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Kirkland tells UM thanks, but no thanks

They tried.

UM coaches met with Booker T. All-American offensive tackle Denver Kirkland Saturday and his mother, but weren't able to sway him to commit his stepfather, Shanton Crummie said.

"We appreciate everything Coach Golden and their coaches did in giving him another chance to be apart of their class and talking to him about what happened," said Crummie, who did not attend Saturday afternoon's meeting but gathered the details of it by speaking with Kirkland and his mother.

"The confusion here is that not many people were aware they had been telling us things were getting tight with scholarships. We told them Denver might have a decision by Feb. 1 or Feb. 2. We were just surprised and upset when they came to school Thursday and told him they couldn't wait any longer. We thought he would have until Signing Day as long as we told them they were in front or close. But they couldn't wait."

A source told The Miami Herald, assistants Art Kehoe, James Coley and Micheal Barrow were among those who attended the meeting. Head coach Al Golden was not there, the source said.

Crummie said Kirkland had Miami high "up there with Arkansas" because of academics, but when they pulled the scholarship he was hurt and just never felt the same again.

"In the end we have no bad blood with Coach Golden or UM," Crummie said. "We understand what happened and they explained why they did what they did. They were hoping they could change his mind, but after talking it out he just decided it was best to move on."

Crummie said Kirkland will decide between Arkansas and Florida State and make his announcement on Signing Day.

UM still has hope it will land Kirkland's teammate star linebacker Matthew Thomas. National Signing Day is Wednesday.

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We have a delusional high school security guard and coach thinking that he is a king maker, lol

This kid couldn't give the U his commit even silently, the family knew that scholarships were limited and that the U needed to know but this kid wouldn't commit and said yeah your in the top three, guess what , not good enough. Can't play the U with the recruiting staff
that we now have. Golden found out what was going on and did what he needed to do. He doesn't play that game, after being left at the altar by kids who de-commit.

PS..Herald did very poor job on this story!

Very disappointed by the reporting. So I guess this edition is another one that to quote Manny about what the U did with DK's scholarship, "it's going out with the trash."

BTW, FSU is building a beautiful south beach type of strip on campus next to the football stadium. It will be a mix of dorms, restaurants, and luxury shops. It's called College Town and will be ready to be inaugurated in August. The football player dorms will be located there and recruits, even ones from Miami, have been drooling over this. And for the record FSU has prettier ranked girls than UM and that's not even close. Here's a link. http://www.fsucollegetown.net/

Posted by: EOT

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F’ing hilarious…you bumpkins are building a South Beach type strip on your campus? Wow…I’m impressed! Are you also importing crystal blue skies and 80 degree weather year-round, building the most beautiful beach in the world, dredging a link to the Atlantic Ocean, putting yachts on your new ocean, building hundreds of the best hotels, nightclubs and restaurants in the world, having Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentley’s cruise up and down your strip as thousands of beautiful men and women, not to mention the hundreds of Super Models stroll around in their thongs?

Candycane fans are some of the most uninformed and ignorant football fans of all time. Not to mention they are the most fairweather fans of alltime.

Jimbo Fisher has been putting more kids in the NFL than Arkansas or Miami has since he took over the program. In fact, there is a good chance the Noles will have 3 first round picks chosen in the upcoming draft. Lets face it, if you are as talented as Kirkland is you are going to go to the best football school that will ultimately put you in the best position to make the NFL. If you are picking between Arkansas and FSU, it is a no brainer FSU should be the choice. If he doesn't make the NFL he still graduates from a top 40 nationally ranked business program (what DK wants to study)No brainer. FSU is the best choice, BY FAR.

Dom, are you really for real or do you just like to write the same silliness over n over again to solicit responses for attention like some of the other mouthpiece fools in here ? Seriously, do you have a job and or girlfriend? You're an embarrassment to Cane fans everywhere. You sound like a little girl talking about your Barbie Doll collection with your 5 year old friends when discussing serious recruiring news. It painfully obvious to read your posts that echo the same garbage opinions over and over again, that you're really seeking attention. It's great to be a fan of a team but your over the top obsession is borderline psychotic. It's over the top, never played the game, know nothing fans like you that give any fanbase of any team in any sport a bad name. I'm just glad that I don't have to sit next to you at Cane games. Give it a rest clown and try to listen instead of blurting out the first thing that comes to mind time and time again.

