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InsideTheU's David Lake discusses where UM stands with its top targets a week before signing day

Here's the latest edition of Eye On The U's recruiting podcast with Herald Sports Writer Manny Navarro and InsideTheU reporter David Lake. 

The two discuss where Miami stands with its top targets a week before National Signing Day. Among the players discussed: LB Matthew Thomas, RB Alex Collins, RB Augustus Edwards, WR Stacy Coley, WR Jordan Cunningham, OL Denver Kirkland, DT Jay-nard Bostwick, DT Keith Bryant and LB Jermaine Grace.

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Jim Gallo was ignored by his parents for many years and now he constantly trolls the internet. What are you gonna do on NSD clown boy when Golden locks down South Florida ! Go F yourself..

Gallo youre a pu557

OK. We need standard-bearers on D. Where are they? FSU is winning the defensive recruiting wars. Trust me. It's a classic case of DunnoToday, DunnoTomorrow, JustDunno. Defensive players are hesitant to come to UM because they know the defense ain't all that.

Forget sanctions, if you can play somebody will see U. But there are something called schemes, stunts and disguises that UM does not have. Cain, Paul, Perryman, Johnson and even Gaines are good. They need good coaches. This is one of the best LB corps I've seen in while. Put Finnie in there, who wasn't that bad.

That dude had 0 enthusiasm in his voice.

Relax. Golden is a closer, he's going to bring all of those guys home. Bostwick will be here too.

Alex Collins was hangjng out with Golden and Duke at a recent UM basketball game in the stands. Duke is persuading him. Hopefully Alex will be a Cane. Arkansas is very hot for this kid at the same time

Gallo is a stoopid dumba55

Cool cat is a crack head

Gallo is a gator troll who is on this blog to escape the reality that his team was spanked by Louisville.

Gallo and Calvina are both byotch pu $$ y's who are too stupid for anybody to take them seriously with anything they say, so they in turn in their ever dying pursuit of any credibility have to try and use others names in the hopes that anybody will listen to them. They are afraid little punks who fear the dynasty that coach Golden is building because their little p us sy gators have to play us this year.

What is this douche talking about? Collins...Thomas...Kirkland...Grace....Bostwick are all Canes. Coley is also coached by a former Cane who is pushing him to the U. For all those hoping that Golden doesn't end up with this kids...be prepared to be upset.

Big time kids usually don't commit early. Means nothing that these kids waited to commit until signing day. Most want the attention. How many kids has FSU signed in the last 10 years from the tri county area??? Not many at all. BTW is a Cane feeder school so good luck to the Semi Holes trying to pull kids like Thomas and Kirkland.

Some posters are just retarded and don't understand recruiting nor are have they watched or know much about the recruits.

recruits would have to be idiots to come to this garbage school, no stadium, horrible coaches, ncaa about to lay down the hammer, worthless degrees.

Really yea gallo . Its stupid to go to a school so close to south beach. Yea that has to suck. Really being able to drive to south beach any chance u want. Florida may have a stadium on campus but what else do they have nothing. They play in a swamp. Sorry everything about miami is better then gainesville. Oh and miami education is worth 100 times more then a florida education. a monkey can graduate from florida

Hey Gallo!.....your dad should of pulled out nine months before you were born!

This 2013 class is already sealed up......Golden is out recruiting 2014 prospects right now......2013 class must be pretty special if he's focused on 2014 recruits with a week left until NSD!!

Manny, DOOD, SERIOUSLY, that is the worst sounding voice patch..even for a pod cast, NO excuse.
Get one of THESE:

TELOS ONE
Digital Hybrid Telephone Interface

I produced a nationally syndicated radio show for 7 years. Get PRO, man.

Cool Cat, just DUNNO CHIT!!! You sound like a dumb ace... So where do you coach at moron?

cool cat dunno squat

props to the U bb team again- took a punch to the gut in the 1st half and rallied- 7-0 in the ACC and 16-3 overall. This is unprecedented!

Goldie is going to close this season'r recruiting pretty soon. Of Collins, Kirkland, Thomas, Grace and Bostwick-unlikely to gte themall. Will get 1 possibly two of them. Golden has already limited the number of scholies to appease the NCAA. Time to start recruiting for 2014. Time to get Sony Michel, although I bet you if Collins comes here Michel may look elsewhere for playing time.

