Good Morning Canes Fam,
State of Declarations
We’re just 77 days away from the kickoff of the 2019 college football season. Our State of the U staff has begun to release our previews before the season. On Thursday, Dylan Sherry previewed Miami’s promising defensive end group.
The Canes currently rank fifth in the 2020 recruiting cycle according to 247 Sports. One prospect that the team has tabbed as a priority is Tampa Jesuit OT Conner McLaughlin. SOTU’s Gabriel Urrutia goes in-depth on the tackle’s growing popularity among suitors.
A lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and some strong family genes have helped Tampa Jesuit OT Connor McLaughlin (connormclau) develop into a major college prospect #TNM #TheU #Canes https://t.co/mljJE2w9bW pic.twitter.com/7uAGSjYhGT— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) June 6, 2019
In the latest edition of the 100 Greatest Plays in Miami History Marshall Thomas provides a flashback to Jonathan Vilma’s 2001 fumble return against Florida State. There’s something bittersweet about winning in Tallahassee.
Keeping your eyes on the prize. Or maybe it should be the offensive line. Scratch that, focus on the QB. Justin Dottavio helps you get your eye on the football in the latest edition of his Film Room series.
Film Room: Get your eye back on the football. Let’s deep dive into who you should watch on game day, and the deliberate practice behind watching football. https://t.co/lzB2qUGqKV pic.twitter.com/iGEQJAX333— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) June 6, 2019
The Hurricanes landed another commitment to their 2021 recruiting class. Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna K Andres Borregales announced his verbal pledge to UM on Thursday. Cam Underwood broke down the impact of landing this coveted specialist means for the program.
#WelcomeToTheU, Andres Borregales. The top ranked kicker in the 2021 recruiting class, @borregales_andy elects to stay home, commits to Miami #Canes. #TNM #21savages https://t.co/xbTaKLlbr8 pic.twitter.com/CeVHgtShuC— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) June 6, 2019
Miami Takes Part in Another Satellite Camp
After outside linebacker coach Jonathan Patke travelled to Rice University last Saturday to take part in the Adidas 3 Stripe Camp on the Owl’s campus, the Hurricanes were on hand for another camp on Thursday. Ephraim Banda, Erick Hickson and Mike Rumph worked at FAU’s Adidas Showcase Camp.
Another RSVP for Paradise Camp
Miami’s annual Paradise Camp is just two weeks away. Some of the nation’s best prospects will descend on Coral Gables to learn from Canes legends. No official announcement has been given regarding who will make up this year’s coaching staff, but that hasn’t stopped prospects from continuing to announce their plan to attend the event.
247 Sports three-star Cheraw (South Carolina) WR Jalen Coit landed an offer with the Hurricanes recently and has mentioned his intention to attend the camp.
Cade Finds a new Home
After announcing his intention to transfer from a crowded Miami quarterback room, former UM QB Cade Weldon has found a landing spot. Weldon will become a member of the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (FCS).
Miami QB Cade Weldon transfers to East Tennessee State https://t.co/hBcPBh8GtE— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) June 5, 2019
Recruiting Visits and Notes
St. Thomas Aquinas three-star LB Andy Garcia took a visit to Coral Gables with both his parents on Wednesday. Miami has yet to offer the LB, but have shown an interest in the linebacker.
Three-star Camden (NJ) LB Tirek Austin-Cave is set to visit campus this weekend for an official visit according to InsidetheU.com.
2020 Oakleaf OL Jalen Rivers will announce his commitment this coming Sunday. Miami has been fighting to get Rivers to join their class for quite a while. According to 247 Sports Crystal Ball predictions, the site has Miami’s leading with a 67% chance of landing the coveted recruit. It’s believed that the other contender to land Rivers will be the Florida Gators.
2020 four-star IMG Academy WR Micahel Redding III is set to visit UM on Saturday.
2020 four-star South Dade CB Jaiden Francois will reportedly be on campus on Sunday.
Canes Come off the Board in 2019 MLB Draft
With Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft having reached its conclusion, here’s a list of the Hurricanes that had their names called this year.
Right-handed pitcher Evan McKendry — 9th round selection of the Tampa Bay Rays
Right-handed pitcher Gregory Veliz — 15th round selection of the Los Angeles Angels
Catcher Michael Amditis — 21st round selection of the Cleveland Indians
Right-handed pitcher Mark Mixon — 26th round selection of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Right-handed pitcher Tyler Keysor — 40th round selection of the Milwaukee Brewers
The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper named P Slade Ceccenoi and DH Adrian Del Castillo to their freshmen All-American team.
The 305 Beat
Susan Miller Degnan the Miami Herald explains why junior right-handed pitcher Tyler Keysor is not ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ in the 2019 MLB draft.
Manny Navarro of The Athletic ($) provides a comprehensive look at Miami recruiting for both the 2020 and 2021 cycle.
ProCanes ‘Mandatory’ Roundup
Minicamp is underway in the NFL, as the mandatory three-day practices commenced across the league. A large group of Hurricane alumni took to the practice fields as they gear up for regular season grind. Here’s some quick notes from the past few days.
Duke Johnson stirred up some conversation on the first day of practice for the Cleveland Browns. The running back has been steadfast in his request to be traded throughout the offseason. That honesty was met with some pushback from starting QB Baker Mayfield.
Johnson’s new teammate DE Olivier Vernon spent time revealing his early impression of his new collegues.
After missing the 2018 season with a leg injury, WR Braxton Berrios is back to making plays on the field. According to patriots.com, the second-year wideout has raised eyebrows during minicamp.
Hurricane Hall of Famers ???
Jerome Brown, Ray Lewis and Dan Morgan were featured on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot released this week. The 2020 Hall of Fame class will be announced before the National Championship Game. UM currently has seven players and three coaches inducted in the CFBHOF.
Former @CanesFootball DT Jerome Brown and LBs @raylewis and @DanMorganJr among impressive names on 2020 @cfbhall Ballot!— Football Foundation (@NFFNetwork) June 3, 2019
Full Ballot: https://t.co/6zKYStXs3u
Join the NFF and receive a vote: https://t.co/3nfIaLVtdt pic.twitter.com/1cklndv3k9
On Thursday, the ACC announced UM Men’s Basketball’s opponent for the 21st annual ACC/Big Ten challenge. The Hurricanes will make their first ever trip to Champaign, Illinois to square off with the Fighting Illini on December 2nd.
Matchups for the 2019 ACC/Big Ten Challenge have been officially released: pic.twitter.com/PKjIHxlbww— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 6, 2019
Go Canes and Have a Great Day!