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VIDEO: Canes' National Signing Day Preview

RECORDED TUESDAY, JAN. 31 at NOON at the Miami Herald

With less than 24 hours before fax machines around high schools across the country start sending over signed National Letters of Intent, the Miami Hurricanes appear to be on the verge of landing a pretty good recruiting class (32 new players at the moment).

It will only get better if Miramar All-American cornerback Tracy Howard does what some considered a few weeks ago to be a longshot: pick the Canes. Howard will announce his choice at approximately 9:50 a.m. Wednesday on ESPNU. I'll be there for the festivities and will provide live updates on my Twitter account.

Where is Howard, the No. 1-ranked cornerback in the country, headed? Late last night I got word Florida coaches were no longer confident Howard was headed their way. Does that mean he's a UM lock? I'm not going to go that far. Kids change their minds all the time and the fact he built a close relationship with UF secondary coach Tavares Robinson over a long period of time is something he has to be weighing and will up until the last moment.

Outside of Howard, UM has had flirtations with a lot of other top-tier recruits: Palm Beach Lakes offensive tackle Avery Young (UF, Auburn, Georgia), Georgia-are linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons (Georgia, FSU, UF), New Jersey-area Darius Hamilton (also likes Rutgers, UF) and Lake City Columbia defensive tackle Dequan Ivery (Louisville commitment).

From other reports and conversations I've had with recruiting analysts and coaches, Howard, Ivery, and West Boca Raton linebacker Jawand Blue (Virginia Tech commitments) are likely the only players UM will add. Jacksonville First Coast outside linebacker Reggie Northrup, who has long wavered on his Canes commitment, is the only player counted in the class the Canes will likely lose. Many expect him to end up at FSU.

> For more in depth perspective on the class, check out the previous blogs I had with Rivals.com state of Florida recruiting analyst Chris Nee.

> Nee by the way thinks the last player UM received a commitment from over the weekend, Tampa Plant athlete Antonio Crawford (5-11, 180), is a nice pickup for the Canes and "an excellent athlete." Crawford was previously committed to Georgia Tech.

"He can play on both sides of the ball, slot receiver on offense or corner or safety on defense," Nee said. "He will have to be groomed at whatever position he ends up at, be taught the position, the ins and outs of it. But he has really nice top end speed. He has a really nice burst. I think on defense he'd be a great guy in nickel dime schemes. On offense, he would be great in the slot, take that quick pass and make something happen in the open field. Just a really nice athlete. It sounds like they're going to play him at corner. That's probably the best place to put him. He's also going to be very good on special teams both as a cover man and return man."

Crawford ran for 471 yards and 5 TDs, caught 10 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown and had 45 tackles, 4 INTs and 19 pass deflections at corner. He averaged more than 32 yards on kickoff returns and brought one back for a score for the Class 8A state champs.

> We'll have coverage on MiamiHerald.com throughout the day as we'll send writers to all the local high school. Expect to see video interviews and much more here. Hurricanesports.com will provide updates on recruits once they officially receive those signed National Letters of Intent. Be sure to follow them as well.

> American High cornerback Larry Hope said Tuesday he will be enrolling in classes at UM as early as Wednesday. Hope said he was "waiting on a clearinghouse issue" to get in. "I'm excited, but I've got to go," Hope said. "I'm walking around campus now."

Hope gives UM nine early enrollees for the spring. 

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Tracy Howard!!!!!!!

Does this now make the Curse 0-4? AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Soldy Pig,

HOW....MY.....ASS......TASTE?

Big props to golden on that one.

TRACY HOWARD IS A CANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SUCK ON THAT GAYTARD TRAILER TRASH!!!!!


GO CANES ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!

GOLDEN IS A CLOSER!!!!!!

Curse Pig, back under your rock you disgusting Pig.

ARTY, I WILL ASK BOTH OF YOU NOW:

HOW.....MY.....ASS.....TASTE?

All Gatr? That's what you said right, Pig?

BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

MUSCRAP CAN'T CLOSE. HE IS A LOSER.

Tracy Howard and Darius Hamilton, enjoy your Prime 112 Steaks today playahs ... See you both in Titletown come August.

Posted by: ***** | January 28, 2012 at 06:33 AM

THEY DID AND BOTH DECIDED TO GO ELSEWHERE BESIDES TRAILERSVILLE!!!