Yo Cane Trash

Yo U be a bunch of delUsional dUmmies
U diss Gallo, Calvin and Cool Cat cause they tell U things u don't like to hear.
Things like the truth.

U doUches claim Golden Retriever is such a good recruiter when he barely gets 2 or 3 players of note every year. And only because they r local kids whose Momma wants them to stay home.
Check it out from Rivals.com talking about schools with dissappointing recruiting:
"The Hurricanes have only 12 commitments; three are already enrolled, and the nine others don't exactly blow anybody away. There are no five-stars in their class, and only one prospect -- defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad -- is in the Rivals100. That is unacceptable for a program with so much talent surrounding the school that the coaching staff could pull kids from just five miles away and field an excellent team. Miami is really losing the battle for Florida talent with the Gators atop the team rankings and Florida State in the top 20. There are a bunch of teams, including some in the ACC, that are ranked ahead of Miami in the team rankings that have no business being there. Al Golden and his staff have to close really strong to stave off a disappointing recruiting class."

Same thing I have been saying U chUmps got 4 kids when everyone else has 20. Losers.

U need to sign all the remaining good kids just to come close to catching up.
All the good schools r already done recruiting and have their classes nailed down.
Except for U.
I admit, U r not a good program so it's unfair to compare U with the top 50 programs in the land.
Only U clUcks need to wait till NSD to see if U have a decent class, everyone else already does.
Some recruiter that Golden Retriever.
Has to wait til the last minute to fetch anyone good.
Good for him there is so much local talent that wants to stay home.
Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!

recruits would have to be idiots to go to a garbage school in a craphole like Trailerville, cess pool of a stadium, horrible ranting spitting coaches, ncaa about to lay down the hammer, worthless diplomas, nation-leading felonies. The UFailure is an embarrassment to the entire state of Florida.

I HAVE A DREAM TODAY. THAT THE POSTERS ON THIS SITE WILL RISE UP AS ONE.
I HAVE A DREAM TODAY. THAT THE POSTERS ON THIS SITE WILL GET OUT OF THEIR COLLECTIVE PARENT'S BASEMENTS.
I HAVE A DREAM TODAY. THAT THE POSTERS ON THIS SITE WILL PUT DOWN THEIR BAGS OF CHEETOS, PULL UP THEIR UNDERWEAR AND GET OFF OF THEIR FELT LINED BEAN BAG CHAIRS.
I HAVE A DREAM TODAY.
JUST NOT A LOT OF CONFIDENCE!!!

Brian, thank you! Good work.

a 1 yr cost at miami is 35-40k per year FSU and UF, what 6-8k per year to go there? maybe 10? A DEGREE FROM MIAMI is much more looked upon. Plus, U live in coral gables, 2 min from coconut grove, 15 min from so beach. u live in tallahasssee or UF , u freeze in the winter, nothing to do, and Golden will be blowing both schools away by 2 years

If I am MAtt Thomas. and I have Michael BArrow and NFL ALL PRO LB and Former ALl American as my coach, then I sign with the U............

If Golden pulls this off, and he has a chance at all those names on this list, it could b like the class of 83, where schnellenberger got highsmith and bratton and the 2 blades brothers and all those NFL players to stay home, which those kids all lead to the great record Jimmy JOhnson had.
He can land Thomas,Bostwick, coley, kirkland,collins,cunningham,grace and bryant, most espn 150 players, PUT THEM IN ESPNS top 5 and rivals top 10 easily.

Canetrash!! Whats up slurpee boy?? Slurp, slurp, slurp...guess you did not see the piece by Tom Lemming about Al Golden...I think this guy knows what he is talking about....at least more then you do. Anyhow....keep slurping away....we have a present for you on NSD!!

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/sfl-miami-coach-al-golden-compared-to-nick-saban-and-urban-meyer-20130126,0,86554.story

Posted by: Canetrash

You actually look to the recruiting services for confirmation? Are you an idiot or something? Those services have no idea what they are talking about.

Trust the coach of whatever team you pull for, if you even have one. Personally, I don't care what those services say, they don't know anything.

