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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Recruiting moves; Evaluating Brad Kaaya; Highlights

Your daily digest of Miami Hurricanes news for October 24th

NCAA Football: Miami at Virginia Tech Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Back like I never left. Let’s get our week started with some Canes News, y’all!

Canes add one and lose one on the recruiting trail over the weekend

With all the injuries the Canes have sustained this year, it’s clear that additional depth and talent is needed. To that end, CMR and company have been recruiting to get that depth and talent on the team through the 2017 recruiting class.

Over the weekend Miami got their top target at Safety when Amari Carter (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) committed to the Canes.

Then, in an unrelated but opposite move, Cornerback Brian Edwards (Miramar, FL) decommitted from the Canes.

I have a piece going up later today about the recruiting picture at DB, but suffice it to say that Miami is looking at plenty of options, including bringing Edwards back into the fold, to round out the DB group in the 2017 recruiting class.

Evaluating Brad Kaaya

Obviously, the QB is the most scrutinized position on any football team. There have already been thousands of words on this site, and many more around the internet, dedicated to Miami QB Brad Kaaya and his performance in the 2016 season.

Over the weekend, Bleacher Report NFL analyst Ian Wharton had an essay in tweets about Kaaya, his performance, and NFL projection. Yeah, you want to read this one:

On top of that, an eye opening stat from Pro Football Focus’ Steve Palazzolo regarding Kaaya

At the risk of inciting player-bashing without having read the piece.....do you agree or disagree with Wharton’s assessment? Let me know in the comments below.

Highlights

Videos are great. My man ThatCaneZo is back with mid-season HL’s for both Corn Elder and Michael Pinckney

Everything hasn’t been perfect this year, but those videos prove there’s plenty of talent on this team.

Quick Hitters

Time to finish strong:

Congratulations to Canes Futbol for making it to the ACC Championship

Check the Canes Futbol twitter account for more.

Congrats, Ladies!

SBNation Analytics guru Bill Connelly’s new S&P+ ratings have the Canes 23rd. They fell from 17th last week.

Barry Jackson from the Miami Herald had another installment of Canes nuggets in this piece right here.

Jackson also wrote about Miami’s probation ending this past Friday.

Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post had this update, which included a note about starting DE Chad Thomas returning to practice.

4-star ATH DeeJay Dallas continues to be awesome.

Peter Ariz of CanesInSight.com had this recruiting update about St. Thomas WR Mike Harley.

Behind the scenes of the ceremony honoring the 2001 Hurricanes from last week.

I joined J.T. Wilcox of SFHSSports for The Baldcast, his podcast on sports. Check it out.

Here are the notes and quotes from Friday

That’s it for today. Make it a great Monday, guys!

Go Canes