Tracy Howard we got him, Reggie Northrup, we kept him and we would have had Darius Hamilton too, if we had jumped on him sooner. Anyhow, you 'Turds have to wait till the 10th to get 1 of the 5 guys that you said you were locks for. In your words......BWHAAAAAAAAA

HEY, CURSE PIG SOLDY. AFTER YOU TASTE MY ASS, BE A MAN AND POST SOMETHING. ANYTHING.

ALL GATR? MORE LIKE ALL COWARD.

THE BIG 6 ON THE BOARD.
Tracy Howard *****

GATOR LOCKS ... ALL SILENT Commits just waiting to sign at their respective schools Wed.. Three Huge Skill guys in the stable. Immediate playing time.
Posted by: Soldy | January 27, 2012 at 05:16 AM

Zero for four! God it must suck to be you right now!

Oh nevermind, it sucks to be you every day of your pitiful life! LMAO!

Corpus, dbc, ltcdolphin where U at guys?!?!?

I may be in my office but I'm all over this!!!

I SAY

IT'S GREAT

TO BE

A MIAMI HURRICANE

I SAY

IT'S GREAT

TO BE

A MIAMI HURRICANE

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

U see Cane Fan, this is how a TOP-TIER Program closes a recruiting season. Build slow and finish SSSSCCCRRRRROONNNGGGG @ # 1 !!!

Posted by: Soldy | January 27, 2012 at 05:16 AM

Just to show I am not picking on you, you did get THIS ONE right (except for the horrible spelling)!

Miami built slow, and finished STRONG! howard will lead to a cascade of more Canes signing, watch and learn, troll.

The silence from the Blog Pig Soldy speaks volumes of how much of a coward he is.

I know you are reading this Pig. Choke on your sandwich after you taste my and Tracy Howard's ass.

COWARD. BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Josh Harvey-Clemons *****
Be sure to watch this one's pick on ESPN Cane fan. U'll actUally might see a U hat on his pick table with about 5 others. Maybe U'll feel good for a few seconds if he picks it up and puts it back down before going all in GATOR.
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OOOH that's gotta hurt!

zero for five now?

It's gonna get to the point that we lose count, like when we tried to keep track of how many Gators were in jail at the same time.

"23?"
"Nope, Huntley got three out with a bag of cash from Urban."
"Yeah, but three others got picked up breaking into cars."
"They don't count until after they are arraigned."

How about this, we will patiently wait until you have SOME good news to share.

Ohh, that's right, yu did sign that 2 star midget kicker! Congrats to the Gators on that big pickup of a player nobody else wanted. LMAO!

Go galah!!!!!!

"Corpus, dbc, ltcdolphin where U at guys?!?!?"

I dunno where they are at, but they are likely laughing at some fool that has his name on his pocket, who was doing the Gator Chomp until the Howard announcement sent him back to raking leaves!

WE GOT IVERY!!! WE GOT IVERY!!!!


OUR DLINE IS LOOKING GOOD WITH IVERY, MOORE, BRISCOE, AND THE REST OF OUR DE'S WILL SCARE THE HELL OUT OF OPPOSING QB'S.

I'M CALLING IT NOW....

8 WINS AND A BOWL NEXT SEASON FOR THE CANES!!!

Was looking at the scout site and they had this blurb about previous #1 recruit Bryce Brown. Sooooooo glad that cancer never signed with us!

2009: Bryce Brown, running back, Tennessee

Brown was on the Tennessee football team for one year amassing 460 rushing yards before deciding to transfer to another school. Head coach Derek Dooley would not release Brown from his scholarship, so Brown transferred to Kansas State but was responsible for financial responsibility. Brown sat out 2010 as part of the one year "sitting out period" mandated by the NCAA. In 2011, he rushed for 16 yards in three games and reportedly left Kansas State. Brown has entered his name as an early entrant for the 2012 NFL Draft.

And Tracy Howard ? That Kid straight up played U.
Posted by: shUt-oUt On LOI DAY fo U ... | January 31, 2012 at 03:15 AM

Speaking of shut out, that makes you zero for 6, still shut out in the LOI day uncommitteds! LOL!

INSIDER TIP #2:

WE KNEW HOWARD TO UM TWO DAYS AGO.

Posted by: 86Cane | February 01, 2012 at 10:29 AM

You are the biggest liar on the Internet.

Why didn't you say anything then? Because you were hedging your bets. You DID NOT know.

Do you really think people are that stupid.

