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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Gerald Willis III Honored by SI, In-Home and Officials Visits

Coral Gables will be a hub of activity this weekend.

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Good Morning Canes Familia,

We’re just under three weeks away from the 2018 Pinstripe Bowl taking place in Yankee Stadium. Before that game even happens, we’re less than two weeks away from Early Signing Day set for December 19th. Strap yourselves in, because this rollercoaster of emotions is not quite through.

Gerald Willis III Named an All-American

It appears that the fine folks of Sports Illustrated have caught on to what Hurricane fans have known for a while. Defensive tackle Gerald Willis III deserves All-American recognition. The senior DT was named a second team All-American according to the publication.

Miami Putting out the Welcoming Mat

Miami will be hosting a group of prospects this weekend according to the 247 Sports. Among them is Chamberlain CB John Dixon. A 6’0, 170 pound cornerback, Dixon holds offers from South Carolina, West Virginia, Alabama and Penn State.

Offensive Tackle Sets Date for OV to UM

Butler graduate transfer offensive tackle Tommy Kennedy has scheduled an official visit to Miami set for December 14-15. Kennedy was an unheralded prospect out of Lake Forest, Illinois. Kennedy has started 22 consecutive games for Butler at left tackle. The Hurricanes were the first Power 5 program to offer the left tackle. The 6’5”, 290 pound tackle has seen his stock skyrocket since declaring his intentions to be a graduate transfer.

Burnt Orange Nation

There is a rapport between Miami OL coach Stacy Searels and Kennedy.

Canes Visit 2019 DT Derrick Hunter

The UM coaching staff was out in full force on Thursday, paying a visit to touted DE Derick Hunter. A 6’5, 285 pound edge rusher, Hunter is currently committed to FSU. If the Canes can swing the four-star Dunbar HS product, it would be a huge get for the 2019 class.

Season Tickets are on Sale

2018 is what is was, but we’re inching closer to 2019. You can secure your tickets today!

State of Declarations

Marshall Thomas highlights why the University of Miami continues to hold the title of TEU

Have a Great Day and GO Canes!