UM Recruiting Scoop: 4/12

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

* You can scratch quarterback Caleb Henderson off the list. He was set to visit Miami on April 21 and seemed to be on the verge of getting offered by the Hurricanes. He, instead, committed to North Carolina on a visit to their school on Thursday. At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Henderson is from the state of Virginia and will be able to stay closer to home. That means the primary QB targets, aside from commitment Alin Edouard, are now Drew Barker, Brad Kaaya, and David Cornwell.

* Speaking of Barker, he told Scout Thursday that he plans on taking a trip to Kentucky this weekend for their spring game. It will be the second visit to UK this spring by the Kentucky native. He's also taken visits to South Carolina and Tennessee, but still insists that no one school leads over the rest. Miami offered him earlier this year, and are still in the mix amongst about a dozen other schools. At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Barker says he plans to check out Miami at some point in the near future but there's nothing set up just yet.

* Bryson Allen-Williams was offered by Miami a couple weeks ago. At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, he's a very good linebacker prospect from the state of Georgia. He actually spent the last few days visiting schools out West. He saw UCLA and USC, and says he enjoyed his time at UCLA more. These visits are interesting because when he had some free time he decided to go out West and not down to Miami. The Hurricanes seem to be a bit behind right now for a kid who also has offers from schools like Alabama, Georgia, and LSU. In other words, it's not going to be easy -- to even get a visit from him.

* Johnnie Dixon told Scout that he plans on taking a visit to Miami this weekend for the spring game. At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Dixon is one of the state's premier players and attends Dwyer High. He's been to Miami twice already this spring, so this will make visit number three. He hasn't visited any other school that many times this spring. The Hurricanes offered him very early in the process, and have been recruiting him very hard ever since. Florida is the primary competition, since he grew up a Gator fan and they're also all over him. Miami seems to be in great position at this stage of the recruiting process.

* Tyler Cook says the Hurricanes offered him on Thursday. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, he's a talented linebacker prospect from the state of California. Cook's previous offers were from schools like BYU, Nevada, and Arizona so Miami's one of the first major offers for him. It'll be hard to tell how serious he is about Miami until he visits but he's a kid that the UM coaches clearly like more than a lot of other schools out West so it'll be interesting to see how this one plays out.


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