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Canes' 2013 National Signing Day checklist

Good morning it's National Signing Day.

The Hurricanes have gotten off to a rough start over the last two days missing out on South Plantation blue-chip running back Alex Collins (Arkansas) and three-star JUCO defensive tackle Terrell Brooks (Baylor). But today could be a big day for the Canes if they finish strong.

Here is a checklist for all your pertinent Hurricanes' NSD information:

Matthew Thomas> UM enters the day with 14 recruits (five already signed and enrolled) in their 2013 signing class. The program is hoping to land between four and six more Wednesday. National Letters of Intent begin being sent at 7 a.m.

> Follow @HurricaneSports on Twitter for the release of all names once those signed National Letters of Intent arrive. Herald Sports Writer @Manny Navarro will be at Booker T. Washington High for the announcements of linebacker Matthew Thomas and offensive lineman Denver Kirkland shortly after 9 a.m. A list below includes all the announcement times for all undecided UM recruits as well as TV information (ESPNU) if it is available.

> HurricaneSports.com will host a live Signing Day show with UM assistants from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on its website. The show will then continue from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on ESPN3. Coach Al Golden will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. which will be streamed live on HurricaneSports.com. Herald Sports Writer Manny Navarro will be there tweeting as well.

> UM is hosting a Fan Signing Day party at Buffalo Wild Wings in Sunset Place (across US-1 from the UM campus) from 5 to 7 p.m. thereafter.


> 7 a.m. - Staten Island (N.Y.) three-star running back Augustus Edwards (6-0, 215) is scheduled to make his announcement at a private event on his high school campus. Edwards is ranked the No. 1 fullback in the country according to Rivals.com. The former Syracuse commitment is said to be a Miami-lean, but is also considering Florida State. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> 8 a.m. - Port St. Lucie Centennial four-star defensive tackle Jaynard Bostwick (6-4, 280) will make his announcement live on ESPNU. A cousin of UM linebacker Thurston Armbrister, Bostwick is choosing between UM, Florida and Alabama. His coach said late last week he thought Bostwick's mother preferred he went to Florida and stayed away from Miami Beach. He's been recruited by defensive line coach Jethro Franklin. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> 9:15 a.m. - Miami Booker T. Washington five-star linebacker Matthew Thomas (6-3 1/2, 210) will make his announcement live on ESPNU from his school auditorium. Thomas, long considered a Florida State lean, will choose between the Canes, Noles, USC and Georgia. He was recruited by linebackers coach Micheal Barrow and new offensive coordinator James Coley before he left Florida State. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Denver Kirkland> 9:20 a.m. - Miami Booker T. Washington four-star offensive tackle Denver Kirkland (6-5, 333) will make his announcement live on ESPNU just a few minutes after Thomas makes his announcement. Once considered by his coach to be the leader, UM yanked a scholarship offer away from Kirkland last Thursday only to kiss and makeup over the weekend. His stepfather told The Miami Herald last Friday UM was out of it. But the Canes are still a contender according to Booker T. coach Tim "Ice" Harris along with FSU and Arkansas. Kirkland was recruited by linebackers coach Micheal Barrow. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> 11:05 a.m. - Oakland Park Northeast four-star receiver Stacy Coley (6-1, 175) will make his college announcement live on ESPNU from his school library. Broward County's top player has long been considered an FSU lean but has UM and USF in his final three his coach Donnell Bennett said. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> 1:45 p.m. - Delray Beach Atlantic defensive tackle Keith Bryant (6-1 1/2, 302) will make his announcement live on ESPNU from his school. Once a UM commitment, Bryant has flirted with South Carolina and long been considered an FSU-lean. Miami fans are hoping he was just enjoying the recruiting process and comes back to the Canes on Wednesday. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> 2 p.m. - Miramar High linebacker Jermaine Grace (6-1, 195) will make his announcement in his school auditorium live on ESPNU. Grace was long considered a UM lock, but entertained Louisville and Tennessee. He is now said to be deciding between the Hurricanes and Cardinals. Grace is close with current UM cornerback Tracy Howard and receiver Malcolm Lewis. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


> TE Beau Sandland (6-6, 260, 4-stars): Already enrolled at UM, Sandland was considered the top JUCO tight end in the country according to 247Sports.com. At Los Angeles Pierce Community College he caught 24 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns, earning first-team All-Pacific Conference honors as a sophomore. As a freshman, he had 20 catches for 265 yards and two touchdowns. He had 25 offers including from several SEC schools including UF, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Mississippie and LSU. He was recruited by recruiting coordinator Brennan Carroll. SANDLAND'S VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> CB Artie Burns (6-1, 183, 4-stars): The nation's fastest high school hurdler, Burns was named All-Dade First Team as a senior at Miami Northwestern and an Under-Armour All-American. In addition to his 83 tackles, four interceptions and four sacks as a senior, he ran back two kicks for scores and figures to be given a chance to return kicks at UM. He was recruited by linebackers coach Micheal Barrow. Here's a link to a recent feature on Burns by our Manny Navarro.

> DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (6-4, 230, 4-stars): Some feel he's the best player in UM's class. A U.S. Army All-American, Muhammad led Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) with a team-high 12 sacks in 2012. He also forced four fumbles. Muhammad, who made a last second visit to Rutgers last weekend (but came away unimpressed), should help a UM pass rush which finished 113th out of 120 FBS schools with 13 total sacks. He picked the Canes over Notre Dame, Alabama and Rutgers. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Kevin Olsen> QB Kevin Olsen (6-3, 195, 4-stars): An Under-Armour All-American, Olsen is the younger brother of former Hurricanes tight end Greg Olsen and the quarterback of the future at UM. He broke a bone his right foot in the season opener of his senior year and played in just three games. But as a junior As a junior, he threw for 1,686 yards and 20 touchdowns, with five picks. He was recruited to UM by former offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch. Here's a link to a recent feature on Olsen by our Susan Miller Degnan. OLSEN'S VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> S Jamal Carter (6-1, 175, 4-stars): An All-Dade First Team standout at Miami Southridge, Carter tallied 89 tackles, one interception and averaged 34 yards per kick return for the Spartans as a senior. He was also being recruited by Oklahoma, LSU and Clemson before a visit to UM in January shut the door. He was recruited by linebackers coach Micheal Barrow. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> TE Standish Dobard (6-4, 241, 3-stars): Already enrolled at UM, Dobard helped lead New Orleans Edna Karr to the Louisiana Class 4A state title. He finished with 53 catches for 723 yards and four touchdowns. He committed to UM last April and never wavered. He was recruited by recruiting coordinator Brennan Carroll. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> OT Alex Gall (6-5, 295, 3-stars): A two-time All-Greater Cincinnati League First Team selection, Gall picked UM over Wisconsin, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Cincinnati, Duke and Pittsburgh back in June. Recruited by offensive line coach Art Kehoe, Gall led his high school team Moeller to a state title. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Ray Lewis III> RB Ray Lewis III (5-10, 192, 3-stars): The son of Hall of Fame-bound former UM linebacker, the 5-9, 175-pound Ray Lewis III was a Semper Fidelis All-American at Lake Mary Prep in Orlando. He rushed for 2,321 yards and 29 touchdowns on just 177 carries during his junior season and led his team with 92 tackles and one sack. He committed to UM 11 months ago and passed on offers from Tennessee and USF. He ran for 1,898 yards, 20 TDs and caught 31 passes for 676 yards and 4 TDs as a senior. Defensively, he racked up 78 tackles, two sacks and four INTs. If UM lands a running back in its class, it's likely Lewis could end up over at cornerback. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> DE/LB Alex Figueroa (6-4, 215, 3-stars): An academic casualty his senior year of high school in 2011, Figueroa picked up his grades and then an offer from the Canes in December. His senior year he posted 107 tackles with nine sacks and caught 54 passes for 612 yards and six touchdowns. Maryland, Rutgers, Temple, and West Virginia showed interest. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> OT Sunny Odogwu (6-8, 307, 3-stars): Rated the No. 2 prep school offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports.com, the native Nigerian from Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) visited Mississippi State, Texas Tech and West Virginia after receiving a UM offer back in September. He committed to UM in December. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> OT Hunter Knighton (6-6, 265, 3-stars): An early enrollee, Knighton committed to UM early December out of the Hun School in Princeton, N.J. He had 75 tackles and 10 sacks as junior, but is expected to start out on the offensive line for UM. Knighton said he took official visits to Boston College, Boise State and Purdue. He cancelled a recruiting visit to West Virginia. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 

