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Paying for FBS teams to play down here? WAT?
Trevon going to make it official this weekend as well?
Free Agent U
They don't date anymore?
Realized I never answered this -- hopefully the delay gave you time to heal:
I need video evidence of this. Amazing
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247 Rankings Update
247Sports gave its Class of 2020 rankings a complete overhaul on Wednesday and a number of Miami commits and targets saw movement in the update.
South Dade cornerback Jaiden Francois earned his fourth star and now checks in as the nation's No. 243 overall prospect following a junior season in which he tied the Miami-Dade County record with 12 interceptions.
"I think when you turn on Francois’ film in pads, he flashes playmaking ability that looks elite," 247Sports' director of scouting Barton Simmons said. "Ball skills are so important in today’s game for a defensive back and he’s got that. He’s got the versatility to play safety or cornerback and he’s really instinctive. I wouldn’t be surprised if he continues to grow on us as we see more of him throughout the spring and summer."
Francois is one of six Miami commitments inside the new Top247. Belen Jesuit four-star running back Don Chaney Jr. is the highest ranked UM pledge. He comes in at No. 46 overall in the class.
Miami Northwestern wide receiver Marcus Fleming is the second highest ranked commit. He jumped up 74 spots to No. 108 in the rankings after clocking a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash two weeks ago.
"Fleming impressed with his ability to get open deep at The Opening Miami," 247Sports analyst Charles Powers said. "He flashed some impressive ability in separating downfield and backed that up in the testing portion, running in the 4.4’s."
Miami's other three commits inside the Top247 all shuffled a few spots back in the re-ranking of the class. Palm Beach Central wide receiver Bryan Robinson is now listed as the No. 151 prospect with Carol City defensive end Samuel Anaele at No. 227 and Naples tight end Dominic Mammarelli dropping down to No. 240 overall.
In terms of targets for Miami, one of the biggest movers was Miami Norland offensive tackle Issiah Walker Jr., who rose 319 spots and up to No. 67 in the nation. Walker is currently committed to South Carolina, but was in Coral Gables two weeks ago for an unofficial visit and has spoken highly of the Hurricanes in the past although it should be noted that Florida is pushing for a flip, as well.
Carol City wide receiver Thaiu Jones-Bell and Miami Columbus wide receiver Xzavier Henderson are two other recent visitors that shot up in the rankings. Bell, who has publicly named Alabama his leader, is now pegged as the nation's No. 59 overall recruit while Henderson moved to No. 73 overall after a strong junior season.
Jacksonville Mandarin quarterback Carson Beck is another priority for Miami that entered the Top247 on Wednesday. Florida's reigning Mr. Football decommitted from Alabama after a trip to Coral Gables, but named Florida his leader this past weekend at The Opening Orlando and is scheduled to be in Gainesville next week for a visit which has some thinking that he might shut things down.
Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School defensive end Kedrick Bingley-Jones and Winter Park cornerback Ethan Pouncey are two other new members of the Top247 that plan to visit Miami in the near future.. Bingley-Jones, who is ranked No. 155 overall in the country, told InsideTheU last week that he will be on campus the weekend of March 23 with his parents, while Pouncey, who enters the rankings at No. 80 overall, has indicated that he plans to watch a spring practice.
Cocoa athlete Caziah Holmes is also planning to visit UM next month. The two-way star, who was named running back MVP of the The Opening Orlando and won "fastest man" at the camp, is up 70 spots to No. 132 in the class. He's right ahead of Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas linebacker Derek Wingo, who comes in at No. 139 overall after entering the week ranked outside the Top247.
Other targets that saw notable changes include: Oakleaf defensive end Chantz Williams (up 20 spots to No. 44), Apopka defensive lineman Jalen Carter (up 193 spots to No. 89), Deland safety Avantae Williams (down 16 spots to No. 114), Deerfield Beach running back Jaylan Knighton (down 29 spots to No. 163), Oakleaf offensive lineman Jalen Rivers (down 147 spots to No. 211) and Canadian-based tight end Theo Johnson (up 194 spots to No. 224).
