Good turnout at UM's Jr Day
I had a chance to speak to several players and local high school coaches who attended Saturday's Junior Day event at Miami. It seemed like a very successful day for the Hurricanes. Probably the top overall prospect was on campus for the second time in a month -- American Heritage standout running back Sony Michel. At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, Michel is widely considered the state's top overall prospect. He has a lot of interest in Miami and it seems like the Canes and Seminoles are at the top of his list right now. Michel and Miami Central running back Dalvin Cook appear to be Miami's two primary targets at the running back position for the 2014 class. Another player to keep an eye on is Cook's teammate at Central, Joseph Yearby. The Florida State commitment was on Miami's campus Saturday, and could be getting closer to landing an offer from the Canes. He definitely has a lot of interest, as shown by his attendance despite being an FSU pledge. Florida State wasn't the only in-state school with a commitment who was at yesterday's Junior Day. Ryeshene Bronson (Dunbar HS in Fort Myers) has been committed to Florida for several months but wants an offer from the Canes. At 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, Bronson is a premier talent and will likely be heavily recruited by the Canes in the coming months. The state's top offensive lineman was also on campus yesterday. K.C. McDermott (Palm Beach Central) is the younger brother of current center Shane McDermott. At 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, McDermott is an elite level prospect who already has over 20 offers. Miami seems to be in very good shape at this state of the recruiting process. McDermott wasn't the only top notch offensive line prospect on campus. Miami Central's Trevor Darling (6-5/300) committed to Miami several months ago and has done nothing but strengthen that decision ever since it was made. He's one of the state's top offensive line prospects, and his commitment to Miami is rock solid. Khiri Clark is Scout's No. 1-rated defensive tackle prospect in the entire nation for the 2014 class. At 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, the Chaminade standout says he grew up a Miami fan, and has shown a lot of early interest. He's an elite level prospect and there's a good chance that he'll be in Miami's 2014 class. There were several other prospects who were on campus that will be worth watching over the next few months to see if they're able to earn offers from the Hurricanes. Hialeah QB Alin Edouard (6-4/190) has ideal size, arm strength, and athleticism. He says he loved his experience on campus. North Miami wide receiver Steve Ishmael is one of the area's top wide receivers. He told me Saturday night that he had a great time and Miami's one of his top choices. Safety Michael Johnson (Champagnat Catholic) already has a few Division 1 offers but is still waiting on Miami. He's a local player with a lot of interest in the Canes. Stay tuned for more coverage of this event, and the 2014 class in general, on CanesTime.com.