UM Recruiting Scoop: 2/12

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

* Ermon Lane told Scout yesterday that he's starting to collect a lot of major offers. Miami was one of his first. At 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Lane plays at Homestead High and is one of the state's most talented players, regardless of position. He says his mom has been building a good relationship with the UM coaches. Lane, the best player at the South Florida Express tryout this past weekend, also has a lot of early interest in Alabama. The Crimson Tide will likely be Miami's toughest competition.

* Wide receiver will be a position of need in the 2014 class, and the group in south Florida is loaded for next year. Players like Travis Rudolph (commitment), Darrell Langham, Lane, and Johnnie Dixon landed early offers from the Hurricanes. Two more Dade County players to watch for are North Miami's Steve Ishmael and Norland's Kendrick Edwards. Ishmael attended Junior Day over the weekend but didn't get an offer the Canes. It's likely only a matter of time before he gets one, and he has a lot of interest. Edwards is a 6-foot-5 target who is on the verge of getting an offer from the Canes. Like Ishmael, he has a lot of interest in the Canes. Miami will have a chance to land the nation's top WR class in 2014 and those are just a few players to keep an eye on.

* The most impressive defensive back I watched at the south Florida workout over the weekend was Plantation's Chris Lamons. At 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, Lamons is actually primarily a quarterback in high school. He's still learning how to play cornerback but is intensely competitive, is a very good athlete, and extremely physical. He's a tremendous talent, and the Canes are the first of the Big 3 to come through with an offer. Lamons told me the other night that he has a lot of interest in becoming a Hurricane. Miami will likely load up on corners in next year's class, and Lamons is someone to keep a close eye on.

* The 2015 recruiting class is still some time away but one player who says the Canes have already offered is Miami Killian cornerback Jaquan Johnson. At 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, Johnson is one of the state's fastest football players already. He is a very good cover guy with elite speed and plus ball skills. Miami is one of his early offers, and he says he grew up following the Canes. Miami is already building a relationship with him and he's definitely a player in the 2015 class to remember.

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