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Weekend Recap - January 24th official visits and Junior Day

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This weekend saw both an Official Visit group AND the first big Junior Day for the Canes. Let's recap what happened, shall we?

Jordan Cronkite was one of many top 2015 players on campus for Junior Day at #TheU on Sunday
Jordan Cronkite was one of many top 2015 players on campus for Junior Day at #TheU on Sunday
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Lots and lots to recap. Let's jump right in

Visitors

We know that Malik Rosier and Tavon Ross were on campus for their official visits. Early returns suggest that things went well with both players. In an interview with Canesport.com, Ross said his visit "went pretty well" and that he's "going to know more" once he visits Missouri next week. He also said that Miami made up "a little bit" of ground on Missouri, but that doesn't sound like the gap has closed much. While his highlight tape is SICK and the thought of him coming to Miami was nice, it's looking more and more like he won't be flipping to #TheU.

Beyond those official visits, and maybe even above them, was the news that 5-star RB Bo Scarborough (an Alabama commit) showed up late Saturday night on an unofficial visit. He's an Alabama native, and knows Rosier on some level. Rosier told Canesport.com that Scarborough is "supposed to be coming back again next weekend". Scarborough is 90-95% committed to Alabama, but if he comes back for an Official Visit next weekend, then things COULD possibly change. Key word there: Could.

Junior Day

Miami has a unique Junior Day advantage: the top players from South Florida are all a car ride away, and that collection of talent is seldom seen at Junior Days around the country. Here's a partial list of the guys who were on campus for Junior Day:

The recruits seemed to have a great time at junior day. Here are some selected tweets from the guys who visited.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Junior day at the University of Miami was great <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Canes&amp;src=hash">#Canes</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23theU&amp;src=hash">#theU</a></p>&mdash; Scott Patchan (@scott_patchan) <a href="https://twitter.com/scott_patchan/statuses/427557817319690240">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>University Of Miami Just Offered Me #Canes#The 🙌 🙌🙌🙌</p>&mdash; Tevon Coney9⃣ (@TevonConey) <a href="https://twitter.com/TevonConey/statuses/427543582074212352">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Miami Hurricanes feels like home 🙌 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CanesNation&amp;src=hash">#CanesNation</a></p>&mdash; Torrance Gibson (@quick_tg6) <a href="https://twitter.com/quick_tg6/statuses/427509433220870144">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>🙌🏈👌 <a href="http://t.co/mIB5V46Wy7">pic.twitter.com/mIB5V46Wy7</a></p>&mdash; fermin silva (@DCsilva14) <a href="https://twitter.com/DCsilva14/statuses/427481795488403456">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Per his mother, Hallandale LB Sh’mar Kilby-Lane offered by Miami today at junior day.</p>&mdash; Andrew Ivins (@andrewrivins) <a href="https://twitter.com/andrewrivins/statuses/427556740041674752">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Pretty clean I can&#39;t lie lmao <a href="http://t.co/P3fRfbLIRw">pic.twitter.com/P3fRfbLIRw</a></p>&mdash; Jason Strowbridge (@J_Strow55) <a href="https://twitter.com/J_Strow55/statuses/427530254614151169">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Enjoyed my visit today at The University of Miami <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Canes&amp;src=hash">#Canes</a></p>&mdash; Malik Wisdom (@MalikWizdom) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalikWizdom/statuses/427542575927812096">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Junior Day at UM 🙌✊💯 <a href="http://t.co/EytMdU6Kbe">http://t.co/EytMdU6Kbe</a></p>&mdash; Keavon Cece (@Humble_CC) <a href="https://twitter.com/Humble_CC/statuses/427524290486231041">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Enjoyed myself today at UM 🙌</p>&mdash; Tarvarus McFadden (@Tee_Time24) <a href="https://twitter.com/Tee_Time24/statuses/427583527316914176">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Me n my n bro <a href="https://twitter.com/_Dbkiller">@_dbkiller</a> at um for junior day chillin <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23major&amp;src=hash">#major</a>!!!!! <a href="http://t.co/1zFj2v3jDO">pic.twitter.com/1zFj2v3jDO</a></p>&mdash; Double A (@RoadToSuccess_2) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoadToSuccess_2/statuses/427488123770003456">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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New Offers
As you saw in the tweets above, there were more than a couple new offers leading up to and during, this weekend. Most notably were the offers given to Tevon ConeyJordan Cronkite, and Tarvarus McFadden. Miami fans had been screaming for Cronkite and McFadden to get offers for a while, and after his junior season and 7-on-7 all star team tryout, I've been one of the loudest Tevon Coney supporters around. All 3 figure to be 4 or 5 star players, and would be a welcomed addition to the Hurricanes roster. We're far away from that point, however.

The Commitment
Last but not least, Al Golden and company got their 3rd commitment for the 2015 recruiting class during Sunday's Junior Day extravagnaza.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WelcomeToTheU&amp;src=hash">#WelcomeToTheU</a> !!!</p>&mdash; Brennan Carroll (@brennanpcarroll) <a href="https://twitter.com/brennanpcarroll/statuses/427538351194120192">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Flanagan&amp;src=hash">#Flanagan</a> HS (FL) 2015 WR Emonee Spence (<a href="https://twitter.com/Emonee_NikeMan">@Emonee_NikeMan</a>) receives offer from the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Miami&amp;src=hash">#Miami</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Hurricanes&amp;src=hash">#Hurricanes</a> at Junior Day</p>&mdash; Sleeper Athletes (@SleeperAthletes) <a href="https://twitter.com/SleeperAthletes/statuses/427521551450140673">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>That was quick. Committed on spot. 2015 Flanagan WR Emonee Spence commits on Miami Junior Day</p>&mdash; SFHS Sports (@SFHSSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/SFHSSports/statuses/427531875851440128">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Flanagan WR Emonee Spence on junior day at UM: &quot;I fell in love with it instantly so I decided to commit.&quot; <a href="http://t.co/i2tJv7sogE">http://t.co/i2tJv7sogE</a></p>&mdash; Safid Deen (@Safid_Deen) <a href="https://twitter.com/Safid_Deen/statuses/427541184546742272">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>New 2015 commit Emonee Spence RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Emonee_NikeMan">@Emonee_NikeMan</a>: Blessed # <a href="http://t.co/0BG1btJ6zj">pic.twitter.com/0BG1btJ6zj</a></p>&mdash; SOTU writers (@TheStateOfTheU) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheStateOfTheU/statuses/427536875742838784">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Flanagan WR Emonee Spence received the UM offer he wanted, and committed on the spot. Spence, a 6'3" 185lb athlete from Pembroke Pines, FL, gives Miami a tall receiver with good hands and decent athleticism. He joins Charles Perry and Kevin Feder as 2015 commitments. It's not even to NSD 2014 yet, so obviously a lot can happen until they're due to sign. But, getting commitments, even a year in advance, is exciting to me.

That's the recap of the weekend. What say you, Canes fans?