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Previewing Signing Day for the Hurricanes

SIGNING DAY COVERAGE

> The Hurricanes' 2014 recruiting class stands at 26 players (nine early enrollees, one signee and 16 commitments) on the eve of National Signing Day. UM remains a player for a handful of other recruits, though none of them are currently projected by experts to pick UM. 

- J.C. Jackson, CB, Immokalee (8 a.m. announcement)
- Treon Harris, QB, Miami Booker T. Washington (9 a.m. announcement)
- Travonte Valentine, DT, Hialeah Champagnat (10:30 a.m. announcement)
- Lorenzo Featherston, DE, Greensboro, N.C. 
- Lamont Gaillard, DT, Fayetville, N.C.

> If you want to know who has officially signed with the Hurricanes on Wednesday UM’s official football Twitter account (@MiamiHurricanes) will provide updates as the National Letters of Intent are received and processed by the school's compliance office.

> HurricaneSports.com will post video highlights, bios and digital trading cards when each player makes it official. UM assistant coaches will also be interviewed on camera for the website to talk about the Canes’ 2014 additions.

> UM was one of 13 schools selected by ESPN to be featured throughout the day. Coach Al Golden and assistants will be interviewed during ESPN’s 16-hour coverage on ESPNU.

> Fans who would like to receive mobile text alerts every time a Canes recruit signs a National Letter of Intent Wednesday can do so by texting GOCANES to 90561.

> Football play-by-play radio voice Joe Zagacki, and color analyst Don Bailey Jr. will host a live 30-minute Signing Day show at 3:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Florida statewide. That precedes Al Golden's press conference with the rest of the South Florida media at 4 p.m, which will be streamed live on HurricaneSports.com.

> UM is not having a signing day event for fans, but the first 1,000 fans at the men’s basketball game vs. No. 18 Pitt Wednesday night will receive a limited-edition trading card set featuring the 2014 football recruiting class. The trading card set will include early enrollees Trevor Darling, KC McDermott, Trent Harris, Juwon Young, Braxton Berrios and Joseph Yearby in addition to the recruits who sign Wednesday.

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Coker, Shannon, Golden...ssame crap...no D...no stars...MEDIOCRITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scout.com


Miami- 17 3-stars out of 26 commits...


Of those 17 commits, in the Summer of 2013 from June-August 12-TWELVE of them were unranked or barely 2-stars with ZERO offers from Top-Programs as Juniors going into their Senior Seasons. HALF UR CLASS !!! Meaning NONE of the 12 were even considered any good after they finished their Junior years and NONE were being recruited by ANY Top-Programs. NONE OF THE TWELVE. And look at their offers now. They still aren't being pursued or offered by ANY multiple Top-25-40 Programs because they'd ALL be projects ! That's why u have the lack of depth that u STILL have and 35 out of ur 85 schollie players on the roster are just like that the last 3 years and growing by adding this new 2014 scrub dirty dozen. The ONLY reason why they were upgraded to BARELY 3 stars is so u dopes would buy subscriptions to Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247sports.com to read stories about them and how they could be diamonds in the rough, projects, great moral character, great students with potential upside with Golden's GLOWING Endorsements ... And U saying year after year that so many can come right in and play by having to play too soon and over play the 7-8 good ones as true Freshman is NEVER a good thing. It means u have no developed upper classmen through any cycle. (lemme guess, give Golden another 4 years right?) And when ur ENTIRE second and third teamers are comprised of these have Class scrubs that would be scout teamers on ANY Top-Program, u get exactly what u got the last 3 years. A team that is 0-10 in BLOWOUTS against ALL Programs that finished in the Top-25 and 4-5 close wins or losses to average teams that have the same average talent as u... Hence... 7-6...8-5... at best 9-4 with no acc championship games and December Bowl Game Losses.