85% of these kids, this is their 15 min of fame. They get royal treatment and coverage on websites, interviews at high school all star games and thats it. Then your 1 of 90, more than half become avg or bench players, and thats that. SOme milk it hard.
TWOOO GOOOOOOD THINGS FOR US. 1. we have #1 RB and #1 CB in nation in Howard and Duke who played in all star games vs Thomas and others, and howard played with Grace. 2. maybe they can do what Alonzo HighSmith said in U documentary about LETS JUST STAY HOME AND BUILD A WINNER>
A degree from 1 of the best school in nation, smaller classes, no cold winters............
Alex collins, Arkansas is cold from Novemeber to March----FREEZING...........U IS ON THE WAY BACK.

WE have no depth at RB, so if I was Collins It would be a no brainer. DB's, WHats up with the IMokallee Kid MACK Alexander?

MATT THOMAS....DUDE, Mike barrow will teach you how to b an NFL PLAYER AND A MAN

KIRKLAND. U GOT MARIO C, a former U LINEMAN
BRYANT----STop playin EFFIN GAMES AND JUST STAY HOME
COLEY---SCREW FSU, UM HAS NO WR COMMITTS IN THIS CLASS> WHAT DOES THAT TELL U

Good post Dom.

Methinks the whole drama of recruiting is getting a little old..

When high school kids can have adults running around wringing their hands, and in a frenzy, regarding their choices then it is getting overboard.

I agree with Manny with his twitter rant...

If you want to be a member of the Hurricane Family then welcome.
If you play games and are a prima donna then keep on shaking and move on to someone else to put up with that nonsense.

Duke is an example of a guy who focused, worked, and comitted to the 'U'. He wanted the playsheet to start learning from his earliest decisions..he did NOT play games.
We will get a good class, but quit the jerking around and gamesmanship..
The'U' will be the 'U'

Miamis Most Successful runs, under JOhnson and Butch Davis, most of the recruiting classes were not ranked in the top 10-15 on avg. It was always getting the athete and seeing potentia. USC is loaded with 5 stars and they had 6 losses....

NO ONE EXPECTED TRACY HOWARD LAST YR. Golden will come thru and close strong

Yo Cane trash

Yo keep up the Golden Wet Dreams and keep up with Ur meaningless motto of "we'll be back"

Meanwhile not only UF and FSU but 50 other programs have better recruiting classes than U do.

Know this fools, even if U land ALL those kids U mention maybe U move up to #40 on the list or low 30s at best.

Yo chUmps on the one hand U say the rankings dont mean squat but on the other U use those rankings for those players U covet.
Every other school has a great class in the books already.
U got 4 kids only.
20 > 4
Top 20 >>> 50s
Yo Golden Retriever is lucky there is so much local talent.
Not even Mario and Coley will help the flea infested dog get a top 30 class.
Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!

We don't care what the other schools think they have.

espn currently has the canes in top 25 with what we have now Rivals just adds points up, espn goes by overall quality. If Golden adds thse pending studs, we jump into top 10......And star ratings mean squat, The Ed Reeds 2-3 star, the hungry kids are the ones that help move the program forward

CANETRASH AND GALLO FIGHTING FOR LAST SEAT AT THE COMPUTER

THEY BOTH WANT TO SIT ON MUSCRATS LAP

As for me personally, i could care less what class rnakings espn, and all the the other sites have us rated at than and now. Means nothing, all i know is, there are enuff balla's in the area to build a national championship team, bring them. Who cares about that stupid star system, these guys balled and some dominated in highschool, doesn't mean it's going to translate to the college game, but as long as they make a D-1 team and contribute to a national championship is all that matters to me.

In fact i get tired of these bozo's ranking recruiting classes, hell, if they knew everything, than why play the games, let's just give the national championship to whomever they deem "the #1 recruiting class in the nation" so when a team wins a national championship, they want to try and point to the fact that it was projected, but than when schools like us use to beat the dog shap out of people, they couldn't understand why.

Or when guys come in like they say "out of nowhere", they had to come from somewhere, i like when these recruiting sites try and justify why they look stupid, let's go down the line and see how many these sites missed on, sanatan moss, reggie wayne, played like 5 stars, i know they weren't ranked that way. edgerrin james, james jackson, portis, mcgahee, 5 stars in college, ed reed, lol, 5 star college and pro's, SEAN TAYLOR, hmmmm, philip bucchanno, mike rumph, glenn sharpe(pre-knee injuries), kelly jennins, antrelle rolle.

