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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas . . .

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~ The following article was contributed by beloved Eye of the Hurricane blogger, Delray ~

T’was the night before Christmas . . .  I remember Christmas Eve as a child like it was yesterday.  The Feast of the Seven Fish,  relatives coming and going, but most of all I remember anticipating the arrival of St. Nick.  My sisters and I would try to stay awake as long as possible in hopes to catch a glimpse of the mystical hero.  This memory was crushed a few years ago when someone blogged on Eye of the Hurricane that there was no Santa Claus.  However, I still believe and wait with anticipation every year on the most holy night. 

There is only one other time of the year that has the buildup and  anticipation of Christmas Eve:  National Signing Day.  The day when teenage boys hold the sporting community hostage as they make their decisions on where they will continue to not only play football, but to carve their legacy.  Just like for Christmas, National Signing Day followers have a “Wish List.” Let’s take a look at some of the “Wish List” players I would like to see Miami snag come Wednesday.

Josh Harvey-Clemons (Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes)  OLB – 6’4” 210

Josh is considered to be the best outside linebacker in this year’s class.  He is often described as a monster with freakish athletic ability.  Josh has made his official visit to Coral Gables this past weekend.  Miami may be a dark horse as the other Florida schools are hot on his trail along with the home town Bulldogs.  He would be an outstanding get for Miami.  Although we have a few other players verbally commit at this position,  he is too good to pass on and would no doubt push others for playing time.

Tracy Howard (Miramar HS) CB -6’0” 175

Tracy,  like Josh, is considered to be the upper crust at his position.  He was not interested in Miami at the start of the recruiting process but has shown some interest as of late.  With the coercion of his Patriot teammate Malcolm Lewis (UM verbal) he decided to give the local school an official visit.  Tracy’s desire for early playing time and being close to home may swing the pendulum our way.

Darius Hamilton (Don Bosco Prep School) DE – 6’4” 245

Darius found himself in a very interesting situation a few days ago.  While waiting for his soon-to-be coach to show up for a visit,  the coach never showed up.  That coach was Greg Schiano, who decided to leave Rutgers and take a job in the NFL.  Darius contacted the Miami coaching staff about taking a visit and they were happy to accommodate him.  This is a great position of need for the Canes with more players than expected declaring themselves for the NFL draft.  Again,  the appeal for early playing time and south Florida are what we are hoping will draw Darius to Coral Gables.

Avery Young (Palm Beach Gardens HS)  T – 6’5” 295

Avery is a hot commodity right now.  He is actively being sought by numerous schools but our coaching staff was able to meet with him late this past week at Sailfish Marina.  Avery is a top 5 in the country at his tackle position.  This is not as desperate  a position of need as the Canes have on the other side of the ball.  However, with his size,  athletic ability and upside,  Miami would be foolish to not pursue Avery given his proximity to UM.   

Eddie Goldman (Edison-Friendship Public Charter School) DT – 6’4”  315

Eddie is intriguing to me, though I am not completely sold on him being  the next great DT.  Granted, he is a five star prospect and of all the positions on the field, defensive tackle maybe the spot at which we need the most help.  However, quite a few people question the kid’s heart when watching him on film.  Does he go all out every play?  Is he playing 100%?  Is he hurt?  When someone is a five star caliber player,  these are not questions that should be asked.  Yes,  I’d love for Eddie to come become a ‘Cane,  but after the last graduation class, I really don’t want to hear about potential or a player’s ceiling.

So this is my wish list.  Everybody has their own.  A lot can – and will – happen between now and Wednesday morning.  We will feel happy,  sad,  angry and no doubt utter a few WTFs after hearing we receive a commit no one had on their radar.  But in the end, they will be Miami Hurricanes.

Happy National Signing Day to you and yours from Eye of the Hurricane!

  1. And all thru the night! not a creature was sound not even ya lice!

  2. Nice first, UChamps!

    Orange or green?

  3. good ish Bg. I havent kept up with recruiting since 08 and i used to be OBSESSED with the stuff. Thanx for doing the dirty work for me!

    You check out any more Krit yet?

  4. JSQ!!!!! waddup give me orange i need something bright! Make it with moonshine!

  5. This was actually authored by Delray, UChamps!

    Great job, Delray!!!

    I’m very excited for the start of your upcoming series!!! :-)

    Here you go, UChamps, Orange!!!

  6. Damn, hell of a job Delray. My b, im so used to connecting BG with anything that has to do with recruiting!

    Thanx 4 setting me straight JSQ!!!

  7. Uchamps, being compared to BG..I’ll take as a compliment.

    Thanks.

  8. Tre Howard is no longer fielding phone calls….

  9. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    It’s a dead period. He’s not supposed to be getting recruiting calls or any kind of recruiting contact

  10. UF has allegedly been hittin him on the hip. Maybe its dogsh!t.

    And they haven’t exactly been vibrant, beacons of virtue in the past, either….

  11. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Nothing can stop knucklehead fans from getting after him. Turds are supposed to be nervous about loosing him so I can see that happening.

    Plus what else is there for a grown man to do in that sh!thole called gville right now? Cow tipping? Watching your sister or your mom work the truck stop?

  12. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    It’s losing him – hate when that happens

  13. bg1906
    January 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Also ITU is saying Coach Shannon is expected to take a job in the NFL as a LB coach. Team hasn’t been announced.

    ******

    Sileo was saying it was going to be the Bucs … I don’t ever listen to Sileo. Ever. Someone up here at work asked me if I heard that, then told me

    Butch Davis I can handle as DC

  14. CCC,

    No Grammar Gumshoe here….But correcting oneself is a force of habit. I’m pretty self-conscious of my written/typed grammar, even when I don’t need to be.

  15. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    This format allows for leeway, its not like I’m writing a company memo with my name on it, but that one just pissed me off.

  16. Good job Delray!

    UChamps….The KRIT w/8Ball and MJG is that WORK!

  17. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    btw, I just have a sick feeling that all this positive talk about TH is smoke. I think peeps at other sites are getting trolled, and it becomes a runaway train. Then some local media start to speculate to not get left out, and it takes on a life of its own.

    The accelerant that catalyzes the rumor conflagration is the instantaneous and exponential nature of social media, especially twitter and message boards. In other words, a whole lotta sh!t, flying around fast.

    Now Rudy at ITU has called it – TH to the U. That means it’s a gator lock.

    Hope I’m dead wrong on this and I’ll be hollerin’ if we get him, but I just think a lot of this is we’re just getting messed with and I don’t mean by TH and momma.

  18. Ditto.

    One thing a pessimist never has to worry about is a heart attack….

  19. always expect the worse but hope for the best!

  20. KLCaneFan – I told you that song would get stuck in your head

    I seriously couldn’t stop watching the part where that little monkey hauls ass after the pig when he fell off .. then next thing you know, he caught that little f*cker, hopped on its back and was riding it backward again

    That monkey was determined

  21. HOLY … CRAP

    You guys talked about that dunk that Vince did (which was amazing no doubt) or the one that LeBron just did?

    CP3 TO BLAKE GRIFFIN .. TONIGHT .. MY GOD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9q8jsVQnNk&feature=youtu.be

  22. Not much into recruiting, so I stay away from all this talk but I wanted to share an article I read this morning about the changes coming to the NCAA…….GOOD DAY ALL!!! :)

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/college/os-shannonowens-ncaa-0131-20120130,0,5043909.column

  23. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    bg1906
    January 30, 2012 at 11:51 PM
    always expect the worse but hope for the best!

    Agreed

  24. When it comes to dunks, no matter what anybody does, they can only equal to or get close to what vince carter, but no way are they going to surpass that dunk that man did. We talking bout going up over a 7 footer, off of 1 bounce in a game. Not some slam dunk contest where people been practicing it over and over, and than lining people up, having thm bend there heads down and what not, up until this point, that dunk is the nastiest of all time, HANDS DOWN! Those dunks bron got were on the ok side, nothing spectacular, those are a dime a dozen. The passes wade keep setting bron up with are actually what’s better than the dunks, like the full court alley oop dunk bron got last year, alot of people just talked about the dunk, but it was the full court pass that was on the money and way more impressive.

    In fact, john starks dunk against chicago eclispes i’d say all bron dunks thus far, they tried to say he dunked on jordan on that one too, jordan definitely got caught in the frame, but it was the timing of that dunk and the stage it was on as well. kobe has way more nasty dunks, in fact, i could post way more in game nastier dunks, i’ll tell you another dunk that’s one of the nastiest, in fact, i’ll just post these 2 for now:

    http://youtu.be/1VO6Pw_-fXU

    Although this one wasn’t fair(6’10 over 6’4), but still, lol!
    http://youtu.be/V7T_Wg5ilo8

  25. I’m more of a “have ridiculously high and impossible to meet expectations for myself and everyone else and then get mad and cry when things don’t go my way” type, but you pessimists have fun! ;-)

  26. This blake griffin cat, he’s more in the shawn kemp mold, alot of athleticism, but hasn’t honed in hisball skills yet, he’ll be a force ones he develops more lost moves and a consistent jumper!

  27. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    JSQ
    January 31, 2012 at 9:52 AM
    I’m more of a “have ridiculously high and impossible to meet expectations for myself and everyone else and then get mad and cry when things don’t go my way” type, but you pessimists have fun!

    >>>>>>>>>>

    That works for personal goals, doesn’t work for the canes

  28. Dead period is for in person contact only.

    Phone calls, texts, twats, bookfacing is all acceptable.

    Just can’t creep the kid live.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  29. Oh, of course, for the ‘Canes my strategy is:

    Just cook – the rest will work itself out.

  30. Which is still optimistic, but I can’t trouble myself with the whims of an 18 year old boy.

    Like Canechic, I’m not a NSD fan.

    I like Duke and the other guys that are with us from the beginning and don’t play these silly games.

  31. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I mean for me, it’s best to have realistic, or low expectations as far as recruiting goes.

    I have high or good expectations when it comes to NCAA sanctions, and am in wait-and-see mode as far as our on field success for the next few years, but cautiously optimistic.

  32. Kind of upset that I can’t make our NSD party for the Palm Beach ‘Canes Club though.

    My firm has a happy hour tonight and a Panthers game tomorrow night so that our litigation department and the litigation department of the firm we bought in bankruptcy can play nice together.

    Two nights socializing with litigators . . .

    I’m sure someone with access to You Tube can come up with a video to sum up that experience.