And u stay tuned... with another 2-3 decommits coming in 24 hours and then a total of 6-8 schollies available, watch what Golden scrounges together to fill out this class with ZERO 4 or 5 star kids that aren't even sniffing u... u guessed it, more scout teamers, diamonds in the rough, projects, great moral character, and great students with potential upside that will all go through Golden n Co. "Process"... Again.

now, let me guess, it's the big bad NCAA's fault and other corches negative recruiting, and not the coaching/development is substandard, facilities suck in comparison to ANY Top-60 program, u haven't done or won jack squat in over ten years and the fact that the last time u did win a 'Ship, THESE KIDS WERE 4-5 YEARS OLD still crapping their pants like dUh big bad u has done for over a decade and don't give 2 sheeets about Ur Cane Thang Myth...

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd ....

All this talk about one team closing and another not closing, yet in the end, Miami has 26 commits, and the gatrs have 21 commits. That is the same number they were at three weeks ago. gatrs closing? Not so much. Canes having their entire class decommit? not so much.

Posted by: Five Titles | February 04, 2014 at 09:42 AM

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And that's exactly why u don't understand numbers and recruiting. Quantity over quality. Those teams and TOP_PROGRAMS with 20-23 commits that will close with 24-26 will only take 4-5 low 3-star "PROJECTS" a year MAX. Hence, 16-20 projects on the roster that will redshirt and develope over a 4-5 year recruiting cycle and if not, they transfer out having never played or needed to play. Where u bring in 10-12 "PROJECTS" a year, hence, 40-45 projects every 4-5 years and then counting on them to make up more than half ur 2 deep depth chart and having to see the field as Red-shirt Freshman or true Sophs way before they're ready. Then repeating the cycle year after year.

Take a look at the number of low 3-stars Top-Programs take per year and then compare. THAT IS UR PROBLEM.

But, that's the new true u thang and u just don't understand, nor have the comprehension to do so... Because they could all be the next Ed Reeds.

With this top ten class coming in and a healthy duke johnson this is going to be a dang strong football team with a dang good coach the sky is the limit

Anyone remember Golden saying in an interview that for the first time since he had been at Miami he had a silent commitment from a big player that was not formally a Miami pledge? He said the kid promised him he was in, but wanted to have the NSD experience. I want to say it was a week prior to the US Army All American game in San Antonio. Have we heard anything about who this is, are we still counting on that surprise, or was that just fluff too? Apologize if I'm not remembering that correctly, but I'm pretty sure I'm right. Need some help tomorrow with a few more recruits. Either way, Go Canes!

So the gators get "top" talent every year because yall are so much better of a college institution but still suck. Does that say that your coach sucks or that he just cant evaluate talent? Talk all the trash you want but our "mediocre" team beat the Gaytors last year and thanks to your Pussy AD that is the last time we will play for some time. Just remember we have everything on you a better coach (muschamp is a dick head and that is why so many players transfer after they find out the snake he is), wins(only as good as your last game), and by far the most important national championships. Go troll another board maybe it will help your team pick up another recruit. Lol

Some of you struggle with numbers. I would look at the total number of 4-5 star recruits per class and not the percentage. The Gators and Hurricanes have about the same number of 4-5 star recruits this year. When you put together a large class you will inevitably have more 3 star recruits.

Also, plenty of 3 star recruits end up being very good. We have a few on UM. Look at DP and Hurns, for example.

I don't think we get any of those players, our best shot is Jackson but he wants to go to UF and his family wants him to stay home.

Posted by: THAT IS EXACTLY WHY u are u ... | February 04, 2014 at 11:30 AM

and yet we beat you.. ouch..

Posted by: THAT IS EXACTLY WHY u are u ... | February 04, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Still stuck in that same 7 year rut huh? spending so much time on a UM blog.

I bet you look like that alabama fan that poisoned the auburn trees huh? anybody see that guy? total homer.. lol


Anyone remember Golden saying in an interview that for the first time since he had been at Miami he had a silent commitment from a big player that was not formally a Miami pledge? He said the kid promised him he was in, but wanted to have the NSD experience. I want to say it was a week prior to the US Army All American game in San Antonio. Have we heard anything about who this is, are we still counting on that surprise, or was that just fluff too? Apologize if I'm not remembering that correctly, but I'm pretty sure I'm right. Need some help tomorrow with a few more recruits. Either way, Go Canes!

Posted by: UMCanes02 | February 04, 2014 at 11:52 AM

u were dreaming ... go back to sleep. u get ZERO new commits and lose 3-4 more.

