#3 Tracy Howard (SO)
#39 Antonio Crawford (SO)
#35 Nate Dortch (RS FR)
#37 Ladarius Gunter (JR)
#11 Larry Hope (RS FR)
Thought to have been taking a pass on this spot for the 2013 cycle, Miami is suddenly looking around for a potential player to come in and fill the shoes of Thomas Finnie who was recently arrested for the 3rd time and looks unlikely to be back with the team.
Artie Burns (6’1”, 180) – Burns was looking like a safety prospect for Miami and he still very likely to get strong looks there during his time here but the departure of Finnie might get him some looks at CB early in his career as well. Burns is an incredible athlete with world class speed and above average instincts. Oozing with physicality for a track kid, he offers world class potential but will need a good bit of seasoning. The fact that a school like LSU, who just produced guys like Morris Claiborne and Patrick Peterson, is so hard after him speaks volumes about his pure ability. The Canes are getting a good one here.
Rashard Robinson (6’2”, 165) – Robinson appears to be Miami’s top (and only) major CB target at the moment which says a lot of his talent level given that there are kids like Vernon Hargreaves and Mackensie Alexander in state this year. Rashard is another high-upside player that offers good functional strength and a wiry frame with plenty of room to fill in. He is currently committed to LSU and there are rumors circling about potential grade issues but Miami is trying their best to flip him, add him to their 2013 haul, and call it a day at DB.
Looking to the Future:
Treon Harris (5’11”, 180) – The youngest of the Harris kids, Treon is the starting QB for the State Champion Booker T team. While Harris has made no bones about wanting to stick at QB in college, Miami will likely look to recruit him for another position (namely CB) where his brother started at. Treon seems like he will be a little tougher for Miami to pull than his brother Brandon was but when push comes to shove, you have to love where Miami will sit in his recruitment moving forward.
Jabrill Peppers (6’1”, 205) – Miami would love to continue its new found success in NJ by adding a kid like Peppers, who is consider by most to be the best CB prospect in next year’s class. It will be a tough battle moving forward however as most of the big time northern schools like Ohio State, Michigan, and Notre Dame all have his attention at the moment.