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DT King, OT Wells get into UM; DL Kinard, RB Grooms don't

CORAL GABLES -- UM coach Al Golden said Friday morning that by the end of the day there would be some clarity pertaining to players with NCAA clearinghouse issues.

A UM official provided some of that, confirming that defensive tackle Corey King (6-1, 265) and offensive lineman Hunter Wells (6-6, 280) have joined the team. Not getting into UM from the 2011 signing class: defensive lineman Antonio Kinard and former South Broward running back Kevin Grooms.

The UM spokesman also said there is no official word yet from the NCAA regarding the waiver quarterback Ryan Williams has been seeking.

> Safety A.J. Highsmith, who will serve as the team's emergency quarterback Monday night at Maryland, said he's taken the bulk of his snaps under center after practice with a couple teammats.

"They gave me a package and after practice I work with a few guys on it," Highsmith said. "It's pretty basic, just throwing here and there. Hopefully it doesn't have to happen [where I have to play QB], but I'll be ready if needed. It's basically early installs."