And "u are u" because we beat your ass. Straight up.

And that was before YOU FINISHED THE SEASON WITH SEVEN STRAIGHT LOSSES!

Get over it, clown.

hello .... hello ... ??? ... hello ....hello ... ??? ... HEEEELLLLLOOOO !!!

surprise!!!!!!

TouchMoney99 @F5_Chad
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Bama.... Best visit ever, Coming home now. 😔
1:19 PM - 2 Feb 2014

Thomas reportedly spent much of his time with outside linebacker Denzel Devall; offensive line coach Mario "Cristobal, his lead recruiter; and Alabama director of player development Kerry Stevenson. The visit also included a film session with Nick Saban and breakfast at Saban's house.

"Coach Saban talked to me about the program," Thomas told Rivals. "They showed me some film of how I would be used at the Jack linebacker position. I liked it. It was nice."

"I probably won't make my decision until a few hours until I sign my papers."

chad don't seem 100% on golden.....he is still up for grabs...can you say alex collins?.....


hello .... hello ... ??? ... hello ....hello ... ??? ... HEEEELLLLLOOOO !!!
Posted by: D.T.'s Where Are []_[] ? | February 04, 2014 at 12:35 PM

hello.. hello.. 4-8.. wins? hello? 21-16.. hello? hello..

Posted by: Jim Gallo | February 04, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Why don't you copy and paste the rest of the article?

"7 p.m. update: Booker T. Washington five-star defensive end Chad Thomas, who called his trip to Alabama this past weekend his "best visit ever," is reassuring people locally that he plans to go to UM.
"I am still committed to Miami, and I am signing with them on Wednesday," he told reporter Cam Underwood of canesinsight.com and insidetheu.com. "I just wanted to get another experience."


chad don't seem 100% on golden.....he is still up for grabs...can you say alex collins?.....



Posted by: Jim Gallo
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Sorry Gallo 4 hate to rain on your parade AGAIN, and tell you you're wrong AGAIN, but Thomas is interested in music and going to the Frost School of Music which is one of the top 10 BEST music schools in the nation, and Bama has none. He was just fulfilling a visit duty is all. He will be a Cane.

UM remains a player for a handful of other recruits, though none of them are currently projected by experts to pick UM.

******************************* A Handful ? *******************************


- Treon Harris, QB, Miami Booker T. Washington (9 a.m. announcement)

- Lorenzo Featherston, DE, Greensboro, N.C.

- Lamont Gaillard, DT, Fayetville, N.C.

- Travonte Valentine, DT, Hialeah Champagnat (10:30 a.m. announcement)

- J.C. Jackson, CB, Immokalee

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see ya------- GATOR FLIP

bUh Bye------ Clemson

No Go-------- DAWG

Geaux Fish--- Alpha Tiger

U Looose ---- ALL GATOR !


******************************* A Handful ? *******************************

*************************** OF DEZZZ N[]_[]TS **************************

Also, plenty of 3 star recruits end up being very good. We have a few on UM. Look at DP and Hurns, for example.

Posted by: NumbersGuy | February 04, 2014 at 12:07 PM

qUantity vs qUality


******************************* A Handful ? *******************************

*************************** OF DEZZZ N[]_[]TS **************************


Posted by: O'fer
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Yeah DA a handful. 5 guys, and you have (well most of us anyway) 5 fingers, so hence a handful, duhhhhhhhh-m-azzzz.

OK Cane geniUses, u want to keep DE 5-Star Chad Thomas before he flips to Bama or trade him right now for a 3-star DE's and Two former 2-star but upgraded to barely 3-star DT's that Golden says has great potential and upside ? u think real hard now.

Ur 4-8'
If U spent half the time that U spend on this blog looking at a dating site, maybe u can find a girlfriend or something and get a life!

Looking at the performance of Al Golden on the football field. That is the reason that fans of the Miami Hurricanes' football program do not allow his failure at success get overlooked.

He, the University of Miami leadership and Al Golden fans, are responsible for the lack of success on the football field. All three have to be changed for Miami's football program to return to excelling on the football field.


OK Cane geniUses, u want to keep DE 5-Star Chad Thomas before he flips to Bama or trade him right now for a 3-star DE's and Two former 2-star but upgraded to barely 3-star DT's that Golden says has great potential and upside ? u think real hard now.

