Meet Your New Miami Hurricanes

Hey, it's after 9 pm on Signing Day! We may not get to the news first around these parts, but we're certainly the most adorable and just might share our pills if you're funny. This year's commits are certainly more than welcome but somewhat anti-climactic; when you crap the bed in 2010 and the new guy gets just 15 days on the road, you love the ones you're with and do your best to remember their names in the morning. We all know rankings are shit, anyway, so behold our totally scientificly predictionary 7th Floor Rankings and a widdle bit about each new Baby Cane, delivered with the most gleeful shruggery ever summoned from the fires of please-god-let-this-Golden-guy-work-out. YOU'RE ALL JUST PARTS OF A WHEEL THAT FLEW OFF OUR CAR AND WE THINK HAVE IT BACK ON RIGHT BUT CAN'T TELL UNTIL WE DRIVE IT AND THERE'S A CHANCE WHEN WE DO IT FALLS OFF AGAIN AND WE'RE PLOWED BY AN 18-WHEELER, SO, YOU KNOW, THANKS FOR BEING BRAVE WE LOVE YOU NOW EVERYONE HOLD HANDS.

[Weeps]

 

RASHAWN SCOTT
Wide Receiver/6-2, 198
Melbourne Central Catholic
Verbally committed January 25, 201
*** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: His name is Rashawn!

Signing Day quote: "I just had a great feeling about Miami, think things will go well there."

Posted 845 receiving yards, rushed for 945 yards, and threw for 565 yards accounting for 31 total touchdowns as a senior ... Had three interceptions and returned two fumbles for touchdowns as a safety ... Caught 45 balls for 901 yards and 12 scores his junior year ... Runs a 4.5 40-yard dash ... Very athletic with a good blend of size, speed and strength ... Also played basketball and ran track ... Chose Miami over West Virginia, Michigan State and USF among other schools with more than 20 scholarship offers ... Grew up a Hurricanes fan ... Guardians are Mike Erdman and Freddie Erdman.

PHILLIP DORSETT
Wide Receiver/5-9, 170
Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Verbally committed June 19, 2010
*** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: Cartoon birds!

Signing Day quote: "[I like] the 11-1 teacher to student ratio, the tutoring help that you get when you need it."

35 receptions for 806 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas in an undefeated season, winning the Florida 5A football championship as well finishing first in the Powerade Fab 50 ESPN Rise national poll ... Returned four kicks for touchdowns ... Had 30 catches for 594 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior ... Has been described as quick, explosive, smooth and agile ... UM is his "dream school" ... Also considered scholarship offers from Florida, Ohio State, North Carolina and Georgia among others ... Ran a 4.4 40-yard dash at the Under Armour combine ... Also has a 36.5-inch vertical jump ... Son of Phillip and Vertez Dorsett.

GIONNI PAUL
Linebacker/6-0, 230
Lakeland Kathleen
Verbally committed January 28, 2011
*** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: POLK COUNTY!

Signing Day quote: "My goal is to be Freshman Player of the Year in the ACC."

Racked up 155 tackles, two interceptions and four forced fumbles as a senior ... Great size and athleticism ... Described as a tough and relentless player with a great work ethic and attitude ... Runs a 4.48 40-yard dash ... Originally committed to Arizona State ... Rated as the 33rd and 22nd-best outside linebacker on Rivals.com and ESPNU, respectively ... Legendary `Canes linebacker Ray Lewis also went to Kathleen High School ... Grew up a Hurricanes fan ... Played high school basketball ... Also considered Auburn, Florida State and LSU among other schools ... Son of Marshall and Leslie Paul.

DENZEL PERRYMAN
Linebacker/6-0, 217
Coral Gables
Verbally committed January 22, 2011
*** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: Oscar-winningish!

Signing Day quote: "The new coaching staff came in and I like them. My heart is here."

Ranked 25th and 28th at his position by Rivals.com and ESPNU, respectively ... Recorded 137 tackles, seven for losses, four sacks and an interception return for a touchdown his senior year ... Area Defensive Player of the Year as a junior, registering 126 solo tackles ... Racked up 105 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions as a sophomore ... Most likely will play inside linebacker ... Described as a punishing tackler ... Grew up a Hurricanes fan ... Also considered Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame and Florida among other schools ... Son of Sandra and Dezmond Perryman.
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ANTHONY CHICKILLO
Defensive End/6-4, 248
Tampa Alonso
Verbally committed September 9, 2010
***** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: Boner!

Signing Day quote: "I love UM. It's done more for me and my family than we could ever do for the university."