  33. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    So the coaches can contact kids now by phone, etc? I thought dead meant no contact at all. Good thing that’s not my gig, I’d be losing money. Fail.

  34. I don’t even think I would call it optimism with the sanctions – there just isn’t any evidence to support anything and we have already self-imposed sanctions. It won’t be anything we can’t handle.

    I am always optimistic about what will happen on the field, but I am not letting myself get as emotionally attached to Golden as I was Randy.

  35. JSQ
    January 31, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Which is still optimistic, but I can’t trouble myself with the whims of an 18 year old boy.

    Like Canechic, I’m not a NSD fan.

    I like Duke and the other guys that are with us from the beginning and don’t play these silly games.
    —————

    Exactly why i haven’t been on it since 08.

    +100

  36. Recruiting ain’t for everyone.

    Dirty, fugged up biz.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  37. I got over it in ’10, UChamps. It might have been Seantrel’s recruiting and USC pick that sent me over the edge.

    In ’07-’09 I was like the female equivalent of bg because I just KNEW in my heart that Randy was going to bring in the guys to turn things around.

    :-/

  38. Still, most of my male friends come to me for recruiting info.

    And I get annoyed and tell them just to read the comments on the blog.

  39. CanesCanesCanes
    January 31, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    JSQ
    January 31, 2012 at 9:52 AM
    I’m more of a “have ridiculously high and impossible to meet expectations for myself and everyone else and then get mad and cry when things don’t go my way” type, but you pessimists have fun!

    >>>>>>>>>>

    That works for personal goals, doesn’t work for the canes

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    I’m using this and ‘baby monkey-like determination’ all week.
    May even get in my book

  40. The only star system and stars i go by and get amped to see are the guys who come in play like stars after they get here. Any star system prior to that means nothing to me. goldie and crew are recruiting the 5star work ethic crew, and that’s mainly what i liked hearing coming out of tracy howard’s mouF, other than that, the guys that are coming in are workers, which is more important than anything else. That’s normally why average talent players tend to make for better coaches, they understood early what it took more so to get on that field than most real athletic guys who never had to work that hard and were just natural’s. So a mediocre player understnads better how to instill that into a team.

    goldie, you already know how he played the game, and all the tight-end coaches i know seem to be the tough type, have no choice, have to be faster than linebackers and block like o-linemen. So this class coming in is definitely defensive minded and hardworkers. Speaking of tight-ends, it’s funny how we haven’t been able to recruit tight-ends that much lately, although shannon did a real good job getting clive and asante.

  41. Anybody know if Lockhart has cleared?

  42. If lockhart hasn’t cleared coming out that VA academy, something would be real wrong if that happens!

  43. Good ? Delray.

    I have not heard one way or another so I am guessing not since the deadline has passed.

    Just a guess tho.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  44. Vince’s Olympic dunk is certainly the best in-game dunk I’ve ever seen. I didn’t see it live, and I remember EVERYBODY scrambling to get me in front of a tv to peep it.

    I’ve never had, and still don’t have an adjective to describe it.

    As a Knick fan, I’m glad to hear Cal reference the Starks dunk. It don’t think its anybody’s top 10 status, but as far as “Spur of the Moment” type shock….It was pretty epic.

  45. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Hurri…

    I still cant stand that damn Charles smith for the damage he caused in that series…

    Mj..Pip..and Grant all put his ish on the back board in the swing game of that series..

    Smh

  46. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Nashvillecane
    January 31, 2012 at 11:47 AM
    Hurri…

    I still cant stand that damn Charles smith for the damage he caused in that series…

    Mj..Pip..and Grant all put his ish on the back board in the swing game of that series..

    Smh

    ^^^^^^
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRFKhpMKX0E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  47. Those Knick teams back then were TUFF!!!

    No one f’d with Oak and the boys.

    Miss those NBA days.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  48. Damn straight Nash,

    Charles shoulda just went straight up for the dunk, and even THOSE particularly re+@rded refs would’ve had to call the foul.

    YOU’RE 6’10 OCK…JUST GO STRAIGHT UP, WITH TWO HANDS.

  49. Nashvillecane says:
    January 31, 2012 at 11:47 AM
    Hurri…

    I still cant stand that damn Charles smith for the damage he caused in that series…

    Mj..Pip..and Grant all put his ish on the back board in the swing game of that series..

    Smh
    //////////////////////////////////

    lol, you could always count on charles smith to play soft. They ran a train on smith up under the backboard, all he had to do was grab the ball and go up strong, but anybody expecting anything like that from charles smith is insane, that guy has always been and will always be a finess player. He always made me laugh though, cause he always had that look/scowl on his face like somebody boosted him up to try and be tough or something, must of been the oak tree.

  50. BTW Uncle Urbie is killin it on the recruiting trail.

    Impressive considering all that has gone on up there.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  51. Hurri says:
    January 31, 2012 at 11:40 AM
    Vince’s Olympic dunk is certainly the best in-game dunk I’ve ever seen. I didn’t see it live, and I remember EVERYBODY scrambling to get me in front of a tv to peep it.

    I’ve never had, and still don’t have an adjective to describe it.

    As a Knick fan, I’m glad to hear Cal reference the Starks dunk. It don’t think its anybody’s top 10 status, but as far as “Spur of the Moment” type shock….It was pretty epic.
    /////////////////////////////

    I’m no knicks fan, cause of course the Heat, but that’s back when the nba was fun. This was one of my favorite fights in the nba, old skool vs new, not all that fake yapping, just a few words and than and OKAY:

    http://youtu.be/2GZITRpJF6k

  52. I never liked Smith. He was always the weak link on that squad.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  53. Every f@cking day.

    I call 5 minutes before the deposition every day, twice a day, and they f@ck it up at least once a day.

    Apparently you have to have an IQ under 50 to practice law in the state of Nevada.

  54. I used to work with a guy who claims that back in the day, he knocked Anthony Mason cold, with one punch, in some Long Island club. Never say never….But his story would’ve made David & Goliath look as even as Spy vs Spy. He also grew up in the same Brownsville neighborhood as Mike Tyson….So maybe he picked up some pointers.
    Hate it when people are from the same hometowns of celebrities, and just make up nutty stories, just for the helluvit. Living in NNews, I get so many Iverson, Vick, Plaxico, D-Hall, ect. stories, I don’t know who’s jiving and who’s for real.
    I’m not sayin that “regular” people don’t grow up with future “stars” and story-worthy sh!t doesn’t go down, but you south floridians should know what I’m talking about. If you were THAT close to Allen Iverson, and used to beat him all the time in the park, then why is he a millionaire, and you still work at Food Lion? AND even if all that stuff did happen….Stop being a pole-jocking, male-groupie about it.

    Also,
    If Tre Howard gets #3….which to me, would be a bit of a d!ck move if he actually took it….then I call Six’s #6 for Duke.

    We could build some tradition on that number, like Michigan does with the #1.

  55. Cal,
    Still wanna know how PJ suplexed Ward into the stands, BOTH teams were equally involved in the brawl, and they suspended our whole damn squad for the next game. One of the great injustices of the world…

    Kinda like FIU chokeslamming our kicker, the the media insisting we incited that mini-riot.

  56. Canez1 says:
    January 31, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    BTW Uncle Urbie is killin it on the recruiting trail.

    Impressive considering all that has gone on up there.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!
    ////////////////////////////////////

    I was just laughing at em today, wasn’t to long ago this mofo was sitting up on t.v. damyum near acting as if he was on his death bed if he ever coached again or something when anybody with common sense knew, just like people knew the year brett favre(that’s how they spell in mississippi) retired, john madden was going to go right behind em, so it was with oscar cryer, as s oon as teblow rolled out, the lap dog was going to be right behind his heels.

    I like having him in college football though, gives us another coach to want to beat down besides dumbo fisher. One things for sure, goldie is not scared to go for it in key situations, i just don’t want to see that weak azz attempt special teams attempt like we did against v-tech, i had no problem wit hus going for it, the problem was the play call and of course, knowing your got a certain suspect schem backing u up if that call fails, wasn’t the best choice.

    Watching v-tech drum-line up and down the field all day on offense was sickening!

  57. Recruiting secret ..

    You know those “burner phones” you can buy at Target/Wal-Mart/Dollar General/Best Buy/any gas station/any cell provider? The pay-as-you-go ones?

    (my boy Eldrick Woods most def. should’ve used those & his damn caddy should’ve helped him out in that regard .. get him a phone for all this women on the side. You call it your AssT&T or Tit-Mobile phone)

    Would it surprise you if some big time programs went and bought a ton of those, with cash (no evidence), sent them to recruits & used them themselves in order to keep in contact with those recruits?

    How can you trace it. You can’t. Just speculation if any questions it. Go ahead and try to prove it. You going to pull security cam video? Good luck with that, esp. if you use different people to buy the phones at different locations. No big purchases at once, just little by little, go to surrounding towns as well. When you purchase the phone, you generally are assigned a number – might not even be in your area code – or you can choose a list of numbers they provide. Pay for it in cash, keep up with when each phone sent is starting to run low or the month is almost over so you can go re-up the minutes. When you have a big time program like ‘Bama, LSU, Rocky Top, etc. that has staffs of people set up for recruiting like a damn secretary pool devoted specifically for it – it’s pretty easy

    Nice trick huh.

  58. Sounds like the NCAA needs to get Bubbles and Lester Freemon on the recruiting trail and bust the Sketchmasterflex coaches using burners.

  59. Hurri says:
    January 31, 2012 at 12:44 PM
    Cal,
    Still wanna know how PJ suplexed Ward into the stands, BOTH teams were equally involved in the brawl, and they suspended our whole damn squad for the next game. One of the great injustices of the world…

    Kinda like FIU chokeslamming our kicker, the the media insisting we incited that mini-riot.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Never understood it either, that’s back when the league like the nfl now started getting soft. When Miami plays chicago in the nba right now, that’s one of the toughest games, i like how joakim Noah fouled dwayne wade Sunday, old skool, but wade ain’t no punk either, just good hard basketball, but Noah showing his gaytor frustration cause they know, they don’t have to worry about lebron, it’s wade that keeps killing em!

  60. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Interesting bg. If I had to choose I’d take the shut down corner over a defensive end.

    But I’d gladly take either or both!

  61. BG,

    Assuming that all our verbals stick. Can we sign 1 or 2 on Wednesday?

