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  1. Born Again Lefty

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    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.

    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."

    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.

    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."

    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."
     
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  3. CC

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    Lammons got offers from UF and FSU the past two days as well. Want that kid bad at CB
     
  4. three stacks

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    MIAMI IS MY DREAM SCHOOL I'LL COMMIT ON THE SPOT WHEN THEY OFFER!!!!

    *offer comes in*

    na, i'ma wait a few months
     
  5. CC

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    Want him and Mahalak at QB
     
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    kids a beast btw
     
  8. am16401

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    no tweet from BC so I'm skep about this.
     
  9. I CANE on her face

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    Don't see it on his twitter either
     
  10. Jack Parkman

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    U better hope it's legit, kid was a monster football player but also a really good bball player and iirc was deciding between both which is why he didnt sign on NSD

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    According to his twitter, Corn Elder has committed to Miami:@Air_Corn23
     
  11. Jack Parkman

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    Did u look? Its there, just scroll down
     
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  12. Cornelius Suttree

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    FUCK ME IN THE ASS

    <3 Elder

    hopefully he gets to play basketball too
     
  13. I CANE on her face

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    Yeah, maybe ride the bench. You forget, this is a basketball school now
     
  14. Jack Parkman

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    Elder is #15, this is just one of the many games he dominated this yr

     
  15. am16401

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    so if this is legit I guess Al has to send Jim a thank you card?

    edit: Ariz says looks like he's a bball commit with the possibility of playing football
     
  16. stg3

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    Kid is good. Really wanted him.
     
  17. three stacks

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  18. Cornelius Suttree

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    Purdue wanted him for basketball only

    Franklin wanted this kid more than 5* Jalen Ramsey
     
  19. three stacks

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    [​IMG] TheStateOfTheU
    This Corn Elder stuff isn't official until Brennan Carroll says it is.
    2/13/13 12:32 PM
     
  20. Jack Parkman

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    Hes going to play both sports at Miami apparently
     
  21. three stacks

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    uhh fuck that, get dude on the grid iron first
     
  22. Jack Parkman

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    Franklin is such an idiot, Jalen Ramsey is better than Vernon Hargreaves according to STG
     
  23. stg3

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    If y'all don't let this kid play football then woah.
     
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  25. three stacks

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    god damn our secondary is gonna be nasty
     
  26. 28

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    Really dig that twitter handle
     
  27. stg3

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    Better athlete. Higher vertical, decathlete, shuttle time. State record 200m time. You know.
     
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    That will really help him in the game of football
     
  29. Cornelius Suttree

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    it's too bad FSU doesn't play 7-v-7 games
     
  30. Jack Parkman

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    Yeah because when it comes do it you'd rather have the better decathlete than the better football player
     
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  31. three stacks

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    do you think corn will be a CB or RB?
     
  32. stg3

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    It will. Endurance, stamina...you know.
    We just play the likes of Miami
     
  33. three stacks

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    for fuck's sake who let stg out of his gimp suit?
     
  34. stg3

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    Who's to say he isn't? He was considered the best athlete at the Army allstar game. We'll see.
     
  35. Cornelius Suttree

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    he could be a really good CB but he is just sooooooooo good with the ball in his hands that he has to be tried out on offense first. He is an open-field yards machine. I've seen the kid play like 12 times over the past few years....he can (and will) have a Golden Tate-esque impact on offense
     
  36. three stacks

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    that's great to hear. hopefully this works out because i literally haven't heard of the kid until a few minutes ago.
     
  37. stg3

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    I'm guessing defense for Miami.
     
  38. CC

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    I remember hearing about him last year and thinking he was a stud. Just have never heard him associated with Miami. This is definitely surprising
     
  39. Cornelius Suttree

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    mannn

    I've wanted him at VU more than any other prospect since he ran for 320+ yards on my HS in the playoffs as a sophomore
     
  40. 28

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    Nebraska fans will be so jealous we got a kid named "Corn"
     
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  41. CC

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    @RivalsWoody: Can confirm that ATH Corn Elder has faxed his LOI to Miami to play football. Intends to play offense. No. 157 in 2013 #Rivals250
     
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  42. Cornelius Suttree

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    Corn's HS is going to become a boarding school in the next 5-10 years and they're going to start producing crazy amounts of talent when that happens

    they already have been producing a lot of talent (in a wide array of sports, not just football) since the school opened in 2005

    so this is a very nice pipeline for yall to open up
     
  43. am16401

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    has he really been high on Miami for a while?
     
  44. CC

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    Sophomore year highlights :shocked:

     
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  45. Cornelius Suttree

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    since that video has been posted, I have been wishing 247 would upload a similar highlight tape from his junior/senior seasons to Youtube. Plays against (by far) the best competition in the state
     
  46. Ranch Wilder

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    Him and Duke in the backfield :ohholyfuck:
     
  47. Born Again Lefty

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    Ummm I guess this is good maybe possibly

    more stars, fuck yeah
     
  48. three stacks

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    righty or anyone else can you post the commitment article from canesport?
     
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    On Signing Day Nashville (TN) Ensworth High School athlete Cornelius Elder had a final five of Georgia Tech, Auburn, Mississippi, Vanderbilt and Ohio State.

    He was set to announce a final decision next week.

    But after landing a Miami offer this morning he moved that timetable up.

    Elder committed to UM this morning and is now set to sign his Hurricane papers soon.

    "It's a blessing - it's been his dream since he was 5 years old to be a Hurricane," Elder's mother, Sharon Collier, told CaneSport.com. "He's always loved the Miami Hurricanes. When he was little his whole room was Miami Hurricanes."

    Collier said her son was lightly recruited by UM until last night, when they spoke with Miami coaches.

    "They thought he was already committed to go somewhere else - some assumed he had," Collier said. "When they found out he was still out there they offered. They really wanted him.

    "They faxed the papers over. ... We're probably going to sign today, this evening."

    The family now plans to visit UM this weekend - Collier's been to the City of Miami before and says she "loves it" but Elder has never been there.

    Collier says of her son's emotions upon receiving the offer that "Oh my goodness - he's kind of laid back, doesn't show any emotions. But I'm going to tell you he's over the top, is excited."

    Elder could play running back, slot receiver or cornerback at UM.

    "He'll play wherever they put him," Collier said.

    The two-way star finished his career with 6,351 rushing yards and 84 touchdowns. He had 2,617 rushing yards with 36 touchdowns this past season, averaging over nine yards per carry.

    His coach at Ensworth High, Ricky Bowers, says UM will use him "at whichever position they need him."

    Elder led Ensworth to three straight state championships and was named Mr. Football in 2011 and 2012.

    "He's a playmaker, has great anticipation," Bowers said. "He's fantastic in the open field, in space. He's a tremendous teammate."

    Asked if he was surprised how things turned out with his star recruit, Bowers said "I'm never surprised when you're dealing with seniors in high school. Miami's coordinator (Jedd Fisch) left, so that maybe delayed the process for them. But Miami was a place he always was interested in."

    Elder is rated the nation's No. 7 athlete by Rivals.com. He's also a highly regarded basketball player as a 3-star point guard and could play both sports at UM.

    * UM currently has another Ensworth High player on the roster - walkon linebacker Nantambu-Akil Fentress.
     
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