The Miami Hurricanes Select…
Well, unlike the pros, in college players get to pick their own location. Let’s face it, after this past weekend’s weather a recruit would be foolish not to at least consider exploring the option of attending the University Miami. With Palm trees and beautiful gulf stream breezes not to mention a top 50 academic school situated in beautiful Coral Gables, once a recruit visits, the U sells itself. Add to that a new and proven coaching staff gives Miami the recipe for it’s return to the top of the college football world. What I would like to do today is take a look at a few of the young men who are considering attending the University of Miami and enrolling in what is being labeled “SWAG16”.
SAM BRUCE – WR, Saint Thomas Aquinas. Sam Bruce a.k.a. “Quick6” is listed at 5’-7” and is one of the top recruits (if not THE top) Miami is pursuing. His ability to make people miss and evade defenders in the blink of an eye are legendary in Broward county. Bruce, if he chooses Miami, could add to Miami’s resume of great special teams return players. He is that special. He is also someone who will put people in the stands. Bruce was heavily committed to Miami as former WR coach Kevin Beard coached Bruce through a portion of his HS career. With coach Beard not being retained by the new staff, many have been holding their breath on where this young man will end up. He is also being heavily recruited by Ohio State.
AHMMON RICHARDS – WR, Wellington HS. Ahmmon was also commited to Miami under the old staff. I don’t believe it was the change in staff that swayed Ahmmon to decommit. He is a fantastic possession receiver at 6’-2” 175lbs and was recently named Palm Beach County player of the year. He is being heavily recruited by Alabama and Auburn. Ahmmon, like Bruce will get people to come out and support the Canes on game day.
KOBE JONES – DT, Starkville, MS. Kobe has just finished has been a late surprise visitor to Miami just recently (as in he may still be on campus). This is a position of need for Miami so early playing time and the Florida weather may entice this young man to head south for his education. At 6’-4” 270 he has the size and physical ability to step right in and contribute. We may be late in the game for Kobe but you can never give up on a player of his stature. He is also being recruited by Alabama and Mississippi State. Let’s not forget new defensive coordinator Manny Diaz came from Mississippi State where he recruited Kobe. Dang that #52 looks good on him.
JAVON WIMS – WR, Hinds Community College. Javon is an interesting prospect. He is 21 years old and has played at the community college level. He could step and possibly contribute right away. Community College players have been hit or miss with Miami. At 6’-4” he is worth a shot. He was previously committed to Georgia so this coaching staff is well aware of what he brings to the table.
Hang in there Canes fans. If you are like me you never get surprised about where a recruit ends up until the season starts. Getting a player on NSD doesn’t me a thing as far as wins and losses, it can only offer hope. And as Canes fans, we’ve been hoping far too long for this team to turn around. The future is now.