  62. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    bg who’s the DT waiting for mom’s ok to sign with us tomorrow?

  63. Delray says:
    January 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM
    BG,

    Assuming that all our verbals stick. Can we sign 1 or 2 on Wednesday?
    ////////////////////////////////

    If all the verbals stick and tracy howard & hamilton want in, keion payne will be asked to switch to punter, and cj holton will be moved to the starting right guard!

  64. Things are stupid….

    The hell is a Thunder Shirt….?

    Dogs are supposed to go buckwild when they hear thunder, or the front door, or another dog, or fireworks, or the vacuum.
    That’s just like people who throw their kids on all types of medication, because they run around and jump all over the place. Or seeking out help because they “seem to have trouble paying attention in school.”

    Granted…There ARE certainly cases where a child does have ailments/handicaps…But there are a lot more cases where school is just BORING AS FVCK, and kids would rather daydream about playing outside and video games, and us parents need to put in more work in getting them to focus on what really matters.

    Dogs wearing sweaters??? For all these hundreds of years, dogs have coped with the elements, shedding & re-growing fur, and over the last 25 years they all the sudden need coats to survive??

    And we’re all guilty of it. My baby has on the #3’s right now….And she can’t even walk, nor does she know what a basketball even is.

  65. pb – It’s Dequan Ivery from Lake City…though not sure that will happen

  66. JSQ
    January 31, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Sounds like the NCAA needs to get Bubbles and Lester Freemon on the recruiting trail and bust the Sketchmasterflex coaches using burners.
    ——————-

    hahahahahahaha +2500

  67. Hurri, my friend’s family (the one in the Keys with the MOUNTAIN of presents and the train set I posted around the holidays) all got those jackets for their dogs as one of their Christmas presents. One of them is also on Puppy Prozac.

    They have poodles so I can kind of understand the need there. Poodles have some f’d up personalities.

    They are REALLY mean to Sebastian, although he doesn’t seem to care, he is nice to them anyway.

    This weekend, those poodles’ “cousin,” Sprocket, was at my house.

    Sebastian greeted him and wanted to play and was super excited and, as usual, a gracious host, even showing Sprocket his toy box[es].

    Sprocket kept taking Sebastian’s toys and Dingo bone and growling and barking at him when Sebastian inquired as to whether he could get them back. I told him to knock it off and he came over and sat by me.

    Sprocket’s mom and dad told him to knock it off and he growled and barked at them too.

    There is also something to be said about dogs mimicking their master’s personality . . .

  68. If your doing it because you think its cute, I can see the sweater deal.

    But that Thunder Shirt thing is just nuts.

    Let’s just invent something that stops infants from crying….Because we all know how irritating that can be, as we watch television and try to sleep.

  69. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    Larry Hope made it in as an EE.

  70. CapeCoral.

    That is #9. So we are on schedule! That maxes the 2011 class now we can sign a full 25 for 2012. 25 + 9 = 34. We currently have 32 commits. 2 more slots.

  71. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    The stars are aligning bg. Got a good feeling about tommorow :)

  72. PB.

    Hamilton will be a DT at the next level. Just listed as a DE because he’s only 245 now and if he HAD to play this year no way he’s inside at 245.

    The DT waiting on mom’s sig is Dequan Ivery

    Delray.

    With Hope getting in and being #9 for EE, that would make 2 more slots. We can sign perhaps more but only 25 can start in the fall. SO they may even take 1 or 2 over that anticipating problems with full qualifiers or the clearinghouse (for borderline guys like AJL that could fall in either category (qualifier/non-qualifier), or ask someone to grey shirt which is usually a very touchy affair and NEVER really looked on favorably and often leads to the kid, his school, and his parents being disgruntled. So we’ll just have to see how it all works out.

  73. BG, any news on Lockhart? Is he cleared or up in the air?

  74. CapeCoral.

    Me too. Starts tonight with Hamilton. I don’t anticipate he’ll pick UM but we DO have a more than realistic chance. Howards looks FAVORABLE but is not CERTAIN, though VERY FAVORABLE. Then you got the Ivery situation and how much they truly value him. I think if you don’t get Hamilton he’s more likely, if you don’t get Hamilton, I think he’s less likely. Then you have Northrup who if he flips you offer Blue and if he sticks, Blue heads off to VTech. So lots of little what ifs still in there! HAHAHA but yeah, tomorrow we should feel very happy to have a staff that RECRUITS and trusts its OWN evals and not just go off a list or who’s offering. They do their OWN work and they trust what they see in a kid and in their ability to develop and hone the talents of the kids they are interested in. By no mean does that mean they’ll get it right 100% of the time because no one does, but if they can hit far more than they miss we’ll all be happy in a few years!

  75. Delray.

    He’ll be a fall kid. We are maxed out at EE and the deadline has passed I believe. I could be wrong on that though, but I wouldn’t look for him until summer.

  76. You can tell this staff has a PLAN and it is coming together NICELY. They knew they had 9 EE slots and they convinced 9 to do it and those 9 actually were successful in pulling it off. Best part is some of them SACRIFICED to do it like Hoilett who DID want to play his senior year in Basketball but said Golden told him WE NEED YOU and he took that one for team. Kudos to the kids and the staff!

  77. Do get Hamilton Ivery is less likely, don’t get Hamilton, Ivery is more likely. I was typing too fast above and botched that one. Sorry! :-0

  78. Cal, C1,Hurri, and Champs

    Check this out funny as hell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO4o-pvGHxs

  79. ^^^Start at 1:55 mark

  80. ^^^Snoop is a wild boy

  81. I’m Lonnie the Killer!

  82. We will have @ 3 kids that won’t be getting in.

    Jean-Louis is iffy.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  83. BG LMAO I saw that a while back. Not with snoop commentary tho! That dude is fugged up! I love it.

    Reminds me of back in the day we got into an all out brawl in a Mcdonalds.

    Back when they used to have metal napkin holders. They might have taken em out across the country after the melee.

    Those fuckers actually locked us all in till the cops came. That’s how nutty it got.

    Needless to say that was a BAD idea LOL

    Just picture 30 dudes in an all out brawl locked in a big room.

    Shyt was bananas. Fire extinguishers, tables, chairs and napkin holders flying.

    I’ll never forget that. Awesome night and everyone made it out alive with just a few dome knots here and there.

    Crazed.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  84. avatar
    east st louis cane says:

    Bg that was funny as hell snoop be getting high as hell would love to hang out with him.

  85. East St. Louis.

    Yeah me 2. That was so funny!

  86. East. St. Louis and C1.

    The funniest part was Snoop saying Bish I’m Lonnie the Killer!

  87. Seems like nsd got here quick, and I like the mindset of what 3g brings and what he’ll pass on to the young guns coming in, dzp, for some reason seems like when he made plays, guys kind of ig’ed him alot and didn’t go celebrate with em to much, but ireegardless, he’ll continue to make plays out there. I’m real interested to see what kind of progress jimmy gaines will make and if he’s going to let somebody come in and snatch that spot up from em. He played real decent as a true sophmore, all he needs now is to get his mind right and understand what dominating means, i luv how the competition between him and futch went, except the part where futch basically raised the white flag and surrendered, but that’s that real competition that’s been missing from round here for a long time now, but that all comes with depth.

    Meant to say this the other day, speedwrecks, hurns play only went down because he had a banged up shoulder, which actually required surgery at the end of the year, he just played thru it, as long as he can rehab properly and get is same strength back from last year, he’ll continue to be a go to wide receiver, if he improves physically, you’ll be looking at one of the best receivers to come thru here in a while when you talking bout complete package. speed to get deep, runs all the routes and understands how to get open. All the qb’s look for him and he makes plays on any stage, the bigger the game, the bigger he played.

    The fsu game, the only reason he fumbled he didn’t have the strength in that shoulder, but he tried to gut it out.

    Come tomorrow though, that tracy howard situation is going to be funny, i’d rather him go to fsu than to be a gaytor, i’m thinking he understands that fact. Don’t scar your name going their, plus it’ll send a message to gaytorville, stop trying to get real players and stay in your lane.

    Whoever the starting wideouts are going to be in 2 years, that battle is going to be off the chain, they got good leaders in hurns and dorsett, to of the best route runners with speed to come thru here in a long time, unseating phillip, good luck, unseating a healthy hurns, lol, forget about it. They’re lucky miller rolled out, that’s for sure, and if beameer and bud foster don’t see him again, they couldn’t be happier, miller put fear in v-tech. In comes duke johnson, let’s see if he can keep it going.

    Another battle that’s going to be fun to watch is the secondary battles, after tomorrow, guys better start strapping up, and i wouldn’t be surprised if tracy got moved to safety at some point, he’s going to get bigger, he’ll easily be around the 200 pound range probably sooner than later, either way, we’ll have enuff db’s competiting to be starters, it’s going to be fun and we’ll have the wideouts to match, so the competition in those 2 areas are going to be good. In fact, all over the place the competition is going to be good. These freshman will get beat up on, i know them seeing their workout packets alone their saying, got damyum, are they serious, but that workout program creates growth and more confidence.

    Cause even though we’ve been playing like dog doo doo in alot of areas, the confidence level is still high, so coming in, guys are going to have to start takign care of business. Coach do noff, his scheme showed something against g-tech(of course they don’t pass), it showed up against fsu. The g-tech game is the standard for domination his scheme needs to look like from here on in. Pure aggression, good defensive calls at the right times, he may actually need to lay off the blitz, particularly on 3rd downs, no need to blitz, i’d rather see us go press man on 3rd downs, i’m sure that caught dumbo fischer off guard this year, he couldn’t pass the ball like he wanted to and when he did, kacy rodgers let get away with one.

    I know kacy didn’t want to draw a pass interference call and just got brain locked when he got there, but he’s a player that got into position to make the play, he just needs to make the play. I like what malcom lewis said, just tell tracy the scheme and let him play it how he needs to play it and he’ll be straight.

  88. avatar
    east st Louis cane says:

    Yea bg that was funny

  89. At the 3:45sec mark, that’s what we were missing last year!

    http://youtu.be/mMmF9Gnldcc

  90. bg1906 says:
    January 31, 2012 at 3:27 PM
    Cal, C1,Hurri, and Champs

    Check this out funny as hell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO4o-pvGHxs
    ////////////////////////////////////

    ROFL, i bet them 2 mofo’s only go to burger king and wendy’s now!

