UM Recruiting Scoop: 2/2

Read on for all the latest recruiting news and information surrounding the University of Miami, with complete analysis from CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

* This is the final recruiting weekend of the year and the Canes are hosting a pair of out-of-state players for weekend visits -- Augustus Edwards and Rhyeem Lockley.

Edwards (6-1/225) was a long-time Syracuse but opened things back up when their coach left for the NFL. He then de-committed this week and said that Florida State and Miami are his two finalists. FSU has the edge right now but Miami will have a chance to flip him this weekend. It's worth noting here that James Coley was his primary recruiter at FSU. He's now Miami's offensive coordinator, and visited Edwards recently. It's also worth noting that Miami offered Edwards back in May, at a time when Alex Collins was still firmly committed. The Canes need a couple running backs in this class, which is why they'd likely take Edwards even if they're able to land Collins (the top target).

Lockley is a late addition to the recruiting board. At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, he had a tremendous senior season in Virginia. His primary position was running back but it looks like he could become a major pass-catching tight end weapon (he had over 500 yards receiving and nine touchdowns). He could also become a linebacker down the road. Virginia Tech is Miami's top competition but he could be a Prep School option down the road. Either way, he's a prime time player and there's a good chance he'll be in this class if all goes well here this weekend.

* A couple key Miami targets are taking visits elsewhere this weekend. One is four-star defensive tackle Jaynard Bostwick (Florida) and the other is defensive end Justin Madison (Wake Forest).

Bostwick is a player Miami's been actively recruiting since day one. He is a cousin to Thurston Armbrister, and showed a lot of early interest. He's always shown strong interest in Florida, too. If everything goes well with his trip to Gainesville this weekend there's a good chance he'll end up a Gator.

Madison is a late addition to Miami's recruiting board. At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, he's a tremendous athlete who plays tight end and defensive end at Robinson High in Tampa. He grew up a basketball player but has excellent pass rushing skills. Mario Cristobal (when at FIU) was one of the first coaches to offer him. Then when he got to Miami, the Canes started recruiting him. He visited Iowa State last weekend, USF during the week, and is seeing Wake this weekend. He's been here unofficially but the chances of landing him seem to have gone down since he didn't take a visit here.


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