Fellow Canes, hope Golden closes with a few good gets to bolster last years very nice class. And then after this whole NCAA mess is gone, we'll be fine with maybe just a few less Schollies a year for a few years. I really do think the worst is behind us. 2014 could be special.

Ron Zook, I dare you to walk through FSU's campus and not come away with the impression the girls there are nicer, prettier, and wilder than anything you have experienced in South Beach. Don't talk about what you don't know about. And yes, Tallahassee has better weather than Miami and has beaches within a 45 minute drive. And this is coming from someone that has lived in Miami for over 20 years. These kids don't want fake stuck up hooker south beach women. They want girls that can relate to them and are going through the same college life they are going through, but you would never know about anything like that.

If kirkland and matthew thomas go to Fsu, here's to hoping jawand blue blows it up this year as well. Seriously, if matthew thomas came here, who's spot is he going to take, he want take dzp's outside spot, and he's not strong enuff like eddie johnson to play the strong side linebacker spot, and he's definitely not a middle linebacker, although i'm sure we'd find a spot for em on the field, but he wasn't going to come in here and start or take any of those guys spots.

It can't be denied that goldie not being at the meeting wasn't a sissy move. I'm sure he'll say he had to keep the other commitments he had, but this whole situation coms from the top, more "self inflicted tmz".

For those of you who keep putting coach goldie on his high pedestal like he's done great things at UM, somethings wrong with you. goldie and the croonies he brought in that don't know the UM culture are all outsiders until the become part of a national championship team while here. When you're 13-11 in the 2 years that you've been here, getting out of line with BOOKER T. WASHINGTON and the respect that ice harris has will never be a smart move.

harris is here to help UM, s if harri is giving you the gauge on the players, the outsiders have to listne to it. They should've showed kirkland more respect no matter what inside info james coley may have had or even if they sign with Fsu, than you change the rules come the next year. Again right now, the most important recruiting classes are the 2011 & 2012 classes.

goldie is starting to look confused with the demographics of this 2013 recruiting class.
We got:

2 Nigerians
3 new jersians
2 Virginians(1 by way of Ngera)
1 ohio floater
2 californians
and only 3 Floridians

goldie is recruiting Miami and the state of Florida this year like he's and F-CAT administrator.

Take yo punk asszzhh self to O.T. and meet with the kirkland family!

And GREAT Cane Cager Win at NC State. Could be something very special this year with that mature group.

gallo sucks

Typical Manny "Coach Al Golden was not there for the meeting". Head coaches are only allowed a limited number of visits with a recruit. Seeing as how it was UM who called the meeting and not Kirkland, Coach Golden could not be present. A responsible reporter would have mentioned that. You know, like the guy at the other paper does.

Ron Zook, I dare you to walk through FSU's campus and not come away with the impression the girls there are nicer, prettier, and wilder than anything you have experienced in South Beach. Don't talk about what you don't know about. And yes, Tallahassee has better weather than Miami and has beaches within a 45 minute drive. And this is coming from someone that has lived in Miami for over 20 years. These kids don't want fake stuck up hooker south beach women. They want girls that can relate to them and are going through the same college life they are going through, but you would never know about anything like that.

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Please, I beg of you, stop digging, have someone take the shovel from your ignorant hands…the girls in Tallahassee are hotter than the women on South Beach??? Seriously, you are either blind or insane or both. The next time you are driving over to your beach 45 minutes away known as the “Redneck Rivera” (LOL!) I will be sitting in a club on South Beach, one of the most famous and desirable locales in the world, that overlooks the Atlantic drinking imported whiskey surrounded by gorgeous, sexy women that you have been ogling in magazines and jerking off too.

I like ray lewis and the accomplishments he's achieved but if they don't start giving ed reed the credit he deserves, in fact i hope ed reed gets the defensive mvp award. This colin kap guy, i like his approach to paying the game, he plays with no fear, but i'm not sure he's aware of that old saying "2/3rds of the earth is covered by water, the rest is covered by ed reed".

