So, for a number of reasons, I've been busy recently. And I haven't been the only one. Al Golden and company has gotten 3 new commits in the last few days. Let's meet them:
RB McArthur Burnett (Pahokee, FL)
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Just committed to miami looks like im taking my talent to da hurricanes. CANE NATION!!</p>— McArthur Burnett (@Pahokee_Beast) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pahokee_Beast/status/567546530601512960">February 17, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The latest player to commit, RB McArthur Burnett is the 12 South Florida player in the #Swag16 class. He has good size at 6'0" 186lbs, and is a dynamic playmaker in space. You can see his moves in the HUDL highlight below:
WR Isaiah Johnson (Palm Beach, FL)
After only taking 1 WR in the 2015 class, it seems that the Canes are working to event hat out with multiple commits and targets at this position for 2016. And Johnson, a 6'4" 210lb dynamo, is a player who should fit nicely in Miami.
I would like to officially announce that I am flipping my commitment to the University of Miami pic.twitter.com/TMfHv4Y8dW— Bigplayzay2⃣1⃣ (@ZayLive21) February 16, 2015
There are 2 things of note with Johnson; first, he's a former Louisville commit and flipped to Miami on Monday afternoon, and second, this is the first direct recruiting win for new WR's coach Kevin Beard. Beard offered Johnson on Sunday, and a day later Johnson flipped to Miami. If this is the kind of thing we can expect from KB on the recruiting trail, then count me in!
Johnson attends Dwyer HS in West Palm Beach. This is a school where Miami has not traditionally had much success. But, with 2017 QB commit Todd Centeio there and reportedly having an impact on Johnson's decision to commit to the Canes, maybe, just maybe, that could be changing.
What kind of player is Johnson? See for yourself in the HUDL highlights below:
DB James Wiggins (Homestead, FL)
The last of the recent commits, DB James Wiggins (South Dade HS) is a talented player in his own right. He's a chiseled 5'11" 180lbs, and looks bigger in recent pictures. He's definitely got the build of a player who can come to Miami and add talent and depth to the secondary.
Wiggins also has skills to go along with his physicality. Check them out in his HUDL highlights:
With Burnett, Johnson, and Wiggins, the #Swag16 class is now up to 17 commits, and extending its lead as the #1 recruiting class in America.