  91. bg1906 says:
    January 31, 2012 at 3:27 PM
    Cal, C1,Hurri, and Champs

    Check this out funny as hell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO4o-pvGHxs
    /////////////////////////////////////

    Dawg, how they gone try and rush that man like that, he went back there and got that act right, it’s all fun and games until mofo’s want to start pleading for mercy, he shut hat shat down quick, ROFL! He didn’t give a damyum male or female!

  92. Seriously does GottaDolla4 owe you some money or you sleepin’ with his momma? You are on his nutz like Teabag on JC’s….

    Dude blew his chance and amounted to a huge steaming pile of nothing…

  93. 305itis.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  94. Text “Futurecanes” to 55888 for signing day texts.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  95. Here comes mastur s.handwarma5 times a day, wear googles mofo. You must owe me money, hell you’re an expert at sac ridin.

    aj4 did better at UM did you do posting!

  96. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Canez1
    January 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM
    Text “Futurecanes” to 55888 for signing day texts.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

    ^^^^^

    One of my homeboys just txt me this..

    Is this from the university?

    And on the knicks combo earlier…

    U always talking bout goons/gooning, them Knicks squads had A LOT of them/it.

    Love them..

    Case in point Starks knew he was no MJ or Regie Miller but he went at then like he was!!!

    I maintain to this day the boys that complain about hard fouls today couldn’t play in the 80-90’s TO SOFT.

    Maybe a fee could but Queen Jane (laborn) COULD NOT!!! Bill Walker came down hard across his arms fri night to keep him from an +1 and the Queen got all pisses like how u gonna foul me that hard…

    The softest 6’9 270 lb athlete I know!!

  97. Nash not sure where its from. Probably some legit source.

    No doubt about it that knick squad was full of goons.

    Loved it.

    Golden era of the NBA, in my lifetime.

    Dudes today are queer for the most part. Big reason why I dont watch.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  98. so is Ricardo Louis going to be a cane or what?

    And Calvin, Howard can stay at CB. Didn’t see him hit anyone in the one game I was able to see.

  99. Esteban says:
    January 31, 2012 at 7:53 PM
    so is Ricardo Louis going to be a cane or what?

    And Calvin, Howard can stay at CB. Didn’t see him hit anyone in the one game I was able to see.
    ////////////////////////////////

    I’m not sure what the hoopla is about over him, but you know these recruiting sites, they luv too 5 star kids. In the meantime, all i’m saying is, those sites make kids look crazy when they get jimmy gained or clive walford!

  100. Yeah….Howard ain’t dropping the lumber on nobody.

    Those Knicks of the 90’s were the look for the NBA. They were sumthin like the basketball Canes. Maybe the 80’s Pistons were tougher. Maybe. Loved the NBA throughout the 90’s, though. I thought it was better than the NFL at the time.

    Now the NFL has passed it by LEAPS AND BOUNDS.

  101. Nashvillecane says:
    January 31, 2012 at 7:26 PM
    Canez1
    January 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM
    Text “Futurecanes” to 55888 for signing day texts.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

    ^^^^^

    One of my homeboys just txt me this..

    Is this from the university?

    And on the knicks combo earlier…

    U always talking bout goons/gooning, them Knicks squads had A LOT of them/it.

    Love them..

    Case in point Starks knew he was no MJ or Regie Miller but he went at then like he was!!!

    I maintain to this day the boys that complain about hard fouls today couldn’t play in the 80-90′s TO SOFT.

    Maybe a fee could but Queen Jane (laborn) COULD NOT!!! Bill Walker came down hard across his arms fri night to keep him from an +1 and the Queen got all pisses like how u gonna foul me that hard…

    The softest 6’9 270 lb athlete I know!!
    /////////////////////////////////

    We had a good squad to but where pat riley messed up at, he kept cotton candy azz jamal mashburn way to long. I could live with pj brown, even though you knew when we were on offense, it was 4 against 5, but at least you knew he was gone rebound and play solid defense, we needed a dawg at the 3 spot, back than i was hoping we would’ve gotten sprewel or larry hughes!

    I’m not sure zo would’ve been able to get along with spree though. That mofo was way to sensitive back than, didn’t get along with lj, than i remember when he went to the nets, i was laughing cause i knew it was only a matter of time before him and kenyon martin got into it. So one day, zo goes there and starts trying to instantly become a leader, so one day in practice, zo hollering out, “guys need to get tougher and start practicing thru pain, and he kind of tried to call out kmart, but you know kmart wasn’t having it, so he came right back at em and said “i’m not the one faking like my kidney’s hurt” lol they say zo stood there for a inute, than tried to charge at em, lol.

    Had we had spree back than to go along with zo, hardaway and pj brown, we would been in the finals a few times. spree use to go at jordan, hell anybody for real!

  102. Hurri says:
    January 31, 2012 at 8:16 PM
    Yeah….Howard ain’t dropping the lumber on nobody.

    Those Knicks of the 90′s were the look for the NBA. They were sumthin like the basketball Canes. Maybe the 80′s Pistons were tougher. Maybe. Loved the NBA throughout the 90′s, though. I thought it was better than the NFL at the time.

    Now the NFL has passed it by LEAPS AND BOUNDS.
    /////////////////////////////////

    Not with the 2 hand touch they starting to play!

  103. What’s with this crazy rumor that we pulled our offer from D-Hamilton? I don’t buy it. Anyone know? I read it on ITU

  104. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Sprewell choked the shyt outta his coach PJ Carlismo back at Golden State

    http://espn.go.com/classic/s/add_sprewell_latrell.html

  105. PhillyCane says:
    January 31, 2012 at 8:51 PM
    Sprewell choked the shyt outta his coach PJ Carlismo back at Golden State

    http://espn.go.com/classic/s/add_sprewell_latrell.html
    ////////////////////////////////

    lol, classic, pj yelling at players on the plane to cut their music down like they were his children or something, spree wan’t having it!

  106. Ron Paul looks like Mr. Magoo.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  107. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I read it on ITU

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    Self-explanatory

  108. Spree was really going through tough times, when he placed hands on Carlisimo, too.
    I think that one of his dogs had just ate up one of his kids, real bad, around that time. I remember he was scrambling mentally, for a minute.

  109. I ain’t gonna front….

    I feel kinda bad for for ol girl on Drag Me to Hell.

    That demon beat her azz all over the place, she fought it all the way, and still got sentenced to an eternity of firey, torturous, damnnation.

    No justice in this world.

  110. He won’t be in the woodshed, the whole pac 1 better start preparing to get they azz whoop!
    ///////////////////////////////////

    http://washingtonstate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1325552

  111. Canez1
    January 31, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Ron Paul looks like Mr. Magoo.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!
    —————

    hahahahahahahahaha lmao. 2 much.

  112. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Calvin
    January 31, 2012 at 8:22 PM
    Nashvillecane says:
    January 31, 2012 at 7:26 PM
    Canez1
    January 31, 2012 at 7:10 PM
    Text “Futurecanes” to 55888 for signing day texts.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

    ^^^^^

    One of my homeboys just txt me this..

    Is this from the university?

    And on the knicks combo earlier…

    U always talking bout goons/gooning, them Knicks squads had A LOT of them/it.

    Love them..

    Case in point Starks knew he was no MJ or Regie Miller but he went at then like he was!!!

    I maintain to this day the boys that complain about hard fouls today couldn’t play in the 80-90′s TO SOFT.

    Maybe a fee could but Queen Jane (laborn) COULD NOT!!! Bill Walker came down hard across his arms fri night to keep him from an +1 and the Queen got all pisses like how u gonna foul me that hard…

    The softest 6’9 270 lb athlete I know!!
    /////////////////////////////////

    We had a good squad to but where pat riley messed up at, he kept cotton candy azz jamal mashburn way to long. I could live with pj brown, even though you knew when we were on offense, it was 4 against 5, but at least you knew he was gone rebound and play solid defense, we needed a dawg at the 3 spot, back than i was hoping we would’ve gotten sprewel or larry hughes!

    ^^^^^^

    Benidict Riley…

  113. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Although Ive never pulled for the heat…I LUVD me some Zo tho.

    Must be tha Hoya in me…lol

    Pat, Zo, Mount Mutumbo, AI….

    Zero ships since 84 but loved the run they made in JT3’s early years…

    When BIG John retired and his asst was promoted were the worst years as a GTown fan…

    But back on the Zo thing…I LUVD when he put that cartoon knot on Pippen’s dome durning the bulls 2nd 3peat..

    Lol

  114. Nelson Agholor USC bound .. talked with him after his basketball game off-camera

    Private school on the other coast, stadium within walking distance of campus, Super Bowl winning Daddy Kiffin who coached Warren Sapp/Derrick Brooks/John Lynch/Simeon Rice/Ronder Barber & Ed Orgeron in your ear, Fat Man Weis leaving UiF, Matt Barkley coming back … and this

    http://thesportsunion.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/usc_clicks.jpg

    maybe he was lying and will pull a switch last second to UiF .. but I dunno, kid has a great poker face if so

  115. 1 down . . .

    Jan. 31, 2012 8:17 p.m. – by Brian London –

    Five-star DL Darius Hamilton (Ramsey, N.J.) chose Rutgers over Miami, announcing his decision on MSG Varsity Network on Tuesday night.
    “Next year I’ll be attending Rutgers University,” Hamilton said on MSG Varsity.
    “I just feel like in my heart that’s where I want to be. It’s a great place.”
    Hamilton (6-4, 245) is the son of former Giants’ DT Keith Hamilton.

  116. from soft to hard . . .

    Jan. 31, 2012 6:50 p.m. – by Brian London – DE McCord chooses Miami

    DE Tyriq McCord tweeted Tuesday evening that he’s going to be a Cane.

    “Just tld USC (Trojan) staff im goin 2 stay wit Miami,” McCord tweeted. “USC is a GREAT Program man really. I encourage every prospect 2 take a visit dere 4real.”

    McCord, 6-3, 222, is a four-star prospect, and listed as the 18th best player in Florida according to Rivals. Hurricanes RapidReports

  117. RT @caneswatch:
    According to the Wall St. Journal:
    In 4-yr span — 2004-07 — the Hurricanes landed six 5-star recruits, but only one was drafted by NFL.

    okay eoth – name the 6

    . . . then name the one

    kenny phillips?