I would like to see ed win a superbowl in his hometown. It's good to see New orleans hosting a superbowl again too. ed reed, no publicity, another first ballot hall of famer.

Speaking of which, shouts out to sapp for getting in on the first go round, he deserved it. I like seeing how people say sapp couldn't break the single season sapp record and this and that and they never realize that the fact that they even expected at defensive tackle to even get the sack record just goes to show why sapp is in the first time around, lol.

I use to laugh when people would come at me and say, sapp only had 10 sacks this year, i'm sitting their laughing at them knowing they have no clue about football, lol.

Dom ol' boy just a heads up to let you know you do not speak for me in any way. I say good riddance to the baggage. There's no way to prove it but I would bet his biggest concern was to go show off on national television playing the juvenile hat game and still not pick the Canes. If he was a real Cane, he wouldn't be distracted by that childish lemming like stupid hat game. I say again Coach Golden, bravo. My only regret was you went back to give him another chance. This phony probably just wanted the opportunity to say he stuck it to you.

Calvin....STFU!!!

Shouldn't you be working the night shift at the Waffle House?

It's bad enough that we now have Arkansas trolls on here but at least they sound somewhat educated. We can all do without your idiotic babbling

Screw this clown. We can't build our program playing to the whims of kids. If Golden and his staff came to him and said "we need an answer today or we need to move forward" and he got his feelings hurt then go ahead to FSU. We beg or plead with no one.

Will one of you lesser minds post something about football.


Amuse me

Mr wannabe Ron Zook. I appreciate your efforts to sell UM but don't bash FSU. As someone that has a degree from both UM and FSU my experience in Tallahassee was MUCH better. It was a real college atmosphere with nicer looking ladies than UM. Don't get me wrong the UM campus has beautiful women but they weren't on the same level as the ones at FSU. Most UM girls are from the northeast while most FSU girls are beautiful southern hotties. Partying on campus at FSU was much more fun than partying on South Beach or the Grove. The women are much looser up there unlike the intolerably stuck up women in South Beach. It's something you have to experience for yourself. I love both schools but I just hate to read someone trashing FSU when they have no clue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhcMHthBDmM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Video of a little taste of party life at FSU. I miss those days!

what a coward..golden not there....how do you think all this looks.....tells the guy hes great then a few hours later send barrow in to do his dirty work....then is a no-show after parents come in....did the same thing wih bostwick and his parents at UM weekend....

1. head coach might be gone
2. OC bolts
3. worst defensive coach in ncaa
4. sanctions

and none understands why a recruit needs to weigh his options...so we f...ck his EDUCATION because we are desperate....te worst optics UM could ever have..

Posted by: Jim Gallo | February 02, 2013 at 07:22 PM

there may be an NCAA rule about how many times a coach can meet with a player until they commit and Golden reached that already.

Dom, go away. Go Canes!

CanesNoles85,

You've made a faulty assumption, which I will attribute to the FSU portion of your education.

I am thoroughly schooled about the women of the South having spent a great deal of time in that area of the world making me more than equipped to offer an educated opinion.

Comparing the girls of Tallahassee to the women of Miami/South Beach is like comparing horse meat to filet mignon. Your women are buying their clothes from K-Mart, while our Miami women are shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue. Your women are seen in “Tractor Pull Monthly Magazine”, our women are featured on the front cover of “Maxim Magazine” and the “Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Edition”.

Seriously, it is unfair to compare the cute, naive, little Southern chicks to the sophisticated and beautiful domestic and international women of Miami, so let’s stop with this absurd discussion.

4 hours ago via 247Sports Mobile

"Kirkland's step dad called me back. Said fans should know Golden and #UM did nothing wrong. They were up front "things were tight."

"Kirkland's stepdad said Ice Harris wasn't aware family told #UM they would have decision by Feb. 1-2. #UM came few days earlier asking Qs"

He should be ashamed of himself for throwing us under the bus without knowing all the facts!
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Manny should be reassigned to writing up the police blotter. I have never complained about his writing and gave him the benefit of the doubt after reading article after article of his one sided slant to every story. He doesn't bother to give his readers the benefit of knowing what the other side of the story may be. Or even to give his readers pertinent information like in this story that Head Coaches can only have so many visits with a recruit and that it's possible that Golden wasn't there because of that or possibly that Golden wasn't there despite having another visit left that he could have used to meet with Kirkland and his mother.