Ranked by Rivals.com and ESPNU as third and fifth at his position, respectively, and 44th and 24th overall nationally by Rivals.com and ESPNU, respectively ... Strong for his size and a powerful pass-rusher ... Quick off the ball with a continuous motor ... Runs a 4.8 40-yard dash ... MVP of the 2011 Under Armour All-American game at Tropicana Field ... 140 tackles, 18 sacks and two interceptions as a senior ... Transferred to Alonso and playing in only six games as a junior due to injury, but finished with 80 tackles, 12.5 sacks, six passes broken up, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... Recorded 80 tackles and 9.5 sacks as a sophomore at Tampa Gaither High ... Also considered Florida, Tennessee, Florida State, and North Carolina among others with more than 40 scholarship offers ... Third generation `Cane following his father Tony and grandfather Nick who both also played in the NFL ... Nick was an All-American and is in the UM Sports Hall of Fame ... Son of Tony and Joan Chickillo.

RICARDO WILLIAMS
Defensive End/6-5, 220
Homestead Senior
Verbally committed January 9, 2011
*** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: Detective Rico Dubs!

Signing Day quote: "I loved what I was seeing, what I was hearing from academics to athletics."

Ranked 26th-best weakside defensive end by Rivals.com ... Pass rushing specialist who can also stop the run ... "High-energy" player ... Also capable of playing outside linebacker ... All-time sack leader at Homestead ... Also played tight end and wide receiver his freshman and sophomore years ... Considered North Carolina, Marshall and Texas Tech among other schools, earning more than 20 scholarship offers ... Grew up a Miami Hurricanes fan ... Son of Ricardo Williams, Sr. and Priscilla Herron.

TAYLOR GADBOIS
Offensive Tackle/6-7, 292
Dallas, Ga. East Paulding
Verbally committed January 7, 2011
*** Rivals, ** ESPN
7th Floor Rank: En Francais!

Signing Day quote: "I was doing everything I could to get to Miami. Been sending tapes there for a while."

Runs a 4.9 40-yard dash ... First-team All-State as a senior at East Paulding ... Played tight end before moving to offensive line his junior year ... Wrestled as a freshman and also played basketball in high school ... It is said that he has a tough and aggressive attitude shown best by his run-blocking ability ... Grew up a Miami Hurricanes fan because his grandmother and best friend were UM fans ... Last name is French, pronounced "Gad-bwah" ... Also considered N.C. State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Michigan State with more than 40 scholarship offers overall ... Son of Mike and Terry Gadbois.

ANTONIO KINARD
Linebacker/6-3, 215
Youngstown, Ohio Liberty/Hargrave Military Academy
Verbally committed January 17, 2011
*** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: Soldiery!

Signing Day quote: "I was surprise they offered - never in my life did I think I'd even talk to the University of Miami, never mind wind up there."

Recorded 86 tackles, six sacks, and three interceptions as a junior ... Played for Troy Davis at Hargrave Military Academy ... Strong tackler with good speed ... Runs a 4.6 40-yard dash ... Also drew interest from Iowa and Clemson among other schools ... Planning to arrive in Coral Gables in June ... Son of Antonio Kinard, Sr. and Sheila Cook.

EDDIE JOHNSON
Athlete/6-1, 230
Atlanta North Atlanta
Committed February 2
*** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: Who? Okay!

Signing Day quote: "I was committed to Louisville, then two weeks ago they said they'd grayshirt me."

Racked up 90 tackles on defense and four receiving touchdowns on offense ... Named Class AAA first-team All-State selection ... Recorded 560 rushing yards, 137 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on offense with 78 tackles, eight sacks and one interception on defense as a junior at Selma (AL) High School ... Originally committed to Louisville ... strong and quick athlete who can stop the inside run ... Runs a 4.74 40-yard dash with a 33.8 vertical jump ... Transferred to North Atlanta as a senior to play for his father ... Also considered UAB among other schools ... Cousin of AJ Highsmith ... Son of Gwen Johnson.

DALLAS CRAWFORD
Cornerback/5-9, 193
South Fort Myers
Verbally committed January 14, 2011
**** ESPN, *** Rivals
7th Floor Rank: Could also be the name of a stripper!

Signing Day quote: "I liked the vibe from all the coaches at Miami." (The notable part is not pictured: Al Golden playing bongos in the back.)

144th overall ranking and rated eighth-best at his position according to ESPNU ... 27th-best cornerback on Rivals.com ... Played on both sides of the ball, throwing for 2,374 yards and 26 touchdowns as a quarterback to go with 462 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns as well as a receiving score on his way to being named area Offensive Player of the Year ... Had 76 tackles (53 solo), nine interceptions and three forced fumbles from his defensive back position ... Led the state with 10 picks as a junior, returning four of them for touchdowns ... Racked up 2,629 yards and 28 touchdowns passing with 470 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on offense as a junior ... School record 23 career interceptions ... Playmaker on defense with above average ball skills and footwork ... Also can play safety ... Originally committed to Michigan ... Has a 3.4 high school GPA ... Grew up a Miami fan ... Also considered offers from North Carolina and USC among others ... Son of Diva Crawford.

KEVIN GROOMS
Athlete/5-9, 165
South Broward
Verbally committed January 17, 2011
**** ESPN, *** Rivals
7th Floor Rank: PRESH!

