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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