Posted by: half u dUmb clUcks would choose the latter
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I'd have to say by you posting on another teams blog in the midst of signing day and not paying attention to your OWN team, we pretty much see who the dumb cluck is, or should I say dumb f-u-c-k. What an idiot.

Thomas is a Cane, no doubt. Bleacher Report had a great article on Valentine too. It would still be a surprise, but TV might not be as much of a stretch as what I thought. Go Canes!

Posted by: if we beat u then what r u? | February 04, 2014 at 12:38 PM

I know U are ... But what am I ?

Posted by: half u dUmb clUcks would choose the latter

ahh, looks like you're getting upset.. is that because UF was 4-8? or because they had more 'top talent' as u put it and still lost? poor fella..

I know U are ... But what am I ?

Posted by: Got D.T.'s u dUmb clUck ? | February 04, 2014 at 01:14 PM

lonely?

but Thomas is interested in music and going to the Frost School of Music which is one of the top 10 BEST music schools in the nation, and Bama has none. He was just fulfilling a visit duty is all. He will be a Cane.

Posted by: Cola Cane | February 04, 2014 at 12:47 PM

where did Jay Z, Kanye, Luke and P-Diddy get their Masters ?


Bama.... Best visit ever, Coming home now. 😔
1:19 PM - 2 Feb 2014

how I would be used at the Jack linebacker position. I liked it. It was nice."

"I probably won't make my decision until a few hours until I sign my papers."

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All-American... SEC... NATION CHAMPIONSHIPS... 1st. Rd. ... 100 Mil...

G.O.N.E.

Does Tracy Howard have a cousin that can flip to us ?

He was just fulfilling a visit duty is all. He will be a Cane.

Posted by: Cola Cane | February 04, 2014 at 12:47 PM

kinda of like Travonte Valentine didn't do huh ?

All-American... SEC... NATION CHAMPIONSHIPS... 1st. Rd. ... 100 Mil...

So you're a bama fan then? weird..

Posted by: Chad Thomas Will Dream Of Winning Championships in Front of 90k Tonight...

Or not..

"I am still committed to Miami, and I am signing with them on Wednesday," he told reporter Cam Underwood of canesinsight.com and insidetheu.com. "I just wanted to get another experience."


kinda of like Travonte Valentine didn't do huh ?

Posted by: u are u
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Your post makes no sense. Chad fulfilled his duty to visit other schools, and so did TV, so why not try to at least sound intelligent.

We be duh Gatr Trash.

We gets duh best recruits.

Dese recruits block demselves.

We lose to Ga. Southern.

Dat be duh story of duh UFraud recruits.

All this talking....how many of you have actually played football at an elite "FIVE STAR" level??????

I know U are ... But what am I ?

Posted by: Got D.T.'s u dUmb clUck ? | February 04, 2014 at 01:14 PM

Well, you are obviously
A. Starved for attention, since you are not even posting about your own team on your own site.
B. Stunted intellectually, based on your answer that would fit better on an 8 year old than on an eight year obsessed troll.
C. Disgusting, based on your continued name changes, insults, and jokes about murder victims.
D. Lost, based on your somehow confused belief that this is the gatr blog.
E. Cowardly, based on your continued fear of meeting up with any Canes fan in person.
F. All of the above.

I bet folks here after seeing enough of your sick comments can tell that the answer is and always will be F, coward.

Here ya go on that Self Block;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=05h49R4QX9U

Impotent Rage, Piggy.

Impotent Rage.

4-8 with your 4-5 star quality recruits

21-16

ESPN'S worst play of the year...During the Loss to Div II. Georgia Southern....

Did I mention the Self Block?

Just imagine if that had been on the Canes...but it wasn't...

Can't rebut any of that, Piggy.

There's your dose of attention.

Keep ragin' on.

8 FSU players were 78 or less in last year's rankings.
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/school/_/id/52/class/2013

Miami had 9, because they chose to honor a legacy player in signing Ray Lewis III.
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/school/_/id/2390/class/2013

This year, FSU has 10.
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/school/_/id/52/class/2014

Want to try a different lie this time? That one failed, or are you claiming FSU is also a failure at recruiting?

