UM Recruiting Scoop: 4/7

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

* Travis Rudolph took an unofficial visit to Florida over the weekend for their spring game, and came away very impressed. He even told Scout today that Florida is now his top choice. The one-time Hurricane commitment has only visited two schools -- UM and Florida. They have the edge since he likes their campus and atmosphere better. Miami has the edge because he grew up following the Hurricanes. This one is far from over, and Miami's chances will be based largely on how hard the Canes continue pursuing him. At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, he's a 3-star WR prospect from Cardinal Newman HS in Palm Beach, where he's coached by former UM QB Steve Walsh.

* Khairi Clark also took a visit to Florida over the weekend. He wasn't as impressed as some others, and told Scout today that the Hurricanes still have the advantage. That's always a good sign when a kid says that fresh off a visit to another school. Miami remains in great shape for this 5-star DT prospect from Chaminade Madonna HS.

* Another player who came away very impressed with a weekend visit to Florida is Dalvin Cook. The Miami Central standout actually switched his commitment from Clemson to Florida last night. He's an elite RB prospect and the interesting part here is that Miami offered him several months before they offered teammate Joseph Yearby, who recently switched his commitment from FSU to Miami. At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Cook will likely continue getting actively recruited by Miami.

* Speaking of RB prospects, 5-star Sony Michel remains a major target for the Hurricanes. He plans to announce his college decision on April 26. He visited UF over the weekend but they were the third team in the state of Florida growing up. The main threats for Miami here are Florida State (followed them growing up) and Georgia (he's developed a great relationship with them throughout the recruiting process). He says his mind is made up. He's been to Miami more than he's been to UGA and FSU but this one is far from over, and likely won't end even on April 26.

* Justin Jones says the Hurricanes offered him a scholarship yesterday. At 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds, he's an athletic defensive tackle prospect from the state of Georgia. Interestingly, Miami was his first Division 1 offer. That's always odd when an elite program like UM is the first school to offer a kid from such a heavily recruited state. It makes you wonder why the others haven't. Either way, he's being recruited like a 2-star prospect right now but is one to watch.

* Derrell Scott told Scout that Miami offered him this weekend. At 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, he's a talented RB prospect from the state of North Carolina. It's unclear if this had anything to do with Cook's commitment to Florida. The interesting part here is that while the in-state schools offered him early on, a lot of the top programs in the South who have been recruiting him have not offered yet (UF, LSU, Bama, UGA etc). He's clearly a backup plan type of kid for them. Miami's top RB prospects, aside from Yearby, appear to be Michel and Cook but after that it seems wide open. Scott has seemingly just entered that mix.

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