UM Recruiting Scoop: 4/1

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

* The biggest news from the weekend came in the form of a new scholarship offer going out to Lake Mary defensive lineman Adam Torres. At 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, he plays both ways at the prep level and is coming off a very strong junior season that really put his name on the recruiting map. Torres landed several early scholarship offers from schools like Rutgers, USF, Georgia Tech, and N.C. State. He then landed one recently from Florida State -- as an offensive lineman. Now he has one from Miami. He's starting to get recruited like a 4-star prospect. Since he's already been to Miami on his own dime, there's some definite interest from him in playing for the Hurricanes. And now the Canes have offered, there's definite interest on their part. He plays a position of need, and is someone to keep a real close eye on.

* RB Joe Mixon is one of just a couple running backs from outside the state who have offers from the Hurricanes. It's such a strong year in South Florida for running backs that going outside the state wasn't a huge priority this early in the process. The coaches must have liked Mixon that much to give him an early offer. Unfortunately, he told Scout over the weekend that he is trying to focus on 16 schools moving forward and Miami didn't even make that cut. In other words, Mixon coming here -- or even taking a visit here to increase Miami's chances -- is extremely unlikely at this point.

* The Hurricanes flipped RB Joseph Yearby from Florida State's commitment list recently. Now they seem to be working on another one. JoJo Robinson, 6-feet and 175 pounds, is one of the top WR prospects in south Florida. The Miami Northwestern star committed to the Noles last summer when James Coley was his primary recruiter. Now that Coley is calling the shots for Miami's offense, Robinson seems like a major target for the Hurricanes. Robinson has told me on two different occasions in recent weeks that Miami's the school he grew up following (dream school). Don't be a bit surprised if Robinson is the next FSU commitment to flip in favor of the Hurricanes.

* Big news is coming tomorrow. One of the state's premier overall prospects, five-star offensive tackle K.C. McDermott, will be making his college commitment tomorrow. At 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds, McDermott is the younger brother of UM starting center Shane McDermott. The Palm Beach Central standout has cut his list down to Miami and Notre Dame, where his oldest brother is now employed as a graduate assistant. All signs are pointing to Miami here, and it'd be a major get for the Canes if it happens. He and Darling are two elite-level offensive tackle prospects.

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