  118. urban still recruiting florida gators:

    Former 2012 Ohio State recruit charged with rape
    Posted by John Taylor on January 31, 2012, 5:19 PM EST

    . . . four-star wide receiver and Ohio State verbal commitment Roger Lewis
    . . . was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and charged with two counts of rape. ”

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/31/former-2012-ohio-state-recruit-charged-with-rape/

  119. cock-a-doodle-do

  120. hurricanesports HurricaneSports
    OFFICIAL: FIRST SIGNEE! The #USigned Jacoby Briscoe, 6-5 defensive lineman from Louisiana #WelcometotheU
    vor 11 Minuten

  121. + waters, mccord, thompson

  122. + d mauri jones

  123. + vernon davis

  124. + jontavious carter & angelo jean-louis

  125. Keep um coming Autumn!

  126. #9 = jelani hamilton!

  127. & mr. danny isadora

  128. Rutgers over UM? Wow, scared of competition much?

  129. U,
    He wasn’t smart enough. If he was, he would have picked the Canes.

  130. 11th = roberto lockharto

  131. from delray beach

  132. back in 45 minutes or so

  133. Uchamps
    February 1, 2012 at 8:22 AM
    Rutgers over UM? Wow, scared of competition much?

    if that’s where dude is from then makes sense he wants to play for the local team.

  134. Delray
    February 1, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    U,
    He wasn’t smart enough. If he was, he would have picked the Canes.
    ——

    aaaaahhhh, gotcha!

  135. este, true, but damn, he must not want to win a damn thing then. : /

  136. UChamps,

    We really ain’t won sh!t either.

  137. hurri, how dee F did i KNOW one of you mofos would say that. :) But at least we look like we could have the potential to make a little noise. If not by anything else then Off talent alone!!

    Rutgers…….eh….Not so much?

    I mean they are completely starting over.

    Early playing time isn’t an excuse either.

    Seems to me that he wants the easy way. Afraid of Utough!!!

  138. Good points.

    Kid sounds like a Meh.

    Just happy to stay home and play in front of his peeps.

    Not everyone has that drive.

    Oh well.

    Can’t hate a kid that wants to stay close to home.

    We gave it a hell of a go.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  139. I can’t even guarantee we’d beat RU if we played them today. Can you?

    Think about it…..

  140. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Northrup to FSU.

    Btw the last thing we need is disappointment in this class if we don’t get Howard. Golden has done an amazing job and we should be totally excited about the talent he’s brought in!!

  141. Oh well on Northrup.

    Go get Blue!

  142. Northrup=Nole.

    :-/

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  143. autumn checking in

    . . . only 3 left from commits: dortsch, hollifeld & malcolm lewis

  144. Is Malcom signing with Tracey?

  145. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Howard to announce on ESPNU in a minute. I’m watching.

  146. avatar
    LyquidEnigma says:

    Good morning all. Tracy is annoucing next.

  147. YESS!!

  148. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Yeah baby…

  149. avatar
    LyquidEnigma says:

    That was a cool way to do it. Calling your best friend up there with you.

  150. U already know where ballas wanna go!!! Good luck Howard!

  151. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    What a get for Golden.

  152. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Turd meltdown in 3,2,1…..

  153. okay – a bit more detail for the austrians in the audience

    thank you

  154. avatar
    east st Louis cane says:

    Yea baby welcome to the u Tracy

  155. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A 2fer – great get for us, big letdown for the turds.

    Gotta love it!

  156. Nice DB group.

  157. Booooooooooooo Bimbo Fisher!!

  158. avatar
    LyquidEnigma says:

    Jimbo was speaking at a coaching clinic that I attended last year. Looking at him on ESPN, he’s lost a lot of hair in a year. LOL

  159. Bimbo Fisher CLAIMS he predicted his picks 5/5 so far……. LIES!!

  160. A little bit short of expectations….

    A little bit of an understatement.

  161. Al Goon-den did it…..I did NOT expect to net Tre Howard.

    Not too bad for the Big-Mac Crew.

  162. Damn Noles D is going to be stupid crazy. Here is to hoping their coaching SUUXXXX!! ;)

  163. Goldman to FSU

  164. fsu getting some big boys.

  165. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Nobody knows how any of these kids turn out, but let’s be honest, getting TH moved this class from good to great. He’s more than the cherry on top. He’s the number 1 CB prospect in the nation.

    AG can have his coffee now. He’s a closer.

  166. I’m not surprised at howard, and what made me feel like he was going to stay home was when he was told duke said he’d give up his #3 for him. That right their alone sparked something, and he truly understood the True meaning of that, than add that in with malcom, bg being saying it all along, “never under estimate the power of the already committed players!

  167. avatar
    LyquidEnigma says:

    What they are saying about the personalities meshing is true. You can have all the talent in the world, but if they don’t play as a team, it’s no good. No matter what. Who are team players, and who are me players?

  168. Here’s to not getting any work done today ;)

  169. Its NSD…………. the only day where its acceptable for grown men to fawn over highschool boys harder than Jerry Sandusky

    Too soon?

  170. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    If FSU is not a top 5 team in a couple of years, dumbo is epic bad

    Puts huge pressure on him

  171. LOL $, who cares. Im a HUGE fan of too soon jokes.

  172. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    so who else are we waiting on?

  173. That 6`6, 220 lb WR will grow into a TE eventually.

  174. Go Get Cardo!

  175. I told you don’t underestimate kids recruiting kids. Big ups to Duke, Deon, and Malcolm!

  176. Avery Young @ 2:00 p.m. We’re a long shot I think.

  177. triple c, more importantly though, irregardless of what stars somebody gave em, goldie keeping the homegrown talent home, like before the star systems were out, and that makes a big difference. They actually got that db brian poole rated higher than tracy, and he’s a real good db as well, but tracy staying home trumps fsu getting northrup all day long, who i’m not impressed with. Keep the pride home. As far a fsu, they keep a d-line, but with kehoe being back home and the talent we got from what shannon left on the o-line, we’ll be straight.

    Going to be some ole classic UM-fsu battles from here on in, i luv seeing fsu getting those top rated classes, all we doing is what we’re use to doing and that’s getting alot of home-grown talent who truly understand the tradition/passion of it all, and guys who’re just straight ballers. duke johnson, the difference between him and “Truth” miller, even if you had an angle on miller, you still were going to get dusted, duke doesn’t have that elite speed, but he’s got that real good football speed and doesn’t waste anytime with it as well, if it’s a hole there, he’s gone, he’ll get alot of 20 & 30 yard burst, homeruns, time will tell!

  178. Looks like Holifield got CANNED or asked to Grey Shirt and obviously he’s NOT feeling that! Oh Well! We also have flipped Dequan Ivery!

  179. We just got another. Could be Blue or Ivery?

    Anybody get the tweet from Carrol?

  180. Step ahead of me BG!

  181. Feel bad for kids who get dropped at last second.

  182. Esteban.

    Yeah its bad for them.

  183. Goldman to FSU and Fowler FLIPPED from FSU to UF

  184. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    It’s Ivery. Confirmed by Papacane.

    Golden is on fire

  185. Anybody know what time Ricardo announces?

  186. Holifield to UMASS

  187. Delray.

    Ricardo is all Auburn

  188. From now on, I will stay off the road when the #1 CB announces his commitment.

    If you saw a white Yukon XL heading north on I-95 in Broward (I had a hearing this morning) honking and with a manic looking blonde behind the wheel seemingly doing a cheer and punching the air to the rhythm of M – I – A – M – I MIAMI FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!! and lots of WOOO HOOOO ing . . .

    That um, wasnt’t me.

  189. JSQ>

    U’z a wild gul! HA!

  190. JSQ says:
    February 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM
    From now on, I will stay off the road when the #1 CB announces his commitment.

    If you saw a white Yukon XL heading north on I-95 in Broward (I had a hearing this morning) honking and with a manic looking blonde behind the wheel seemingly doing a cheer and punching the air to the rhythm of M – I – A – M – I MIAMI FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!! and lots of WOOO HOOOO ing . . .

    That um, wasnt’t me.
    /////////////////////////////////

    Friends don’t let blondes drive blonde, U ride or die, :)

  191. Bg, the worst part was explaining to the CFO, who joined me in the elevator, why I had tears streaming down my cheeks.

    Two words:

    Michael Irvin

  192. Apparently I am a bit more into this recruiting thing than I like to admit . . .

  193. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    JSQ – I was on a conference call. Had to pretend the reason I was excited was a regional budget status update. Embarrassing.

  194. Lol, Calvin.

    I’m so excited I forgot to pick up my breakfast on the 8th floor.

    WHO NEEDS FOOD?!?!?!

    C – A – N – E – S CANES!!!!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    HOWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD!!!!!!

  195. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    One time for Howard pulling a landon Collins and going against momma’s wishes

  196. From Twitter.

    DeMarcus Van Dyke @D_VanDyke8

    Florida Gators.. Tracy Howard isn’t walking through that door….

  197. FSU making a STRONG push for Leonard Williams. Mad that kid didn’t get to OV

  198. BG,

    Do we go after Blue or did he sign?

  199. Delray.

    I think we do. He’s supposed to know if he has an offer around 11/11:30

  200. Goldman + Williams would be HUGE for FSU.

  201. Lol, Cubed! I feel you!

    I had to contain myself a bit with the croc undergrad/CANE LAW SCHOOL partner who hired me on the way up to pick up breakfast . . .

    And then I did everything but cartwheels celebrating with the cooks in the cafe upstairs!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  202. OU Signed Gary Simon. They must are going to sign and place him in prep.

  203. Looks like a few recruitniks were gained today.

    It’s addicting.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  204. C1.

    Yes sir it is. We’ve talked about this stuff all week behind the scenes. Seems to be playing out according to schedule. LOL

  205. Can we get a recap of who we’ve gotten and who’s left amongst the 23 signees for today? I think we’ve gotten 13 right?

  206. Blue still hasn’t been offered yet. We are stalling I’m thinking because of Avery Young. He’s slated to sign at 12:30 unless we can get him to delay. He’s just WAITING to pounce on a U offer, do we or do we not is the question.

  207. New Raising Canes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=oxwOpfkBOyQ

    Look at the PRIDE when Wilfork talks about UM.

  208. LSU steals one from Bama in LB Kwon Alexander.

  209. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack during that commercial break before Tracy announced. My heart was beating so damn fast.