Miami Columbus defensive lineman Elijah Roberts also earned a fourth star during the update and a grade of "90" by 247Sports and now sits just outside the Top247.
Simpson to the NFL
I remember when people were kinda critical of CMR hiring Jess. Good luck coach
Woof at immediately replacing him with Stroud.
Who were we going to hire a week before spring football starts?
We said the same thing about the Simpson hire. I'll have a little faith.
The timing of this makes it seem like the idea of Simpson leaving for the NFL has been coming. Stroud was hired out of nowhere a few months ago to be an analyst coming from a D1 coaching position. Makes it seem like they made the decision that Stroud would be the guy awhile ago.
Simpson was at least an "up and coming" coach that just had some NFL experience (while limited). Stroud is a journeyman coach who has as much time as a strength coach as he does a DL coach. His biggest claim is Mario Williams 15 years ago, and his career has gone nowhere since then.
Could work out, but I'm on the skeptical train.
shoulda brought kul back home
Fuk Kool funny that ass bag still isn't in the NFL and his replacement already is
Guy sucks and refuses to recruit
i liked the jess hire at the time tbh
this one i’m more hesitant on though
and kul’s an a hole who didn’t like to recruit, but dude could still coach, so i stand by my original statement
Not super siked about this hire...
look how surprised I am that the NCAA is dragging their feet.
This is a two week old tweet. UM-UF was resolved, but yeah no decision on Martell is laughable.
No big deal guys, it's just the fate of our likely starting QB and now with the Weldon news, we'd have 2 scholarship QBs if he can't play.
We all knew that Ncaa would stall and probably rule against on Martell, and that Weldon would be gone
Neither are shocking developments at all
Yes we did. Doesn't make it less infuriating how blatantly obvious it is.
we'll still have 3 scholarship qb's
nkosi, jarren, and peyton
forgot we signed one at the end of the cycle.
That's quite the change-up -- think everyone assumed Scaife and Donaldson would hold down the right side and the Butler transfer (Kennedy) would step into the left side. Granted they may want to actually watch him in pads before they move him up there.
Seems like all the transfers are starting out towards the bottom of the depth chart and have to work their way up.
Osborne isn't at the bottom of the depth chart.
I think he was the only one.
Football is back at the University of Miami.
After a three month layoff, the Miami Hurricanes hit the practice field today for the first time under new head coach Manny Diaz. In the debut of The New Miami, Diaz made sure to make his mark early, letting the media watch on for nearly 50 minutes and also stay for 1-on-1's and 7-on-7 play, a personal first for me in two years of covering the team.
My initial takeaways? Practice was intense, loud, and fast-paced, with players moving rapidly to different stations and sets, and coaches running up and down the field. A notable moment included coach Banda chasing down Al Blades all the way down the field and getting in his face after not running through the endzone on a 1-on-1 rep he lost off the snap to Brian Hightower. New DC Blake Baker also ran down Michael Pinckney after he lost a 1-on-1 on a nasty move by Cam Davis, calmly explaining to the senior what he did wrong.
I thought the clear top performer of the day at QB was N'Kosi Perry. He really shined in 7-on-7 play, lofting a pretty deep ball over the shoulder of Brian Hightower in tight coverage just before he went out of bounds for about 30 yards. A second long strike went for a TD, as Mike Harley ran a go-route from the slot and got a step on Gurvan Hall, and Perry found Harley over the top for six. Hightower also stood out with multiple catches in both the 1-on-1's (didn't see him lose a rep) and the 7-on-7's. Jukes of the day go to Jeff Thomas (he lined up across from a walk-on for that rep), Asa Martin, and Cam Davis.
Players held out included Lorenzo Lingard (knee), Zach McCloud (unknown), and Brian Polendey (knee).
First Team Offense
**N'Kosi Perry opened with the one's in the 7-on-7's, but Miami rotated the reps with the first unit almost equally between Perry, Tate Martell, and Jarren Williams. The wideouts rotated heavily as well.
