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Recruiting Radar: Canes to host Paradise camp July 15-16

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Mark Richt will start this camp as Miami's top tier, elite recruiting event

Miami has announced their new top tier, elite players only recruiting event:"Paradise"
Miami has announced their new top tier, elite players only recruiting event:"Paradise"

A long rumored  event has finally be officially announced, as Mark Richt took to twitter on Tuesday evening to unveil the upcoming Paradise Camps.

This has been known to be in the works for quite some time. This event will be the premier recruiting event for the Miami Hurricanes. It will be on the level of Georgia's Dawg Night (which was started by none other than Mark Richt, by the way), Florida's Friday Night Lights, and other similar events around the country.

Peter Ariz of reports that, while there is the "pay for play" camp portion as indicated by the above embedded fliers, the Saturday date will be invite only, and have some top recruits in attendance. Some of the players, in both the 2017 and 2018 classes, are committed to Miami. Others, uncommitted. Others from that may be "secret visitors", as they are committed to other schools who would probably frown upon them going to this event in Coral Gables.

On top of the fact that this premier recruiting event will host top-tier talents from around the country, Ariz reports that...well...I'll let him say it:

Remember how everybody was excited that CMR said he was going to re-engage with the scores of Miami Hurricanes football alums? This is another extension of that, and should be AWESOME. I mean, think about being a recruit and getting coached by a UM legend? Awesome, right? Yeah, I agree.

So, those are the things that have been concretely released and reported about Paradise 2016 camp. Now, to go a bit into fantasy-land, here's my quick roster of UM alum coaches who could show up for this camp.

Before my hypothetical guesses, let me reiterate that I have not contacted anyone about this, nor have I heard anything relative to who may or may not be coaching this event. I chose individuals who are 1. no longer playing professionally, and 2. not coaching professionally, so current NFLers are off the list. This is purely the musings of my imagination, and I hope you enjoy.

HYPOTHETICAL Paradise Camp coaching staff roster

QB: Gino Torretta, Bernie Kosar, and Vinnie Testaverde

RB: Edgerrin James, Willis McGahee, and Clinton Portis

WR: Michael Irvin, Santana Moss, and Reggie Wayne

TE: Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shockey, and Kellen Winslow II (because, he's a f*cking solider!!)

OL: Leon Searcy, Bryant McKinnie, and Joaquin Gonzalez (HE SAID DOMINATE!!!)

DL: Warren Sapp and Dwayne Johnson aka THE ROCK (and you can smell what he's cookin')

LB: DJ Williams, Jonathan Vilma, and Ray Lewis

CB: Philip Buchannon and Ryan McNeil

S: Ed Reed (I know he's coaching now but I'm breaking the rules. Fight me) and the late, great Sean Taylor in spirit. RIP.


David Furones of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Michael Irvin and Ray Lewis will indeed be among the UM alums to coach at the inaugural Pardise camp. So, some of my hypothetical staff will be there. I BE KNOWIN'!!!!!!!

Those are my thoughts. What are yours? Drop your hypothetical Paradise Camp coaching staff in the comments below.

Go Canes!