  210. We are at 21 right now. Waiting on LOI’s from Howard and Lewis. That would gives us 23 with 2 remaining.

    Do we have any realistic chance for anyone other than Young and Blue?

    Shot down on Ricardo. I’m not holding my breath on Diggs. Who am I missing?

  211. Lewis LOI rec’d.

  212. Ditto, Ronny.

    I couldn’t listen to the commercials on WQAM so I channel surfed and belted out Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” and I swore that if Howard picked the crocs, Journey would be banned from my game day.

  213. Journey should be banned from any game day!

  214. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    It’s absolutely hilarious to watch a kid who just committed to Stanford give an interview compared to one that just declared to Alabama.

    Noor Davis, #2 linebacker in the country, is one smart, well spoken young man.

  215. Howards LOI Rec’d. That’s 23

    2 remaining. Coaches must have something up the sleeve if they are not offering Blue.

  216. Delray, if you want the cupcakes and the jello shots, you will put up with my excellent and sophisticated music taste!

    My boys were complimenting me on my mix on the way back from Tally.

    Perhaps it was the recovering from 16 hours of drinking talking, but they were impressed with the Lita Ford / 2 Live Crew / Boston – esque variety.

    And if you don’t like Boston, I don’t know what to say. That is classic, American, day drinking, grilling music right there.

  217. sophisticated music taste!

    LMAO!

  218. Avery Young and Blue if they offer Delray. Last 2 fish unless they have some more hidden incase those didn’t pan. We actually got another slot too with Holifield getting axed.

  219. pb, I almost commented about the difference in the UGA commit and Howard when being interviewed. UGA kid looked spacy – even for an 18 yr old.

  220. Borque to Tennessee as expected.

  221. You should have seen us on the drive up.

    After the boys got sick of watching DVDs (we watched the UM/FSU allCanes Rivalry, The U, and Coming to America) we had a dance party.

    So much fun. Missy and me “Backin’ That A$$ Up (in our seats) and the boys belting out Motley Crue.

    Ahhhh, I love the FSWho away game.

    Is it September yet?!?!?!?!

  222. Wow! Deontay Greenbury spurns his commitment to ND and signs with……

    HOUSTON!

  223. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    And I’m also not a recruiting genius but I find it head scratchingly odd that Duke Johnson is only considered the #6 athlete in the nation.

    This kid literally destroyed the toughest competition anywhere in the country and they don’t even have him listed as a running back?

    Funny I guess how that’s even possible.

  224. Journey
    Boston
    Lita Ford
    2 Live Crew
    Juvenile
    Motley Crue

    =

    SOPHISTICATED MUSIC TASTE! :-D

  225. PB

    Yeah my in-law Alex Carter also signed with Stanford today.

  226. BG no doubt!!

    Atleast we know who we can trust and who just blows smoke.

    Good stuff my brotha!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  227. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    That’s great bg. I know we talk about our academic situation here, but their academics standards are really difficult.

    Congrats to him, that education will pay more dividends than any championship and likely any NFL prospects he may have.

  228. JSQ = still bitter over being waitlisted by Stanford

  229. But congrats to him, bg!

  230. PB.

    I tried to sell him on Miami, but his dad (Tom Carter – Notre Dame) and his mom Renae (Florida) wanted no part of The U! HAHAHA or their alma maters. Once he got the Stanford offer they REALLY pushed that on Alex.

  231. Leonard Williams to USC!

  232. Jawand Blue to Miami!

  233. ^^^Flipped site unseen! Just wanted to be a Cane. Been committed to VT for a long time!

  234. i like what Tracy Howard said in the interview about Coral Gables feeling like its somewhere else since its so different from Miramar/Carol City. I used to say I was going out of town for college – was going to go to Dade Kendall. And honestly anything south of Flagler would have probably been far enough. NW Dade and SW Dade feel like totally different spots.

  235. I think we are done today. Young is gravy but I think he picks UGA.

  236. just finally saw Blue’s highlights. I am good with that pick up. Wasn’t huge on Northrup anyway.

  237. Golden and staff = MACHINE

  238. If Miami wasn’t my favorite team .. then Stanford would be – I guess I would call them my 1A team

    Listening to the #2 OLB in the nation who is going to Stanford, Noor Davis, in his interview with ESPNU and then listening to a kid that committed to Ole Miss

    wow.

    Similar to the difference between James Earl Jones speech at the end of “Field of Dreams” and listening to Chris Tucker at any point in “Friday”

    The football players at Stanford are just as bad ass as any other football players as well … and they’ll also be your boss one day, if they’re not playing next to you in the NFL

  239. Miramar LB Jermaine Grace said he’d follow Howard so MAYBE he commits soon too for 2013 on the next Junior Day.

  240. From Twitter…

    Matt Porter @mattyports

    I’m listening in right now as Frank Beamer is telling Ja Wand Blue, “you lied to me.” #VaTech #Canes

  241. Esteban, that is what Santana Moss was saying in The U, along with a lot of the other players.

    Coral Gables is like lala land.

    Ug, I miss school.

    Anyone want to have a toga party tonight and pretend we are 19?

  242. @mattyports: Blue is telling Beamer “I wanted to stay home” Beamer: This doesn’t make any sense. I’ve never felt more betrayed or lied to

  243. Potential Bad News for FSU???

    JC Shurburtt @jcshurburtt

    Report says Jameis Winston waiting until Friday to sign.

  244. from twitter world

    mattyports: I’m listening in right now as Frank Beamer is telling Ja Wand Blue, “you lied to me.” #VaTech #Canes

  245. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    bg – if that’s true, that’s pretty low class. Move on. The kid called him. He didn’t have to.

  246. Geez, Frank, why don’t you cry about it?

    Anybody got some cheese for that whine?

  247. bg, you beat me to it.

    crazy stuff.

  248. Flubberneck is gonna cry!!

    LMAO!!

    First Lockhart and now Blue.

    Golden neck fugged the old boy.

    Time to take this ACC hoopty over. Done playin games.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  249. A wahburger for your cries, Frank?

  250. Feel sorry for Holifield. None of us really wanted him. LOL.

  251. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Jameis said he’s all Nole a few minutes ago and wii sign the LOI on Friday or Wed after he talks with his family. Don’t know why the delay, tho

  252. Beamer: “It would be a blessing for you to go away for school. I promise. You’ve got homeboys here. … We need you. We’re counting on you.”

  253. Cx3.

    He’s been committed to FSU forever! Why does he STILL need to talk to his fam? They should be WORRIED!

  254. Ja Wand Blue is listening to Beamer speak his piece. This is incredibly awkward.

  255. Blue Northupped Fugneck.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  256. Report is out there that Whipple is interviewing for Tampa Bay OC job

  257. reminds me that Golden was a big part of Al Groh landing stud commits at UVA. ACC recruiting is well known to the man.

  258. “You’ve got homeboys here”

    http://gifs.gifbin.com/sw50sw8sw578.gif

    Hillbilly Hijinks.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  259. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    bg1906
    February 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM
    Ja Wand Blue is listening to Beamer speak his piece. This is incredibly awkward.

    Is that online?

  260. Beamer is pissed!

  261. Cx3.

    Palm Beach Post reporter was there covering Blue’s announcement which was scheduled late on purpose to see if we would offer. We did and he committed to Miami IMMEDIATELY sight unseen. Always wanted to be a Cane, just didn’t have offer. So the reporter was there and is listening to the decommitment call between Blue and Beamer and posting it on Twitter.

  262. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Thanks, bg

    Sounds awkward.

    Beamer using the word “homeboys” = pathetic & desperate

    I won’t lie, if Beamer wants this kid THAT bad, then I want him too. They’re pretty good at picking under the radar guys that end up performing well

  263. Report is out there that Whipple is interviewing for Tampa Bay OC job

    Somebody please keep an eye on Six.

  264. Cx3.

    Kid was a HS teammate of Lockhart and Corey King @ West Boca.

  265. Ok Hokie…Shots Fired!

    Beamer, to Blue: “You want to go to a program that wins bowl games, a clean
    program, that dominates in the ACC?”

  266. Is that 3 we flipped from VT?

    Blue
    Lockhart
    Antonio Crawford

  267. For the Aldarius fans, you’ll get a KICK outta this one….

    Str8likethat @adjohnson4

    Fast money don’t last long!!! #Str8likedat

  268. Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Malcolm Lewis, on when Tracy Howard told him he was going to Miami: “Saturday night, around 10:17.” Ok then.

    10:17 he remembers the time! HA!

  269. Delray Crawford was Gtech.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  270. Delray.

    Crawford is GTech.

    We flipped.

    Lockhart, Blue – VT
    Crawford – GT
    Dortch – UNC
    Jenkins – USF

  271. @AndyBitterVT: VT spokesman saying that was not Frank Beamer on the phone with Jawand Blue. Was someone else. #Hokies

  272. OK,

    Ivery was LV right?

  273. avatar
    PlayaCane aka Rashad says:

    LMAO@ AJ4…Fast money doesn’t last long, when you spend it at different fast food spots everyday….Gotta say, good job by Golden, considering all he had to go up against. Now 2012 class, don’t you dare disappoint me, like that 2008 class..lol

  274. Six was correct. Agholor to USC

  275. 2013 committ Keith Bryant endorses the move by Blue! He likes it! HAHA!

  276. Barring a surprise I think we are done for today and what a great day it was!

  277. Matt Porter @mattyports

    #VaTech says that was not Frank Beamer on the phone. It was assistant coach Charley Wiles. Confirms the tweets I posted earlier were true.

  278. USC is a recruiting machine too despite sanctions!

  279. Damage control by VT???

    Matt Porter @mattyports

    “We understand that’s part of the game now. We just want to attribute it correctly.” — #VaTech spokesperson

    Matt Porter @mattyports

    West Boca coaches told me that was Frank Beamer on the phone, which is why I tweeted what I did. #VaTech

  280. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Six had it right. Makes sense – go it from the horse’s mouth.

    Muschump put that coffee down. Coffe’s for closers only.

  281. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    bg – sounds fishy to me – I think you’re right – damage control

  282. Anytime a recruit picks someone other than UF or FSU I’m alright with it.

    Fugg em.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  283. Also I know she likes the spotlight but I’d GREEN LIGHT Tracy’s mom…

    #MILFLOVER

    Ha!

  284. She that #AROUNDTHEWAYGIRL #JUMPOFF HAHAHAHA!

  285. “I’m excited,” Blue said. “I just want to bring them back to that prominence, give them another national title, just bring back the strong defense back that they had in past years.”