Manny should be considered a blogger and not a true journalist.

4 hours ago via 247Sports Mobile

"Kirkland's step dad called me back. Said fans should know Golden and #UM did nothing wrong. They were up front "things were tight."

"Kirkland's stepdad said Ice Harris wasn't aware family told #UM they would have decision by Feb. 1-2. #UM came few days earlier asking Qs"

He should be ashamed of himself for throwing us under the bus without knowing all the facts!
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canesnoles85 , did you seriously just say on the internet that FSU women are whores /What a piece of sh#t.Go Canes

The list of recruits looks solid but time will tell. But when you look at the list and see 3 Florida commits and 2 of the 3 are from So Fl. Other is Ray Lewis Jr from Lake Mary/Orlando area which he did not have to be recruited he was going to the U because big Ray said so. This leaves 2 floridians. Thats sad! Bottomline how difficult is this for Golden and team to figure out So Fl?? They should be selecting and not recruiting when it comes to kids coming out of So Fl. Oh so it's easier said than done? When you are selling a name a "Brand" like the U it makes the sales process much easier. If you are selling Kentucky that's a hard sale, but you are not selling Kentucky or Iowa or Boise Idaho.... Dear Golden, figure out this sales process!

Here's a link to the rankings of the hottest college girls. Miami comes in at 11. FSU cones in at 5. I wonder why Ron Zook's Miami dade community college girls are not ranked? Just face it you ignorant fool, FSU girls are fire. Now go back to studying for your MDCC exam. You are an embarrassment to the University of Miami.

http://www.popcrunch.com/hottest-student-bodies-2009-the-50-best-colleges-ranked-by-looks-10-1/

Nevin Shapiro is posting as Roon Zook from his jail cell reminiscing on the days he would take the football players to South Beach parties and private yacht parties. LMAO.

CanesNoles85,

If they ever hold a Super Bowl for stupidity you will be declared the winner in pre-game warm-ups.

I sympathize that you were shut down by the Miami women and flunked out of “The U”, which explains your migration to Hooterville (aka Tallahassee) where the academics consists of taking your shoes off and counting your webbed toes and spelling your first name correctly. The sex is mostly with farm animals, but fortunately for you also includes de-clawed and de-toothed house pets.

Listen junior; don’t bring the intellectual equivalent of a rubber knife to a fight with a Miami Hurricane who is armed with a cerebral Mensa assault weapon.

@Ron I have a degree from the U and from FSU moron. Im also married to a beautiful UM grad who I met on campus. BTW the only animal Ive had sex with is your mom. She was great.

CanesNoles85,

So…you are also into necrophilia…as my mother has been dead for 40 years…not the least bit surprised.

As for your wife…I am happy for you and him that same sex marriage is now legal in numerous states…it must have been a beautiful wedding ceremony in that exotic getaway…Tallahassee?

You claiming to have a degree from UM is similar to the Manti Te'o girlfriend story…it’s all in your warped Perez Hilton mind.

I'm a UM fan, but good for Kirkland! That was a punk move they pulle do him. The deadline is national signing day, he's a top recruit, deal with it. Go where you are wanted Kirkland! Golden and company got tried by a kid who got the last laugh.

Ron,

Ok the mom joke was in poor taste especially if she's been dead for 40 years so my apologies if true but that means you are probably at least 50 years old, most likely in your 70's. So basically I've been having discussions about college girls and south beach women with an old clueless geezer who likes to fantasize about animal sex. That explains a lot. My UM degree is legit and I'm a straight male married to a lovely female but thanks for your concern.

You should probably worry about making sure your junk still works as you are the only person on the planet that doesn't consider FSU girls beautiful. There are many medications available to fix that these days.

CanesNoles85,

Please reiterate your point that its better at FSU because the women are sluts.