MANNY, CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS GUY?

***** DE Dante Fowler

Whats up with this blogger getting chubbed up about another site?
Relax and stay over at where ever the heck it is you blog.
Its very creepy that you are following another blog like that and hanging on their every word

A

What a disaster thats happening in trailorville. Muschump and Curse have failed at predicting their big recruits they would be getting.....WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!

Go get yer shinebox, Pig.

Still haven't posted. What a coward. It must suck to be you, Pig.

All hat no cowboy. Blubbering Pig.

How did Tracy Howard's ass taste? I am sure you lingered a little longer on his ass than most.

This so far has truely been one of the the greatest recruiting jobs I have seen in a long time. Kudo's coach Golden and staff

Howard a Cane!

I suck. I admit it. I am a loser in life, women, predictions, jobs, looks, you name it.

I have no friends. No real job. Well, the Costco gig pays for my cigarettes and butter but that's it.

Arty? Hola? Hast thou forsaken me, Arty?

Coach Muscrap? Hello?

I told these Gatr maggots UGA was ahead of them too. Gonna be a long time before Gatrs even go to a SEC champ game, The ole Ball Coach (wich they snubbed for Urbie) has SC rolling along steadily and will for awhile.
Awwwwwwwww aint that a shame.

It doesn't matter in the big picture, MAJOR sanctions are coming and this program will be irrelevant for the next 10 years. At the minimum, they'll get double what USC got. Good luck recruiting with the loss of 60 scholarships and not being able to play in a bowl game or conference championship game for 4 years. Al Golden though, is making an excellent case for his next head coaching job after he leaves next year.

Ahh, we finally have a gator moron sighting. Did you dry your tears, change your underwear, and kick your poodle, so now you feel confident that you can come trolling on here again?

A little hint, the threats of lynching our coach are old, this is a new Canes team, fool.

And the Golden to PSU attempt is still failing. Even recruits are laughing at you, fool.

Posted by: Lil Luke and the NCAA infractions committee | February 01, 2012 at 11:18 AM

BWWAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA. IS this all you have, you peon? That is it? Gutted by the recruiting you resort to cheering for the NCAA?

Your predictions have all been wrong. Every single one. This one will be too.

Can't believe you posted that. What a worm. What a jelly-fish.

You have no spine you lil' Soldy Pig. Embarrassed and gutted.

EXPOSED FOR THE STUPID PIG HE IS.

2008 NORTWESTERN CLASS !!!

U dUmb clUcks will grasp on to ANY good news ...

de ja vU U ... GET PuMPED CANE FOOLS ... ACC Champs 2012 !!! BCS CHAMPS 2013 !!!

.

Mighty Gators ... 3 - 5's ... 15 - 4's ... 5 - 3's ... and 2 more 5's to come.

U ....................... 1 - 5 ...... 9 - 4's ... 15 - 3's ... - Northrup gone and no more coming.

Howard, good kid and congrats, said he can play right away unlike at FSU and Florida... damn straight son. Good luck holding coverage with that front 7 the next "3-4" years... But it's the ACC, so not much of a jump from Broward High School comp...

.

Jesus Christ, U dopes and Michael Irvin sounds like a pregnant women at a Baby shower ...

U dUmb clUcks better forget aboUt Ur dreams of who U might get to commit on signing day and worry aboUt who's leaving U at the Alter...

Like that 5-8 midget tablescrap corner Antonio Crawford who Georgia Tech sent packing so he chose U over the above mentioned never to be ranked crap teams ... jUst ... like ... U.
bUt he's ALLLLLL CANE ... 'Cause Noooo decent program offered the dwarf.
Posted by: THE S.E.C. ... BIG BOY BALL ... U ? ... not worth even mentioning | January 31, 2012 at 02:44 AM

Crawford is 5-11 and still growing, not 5-8, fool.

Zero for seven, and still the day is young. you really should quit while the egg on your face is still being held up by the zits and grey beard. Any more, and it will drip onto your lawn maintenance coveralls.

Blahh, Blahhh, Blahhh, Lil Luke.

Blaaah, Blahhh, Blahhh, Shapiro's book.

Blaaah, Blaaah, Blaaah, NCAA infractions.

You are so weak, Pig.

COWARD.

Pig, who said UTrailer is even SEC Big Boy Ball?

Don't include your Trailertrash program in the SEC West. They can brag.

UFailure? Just crying in their trailer.

