Spoiler Miami Booker T. Washington High School CB Nigel Patten lists early scholarship offers from Florida State and Mississippi. And he thinks UM is set to join that list soon. "Miami's been recruiting me for a while," said Patten, who was invited to Saturday's Junior Day but was unable to attend. "They send me mail, coach (Micheal) Barrow has been talking to me, comes out to the school. "Coach Barrow says he wants me to get to know the whole coaching staff, that they're going to get real big on 2014 come March." Patten says of UM that "I know it's a good program. I've been there a couple of times. Booker T. and Miami have a little history, you know, guys like Chavez Grant, Brandon Harris went to Miami, guys on the defensive side. Those are guys I look up to." His early top 5? Miami, Florida State, Georgia, USC and Oregon. "Miami will always be in my top 5," he says, adding that none of those schools are in front of each other right now. Patten watched the recruitment of teammates Matthew Thomas and Denver Kirkland this year and says he's unsure if recruiting will be fun or stressful for him. He says the best advice he's gotten is from his father: "He said to be humble, let everything come to me," Patten said. Patten says he was surprised by Kirkland's decision on Signing Day. "I thought he'd go to Miami or FSU," Patten said, adding that "Matt, I always knew it would be Florida State or USC." Patten says none of the highly publicized issues regarding UM and Booker T. will affect his ultimate decision. "It doesn't affect me at all," he said. "Everything is good between Booker T and Miami. Coaches just tell us what schools are great fits for me. Coach Ice (Tim Harris) said Miami or Florida State would be great fits for me because they play smaller, athletic DB's." Last season Patten finished with five interceptions, 29 tackles and 13 pass breakups. He also scored on an interception return. Spoiler Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central OL K.C. McDermott got the royal treatment at UM's Junior Day on Saturday. He met for a half-hour during the day with coach Al Golden, and then Golden made a request when the recruits were heading to the UM-UNC game together. "He asked me to sit next to him," McDermott said. "I was definitely honored, a little intimidated - he's a pretty intimidating guy. We sat and talked a lot - what I want to do in college, how he wants to get me down there to see the engineering program for a day (McDermott will be an engineering major), how the football program needs changing, that everything is going to get better." McDermott said that during the conversation in Golden's office "we were talking about what's been going on, how there are the new facilities, how they're getting a nutritional staff, how they're getting ready (for the season). We talked about the University a bit, talked about my brother (Shane, who plays for the Canes)." McDermott said Junior Day showed him that these coaches "work hard. And they definitely care about what they're doing. They have no doubt in their mind that they're coming up and that they'll be champions of some sort soon." McDermott says he already got a visit at his school from new coordinator James Coley, and he spoke with him as well on Saturday. "He's a nice guy," McDermott said. "Based on what I know about him he's a pro-style guy and I like that." McDermott said that during a Junior Day film session with Kehoe "he was explaining to us what each player is supposed to be doing on each play, what play it is, how they really are trying to stay in that power game, that technique is most important, how they grade you." During lunch McDermott sat with his brother, Brandon Linder, Malcolm Bunche and early enrollee Sonny Odogwu. His impression of Odogwu? "Looking at him he's really impressive," McDermott said. "He's tall, thick, isn't fat at all, has a six-pack. He is a big freak of nature. I was talking to coach Kehoe about him and Kehoe said that he only played football his senior year of high school and the entire other time he played basketball and was a long distance swimmer. He's huge." McDermott told CaneSport last month that he had UM as his top choice with Notre Dame No. 2. And he says he continues to expect his decision to come down to Miami or Notre Dame - he plans to visit the Irish during spring break. "Most likely I'll decide before my senior season starts," McDermott said. Asked if one is ahead of the other right now, McDermott said "No comment." But he does point to some factors in UM's favor: He would overlap with his brother by one year, and his parents are big Miami fans. "I would love to play with my brother, keep that close family bond," McDermott said. "I enjoy watching him play. To be able to play with him would be a great honor, especially with how hard he works. "And my parents are definitely favorites of Miami, not just because Shane went there. My dad has loved Miami and my mom is right along with him. They see what they do with Shane at the school and love it. But on the other hand my dad and my mom both said they would be completely honored if their kid went to Notre Dame. They told me it's my decision, not theirs. It's where I want to go and what I want to do. ... It's going to be interesting." Spoiler Homestead High School WR Ermon Lane has enjoyed a quick start to his recruitment - he already lists 18 scholarship offers including Miami. And he says he's impressed with UM's recruiting class. "Miami's been on a roll, getting some good players," he said. "The last two years the recruiting class has been good." Asked where UM fits in at this point with him, Lane said, "They're good. They're in my mind." Has it already been a hectic recruiting process for Lane? "Yes," he said. "It's been crazy. Colleges have been coming back-to-back." At the same time Lane says he's enjoying it. "It isn't stressful yet," he said. Lane says friends and even strangers have already been asking him where he'll attend college. "I tell them `Only time will tell,'" Lane said. He says he has no early frontrunners. Of UM's program, Lane said, "They have good academics. it's a good school, they have kids in the NFL." Coach Micheal Barrow is recruiting Lane to Miami. And Lane has a very personal connection to Barrow - they are cousins. "That won't affect my decision, though," Lane said. Lane adds that "(Barrow) tells me just stay focused, take the recruiting process all the way through." Does he think there'll be pressure on him to stay close to home? "No," Lane said. "It's really up to my mom, what she wants. And she says just pick what's best for me." Lane did the interview while wearing a Miami hat. Should anyone read into that? "No, I'm just representing home, you know?" Lane said. Spoiler Hialeah (Fla.) High School QB Alin Edouard said after UM's Junior Day last weekend that if he got a Cane offer he'd likely commit to Miami. Well, now he has the offer. Coach Mario Cristobal called Edouard's coach, Marc Berman, late this morning to give him the news. So, Alin, will you be committing to Miami? "I'd say it's a 90 percent chance (I'll be a Cane)," Edouard said." But I'm going to wait, probably a couple of months. I'm just going to wait a little while." Edouard has five current offers. His reaction to the news of the offer: "I was surprised, was just speechless, like `Wow, it happened,'" Edouard said. "I love the school and everything." Edouard says he's looking forward to talking with Cane coaches soon. His other offers are from Mississippi, FIU, Louisiana-Lafayette and Appalachian State. Berman says that "This has been a dream of his. We'll see what happens but I would foresee that he would (become a Hurricane). "Coach Cristobal said they love him, everything about him, what he brings to the table - his arms, legs, everything else." Spoiler South Dade High School WR Tyre Brady says "everything is going well" with his early recruitment. Brady attended Saturday's Junior Day and said "I talked with all the coaches out there - it's great down there. Coaches said to keep coming around for their spring practices, spring game, and come to the (summer) camp." So where does UM fit in right now? "Miami fits in great," Brady said. "They're top three." He says Alabama and Georgia round out his top three. So what does Brady like about UM's program? "I like everything - the coaches first, with the love they show, the family tradition they've got, the school, the education is great," Brady said. Of his overall experience at Junior Day, Brady said, "It was great. I had fun. We got a tour of the campus, talked with the coaches, went with our position coach, learned some things from him. "Coach (Brennan) Carroll was telling me about their offense, what they run, how I can come in and make an impact early. It was great."