Signing day quote: "They're recruiting me as an athlete, but Coach Golden put a bird in my ear and let me know that I'm going to be on special teams."*

*Context may have been removed for increased adorableness.

Ranked 85th overall and 11th at his position by ESPN ... Ranked 19th at his position by Rivals ... Rushed for 1,400 yards and 22 touchdowns with six punt return scores as a senior ... Rushed for 1,509 yards in 161 carries and 14 touchdowns to go along with 316 receiving yards (26.3 average) and four more touchdowns as a junior to earn first-team All-State ... Played cornerback, receiver, running back and made returns ... Physically gifted, capable of playing many positions on the field with his speed ... Runs a 4.4 40-yard dash ... Played high school basketball ... Grew up a Hurricanes fan ... Also considered offers from Florida State, Virginia Tech and Kansas ... Received more than 35 scholarship offers overall ... Enjoys watching movies and reading in his free time ... Planning on majoring in business ... Son of Angeline Perry.

JALEN GRIMBLE
Defensive End/6-2, 280
Las Vegas Bishop Gorman
Committed Feb. 2
***** Scout, **** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: Has fall-back career as Grimble, under-bridge troll!

Signing day quote: "[Miami's] weight room is incredible."

Ranked 20th at his position and first in his home state of Nevada by Rivals.com ... Big and quick strong side defensive end that originally committed to USC ... Had 71 tackles and 7 sacks his senior year as team captain ... Amassed 62 tackles and five sacks his junior year ... Also considered Arizona, UCLA, Stanford, LSU, Michigan, Florida State and Nebraska ... Son of Jerry and Amy Grimble.
 

MATT GOUDIS
Kicker/6-0, 160
West Hills, CA Chaminade
Verbally committed January 16
*** ESPN
7th Floor Rank: No panties in jeans (so necessary)!

Signing Day quote: "When I asked, coach said 'You are the depth chart.'"

Ranked 13th-best kicker according to Rivals.com and 18th on ESPNU ... Converted 12-of-16 field goals as a senior with a long of 55 yards adding 37 extra points to earn all-league honors ... Also averaged 40 yards per punt ... Made 40 field goals in high school and 80 percent of kickoffs were touchbacks ... Converted 12-of-14 fake punts during his junior and senior years ... Also played defensive back at times ... Great athlete with a huge leg ... Gets great height on kicks ... Runs a 4.8 40-yard dash ... Invited and attended prestigious Chris Sailer Kicking "TOP 12" camp ... Originally committed to Michigan ... Grew up in Boca Raton, Fla., and has many family members in the area ... Sister attends Florida ... Also drew interest from California and Florida ... Son of Richard and Monica Goudis.

DALTON BOTTS
Punter/6-3, 198
Bakersfield, CA Taft Union
Bakersfield College
Moorpark Community College
Verbally committed December 29, 2010
*** Kohl's Kicking
7th Floor Rank: No bra with that blouse (so necessary)!

Signing Day quote: "I'm stoked about it."

Committed to the University of Miami on December 29, 2010 ... Three-star prospect according to Kohl's Kicking ... Played quarterback as a senior passing 59-of-137 for 986 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions ... Rushed for 805 yards and nine touchdowns in 109 carries as a quarterback ... All-State punter averaging 39.7 yards per punt with 26 attempts inside the 20 ... Went to Bakersfield College as a quarterback and punter ... Averaged 34 yards per kick ... Transferred to Moorpark Community College as a sophomore averaging 37.5 per punt with a long of 59 yards ...  Logged best hang time and longest punt at Top 12 Elite Camp in Sherman Oaks, Calif., gaining the attention of college coaches ... Originally committed to LSU ... Son of Travis and Andrea Botts.

THOMAS FINNIE
Cornerback/5-10, 168
Miami Central
Enrolled Spring Semester
*** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: Sir Thomas of Forehead!

Signing Day quote: "I wanted to make sure I had a place to go." WHEE!

Rated as the nation's No. 39 cornerback ... Tallied 45 tackles and recorded one interception as a high school senior, winning state championship ... Originally committed to South Carolina ... Clocked at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash and was a track star in high school, where he finished second in the state in the 100-yard dash.

OLSEN PIERRE
Defensive End/ 6-4, 256
Rahway, N.J. Rahway
Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy
Enrolled Spring semester
*** ESPN and Rivals
7th Floor Rank: Ooh baby I like it Rahway!

Signing Day quote: "I'm the only one from Temple that he's taking with him here."

All-State selection as a senior registering 86 tackles, 22 for losses and eight sacks … Spent one year at Fork Union, recording 12 sacks under coach John Shuman … School also produced former ‘Canes Vinny Testaverde, James Jackson and Stephen McGuire … has a good motor, also described as versatile and stout with a productive presence in the trenches … Recruited by several Southeastern Conference (SEC) schools out of FUMA … Son of Serge and Marie Pierre.

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