Last year, when the gatrs signed 30 and Miami only signed 19, you claimed quantity mattered. now you see a loss in that, so you switch sides. Stunning how your own lies come back to bite you. I guess if you had any teeth you could bite back, but instead you are just gumming up the works here....

Heya Five, he's been quiet for over an hour....Maybe he's watching the video of the self block I reposted...

Prolly not...Trololol.

2014 non-conference opponent, Go BIGot REDneck, has CLOSED in an impressive manner and what not. Too bad Goldie nd' Marky Mark can't CLOSE in a similar fashion. hUh

For instance, that Herbie Go BigOT RedNECK team only had 17 verbals entering the FINAL WEEK of N.S.D. Yet, Pellini has STOLEN away THREE LEGITIMATE 4-Star recruits from other programs and has added an additional two more 3-Star recruits to his class.

Heck, there's ANOTHER FOUR-STAR recruit lingering around and he has decided if he'll sign with the Herbie Cornhsusker's or not.

The bottom line is Golden and D'Onofrio MYSTERIOUSLY LOSE 5-Star or 4-Star prep players in the final hours of N.S.D. While that Go Big OT Red NECK program CLOSES LATE on prime time FOUR-STAR high school players. Go bloody figures'.

Yeah, yeah the Cornhusker's aren't in the Top 25 of the major H.S. recruiting services, but Pellini and his staff KNOW HOW to develop players.

ENTER ex Northwestern LB L. David, whom happen to be a THREE-STAR prep player. By the way, David is playing SIGNIFICANT minutes in the N.F.L. dUh

Lil' Piggy Soldy.

Gatr Trash gets all the best recruits.

Then go 4-8. And sustain blocks against their teammates.

Then lose to Ga. Southern. Comprende, Pig?

Posted by: UMCanes02 | February 04, 2014 at 01:07 PM
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Do you have degree of SUBSTANTIAL P-R-O-O-F that TV will sign with Goldie nd' Marky Mark.

Other than your HOMER guess work notions and what not.

Because South Florida sources say TV is trekking over and upward to Baton Rouge for some fine Cajun CUISINE and what not. hUh

Most of us agree TV will go to LSU, nothing new about that.

COME u ... Sit u ... laydown u ... rollover u ... Goooood Boy u.

I dont get caught up in 4 or 5 star recruits or who has top class. Blake Bortles arguably the best qb in the NFL draft was a zero star recruit. UCF never has great classses but yet they won the Fiesta bowl. UF has great recruiting classes year after year and they lost to GA South last yr and will be horrible again next yr. Miami has a good team already and has a great class coming in which equals a promising team next year. Go Canes!

heya U are,
Were your guys merely practicing blocking drills during the GS game as preparation for your contribution to total SEC dominance this year?

Just trying to help ya out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=05h49R4QX9U

You were saying?

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=8&toinid=673&yr=2014


Scout.com


Miami- 17 3-stars out of 26 commits... ALL but 9 !!!


And of those 17 commits, in the Summer of 2013 from June-August 12-TWELVE of them were unranked or barely 2-stars with ZERO offers from Top-Programs as Juniors going into their Senior Seasons. HALF UR CLASS !!! Meaning NONE of the 12 were even considered any good after they finished their Junior years and NONE were being recruited by ANY Top-Programs. NONE OF THE TWELVE

NOW TELL ME I'M LYING !!!

Boy, u need to learn how to read n count.

Posted by: Five Titles | February 04, 2014 at 02:15 PM


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ESPN.com

u - 14 of 26 overall recruits. U have 14-FOURTEEN 3-stars ranked under 78. And MORE COMING.

GATORS - 3 of 21 overall recruits. 3-THREE 3-stars are 78 or under. With more SOLID 4 and a 5 Star coming.


NOW TELL ME I'M LYING !!!

It's ALWAYS Quality over Quantity u Dope.

Pelini and his staff know how to develop players??? Have you been following Nebraska football at all for the past 6 years? His team has had 4 losses in each of those seasons and is consistently under-performing. Did you see his meltdown both during and after the Iowa beatdown to end the regular season?

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