> LB Devante Bond (6-3, 230, 3-stars): As the Defensive MVP of the Valley Conference racked up 77 tackles, 27 for loss, with 17 sacks and three forced fumbles this past season at Roseville (Calif.) Sierra Community College. He picked UM over Houston, Syracuse and Kentucky. Bond was recruited to UM by defensive line coach Jethro Franklin. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> ATH Ryheem Lockley (6-4, 210, 3-stars): A two-sport star at Middlesex (Va.) High, Ryheem Lockley gave UM a commitment last weekend but it's unclear if he will be part of the 2013 class or 2014 clsass. He could end up at prep school. He finished his senior season with 1,034 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns with 598 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. On defense he totaled 50 tackles with two sacks and one interception. He is also considered a good high school basketball player. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

> DT Ufomba Kamalu (6-5, 280, 2-stars): Born to Nigerian parents, Kamalu led Butler Community College (Kan.) with 7.5 sacks and finished the 2012 season with 54 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Reportedly canceled planned visits to West Virginia and Auburn when he committed to UM two weeks ago. He is an early enrollee. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


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Keeping our fingers crossed about three star RBs, oof. Does Shalalalalalala have lawyers yet?

Golden get it done. We can have a very good year next year.fill in the peices that we need. I'm saying one loss next year if we can stay healthy. We need a back that has good vision and is davenport before he tore his knee up at against Ohio state. Hopefully Ray Ray can bring us some championship luck and experience to the team while watching his son. Lets get it Golden.

pray Cane fan


The FSU spear is going down your throats tomorrow. Enjoy your day of reckoning.

yo Denver n Matt... see you in Tally

Posted by: WestCoastCane | February 05, 2013 at 04:33 PM

not only are []_[] gay , []_[]'r really really gay

must be a west coast thang

Tallycane i beleive thats mcgahee your thinking about against osu

It's a sad time when a recruit would pick Baylor football over the our "U"....

There is no doubt rival coaches are in recruits ears about Miami viz a viz the impending NCAA penalties and they are using every method and lie they can to sway recruits away from Miami.

Let them.

eff them.

If these kids cant see what they are giving up:

NFL pipeline no matter what. Still top 2 with most players in the NFL despite 7 consecutive bad seasons

TV exposure. Seriously? BAylor vs the U? No contest

Top 40 university. BAylor is good, but it aint UM/

Miami, B--tch. 'nuf said

Then eff them

Don't feel bad. UC had three top recruits decommit yesterday. It happens everywhere.

One more thing- ESPN and cbs sports report that indeed the NCAA paid Maria (aka the scum traitor) Elena Perez 20K to get information against UM. Even though she said she didnt do anything wrong, its still wrong.

Time for the NCAA to wrap this up in terms of UM. Time to settle with Miami becasue this entire case is dirty. The investigation is dirty and that is just what is known. Corners were cut procedures were violated. The NCAA will otherwise be more tainted than it already is.

And UM should be teeing up their lawyers because the way information was obtained is dirty. Flawed. So now- the NCA is in cahoots with a convicted Ponzi scheming lawyer fraud and his lawyer? Please if I was a lawyer I'd be licking my chops. There is no way the current students, current faculty and current coaches should be punished. The University has self immolated itself with 2 self imposed bowl bans and an unprecdented self imposed conference shampionship. Plus, Goldie has limited the number of scholies this season.

UMshould now put on their gloves.

why because allen was "tricked" into telling the truth under oath as opposed to lying during the ncaa interview process? All about nothing...the lawyer is allowed to get paid....her record is impeccible...both allen and shaprios line of questioning touched the rails of eaches interest....little if any conflict of interest....and no way that weisel alllen will succeed in sanctioning his attorney thru the bar for violation of the code of professional conduct....

ncaa will follow thru...stop dreaming

So who did edwards pick? where is the coverage?

Edwards to the U. Bostwick should be announcing soon

awesome thx

how the mighty have fallen....

Bostwick to UF.

There's just no way for Um to compete with SEC schools. There's just too much money and competition there to give many ACC any chance at landing consistent top talent. Getting 5 - 8 4 stars is good, but top SEC teams get 15 plus a few 5 stars.

This is all crap...in the 80s and 90s the U feasted on hidden gems. This ranking crap sucks! Wheres Shannons top rated classes? What did they do?! Last in the ACC, thats what they did...The SEC is about to fall just like the PAtriots soon and just like the Bulls after Jordan...things end...period...