I like the current updated sites got 2 star orlando franklin, only the starting right tackle for the denver bronco's, i can go on and on! Than don't forget how some of these sites go back and change some their ratings, just print them out and than go back and look. Like spence, that man was rated a 3 star prospect coming out, now you go look, he's at 4 stars, lol.

Canetrash = slurp, slurp, slurp....slurpeeeeeee boyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....as Flavor Flav would say. Keep slurpin our blog.....ITS A GOOD SIGN TO US!!

goldie luv's that tampa area, must feel safer up their than in O.T. & Liberty City, lol.

Why do you say that Calvin? Although anyone would feel safer anywhere but OT or LC. What happened to that young lady who left a restaurant in LC? She got jacked and she gave the thug her purse. So what doe he do/ He shot her in the face anyway.

Newsflash- your malcolm x attitude is old. And it dont mean squat any more.

Don't continue to be an idiot all your life man, if howard schnellenberger, jimmy johnson and others walked that path, what makes goldie that special he doesn't have too.

I guess in your mind it's safer in places like italy, columbine, penn disgrace st., arizona, oregon, cause those type of things only happen in Miami. He'll be the same clown on t.v. talking bout "you never thought it could happen in our neighborhood" one of the silliest statements of all time.

Let's keep your david duke mindset toned down and open your eyes.

Bottom line. UF has never had an undefeated regular season. NEVER. I think in 1 of bowdens years he did it once. SO RECRUITS, Miami went undefeated in reg season in
1986, 1987,1988(lost by 1 at no dame but won the game as ref made bad call)
1991 undefeated
1992 undef reg season
2001 undef reg season
2002 undef reg sesaon
DO YOU WANT TO WIN. U COME TO MIAMI. Besides the 5 titles. the Canes have played for the title in like 11 seasons in the past 28 years.....thats almost every other year.......1986 lost to penn stat, 88 lost by 1 at no dame, 1992 lost to ALA, 1994 Lost to Neb in OR BOWL, 2002 Lost to OH ST IN TITLE GAME....(and 2000 bcs robbed us by picking FSU............

THATS DOMINATION GALLOOOOOOOOOO

Y doesnt Al Golden recruit northwest florida and Alabama. kids r been recruited by al, auburn and lsu, these recruits will drop these school like a bad habit, Just for a shot to go to Miami.

well when U have Sanctions being held over your head, kids get swayed. Once this comes out in the next few days and we get time served and maybe probation, ull see next yrs class a top 5in the nation.

Bout 20 so fla kids are supposed 5 star athletes next class... its south florida's deepenst since 2008


Bottom line. UF has never had an undefeated regular season. NEVER. I think in 1 of bowdens years he did it once. SO RECRUITS, Miami went undefeated in reg season in
1986, 1987,1988(lost by 1 at no dame but won the game as ref made bad call)
1991 undefeated
1992 undef reg season
2001 undef reg season
2002 undef reg sesaon
DO YOU WANT TO WIN. U COME TO MIAMI. Besides the 5 titles. the Canes have played for the title in like 11 seasons in the past 28 years.....thats almost every other year.......1986 lost to penn stat, 88 lost by 1 at no dame, 1992 lost to ALA, 1994 Lost to Neb in OR BOWL, 2002 Lost to OH ST IN TITLE GAME....(and 2000 bcs robbed us by picking FSU............

THATS DOMINATION GALLOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by: Dom | January 31, 2013 at 02:27 PM
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This is exactly what jim gallo and others want to get back to, but you not going to get close to that sitting at 117th and blaming the players and using the youth excuse! All those teams played UM style defense and smothered offeses, this defense we running now, gives up way to many flats and out patterns to smother anybody.

Although i understand it, in this scheme, you definitely need a dominant pass rush,

Calvina with all your critiques and questions what did Coach D have to work with?..

Nothing..all of the defense was built on the backs of freshmen and red shirt players.

For the life of me stop blaming everything on pass rush and look at the real picture..
I think you get on this groove and you have worn it out.
THEY DID NOT HAVE EXPERIENCED PLAYERS ON DEFENSE LAST SEASON. THEY WERE THE YOUNGEST DEFENSIVE TEAM PLAYING.
Can't you get that through your head.
Go 'Canes

recruits would have to be idiots to come to this garbage school, no stadium, horrible coaches, ncaa about to lay down the hammer, worthless degrees.

