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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Jeff Thomas to the NFL as Early Signing Day Rapidly Approaches

Jeff Thomas is the second Cane to leave the program early and join the NFL.

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Good morning and happy Saturday Canes familia! Miami basketball remains on a long break while the football team prepares for it’s bowl game against Louisiana Tech - so we’ve had a bout of unusual quietness in Coral Gables during this time. Well, at least until wide receiver Jeff Thomas announced on Instagram that he was forgoing his senior season and the bowl game to enter the NFL draft. But besides that, the one thing that ought to remain on everyone’s mind is recruiting - with several blue chip recruits up for grab and Miami needing to close the deal. We’ll get into all that and more throughout this Saturday edition of Miami news and notes.

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It’s all about recruiting these days - and Miami absolutely needs to lock down 4-star LB and former FSU commit Keyshawn Greene. The speedy ‘backer could have a chance to get a lot of playing time early with Miami losing Shaquille Quarterman and Michael Pinckney.

Your recruiting overview as the early signing period is set to last from December 18th through the 20th. This weekend, Miami will be hosting plenty of big names for an official visit.

Candis McLean lists the offensive coordinator candidates she’d like to see join the Orange and Green, should Dan Enos be let go.

We hear a lot about spread offenses, the air raid system, and other pass-heavy offensive schemes in college football. But what exactly is it? Justin Dottavio untangles that.

Where Miami’s already-committed recruits will play during this week of high school ball.

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As previously mentioned, Jeff Thomas will join Jonathan Garvin and forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft.

Miami staves off Auburn and grabs a big-time, 3-star pass rusher. Welcome to The U Romello Height!

Miami is looking to add another athletic DB to their already-impressive list of 2020 DBs - will Avantae Williams end up in Coral Gables?

Meanwhile, Miami remains hot on the trail for 5-star LB Justin Flowe and 5-star TE Darnell Washington. But can the underachieving Canes’ really pull off a coup and steal one of the nation’s best away from Clemson, Georgia or Oregon? Flowe will announcing on December 18th, while Washington will do so at the Under Armour game on January 2nd.

That’s all for today Canes’ fans - enjoy your Saturday!