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Canes receive commitments from two in-state offensive stars

Al Golden and his coaching staff were busy bees this summer, landing a collection of 24 verbal, non-binding commitments before the start of the season.

Danny DillardAfter blowing out Duke Saturday, UM got back to work on the recruiting front Sunday, landing commitments from two in-state stars: Venice High running back Danny Dillard (6-2, 215) and Lakeland High receiver Ricquan Southward (6-2, 190). 

Dillard, who grew up in the Miami area before moving to Venice when he was 9, told his hometown newspaper the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Sunday he chose the Canes over offers from Kentucky, Marshall, Ohio, Pittsburgh and UCF. Dillard has gained 724 yards on 105 carries for a 6.9-yard-per-carry during seven games this season, battling through injuries throughout according to the Herald-Tribune. He also has scored 14 rushing touchdowns, five in just more than two quarters against Sarasota Booker, and one through the air with five catches for 50 yards. Last year, he rushed for 1,245 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Ricquan Southward, Photo by: Michael WilsonThe 6-foot-2, 215-pounder is ranked as the nation's No. 32 running back by Rivals.com and the No. 92 overall recruit in the state of Florida.

Southward, a first-year starter for Lakeland who attended Saturday's game against Duke, has over 700 yards receiving and 13 touchdown catches in eight games this season. He told Canesport.com Sunday night it's "a soft commitment."

"I'll still visit other colleges just to look around - I'm set up to see Ohio State [Nov.] 19th," Southward told Canesport. "I've never been up there. Right now that's only official I have set up."

The UM offer was Southward's third offer, joining Ohio State and Mississippi.

Here is highlight video on YouTube for Dillard.


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@ True Cane

cut off the roof.

Now Penn ST president is gonna step down?? Good lord what the hell is going on in happy valley???

Everybody run for the hills!!!!

UM prepare to lose. Lose convincingly at that. UM has been exposed because prior to coming to the ACC we seen their HIGH-LEVEL of competition in Big Easy (sarcasm). Lamar Miller isn't going to run all over the place. Without a run game, the game will be in Jacory's hands and the short throws aren't going to be there with FSU's speed.

NOLES forever!

Good luck troller. We'll see on saturday.

History lesson..

We own you.

Now stop having sex with your family members because that's where midgets and retards come from. And no it's not ok to have a sister that is also your cousin.

Guys we have a ton of talent comin back, with buchanan/perryman replacing spence, the D is bascially back with more experience and some new freshman. The O, minus jacory and Tbenjamin, r all back ,and most of the stud Oline are back inc henderson, miller-james and the top RB from norland and eduardo clements are back. streeter shuld b back to play 2 yrs b4 nfl, AND morris has 2 yrs of experience and 1 in the system to lead us. Plus, 3 qb recruits including Dewey the espn 150 kid and made the Elite 11 run by trent dilfer. SO, we have a real good team coming back in yr 2 of goldies system

Was half of this blog censured???

So really horrible things starting to ferment up here. Reports are now the foundation was pimping out boys for large donators to the organization. There is talk that there was a quid pro quo deal to let Sandusky resign when he did and stay quiet. But he kept an office on campus

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