We skipped a week last week due to it being, you know, a rivalry week and whatnot. I've also been on a bit of a hiatus recently due to moving, a new job, and an upcoming 2 week trip to D.C. I found some time, however, to update you people on how our current crop of recruits are doing. Check it!
KEITH BRYANT (DT) : Plays for Atlantic (5-2)
Bryant currently stands at 30 tackles, 22 of which are for a loss, and 5 sacks. His last game he featured 9 tackles and 4 of those were behind enemy lines. He attended the UM/FSU game, and reportedly had a great time. Miami is still currently in the lead, but South Carolina and FSU are close behind. He will not be taking an official visit to Miami, but that is simply because he, you know, lives there.
ARTIE BURNS (DB) : Plays for Northwestern (5-1)
On the season, Burns has 53 tackles, 2 INT's, 6 PBU's, and 2 kick return touchdowns. His last game featured one of those returns, which went for 76 yards. Burns continues to grow as a defender, and remains committed to Miami. He will be a great addition to the defensive backfield.
ALEX COLLINS (RB) : Plays for South Plantation (7-0)
Collins' numbers took a bit of a hit due to a bruised shin, but he still has been able to add a TD to his season carries. He remains at a ridiculous average of 9.5 yards per carry, with 111 touches for 1056 yards. He as of right now is still a Miami commit, but recently tweeted that a decision may be close. He has always wanted to just get it over with, and isn't an "in your face" recruit as far as the circus goes. He could be announcing in a week or so, and he could either firm up him Miami choice, or end up at either FSU or Wisconsin.
JAMAL CARTER (DB) : Plays for Southridge (3-4)
Carter has increased his season stats to 64 tackles and one INT. He remains more or less a project, but is getting better week to week. He's got a mean streak that will serve him well as a Miami safety.
TRAVIS JOHNSON (TE/WR) : Plays for Tampa Jesuit (5-3)
He's looking at 18 catches for 274 yards and two TD's on the year, alongside 6 carries for 19 yards, a 55 yard punt return TD, and on the defensive side, 16 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries. His last game featured 2 catches for 47 yards and a touchdown as the notable stats. If he continues his production, he will be a big boost to the TE corps, which badly needs it.
STANDISH DOBARD (TE) : Plays for Edna Karr (7-0)
Standish missed a game due to some mouth surgery, but has come back in a big way. He currently stands at 23 catches for 284 yards and 2 touchdowns, helping his team to an as of yet undefeated season. He is the top TE recruit in Miami's class, and remains a solid commitment.
ANGELO JEAN-LOUIS (WR) : Plays for Fork Union Military Academy (5-2)
AJL has played in one game, tallying 2 catches for 65 yards. His next game will be this Saturday against Gray Military Academy. This is one of the recruits that every Miami fan should want to see, because he will instantly be an impact player at the WR position.
RAY LEWIS III (RB/DB) : Plays for Lake Mary Prep (6-0)
The last time I posted this, I butchered Ray The Younger's stats pretty badly. To my credit, though, there are a ridiculous amount of numbers to process. Here's where he stands (for real):
70 carries for 995 yards (14.2 YPC average), 15 rushing TD's, 1 pass TD, 13 catches for 384 yards, 4 receiving TD's, 50 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 INT's, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries (1 for a touchdown), and an 82 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
His last game included 10 carries for 190 yards and a TD. 3 catches for 84 yards and a TD. 9 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. While guys like Kevin Olsen and Alex Collins are getting all the recruiting press, Ray Lewis is having himself a stellar year.
JEREMY KERR (TE) : Plays for St. Petersburg (3-4)
Kerr's stats from the last posting (2 catches for 3 yards) remain the same because he is currently playing offensive line for his team. It remains to be seen where he will play when he gets to Coral Gables, but has said that he will play wherever the coaches want him to.
KEVIN OLSEN (QB) : Plays for Wayne Hills, NJ (4-3)
Olsen still has not played due to a broken foot, and may not play for the rest of the year. Even if he doesn't step on the field again, he remains the top get in this year's class. His skills at QB will be very much welcome on the team, and he should immediately be a part of the battle for QB.
That's where we stand currently. Recruiting season is getting ready to start winding up, and guys are getting closer to making choices. I know that I can't wait to see how things shake out.