Welcome to National Signing Day, Canes fans!
Miami did most of the heavy lifting for this class with 20 players signing or enrolling during the early signing period, and 3 more players joining the team as grad transfers from other programs.
With only a couple spots left, we look at all the happenings today, in running form, as usual.
Happy ‘crootin’, y’all!
The Recruiting Notebook on Avantae Williams (yo, did that just happen?!?!?) is here.
Miami Hurricanes 2020 Recruiting Notebook: S Avantae Williams. A top 50 overall prospect and the #2 S nationally, @slowdownboy7 brings elite speed, incredible athleticism, & sideline-to-sideline playmaking ability to the #Canes defense. #TheU https://t.co/Pa0dnXO7kI pic.twitter.com/dc93EhrGL2— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) February 5, 2020
AVANTAE WILLIAMS PICKS MIAMI OVER FLORIDA!!!
Welcome to the U, Avantae Williams! SURPRISE!!! 4-star S @slowdownboy7 commits to #Canes over #Gators, and adds a dynamic, fast defender to Miami’s 2020 recruiting class. #TheU https://t.co/93JjNgmCMH pic.twitter.com/e5nnwUONVs— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) February 5, 2020
ESPN's No. 1 safety in America is headed to Coral Gables.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) February 5, 2020
Welcome to the U, @SlowDownBoy7! #Category20 pic.twitter.com/MnEDwp0q4b
The Recruiting Notebook for Keyshawn Smith is here
Miami Hurricanes 2020 Recruiting Notebook: WR Keyshawn Smith. After he was released from his NLI to Wazzu (thanks, Leach!), #Canes go out to Cali, add a talented, maybe still growing?, and F-A-S-T receiver to the roster in @_ksmith_5. https://t.co/dT1knaIF7J pic.twitter.com/Ax5g16d4Ky— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) February 5, 2020
Official announcements of grad transfers QB D’Eriq King, DE Quincy Roche, and K Jose Borregales were made. Also, official announcement of early enrollee WR Keyshawn Smith was made.
Some major players of #Category20 are already making their presence felt this spring.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) February 5, 2020
More on @DeriqKing_: https://t.co/1sEis6hlJn pic.twitter.com/fQzvexcRts
That pass rush is serious! #Category20— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) February 5, 2020
on @Qr9____: https://t.co/1sEis6hlJn pic.twitter.com/t5lBjlFGWd
.@F5_Jose is "living a dream." #Category20— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) February 5, 2020
: https://t.co/7kiqRsqmtt pic.twitter.com/H0yCNqlkoV
This dude is .— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) February 5, 2020
Welcome to the U, @_ksmith_5! #Category20 pic.twitter.com/rZGlXAgRxC
It’s great, even late! Our Recruiting Notebook on new CB signee Isiah Dunson is here.
Miami Hurricanes 2020 Recruiting Notebook: CB Isaiah Dunson. 6’2" CB, and former #FSU commit (LOL, suckers), @freshrks adds size, speed, and talent to the #Canes’ secondary. https://t.co/YpJ5IU4UuO pic.twitter.com/fiwM31YM1L— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) February 5, 2020
4-star CB Isaiah Dunson from Tucker, GA has signed with Miami. Notebook coming later today (sorry, got a little behind).
From the Peach State to the 3️⃣0️⃣5️⃣, Isaiah Dunson is adding some serious skills to the DB room.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) February 5, 2020
Welcome to The U, @Freshrks! #Category20 pic.twitter.com/zOM4GhLFrt
DT Willie Moise, formerly for Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna, is not expected to sign any paperwork with Miami today per Andrew Ivins of 247sports. A longtime Miami commit, Moise has work to do in order to qualify, and that’s the big hold up here.
If Moise were to sign and not end up qualifying, Miami would lose that scholarship slot entirely (as in, not be able to get a replacement for that spot). For a team that is in the mid 70s in terms of scholarships (well under the 85 scholarship limit), that’s not a great proposition.
You can read more on this in Ivins’ piece linked below:
Willie Moise not expected to sign anything with Miami on Wednesday. https://t.co/qphGNrCP7k pic.twitter.com/Q9yLeQTG2E— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) February 5, 2020