Posted by: Jim Gallo | January 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM


Yea, Jim Gallo really wants UM to be good. You're either a troll or a complete idiot Calvin.

FRONT PAGE OF YAHOO SPORTS ALL ABOUT THE U

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--football-factory--the-u-s-astounding-presence-in-super-bowl-xlvii-063925887.html

Calvin you need Seniors to win. You can springle in a few freshman like saban did, but that alabama team still was an experience group. Did we play bad on D? yes, but were playing 2nd string LB's with perryman and buchanan out who never played college ball, no DTackle experience so chick got dteamed, and no ray ray and just 1 expeirence guy brandom mcgee in DB.

Leads to a bad year. Now if we dont win 9 -10 this year, I WLL B PISSED

Whoever is still limited in their thinking to think that goldie had nothing to work with on defense this year, than what was the excuse last year, oh yeah "new scheme" "guys free-lancing" "guys reverting back to their old habits".

If someone is still dumb enuff to believe the team had no talent on defense this year, you are not worth talking football too. How is it that vaughn telemaque was an asset all these years, but kacy rodgers passed him up, lol. I can see the deon bush argument, but k.c. rodgers was not better than v.t. Of course they let ray ray go for nothing. db's, solid, the best linebacking corp that's been in here a while collectiviely, the d-line,oh yeah, the youth excuse, well how about the d-line last year, don't look like they got to the qb that much either 11 by the 2012 d-line guys this year and 2011 17 by defensive lines guys te year before, lol.

Keep the excuses coming, so this year, we'll see guys like 3g, pierre, grimble, corey king(who i actually expect to start being a problem on that d-line) ricardo williams, i'm specifically pointing out these guys because all of them will be going into year 3 under this regime, if all this player development talk is true, than this is the year we should start seeing a real increase in production from those 3rd year guys.

I will say that guys like dequan ivery, earl moore and dwayne holliet, are guys i'm looking at to start pushing for more playing.

Calvin you need Seniors to win. You can springle in a few freshman like saban did, but that alabama team still was an experience group. Did we play bad on D? yes, but were playing 2nd string LB's with perryman and buchanan out who never played college ball, no DTackle experience so chick got dteamed, and no ray ray and just 1 expeirence guy brandom mcgee in DB.

Leads to a bad year. Now if we dont win 9 -10 this year, I WLL B PISSED

Posted by: Dom | January 31, 2013 at 03:52 PM
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We can have 20 year juniors, under oach OH-NO, he just doesn't have a feel for the game. I understand what being young does to a defense, but even bein young, you should still be in position to make plays and you may just not be physically able to get there, that's understandable, but when guys are not even in posiition to make plays, has nothing to do with yout.

For instance, our linebackers are expected to cover the slot receivers, but they'll be lined up on the inside hash marks, but expected to be able to cover an 8 to 10 yard out route, what year in school do you have to be to cover those type of plays.

How about the d-line technique being taught, stand the o-line up, check run, than use your secondary move to try and get to the qb. Here's another thing, if the flats and zones are wide open, what d-line is ever going to be able to get to any qb on a regular basis.

The "U". Just throwing out some information for ya. Reading most of your posts got me thinking. Jimmy Johnson and Butch Davis who some U fans think are the best HC's the U has ever had are from where? ARKANSAS. Someone mentioned Alonzo Highsmith and what he said about keeping them home. Where did Alonzo Highsmith Jr. play? ARKANSAS. One of the best players in your history Cortez Kennedy is from? ARKANSAS. If you think about it, Miami wouldn't be the "U" without ARKANSAS. You wouldn't have Wal-Mart if not for ARKANSAS. So don't say bad things about ARKANSAS and don't be surprised if Alex Collins and Denver Kirkland sign with ARKANSAS. Might want to get used to seeing some high profile recruits choose ARKANSAS over The "U". Where is Randy Shannon Coaching? Didn't he help recruit a lot of the players you speak of. Google ARKANSAS and look at the facilities there building. They blow The "U" and there facilities out of Water. Ask yourself this: Where would The "U" be without ARKANSAS.

Thanks for Playing,

"I Hate Idiot Fans"

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