Ranking Miami's Two-Year Haul

Recruiting classes are sometimes evaluated in two-year periods. Lets take a closer look at this year's small class, combined with last year's big one.

QB: 1) Kevin Olsen, 2) Preston Dewey, 2) Gray Crow, 3) David Thompson

Olsen is an elite prospect -- the others aren't.

RB: 1) Duke Johnson, 2) Augustus Edwards, 3) Danny Dillard

Edwards and Dillard are a lot alike. Duke is on another level. Collins would have been a tremendous compliment.

WR: 1) Stacy Coley, 2) Herb Waters, 3) Malcolm Lewis, 4) Robert Lockhart, 5) Jontavious Carter, 6) D'Mauri Jones

Last year's class was solid but there wasn't anyone like Coley in it.

TE: 1) Beau Sandland, 2) Standish Dobard

OL: 1) Sunny Odogwu, 2) Ereck Flowers, 3) Alex Gall, 4) Danny Isidora, 5) Hunter Knighton, 6) Taylor Gadbois

As talented as Flowers is (I had him as a top 10 kid in the state last year) and as much as he played this past season, Odogwu has even more upside.

DE: 1) Alquadin Muhammad, 2) Tyriq McCord, 3) Jelani Hamilton, 4) Dwayne Hoilett, 5) Ufomba Kamalu, 6) Devante Bond, 7) Jake O'Donnell.

McCord is a very good pass rusher. Muhammad is an outstanding pass rusher. And it's much needed.

DT: 1) Dequan Ivery, 2) Earl Moore, 3) Jacoby Briscoe

LB: 1) Raphael Kirby, 2) Jermaine Grace, 3) Gabe Terry, 4) Alex Figueroa, 5) Jawand Blue

This is not a good two-year haul at linebacker. Blue, Figueroa, and Terry were pretty lightly recruited and are probably role players down the road. Missing on Matthew Thomas really hurt. He could have started from day one.

CB: 1) Tracy Howard, 2) Antonio Crawford, 3) Nate Dortch, 4) Larry Hope

S: 1) Artie Burns, 2) Deon Bush, 3) Jamal Carter, 4) Rayshawn Jenkins, 5) Ray Lewis

Burns will start at corner but he'll likely end up being a safety down the road. He can also change games in the return game. Carter and Bush are very similar. The safety position got a whole lot better today. The hope is Lewis can become an A.J. Highsmith type down the road.


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