Welcome to the weekend Canes fans. The NFL Combine continues today and, while there are no Canes out there today, you can check out Joe Jackson and Gerald Willis tomorrow. But it’s not just Indy we’re focusing on, there’s plenty going on right here in the state of Miami. The men’s ball team heads to Durham to battle with #3 Duke. So without further ado, here is your Saturday edition of Miami news and notes!
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Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory were just true freshman a couple of months ago. Now they are expected to be focal points in Dan Enos’ offense.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) March 1, 2019
The Spring Football Position Preview — Tight Ends #TheU #Canes #TEU https://t.co/Z0W64wi5FU pic.twitter.com/s3DmUdx31C
Our spring football position preview continues on, this time taking a look at an uber-athletic, super-talented group of tight ends.
Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Radar: non-QB Offensive Targets in 2020. We know the needs to fill. Now let’s look at some names to possibly fill them. #Canes #TNM https://t.co/BCNdeD6nJW pic.twitter.com/jVqOr1kp6i— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) March 1, 2019
#TNM is always recruiting and Cam returns with some more recruiting radar for ya’ll.
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Travis Homer has had a solid day pic.twitter.com/jLeCUhRycd— Billy Marshall (@BillyM_91) March 1, 2019
Travis Homer had a great day in Indy - running a 4.49 40 yard dash, putting up 17 reps at the bench and displaying elite lower body explosion. Homer posted the second best vertical jump, 39.5 inches, and then tied for first with a 130-inch broad jump. He’s sure to move up draft boards after this performance.
Joe Jackson was weighed in Friday and put up some good metrics of his own. For clarity, the average NFL edge rusher is 6’3”, 278 pounds with just under 10 inch hands, 79 inch wingspan and 33 1⁄2 inch arms. Not too shabby there - especially considering no. 99 has yet to show off his exceptional agility, speed and quickness.
Everybody’s favorite environmentally conscious jerseys are back, this time on Miami’s men’s basketball players. The Canes will rock the Parley unis for their meeting with Duke. While Jim Larranaga & co. have usually played Duke extremely well, this year might be a little bit more difficult than past ones. But if Zion Williamson sits out once more, all bets are off.
Lastly, the Sun Sentinel breaks down Miami’s secret weapon in their recruiting efforts - social media graphic designer Leo Ramos. It’s safe to say that if you follow The U, you’ve seen his amazing work.
That’s all for today Canes fans, enjoy that massive duel with Duke and remember...