    Blue says coach Micheal Barrow told him that while he is a part of this class, it’s not a sure thing he will be on campus in the fall.

    “There are three different scenarios coach Barrow told me,” Blue said. “It depends what Avery Young does. If he commits I have to wait on someboy that doesn’t qualify; they have someone that’s shaky right now. If Avery Young doesn’t commit then I get that scholarship. And the third option is grayshirt. That’s okay with me.”

    Asked if he was worried he wouldn’t be able to land at UM, Blue said, “I was kind of nervous, but I still believed.”

    Asked why he decommitted from Virginia Tech on the spot when he got the Cane offer, Blue said, “Miami was my dream school; Virginia Tech was my dream school too. But it’s a thing about staying home and playing for your home state. Every game has a bunch of friends to come watch you.”

    Asked if he thinks he owes a debt of gratitude to Reggie Northrup for freeing up a linebacker spot in the class, Blue said, “Coach Barrow told me that it really didn’t depend on him, because he already knew what he was going to do. When he found out he committed to FSU he wasn’t surprised. It was based on some other guys (not coming that freed up the spot).”

  286. Blue’s in. Young will pick UGA

  287. CanesCanesCanes – ya, kind of figured Nelson wasn’t lying b/c he’s always been a very stand up kid, always “yes sir, no sir” every time I’ve seen him the past 2 years

    But, you never know .. like I said, he would’ve had the most incredible poker face ever though that I’ve seen face-to-face if he would’ve not picked USC after whispering he was

    Best of luck to him

    Like Canez1 has said, Carroll was a machine at USC, set them up for years to come on the recruiting front with his success there

    Why I couldn’t stop shaking my head/laughing at people saying that USC would be severely hurt by the sanctions the NCAA handed down … depth, bla bla

    They still reel in badasses with the promise of immediate playing time … “us against the world” mentality of even though they can’t do this or that in the post-season, we’re going to win every game anyway and then raise both our middle fingers to the nation … saying that everyone else is lucky that we can’t play in this or that post-season game or else we’d beat your ass, you should be happy the NCAA is holding us back

    and of course the females at USC are outer-worldy

  288. bg, can you please get me a recap at your earliest convenience?

    Thanks!!!

  289. “And the third option is grayshirt. That’s okay with me.”

    Wow. I like that kid a lot already. Kid is literally willing to take one for the team b/c he sees the bigger picture

  290. Six.

    USC is UM West IMO

  291. Awesome!

    https://twitter.com/#!/deonbushlive2/status/164764174038216704/photo/1

    JSQ.

    I’ll get it to you as soon as I can.

    Six.

    Yeah AND he’s never even been to Miami for a visit. Just loves the Canes. He’ll get in Young will pick UGA. I think we are done today.

  292. Ug, the deponent is Polish and barely understands English.

    This should be fun.

  293. I have a very important question for any hardcore recruiting people …

    So when you see that padlock that is unlocked behind the picture of the kid in EA Sports NCAA Football 2012 while you’re recruiting him – the hell does that mean?

    I got the purple diamond picture thing, I’m assuming it means “diamond in the rough” .. I’ve had a few of those, but also getting a lot of these padlock things

    A lot of these recruits I’m bringing into Army have either that padlock or a few of the purple diamonds

    Forget this NSDay stuff today – this figuring out what that padlock thing is is more important dammit

  294. This one hurt me right here…..

    Similar to the difference between James Earl Jones speech at the end of “Field of Dreams” and listening to Chris Tucker at any point in “Friday”

  295. Delray says:
    February 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM
    Howards LOI Rec’d. That’s 23

    2 remaining. Coaches must have something up the sleeve if they are not offering Blue.
    /////////////////////////////

    At gunpoint!

  296. Landon Collins letter still not in….

    Momma winning…..??

  297. Six.

    I’m hardcore but I newer notice those icons. What platform?

  298. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Six – best of luck to him. Better there than UFag or FSU, like was said before.

    Also regarding SC, they’ve also developed a nice little template for dealing with sanctions, and I don’t think we get hit as hard as they did. Even though they’ve got reductions coming they’ve been able to stockpile quality with reduced numbers.

    Don’t know about SC honeys. Never been on campus. LA has a wide variety otherwise though. Still, I’ll take the material in FL and SFL. Plus in South Beach you’re only competing against 30% or less of the “males” there.

  299. Ug, foreign people are annoying!!!

    [spoken like a true Midwesterner]

    Except you, Autumn, but you are more of an expatriot.

  300. Ta-ta-ta TODAY, JUNIOR!

    SPEAK!

    This thing is going to last straight up until the Panthers game. :-(

  301. Canez1 says:
    February 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    Flubberneck is gonna cry!!

    LMAO!!

    First Lockhart and now Blue.

    Golden neck fugged the old boy.

    Time to take this ACC hoopty over. Done playin games.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!
    //////////////////////////////

    ROFL, i’m just waiting to see what the pre & post gmae handshakes gone look like from here on out! goldie is going to give beamer & them the “stay outta our yard” stare, MOFO’S!

  302. I now fully support jokes about Polish people

  303. bg1906 – its when you’re looking at the page of the kid, basically, the “more info” about him so you can see all the schools that are recruiting him with the points .. then the next page are all the things you’ve unlocked with him on what he likes to be swayed on “coach prestige, proximity to home, early playing time, etc.” .. then the next page are all his grades on “speed, acceleration, play recognition, etc”

    It has a pic of the kid in the upper left corner, has his position and # next to his head, his name height/weight – behind his head is the purple diamond or an unlocked padlock

    I’ll get a pic of it later and post it

  304. Bg,

    I was thinking about Greenberry looking at the near future. The NFL doesn’t seem to discredit “System” wideouts, like they do system qbs.
    Crabtree, D Bryant, Blackmon, ect. Were all good individual athletes, but no doubt their exposure was in enhanced by playing in The Air Raid Spread.
    If Greenberry is a great athlete, he could prolly just have locked in a first day draft slot, because HU is playing on TV a lot more now, and its almost a given that he’ll have the stats.

    Assuming that he again, tests out as a great athlete.

  305. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Canez1
    February 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Golden neck fugged the old boy.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    HAHAHA!

  306. Whipple might be the OC for the Bucs? How awkward would that be seeing how Randy might be the LB coach there.

  307. Young goes to AUB so unless there is some super secret surprise commitments left, we are all done

  308. Wondering just how fast these pics I took of my boy Rayshawn early this morning will be re-posted on different Cane sites …

  309. This dude is insisting on being addressed as Dr. yet he can barely articulate what a purchase is.

    I will die in this deposition.

    Enjoy the 2012 season.

  310. Six.

    Those are the pitches. If you haven’t unlocked the pitches in terms of what that prospects priority for each pitch is, then you’ll see that the pitch is locked.

  311. bg,

    I just wanted to say thanks for always hooking me up with the latest on the recruiting front during these last few months. You and Papa Cane are true
    Insiders when it comes to the crazy world of recruiting!!!

  312. Ronny.

    Its nothing. I love the recruiting stuff and have for a while. Thanks for appreciating.

  313. From early this morning. I literally put water marks on it and a courtesy of b/c screw the paysites from using pics I’ve posted before as their own

    http://i41.tinypic.com/nl8yo6.jpg

    http://i44.tinypic.com/212×402.jpg

    http://i41.tinypic.com/2i27ma0.jpg

    http://i40.tinypic.com/abkvpc.jpg

  314. avatar
    UMomentum says:

    Question.

    Did Danny Dillard send in his LOI?

  315. Carroll said they REALLY wanted Northrup.

  316. UMo.

    Yeah Dilliard is official. They all are in. We are done as far as I’ve heard. Press conf @ 4

  317. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    bg thanks for alllllll the info.. did we use all of our allotted schollies?

    Was FSgay gettin darby expected?

    And lastly wat are your thoughts on Blue and Ivery?

  318. Philly.

    Yeah Darby has been an FSU lean since decommitting from ND. We are at the limit scholarship wise. We COULD take 1 more person but that’d mean a that person would only be able to come in the fall if we had an academic/clearinghouse casualty otherwise they’d have to grey shirt. Ivery is a BIG BIG kid. He’s the kind of NT you put in the 3-4. He’ll be the NT also in the 4-3. Hard to move, good short area quickness. Needs to work on his body but incredibly strong and was Tim Jernigan’s understudy. Blue is a typical VTech type player. You are more wowed with his effort than his physical ability. He’s not BAD but he’s 100% an effort guy and I’m all for him because he 100% WANTS to be here. Committed sight unseen and got the offer 30 minutes before signing with VTech who’d he had been committed to since July and he dumped them like Cold Turkey when we offered. True Cane!

  319. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvcNpkr_GAM&feature=player_embedded

    Listen to what he says. He says I NEVER gave Miami a chance. I never did. THAT is what I was talking about Cx3 as to why they didn’t put a lot of effort into Tracy at first because he didn’t show any interest back. But once he did that were ALL OVER HIM! Alls well that ends well!

  320. avatar
    UMomentum says:

    OK cool.

    This has really worked out well. I didn’t feel Holifield was worthy and I was skeptical on Northrup (possible head case) and Goldman (Forston pt II).
    Love the Blue and Ivery pick-ups. We got a class full of high character, hard working ballers that get what The U is all about.

    Congrats Cane Nation, we gotta show some love through the process this year.

  321. Tracy Howard said he never had any intentions to go to the University of Miami.

    “I never really gave them a chance,” Howard said Wednesday morning while meeting with reporters at Miramar High School. “ I told myself, ‘Man, I don’t want to go to Miami.’ When the coaches called me, I was like, ‘Man, I don’t want to talk to them.’ I didn’t want to go to Miami. I always wanted to go away and experience college living.”

  322. avatar
    CaneWarrior says:

    BG – Kudos to you and all the other recruiting contributors!

  323. avatar
    UMomentum says:

    I wrote way back in October that Darby was the number one guy on FSU’s board. I’m cool with Ken (their track coach) and they have been on that guy for a loooong time. So some of that “flip” stuff could be a strategic marketing move. That kind of hype builds interest and momentum (see Tracy Howard throwing up The U on NSD). However, there is a difference between being a real magician and an illusionist, subtle but different.

  324. Thanks all. I love recruiting man and I love The U. Just glad you guys appreciate it.

  325. bg1906 says:
    February 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM
    Philly.

