It's been a bit of a slow week for recruiting since the two All American games. There have been some commitments, but we are mostly down to waiting on the big names to choose where they want to go. That doesn't mean, however, that Golden and Miami have not been active. Here's a few of the latest headlines with Canes Recruiting:
4 Star running back Davante Bourque, who had decomitted from LSU, committed to Tennessee today after his official visit. It had been said that he was down to picking between Tennessee and Miami. UM commit Jacoby Briscoe is a good friend of Bourque's, and was hopeful and optimistic that he was going to be able to get him to join Golden's incoming class. Good luck to the young man.
4 star athlete Will Redmond, who is currently committed to Mississippi State, will visit Miami next week. He has been committed to MState since August of last year, but Miami may have a leg up here because Redmond's high school coach is former Hurricane Marcus Wimberly. Hopefully the coaches can get this kid to switch, as he could factor in at RB or possibly in the defensive backfield.
Miami is still very much in the running for two of the top defensive linemen in the years class, DT Eddie Goldman, and DE Darius Hamilton, as well as one of the top offensive lineman OT Avery Young. These guys are expected to announce sometime in the next few weeks as national signing day is getting closer and closer. Any of these three guys would be huge additions to the Canes' class, as both lines could use the depth. Adding one of both of the 5 star defensive linemen would add a bit more legitimacy to the class as well, as there are some that think Miami's class is ranked in the top 10 nationally based on quantity over quality. While they currently have the lowest star average rating of the top 10 classes, the margin is not all that large.
As usual, stay tuned to The Seventh Floor as we will be bringing you all the latest recruiting news as it crosses our paths. We are very excited at the job Golden has done so far, and is continuing to do. Pretty incredible that in his first full year under the helm, with NCAA issues looming large, Golden and staff have been able to bring in a top 10 recruiting class.