10 years. Get used to it.

Have Faith....The U will be all right. We wiil get our far share of good players. Maybe not the top ones, but ones that will be dedicated, hungry andd will do anything to WIN....

Being his offence line coach. Delmar is a termendous athlete for his size. He has a mean streak, and he loves to make the big hit to spring a running back for a big gainer. An outstanding downfield blocker.

BOCA-MAN YOU ARE DUMB U CANT HANE THE BEST CLASS EVERY YEAR JUST SIT BACK AND BE YOUR STUPID SELF AND LET RANDY HANLE IT

the only thing shannon had going for him was the "reputation" he could recruit. he cant coach, so now what. maybe s. fla. will stea? him away. FIRE THIS BUM

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