* 3-star LB Jermaine Grace told Scout last night that Miami still leads for his services. At 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, Grace is one of the fastest and most athletic linebackers in the entire state. He visited here last month and says a big reason for the Canes leading is because of his relationship with the coaches. That won't change down the stretch, despite planning visits to schools like Florida, Tennessee, and Louisville. The Canes are in great shape here.
* DT prospect Quay Bain committed to LSU on Wednesday in a decision that should be monitored closely over the next few years. Why? He really wanted in Miami's class, but was simply never given that chance. He committed to Florida State last November but they went in different directions this past spring. He took several unofficial visits to Miami during the offseason but the Canes never accepted his commitment. Keith Bryant and Jaynard Bostwick remain the two biggest priorities at DT -- and the Canes are in good shape with both of them.
* The Scout.com recruiting team covering the Under Armour practices all this week came up with their position rankings for the entire week of practice. QB Kevin Olsen was listed as the No. 2 quarterback for Team White, just behind 5-star Michigan commit Shane Morris. DB commit Artie Burns was listed as the No. 3 DB on Team White. Burns has the ability to play either cornerback or safety in college. Kirkland was listed as the No. 3 OL for Team Black. He's been playing right tackle. 5-star Matthew Thomas lived up to his ranking and was voted as the top LB for Team Black. Thomas plans to visit Florida State, Miami, Alabama, USC, and Georgia before making a final decision on Signing Day.