    Yeah Darby has been an FSU lean since decommitting from ND. We are at the limit scholarship wise. We COULD take 1 more person but that’d mean a that person would only be able to come in the fall if we had an academic/clearinghouse casualty otherwise they’d have to grey shirt.

    One more thing I just thought of….

    When is the MLB draft?

  326. Don’t know that 1. Don’t really follow MLB too much! HA!

  327. JSQ says:
    February 1, 2012 at 2:32 PM
    This dude is insisting on being addressed as Dr. yet he can barely articulate what a purchase is.

    I will die in this deposition.

    Enjoy the 2012 season.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    Not without our permission you can’t, and if you do, we’ll bring you back, don’t worry!

  328. JSQ says:
    February 1, 2012 at 2:32 PM
    This dude is insisting on being addressed as Dr. yet he can barely articulate what a purchase is.

    I will die in this deposition.

    Enjoy the 2012 season.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    And if you do, don’t let it happen in chicago, jefferey brown is waiting!

  329. Delray – June I believe

  330. Also, I am counting 33 LOI’s and I thought we could go to 34 because we had 9 EE’s

  331. avatar
    UMomentum says:

    Cold Turkey
    noun
    the abrupt and complete cessation of taking a drug to which one is addicted : cold turkey, with no medication, is not recommended for those with medical conditions.
    adverb
    in a sudden and abrupt manner : many banks have cut commercial builders off cold turkey.
    or
    “Jawand Blue committed sight unseen and got the offer 30 minutes before signing with VTech who’d he had been committed to since July and he dumped them like Cold Turkey when we offered. True Cane!”
    ____________
    Made my f’n day.

  332. Thank the goon squad for Howard, not the coaches.

    He was good as gone as you can see from the quotes.

    Kid better ball the fug out asap. Honeymoon is over.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  333. Beamer said he found it highly unusual a newspaper guy would be Tweeting a private conversation.

  334. goldie, shutting down shop, one recruit at a time. I like the work they put in. Good job bg, insanez1 and others who kept the updates going pre-signing day. Always makes it real. Good job as usual jsq, our gracious host, running this forum, depositioning, cooking, driving crazy, keeping up with the plethora of t.v. shows and everything else you doing, keep up the good work.

    For/to all the new recruits, time to get to work, the path to Greatness becomes shorter path, to those who work harder to get there!

  335. #UM coach Al Golden: “This was the most grueling 6 or 7 weeks in my career, 17 years, as a recruiter”

  336. UMo.

    Frat you know I had to keep it clever! Ha!

  337. Canez1 says:
    February 1, 2012 at 3:58 PM
    Thank the goon squad for Howard, not the coaches.

    He was good as gone as you can see from the quotes.

    Kid better ball the fug out asap. Honeymoon is over.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

    ^^^THIS

  338. Golden just said down the stretch Tracy was listening more! He was more receptive. THAT is the difference.

  339. Love the way Al is talking…LOVE IT!

  340. Golden said UM “got absolutely crushed by our opponents” in terms of negative recruiting.

  341. Shwarm the last spot was being held for Avery just in case.

    They will pick up an after signing straggler to fill it.

    You never know who will pop up after the carnage of NSD.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  342. More on Miami’s big recruiting class: Florida (2 signees) and FSU (0) did virtually nothing in critical Dade and Broward

  343. “We need to start acting like Miami Hurricanes again and stop having an inferiority complex”

    #UM coach Al Golden on racking up signees from South Florida: “We’re going to be tough to beat down here. We should be”

  344. Canez1 says:
    February 1, 2012 at 3:58 PM
    Thank the goon squad for Howard, not the coaches.

    He was good as gone as you can see from the quotes.

    Kid better ball the fug out asap. Honeymoon is over.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!
    ////////////////////////////

    The honeymoon might be over for your boy coach do noff, if this mofo thinks tracy came here to be playing 15 yards off the mofo line of scrimmage, him and p.w. getting ready to get they azz cursed the phuck out. The reason this was the most grueling recruiting season in goldie’s 17 years is because he had to convince defensive recruits to come here by trying to get them to believe there going to a more aggressive defensive scheme, although in real life that shat is has been cotton candy.

    I got howard saying phuck the scheme, they’ll never say i’m freelancing, i’m going press-man on my side. We’ll see if coach do noff can leave up to his own creed “think players not plays” and we’ll know real soon with this crew whether or not a conflict is bout to take place. Plus, if i’m a db, i don’t care what scheme we running, i’m not playing 15 yards off nobody, i wouldn’t a damyum if it’s usain bolt!

  345. Golden: LB JaWand Blue was a late addition “not because of talent but because of scholarships that were promised [to others]”

  346. Man Golden is THE MAN! Wait until you see the next quote!

  347. Deon Bush with the Playmaker

    http://www.wqam.com/index.php?page=347

  348. In gist he said aren’t we SUPPOSED to beat the Alabamas and such down here. We are Miami

  349. Says the guys leaving early REALLY hurt and we’ll proabably on have 80 scholarship players this year 5 below limit. May give us some room to take another full class next year (25 or so)

  350. JSQ
    February 1, 2012 at 11:26 AM
    Journey
    Boston
    Lita Ford
    2 Live Crew
    Juvenile
    Motley Crue
    =
    SOPHISTICATED MUSIC TASTE!
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<

    you forgot "Foreigner"

    . . . oh, i just read the rest of your posts . . . never mind

  351. Said negative recruiting was mostly in-state. UF and FSU

  352. Golden to other coaches negative recruiting against UM: “That’s OK. Get your licks in now.”

  353. Golden refers to V-Tech comments today. “give people enuf rope and They hang themselves.”

  354. got home a bit ago and loved catching up here

    . . . bg – fantastic job

    . . . the rest of you guys – great chorus

  355. Got some work to do know. I did SHIT all day! HAHA! Be back in a few.

  356. I’M FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

    What a day!!!

    Seriously, I could get behind some kind of “All Polish Jokes, All the Time” website that would have kept me sane during that deposition.

    Although some of you helped by texting me.

    Thanks for that.

  357. man – i am getting really old

    . . . when i see these dudes committing, they look so young, i expect ‘em to be bringing their babysitters with them

  358. avatar
    UMomentum says:

    bg1906
    February 1, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Golden said UM “got absolutely crushed by our opponents” in terms of negative recruiting.
    —————————-
    I have a friend who is from down south who is really tight with Randy Shannon and a lot of Miami guys. RS had recruits telling him what was going on in the recruiting process but he gets canned before anything comes out. Then Golden comes in and I hear that recruits that committed to Miami were starting to tell Golden what’s going on (Cheating, paying, cars, etc). Next thing you know, instead of an expose on payouts in the SEC we get hit with Shapiro gate. A story that had been squashed previously, but all of a sudden it gets blown up in sports media. This is not a coincidence, these are not unrelated incidents. Follow the money.

  359. Missed this press conference but I am going to have to watch it, Golden quotes are just tearing it up!

  360. “The honeymoon might be over for your boy coach do noff”
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Once again you got it wrong, my broham.

    None of these coaches are my “boys”. They are all replaceable at any given time.

    That goes for the players as well. See my love for the losers that busted out a little while back.

    No one is bigger than this program.

    Write that down somewhere.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  361. Manny_Navarro: Golden confirmed Dallas Crawford was moved to RB spring after impressing as scout team QB. “Could always move back.” #UM

    SaveUMFootball: Muschamp walked into a UM commit’s home, starts negative recruiting with lie after lie, and gets asked to leave by parent. True story.

    SaveUMFootball: When I say “asked to leave”, I mean: “Get the $%^& out of my house with that crap”. Sorry, Will. You are not in Texas anymore.

  362. http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/36169/frank-beamer-talks-about-jawand-blue

    Esteban.

    I don’t think it will last long (Dallas to RB)

  363. Good to see Shytehead M. up and running again.

    Love that dude.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  364. Any video up on that Goldstein presser?

    Holla at ur boy.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  365. avatar
    UMomentum says:

    Press conference link anyone?

  366. Not that I have seen yet

  367. Congrats on a solid class. Looking forward to getting back to those epic FSU vs. Miami battles of the 90’s / early 2000’s.

  368. Esteban says:
    February 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM
    Manny_Navarro: Golden confirmed Dallas Crawford was moved to RB spring after impressing as scout team QB. “Could always move back.” #UM

    SaveUMFootball: Muschamp walked into a UM commit’s home, starts negative recruiting with lie after lie, and gets asked to leave by parent. True story.

    SaveUMFootball: When I say “asked to leave”, I mean: “Get the $%^& out of my house with that crap”. Sorry, Will. You are not in Texas anymore.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    lol, CRIB representing, they told muschamp, “you got us phucked up playa, get yo azz outta here before i let these dogs out on yo azz”.

    If a mofo coach even starts talking like he’s talking down on somebody, what he don’t realize is, alot of mofo’s connected, so you talking bout other peoples families for real and trying to railroad them, he’ll do well up in gainesville, got alot of soft mofo’s up there who’ll fall for that shat. Like kiffin or whoever it was being banned from going back to pahokee after the got found out!

  369. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    bg1906
    February 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM
    Philly.

    Yeah Darby has been an FSU lean since decommitting from ND. We are at the limit scholarship wise. We COULD take 1 more person but that’d mean a that person would only be able to come in the fall if we had an academic/clearinghouse casualty otherwise they’d have to grey shirt. Ivery is a BIG BIG kid. He’s the kind of NT you put in the 3-4. He’ll be the NT also in the 4-3. Hard to move, good short area quickness. Needs to work on his body but incredibly strong and was Tim Jernigan’s understudy. Blue is a typical VTech type player. You are more wowed with his effort than his physical ability. He’s not BAD but he’s 100% an effort guy and I’m all for him because he 100% WANTS to be here. Committed sight unseen and got the offer 30 minutes before signing with VTech who’d he had been committed to since July and he dumped them like Cold Turkey when we offered. True Cane!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Thanks bg always appreciated!

  370. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    bg1906
    February 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM
    Duke with the MEAN New Era. I want that!

    http://media.247sports.com/Uploads/Gallery/379162/379683.jpg

    ^^^^^^^^

    bg that jawns hott if you come across that leme know

  371. Slow poke finally booked Notre Dame!

    The suite at the Panthers game was awesome.

    I need one of those for ‘Canes games!

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