Miami recently lost commitments from a local linebacker and local pass catcher in Tyler Dunning and Kemore Gamble, but in-state replacements in the 2017 recruiting class could come imminently.
Lakeland Kathleen three-star linebacker Ventrell Miller told the Miami Herald there's a "big chance" he commits to the Hurricanes, and three-star St. Thomas Aquinas wide receiver Mike Harley has called the Canes his clear No. 1.
Miller (6-0, 227 pounds) says he likes the new coaching staff at UM and the fact that it's a private school.
"It's a place where I can grow and develop as a linebacker," Miller says. "It feels like home, it's not far from home and they have a tendency to send linebackers to the NFL."
A notable one would be Ray Lewis, who went to his same high school. You think he's heard of him?
Miller adds he needs to take another visit to the Coral Gables campus before making any kind of decision and that UNC is the only other school in contention for his services at this time.
Harley (5-10, 170) says the Canes have topped his list for about a month now.
"Good coaching staff and it's home where my family can see me play," he says.
He doesn't know when he'll knock out a final decision, adding he's "still letting the recruiting flow through."
Harley's 21 other offers, according to 247 Sports, include South Carolina, Mississippi State, Utah, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Harley won wide receiver MVP honors at Sunday's The Opening Miami Regionals and also impressed at the Rivals Camp the previous week.