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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: The Canes step up recruiting, Manny Diaz interviews for a head coaching gig, Gerald Willis III gets his due

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Where the Hurricanes stand with top Lakeland prospects entering official visit weekend - Miami Herald

“Miami hopes it can change things this weekend when two of Polk’s top four prospects in the Class of 2019 head down to Coral Gables for their official visits.

The Hurricanes get the final chance to state their case to four-star tight end Keon Zipperer and four-star defensive end Lloyd Summerall before they make their final college choice Dec. 19 when the early signing period opens.”

Top UM assistant Manny Diaz interviews for a head coaching job - Miami Herald

“University of Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz is receiving strong consideration for the head coaching job at Temple and interviewed with the university on Monday, according to two industry sources”

Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Radar: visit recap and look ahead 12/10 - State of the U

“First of all, according to Andrew Ivins of 247sports, Miami made a huge move this weekend with North Palm Beach (FL) The Benjamin School 4-star CB Kaiir Elam. The cousin of former UF star Matt Elam, Kaiir was thought to be a near-mortal UF lock. But, that hasn’t been the case, Miami Safeties coach Ephraim Banda has continued to make the younger Elam feel like a priority, and the visit to Coral Gables this weekend couldn’t have gone better.”

5-star WR Jadon Haselwood puts Canes in final 5 schools - State of the U

“After that play, made with 4 seconds left to give the Saints the 2018 Georgia 3A State Championship, Haselwood took to twitter to announce his top 5 schools. It is no surprise that the Miami Hurricanes were on that list.

In addition to the Canes, Haselwood lists Georgia, Florida State, Oklahoma, and Tennessee as his 5 finalists. Each team has a connection to the Nation’s #1 Wide Receiver.”

Miami Hurricanes DT Gerald Willis III earns multiple All-American honors - State of the U

“After being snubbed for 1st team All-ACC honors, an egregious moment of disrespect, Miami Hurricanes DT Gerald Willis III has been named to MULTIPLE All-American teams. This both recognizes Willis III’s stellar and dominant play through the 2018 season, and serves as further indictment of the sheer stupidity and coordinated disrespect of the All-ACC voters.”