Calvin,

I never said they were sluts. I said looser, as in easier to have fun with. Take that however you want. Also, according to every ranking on the planet FSU girls rank in the top 10 of most beautiful college girls. That is a FACT. I was just trying to prove a point that FSU girls are incredibly hot and funner to be around than stuck up gold digging skanky South Beach women.

CanesNoles85,

Do you get anything right? Your deductive reasoning is as good as your taste in women. Is there a chance that one’s mother could have died when they were a very young child…imbecile!

You admitting to being married to a transsexual who suffers from a botched sex change operation is noble and I am sure in your crossed-eyes “IT’ is beautiful, but for those of us not suffering from animal sexual fetishes like you would appreciate it if you kept your perverted sex cravings to yourself...thank you!

You insist on lying about holding a degree from the University of Miami. This might be a good rap to help you bed those Tallahassee plumpees, but you need to know it doesn’t work on the rest of the world. By the way your husband must be thrilled that you are up at 3:00 am on a blog fantasizing what it would be like to bed a 400 lb. toothless Tallahassee hottie.

Ron,

If you like I can call one of Nevin's cronies to supply you with endless strippers and blow to help you get over your mid life crisis.

BTW the strippers won't look anything like these 400 lb toothless Tallahassee girls.....

http://www.popcrunch.com/hottest-student-bodies-florida-state-university/

Here's a more recent ranking for Ron to jerk off to.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/features/college-rankings/2011/most-beautiful.florida-state-university.html

One thing is for sure, CanesNoles85 and Ron Zook would rather give scripted tongue lashing all night on a blog to each other than to be giving a nice soft on top landing and providing a warm place to sit to a fine woman from any school...

My Gator gal just told me to tell the U-Fool and his HalfazzU twin...

"mmmmoorrrpphhhhsssssssslllluuuurrrrppp ... ffffffrrreeekkinmmmmmoorrrrphhhssssssllloooosers."

Is there a chance that Manny is actually jim Gallo - just saying???????

Denver Kirkland think about the decision you are making.Don't let 1 incident sway you away from the school you really want to attend. Turn a negative into a positive. Put on the orange and green and show everybody you are the real beast and a role model. The decision that you make is a 4 year decision. Their are no repeat or do overs

FSU has a lot of nice looking ladies, but it can't compare with Miami. You know at Miami the kids can leave campus and go out in the city, right? Do you have any idea what the talent down here is like?!?!

I'm starting to believe Manny is Gallo...these articles on Kirkland have the same tone.

Calvin is Luke

Cool Cat is Randy Shannon

The title Manny so carefully chose for this article is ridiculous, it's very clear Denver's stepfather reached out to UM and requested this meeting. I've lost sone respect for MN.. Gallo's a ignorant, miserable hater... Sucks to be him!

eddie: maybe..but dont offer a offensive sholarship if you dont need the player....simple as that. arkansas is a fine school....rememeber kids want to leave south florida as a whole to get away a experiance that college feeling....they wont react to the south beach/brickell thing...every coollege is a threat to dade/broward kids....

services can rate goldens recruiting classes all they want....he aint getting it done so what difference does it make...think of the stupid wins we had this year....boston college, GT, NC state..w..Um could have easily gone 4-8....(shannon saved goldens ass)...then we were 6-6 the year before....

golden is not developing these kids....so it is a wash...its TMZ after TMZ

you cant blame it all on "friendly fire"....bottom line he is one of the worst decision makers I have ever seen....

Denver Kirkland think about the decision you are making.Don't let 1 incident sway you away from the school you really want to attend. Turn a negative into a positive. Put on the orange and green and show everybody you are the real beast and a role model. The decision that you make is a 4 year decision. Their are no repeats or do overs. Ask yourself about FSU. Are they stock piling? Is a numbers game?. Where do you fit in at? Do I transfer in 2 years?. Will they take my scholarship down the road. What about Ark? Respect Randy as a man. But as a coach.You saw what happen at UM. The talent was there to win.. Just like in the 80's Al Golden is building something special. They reached out to you. That's special my man..You can play a part in what's going on. Are walk around saying I had a chance to be a part of something special going at the U.Denvet Kirkland I know you bleed orange and green.

I'm Manny

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