Blaaaah, blaaaahh, Blaaaaah, Northwestern.
Blaaaah, Blaaah, Blaaaah, Michael Irvin.


Living in the past, Soldy Pig. Like the good lil' loser you are.


Got more rhetorical questions? Here's one:

HOW TRACY HOWARD'S ASS TASTE?


BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Jesus Christ, U dopes and Michael Irvin sounds like a pregnant women at a Baby shower ...
Posted by: Ur Daddy Soldy | February 01, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Funny, that's how you sounded at 2 in the morning a couple days back, when you were crowing "ALL GATOR" and "GATOR LOCK", but good to know you are obsessed with listening to Micheal Irvin, as well as reading about the Canes from your sleepless nights to your midday dumpster diving. Is that why dumpster fires make you so sad? You miss out on those half eaten whoppers and big macs when they get burned to a crisp? LMAO! You should consider going through the drive through, they give you fresh ones for only a couple of bucks!

What? No car? How sad.

You can walk in.

What? Dress code says no shirt no shoes no service? Sucks to be you.

How about paying a kid a couple bucks to buy one for you?

What? No money either?

Yeah, I guess Gainesville dumpster fires ARE bad news for you then. Look at it this way, troll, you needed to lose the weight anyway....

I don't really ever post here, but I don't understand the logic of the Gators fan who mocks where the Canes 08 class was ranked in regards to their star ratings, then trumpets the success of their current class based on the same rating system.

UF has 1 five star not three lil girl

I am not a star counter, but Miami has 2 you dope. You have gotten stiffed again by 2 more stud players 1) Leonard Williams from Daytona Beach- He is headed to USC to play for a real program to play in a real city. 2) Nelson Aglhor from Tampa- He is also headed USC also. You guys are soooo fortunate that the janitor was able to brainwash Dante Fowler, Jr. and get the guy to flip from FSU. He will end up like Patchan or so many of your other highly touted recruits and transfer. So that makes the 'Turds 0 for 7 as regards 4 or 5 star guys who had to make a decision on going to cow town to play football!

BTW, I was incorrect on Northrup, he flipped and went to FSU. I wish him all the best in class and on the field (except when he faces us). I especially hope that he has great games when he plays against the 'Turds. You see 'Turd, this is how it's done, if you are wrong, fess up to it and move on. People respect you more.

By "Miami has 2" I meant 2- 5 star players- Duke Johnson and Tracy Howard. Again, we could have had 33 5 star guys and I would still say that the star system is overrated. In actuality, the majority of the players that win college awards, who make the All-America teams and who get drafted in the top 3 rounds of the NFL draft are 3-star guys. Many 4 and 5 star guys are drafted after the 3rd round.

Ouch, that makes him zero for nine, and that was one he could have checked rather than pull numbers out of his.... raging dumpster fire.

THE BIG 6 ON THE BOARD.
Nelson Agholor *****

GATOR LOCKS ... ALL SILENT Commits just waiting to sign at their respective schools Wed.. Three Huge Skill guys in the stable. Immediate playing time.
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Zero for TEN! A GUTTER BALL from a gutter rat, raiding dumpsters for his lunch so that he can use the wifi there.

Nelson Agholor takes five more stars away from the Gators, goes to USC. Would rather go to a school with known penalties than to go to a school with a known raving lunatic for a coach.

RecrUiting Reality Concept huh Cane Fan ... U'll be lUcky to finish Top-20 come Wed. night.
Posted by: A Cane Fan Say Wat ? | January 26, 2012 at 09:06 PM
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Zero for 11. We will be in the Top 20, easily, and luck had NOTHING to do with it.

0-11 or 0-12, I am losing count. Avery Young OT from Palm Beach Gardens selects..........Auburn!!

Yeah, Miami was in the hunt for him, but he was really a long shot. All 'Canes fans knew that and again, we got on him a little late in the process. The 'Turds on the other hand were harassing this guy, errrr, recruiting this guy for a while and many people (especially delusional "Turd fans) thought he was a lock to go to trailersville. Well, in the words of Lee Corso, "Not so fast my friend". He decides to go to Auburn, Alabama instead of trailersville. Arty, Soldy or whatever you go by, you may want to take a sedative. While you are at it, Fed Ex a case of it up to trailersville, Muschump, a.k.a, the janitor, surely could use 1 or 4. BTW, BWHAAAAAAAAA

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