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Georgia? Oklahoma State? Hawaii? How about Hurricanes? New player on football team -- and OG/T Malcolm Bunche in no-contact red jersey; more UM Canes notes...

   Seems like defensive end Naim Mustafaa finally knows where he wants to play football.
   At least for now, that is.
   The University of Miami announced this morning that the Canes have added Oklahoma State transfer defensive end Naim Mustafaa to the team.
 
    But per NCAA rules, he must sit out this season. He's a freshman.
 
   ESPN.com lists him as a four-star player and rivals.com lists him as a three-star. He's 6-3 230 pounds and from College Park, Ga. 

 

 Mustafaa

 has changed his choice of schools a few times along the way.  First he committed to Georgia as its initial 2013 outside linebacker prospect.

Then he flipped his commitment to Oklahoma State, telling reporters he'd be a D-end instead. According to The Oklahoman, he let Georgia coaches know of his decommittment on his way to the airport to go to Oklahoma State.

He participated in spring football at OSU, but after that, didn't return. He told the Honolul Star-Advertiser he was offered a scholarship at Hawaii, and wanted to go there. 

 OSU Coach Mike Gundy confirmed to reporters at the Big 12 Media Days that Mustafaa was not there anymore.

*** At Thursday's practice, 6-7, 327-pound offensive guard/tackle Malcolm Bunche was donning the dreaded red (no-contact) jersey during stretches. Couldn't visibly tell what was wrong. He seemed happy enough. Bunche is definitely a mainstay of this line, and they need him to be healthy.

*** In other O-line news, UM coach Al Golden confirmed that redshirt freshman guard Danny Isidora was scheduled to have surgery today. Golden hasn't said the exact injury, only talking about his "foot.'' We reported Sunday that Isidora broke his foot. I was told he did it on the practice field very early in the morning that day, but haven't gotten that confirmed. Golden told us that maybe he could return this season, but he'd have to defer to doctors on that. Unfortunately, I heard it was a bad break.

*** Good news for cornerback Corn Elder, the two-sport star (hoops and football) incoming freshman who wore a red jersey earlier in the week for a hamstring injury. He was in a regular, green jersey Thursday.

*** Defensive end Anthony Chickillo (ankle) is in his first-team black jersey and seemingly back to full go.

*** Safety Deon Bush (hernia surgery) is still in red, but getting closer to his return.

*** Also in a red jersey was defensive lineman David Perry.

 

 

 

*** Today is the first two-a-day session. We have no access this afternoon.

 

 

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN


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