Yea Canes2, remind Louisville of that when they faced the mighty gators all 4 and 5 star team, it isnt the stars that makes the team, it is the Heart!!! period

Wake up, this isn't the 80's or 90's. You believe what ever you want to believe, but the facts show that the top recruiting teams are consistently the top ranked programs. Sure there will be UL's and such, but again, if you think heart always trumps talent, then thats fine. Opinions are what makes sports fun

Lemme guess NostraDomasse... Bostwick just committed to the GATORS, but according to Ur deluded mentality, in 10 mins he'll sign with duh U riiieeet ?

U Gotz D-Tackles ?

BS- you honestly think Oregon and Boise get the blue chippers? Puleeeze....youre in dreamland. And those teams have been consistently in the top 10 FOREVER...oh and I can go on and on with more teams...its all hype. Get the sleepers and kids like Zach Thomas who have heart and WANT to win. THATS what made JJ the greatest recruiter ever...heart!

We can argue about the significance of the star system all we want. You have your diamond in the rough 2 stars and you have your 5 star busts.

The one thing that is really disconcerting is not (likely) having an interior defensive lineman in this class. That was our biggest weakness last year and will be again. How in the heck can they not get a kid to commit knowing he has a chance to get significant PT his freshman year? UF and FSU are deeper at those positions and these kids still want to go there. What gives?

go canesssssssss loving this

edwards is a cane!! already sent it in. where bostwick go

No Thank []_[]

Bostic signed with Florida

Notice it's mostly the defensive players that don't want to come to UM not because of sanctions, but because of that bs defensive scheme that we're playing. Right now, who on the defensive front looks like a 1st round draft pick. If goldie wants to keep his boy oach OH-NO, that's exactly how this recruiting class is going to look like on the defensive side of the ball.

randy shannon got about the same amount of recruits from Miami than goldie, lol. Like i said, this is the last year for goldie and his croonies. Who in the hell has jethro franklin coaches to prominence. They keep trying to give that man credit for russel maryland when he was in greenbay at the end of his career, lol. jethro is a westcoast type of coach and if we don't get a widereceiver commitment, it'll be because brennan carroll means nothing to recruits, just a name, asn't coached anybody worth any significance, i don't want to hear about fred davis.

This recruiting class doesn't surprise me, when you have the 117th ranked defense, what recruit in their right mind is going to come here unless they are like duke johnson and we all know alot of people are not going to be like him. The hand writing was on the wall once those Nigerians started committing.

For all of those who want to keep trying to defend goldie and his boy 117th, oach OH-NO, let this recruiting serve as a lessono to you, lol. The sooner he's gone the better off we'll be, and if it takes firing goldie for that 117th inept to be gone, than i'm all in. jedd fisch made us look good last year, jedd is not here now, and goldie had no choice but to put his trust in hiring coley, lol, if we don't move the chains come next year, it's going to be a long season.

Nobody wants to play 10 an 15 yards off the line, now watch how much better thomas finnie looks at BETHUNE COOKMAN than he did here. Our defense is to soft no matter who comes here and all the defensive coaches at other Florida colleges are luvin the fact that we have 117th OH-NO and jethro. goldie getting rid of john lovett,crime dog & coach petri were some of his worst moves.

Nobody wants to play in a cowards scheme.


alex collins hasnt signed his loi to arkansas... wavering between arkansas and miami... family wants um, hs coach wants arkansas... feel bad for the kid

Funny how the NCAA won't release the punishment until after national signing day... Conspiracy?

Good job Al. Recruit guys that wants to be canes. If Denver Kirkland wanted to be cane there was nothing stopping him from signing with Miami hurricanes. Don't let a little misunderstanding get in the way of your dream school.Get tough and be a stand up guy. If you hadn't sign with Ark there is still time to sign with the canes. Alex come home I know you bleed orange and green it's your birth rite. Picture you Duke and Edwards need I say more

No one mentiones the "LOW Admission Standards at most of SEC Schools..Alabama, LSU, Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, the only with high admission standards is Vanderbilt. LSU is in a state with some of the lowest funded schools in the nation, have some of the lowest core test scores in the NATION, so do you really expect them to have high admission standards, NO, same thing goes for Alabama, and Missippie, but no one want to bring this to the forefore..ALabama persuaded the parents of Darius Page to allow him to move from pensacola fl, to foley, al due academics! THIS IS WHY they will continue to get these top athletes. LOW ADMISSION Standards!!!! Look at Standford class this year, top 15 last year, top 20 before that, but now, not even in the top 30!

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