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‘Slots were being filled fast’: How an aggressive recruiting approach is helping Miami - Miami Herald

Quentin Williams didn’t think he was going to be ready to make a commitment decision in June — or he at least didn’t think he was going to be in any rush to make one even if he had a favorite in mind.”

100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #52-Roscoe Parrish 92-Yard Punt Return Vs Boston College 2003 - State of the U

“Miami has always been known as a school that can hurt you on offense, defense and yes, even special teams. Devin Hester, Sean Taylor and many more Hurricanes have been deadly whether on kick or punt return.

In week-four of the 2003 season, the #2 Hurricanes traveled up east to face Boston College, and not even two minutes into the game, Roscoe Parrish made his presence felt.”

Welcome to the U, Romello Height - State of the U

Manny Diaz’s Canes got another bit of good recruiting news earlier today when Dublin (GA) 3-star OLB Romello Height committed to The U.

A tall and long 6’5” 218lb, Height plays OLB in HS but has been recruited to Miami as a defensive end. He fits the physical profile of recent Miami players such as Jonathan Garvin, Gregory Rousseau, and 2019 signee Cam Williams, and will be a solid addition to the DE group moving forward.”

Beyond The U: Coach DeMarcus Van Dyke - State of the U

“During an era of being mediocre and never living up to expectations, the 2007 Miami Hurricanes featured some defensive ‘Canes who truly loved the program. The list includes Kenny Phillips, Colin McCarthy, Calais Campbell, Tavares Gooden, and rising freshman DeMarcus Van Dyke.

As a Cane, DeMarcus saw playing time right away as he racked up 13 total tackles while appearing in 12 games. His consistency on playing throughout the season carried through his entire career as he appeared in 50 career games. Van Dyke would finish with 79 tackles and 3 interceptions during his tenure at The U.”

100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #53-Miami vs FIU Brawl 2006 - State of the U

“The Miami Hurricanes are no strangers to fights breaking out during their games and having to throw some fists. It happened against South Carolina in 1987, San Diego State in 1990, and also Colorado in 1993.

In 2006, FIU and the Canes squared off for the first time in history at the Orange Bowl, and tempers flew wild.”

2019 Canes Football Preview: Week 5 vs Virginia Tech Hokies - State of the U

“You know that scene from the final episode of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air where Will Smith stands in an empty living room, surveying what used to be the liveliest area of the home where the show filmed over 100 episodes. That has to be the feeling for Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente entering the offseason. Coming off the heels of a 6-7 record in 2018, pressure is mounting on Fuente to avoid another disappointing season.”

Is the Hurricanes football program in better shape than 10 years ago? - State of the U

“Nineteenth-Century French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr is credited for coining the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” And while recently skimming over Phil Steele’s latest college football preview magazine, I recognized the applicability of that expression whenever one examines the last decade of Miami Hurricanes football.”

Miami Hurricanes 2019 Player Profile: Bubba Baxa - State of the U

“Baxa was a three-star prospect out of Pasadena, TX who became Miami’s starting kicker as a true freshman a year ago. Against LSU Baxa was introduced to the world with a less than flattering stat: he finished his senior year of high school a measly four-of-ten on field goals. ESPN posted the graphic and even the USA Today ran with it.”

Welcome to the U, Michael Redding III - State of the U

“A strong and talented 6’1” 195lbs, Redding III has the size and ability that teams all over the country covet. Redding III tested impressively at this year’s The Opening Orlando regional, running 4.56 in the 40, 4.44 in the short shuttle, and jumping 41.4” in the vertical. That will play anywhere.”

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