Elite RB talks about recent UM visits

Sony Michel is an elite running back prospect from American Heritage High for the 2014 class and he talked about some recent visits to Miami, his interest in the Canes, and more.

Sony Michel ran for over 1,500 yards and 27 touchdowns as a freshman in 2010. Then, unfortunately, he missed some of his sophomore season due to a knee injury. He talked about the latest with that.

"Everything's going good with it," Michel said. "I've been out of rehab for about two months now. I've been doing training stuff with my trainer and now I'm doing track. I'm about 85-percent right now. I'll sit out spring and then be ready for the season."

Michel is one of the state's premier prospects, regardless of class, and he talked about some unofficial visits he's taken recently.

"I've been going to some UM basektball games," he said of some recent Junior Days for the Hurricanes. "That's been about it."

Michel said he's come away impressed with what the Canes have to offer.

"It's a great facility there," he said. "They have everything. Going to basketball games is different than going to football games because you actually get to sit down with the coaches for the whole game. It's a great environment there with some great coaches."

Michel talked about what the Hurricane coaches have been talking to him about.

"They're just recruiting me, being real with me, telling me what their running backs are doing and what I can be doing and things like that," he said. "It's all good, I feel real comfortable there."

The standout running back prospect, 5-foot-11 and 205 pounds, is expected to be a five-star prospect in the 2014 class in Florida and he will likely get recruited nationally. With Miami being the only school he's been visiting lately, he remains wide open.

"I don't have a list of favorites or anything," he said. "My options are open. I hope to make my decision sometime around the start of my senior year."

The Canes already seem to be making Michel a major priority in next year's recruiting class at the running back position.

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