UM Recruiting Scoop: 4/16

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

* Austin Roberts took a weekend visit to Ohio State for their spring game, and came away impressed. He told Scout that he's now taken spring visits to Miami, Ohio State, Florida, and Michigan State. Many believe it's a three team race between the Canes, Gators, and Buckeyes. His father, Alfredo, played on two championship teams at UM back in the 80s. At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Roberts says he plans on making a commitment before his senior season starts. Miami seems to be in solid position as of today.

* Tyrek Cole has already become one of the most heavily recruited cornerback prospects in South Florida in the 2015 class. The Miramar standout took a visit to Miami, who offered him recently, over the weekend. He told Scout that he really enjoyed it, and especially liked how the team welcomed back Malcolm Lewis, a friend and former teammate of his. Cole has a lot of early interest in Miami, and is already a player to keep a close eye on.

* Deshaun Watson is committed to Clemson right now but he's still being actively recruited by several other programs. Miami is one of the schools who offered him recently. At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, he's a QB prospect from Gainesville, GA and just turned in a tremendous performance at the recent Elite 11 tryout in Atlanta. He came away with MVP honors at the event. He's having a tremendous spring, and is still considering the offer from Miami. It's going to be a longshot but he's still on the radar.

* David Cornwell is a 6-foot-5 quarterback prospect from Oklahoma, and someone the Hurricanes offered several weeks ago. Cornwell, who was the MVP of the recent Elite 11 tryout in Dallas, told Scout that his top four schools right now are Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, and Virginia Tech. The Hurricanes are competing to get in that next group of schools but it's going to be hard to impress him enough without getting him on campus for a visit first. Like Watson, Cornwell is looking like a real longshot for the Canes.

* One of Miami's recent offers at running back went to North Carolina's Derrell Scott. He told Scout yesterday that the offer from Miami sort of came out of nowhere. He hadn't been talking to the UM coaches prior to that. He mentioned about possibly getting down this summer for a visit but he named off his top five schools and Miami wasn't on it. Even schools like Florida State, where he's never been before, were on it. It's looking like a longshot for the Canes.

* Tyler Cook is a linebacker the Hurricanes offered last week. He's a 6-foot-3 edge rusher from the state of California. He told Scout today that his top three choices right now are Arizona, BYU, and Hawaii. It seems like Miami is behind the 8-ball with their recruiting efforts here but a visit could change that. Unfortunately, he doesn't have any visits lined up. Like some of the others mentioned in this blog, Cook seems like a longshot for the Hurricanes.

* Chris Lamons took an unofficial visit to Miami over the weekend for their spring game, and came away very impressed. He told Scout that he spent time talking to Al Golden, Hurlie Brown (his primary recruiter), and Deon Bush. At 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, Lamons is a prep QB from Plantation but he's had a tremendous spring at the cornerback position and now has over 20 offers there, including one from Miami. The Canes offered him earlier than just about everyone else, and he grew up with a lot of interest. Now he attended the spring game. A lot of signs are pointing to Miami being in great shape at this state of the process with Lamons.


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