Early Look: 2014 Recruiting -- S's

The 2014 recruiting class is loaded with quality prospects. CanesTime's Mike Bakas takes a look at what might lie ahead for the Hurricanes.

Currently: The Hurricanes return two seniors (A.J. Highsmith and Kacy Rodgers) and two sophomores (Deon Bush and Rayshawn Jenkins).

2013 Class: Four-star Jamal Carter is the only safety commitment for the Hurricanes, and the only one still being recruited.

2014: With two seniors leaving after the 2013 season, Miami will need to load up on some safeties in the 2014 class. A few key prospects have emerged from inside the state already, and the nation's highest rated safety has Miami in his top group.

Kendall Randolph plays a lot of quarterback at Lincoln High in Tallahassee. At 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, he also plays in the secondary and is collecting lots of offers -- including one from Miami -- as a safety. It will likely be tough for Miami to pull him away from the Tallahassee area, though.

Javon Harrison is a very talented two-way player from Kathleen High in Lakeland (same school that produced former UM linebacker Gionni Paul). At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Harrison is a tremendous talent and is already being actively recruited by Miami. He made a summer commitment to Virginia Tech but will definitely check out some other schools.

Quin Blanding is rated as the nation's top safety prospect. The Virginia Beach standout has offers from everyone and recently put Miami in his top 10. At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Blanding will likely take an unofficial visit to the school this spring/summer and that's when we'll learn more about how much interest he really has.

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