QB: N'Kosi Perry
RB: DeeJay Dallas
WR: KJ Osborn
WR: Brian Hightower
Slot: Mike Harley
TE: Brevin Jordan
LT: DJ Scaife
LG: Navaughn Donaldson
C: Corey Gaynor
RG: Zalon’tae Hillery
RT: John Campbell
First Team Defense
DE: Jon Garvin
DT: Pat Bethel
DT: Jon Ford
DE: Scott Patchan
MIKE: Shaquille Quarterman
WILL: Michael Pinckney
STRK: Romeo Finley
CB Trajan Bandy
S: Amari Carter
S: Robert Knowles
CB: Al Blades
Second Team Offense
QB: Tate Martell or Jarren Williams
RB: Cam Davis
WR: Dee Wiggins
WR: Mark Pope
Slot: Jeff Thomas
TE: Will Mallory
Second Team Defense
DE: Gregory Rousseau
DT: Tyreic Martin
MIKE: BJ Jennings
WILL: Waynmon Steed
STRK: Gilbert Frierson
CB: DJ Ivey
S: Gurvan Hall
S: Derrick Smith
CB: Nigel Bethel
• All three quarterbacks took reps with the first team offense, but it was N'Kosi Perry who took the very first reps. Perry had the best showing of the the quarterbacks during 7-on-7 work, dropping beautiful deep balls to Brian Hightower (against the third team defense) and hitting Mike Harley in stride (against the second team defense). Perry clearly has the most arm talent of the group.
• Jarren Williams got the second reps with the first team offense and looked solid working the intermediate passing game. Williams did a nice job of getting the ball out quick. Williams does look like he has slimmed down some from last season.
• Tate Martell started the practice with some jitters, throwing wobbly and inaccurate balls at the beginning. As the practice progressed, however, Martell got comfortable and made some nice throws on out-routes and comeback routes.
• One of the things we noticed about the offense during the portions we could watch was that offensive coordinator Dan Enos is installing plenty of pre-snap motion with the tight ends and receivers. There also seemed to be plenty of vertical routes that were thrown. Enos also mixed up his formations showing two receivers and two tight end sets along with three receivers and one tight end sets.
• A lot of the receivers were pretty interchangeable in terms of lining up at the three different receiver positions in the offense. For instance: Mike Harley lined up at both outside receiver spots and also in the slot. The same could also be said for transfer K.J. Osborn.
• Speaking of Osborn, he certainly looks the part as a veteran receiver with a strong build. Osborn runs good routes and appears to be a good practice player with his eagerness to line up quickly and start drills.
• Of the freshman newcomers, wide receiver Jeremiah Payton looks the most like he can compete at the college level from a physical standpoint. Payton looks strong and long and fits in physically with the rest of the receiver group.
• D.J. Ivey probably had the most impressive showing of the cornerbacks during the portion that we could watch. During one-on-ones, Ivey recorded two pass break-ups while the rest of the cornerback group didn’t have much success with stopping the receivers. Ivey started the spring working with the second team defense and will be competing with Al Blades Jr. for a starting job opposite of Trajan Bandy.
• During the one-on-one drills, it was evident why Gilbert Frierson was moved to striker. He isn't the most comfortable covering man-to-man on an island.
• Tight end Will Mallory looks like he has added nice size.
• This is nothing really all that new, but it is hard to not notice Gregory Rousseau with his length and size. He is an imposing defensive end.
• Cam’Ron Davis did a nice job of running routes and showed some soft hands during the media viewing portion.
• Strength and conditioning coach Dave Feeley was a big part of practice as he helped organized players getting on and off the sideline. He is much more involved in practice compared to the last strength regime.
You have got to be shitting me with Robert Knowles....is that early april fools?
just picked up a cb from louisiana
now may the best man win
Shut the fuck up
Hello friends, is it a light year in SoFla for DB's? Who are the top kids down there this cycle? Doesn't seem like we are recruiting anyone out of Dade...