UM Recruiting Scoop: 5/1

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

* KeShun Freeman is one of the top linebacker prospects in the state of Georgia this year. At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, Freeman has a dozen scholarship offers, including one from Miami. He told Scout last night that Tennessee and Georgia Tech are probably the top two schools on his list right now but he plans to take a visit down to Miami sometime next month. Freeman, who has not yet been offered by Georgia, says he plans to make a decision sometime this summer. Getting an out-of-state player onto campus is always the first step toward landing a player for the Hurricanes, and it seems like Freeman will be taking that step in the near future. He's definitely a linebacker prospect to keep a close eye on.

* Speaking of linebackers, Kenny Young is one of the top overall prospects in the state of Louisiana. At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, Young was offered very early on by LSU and so most believe the Tigers will likely be the team to beat in the end. While that may well be the case, he's been taking other visits lately. He went all the way out to UCLA this past weekend, and came away impressed. Miami coaches visited the 4-star linebacker recently, and the Canes could get a summer visit at some point. It won't be easy for Miami but Young has some interest in the Hurricanes, and seems to have some interest in getting away from his home state.

* Staying in Louisiana, one of the top overall players is also wide receiver Chi Dupre. He actually goes to the same school (John Curtis) as Young. At 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, Dupre has been offered by just about every major program in America, including Miami. The Hurricanes visited with him recently but getting him down for a visit at some point will be about Miami's only chance. He saw UCLA last weekend and told Scout last night that his summer plans only include visits to Florida State, Clemson, and Ole Miss. He's only seen LSU and UCLA so far. Miami is looking more and more like a major longshot here.

* The Hurricanes have been active in Georgia this year, and they're already looking at players in the 2015 class. One of them is D'Andre Walker. At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, he's an edge pass rusher who finished his sophomore season with 20 sacks. He is probably best suited to play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. It seems like a lot of players who fit that mold are being offered by Miami, which leads you to believe we'll be seeing a lot more of the 3-4 defense at Miami this season. Unfortunately for Miami, Walker was offered by his dream school (UGA) a couple months ago and they will likely be the team to beat in the end.

* Jordan Perez is one of the better linebackers in the state of California this year. At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, he has offers from schools like BYU, Oregon State, Utah, and Washington State. Miami added its name to that mix within the last week and he told Scout last night that the Hurricanes now are at the top of his list. He plans to make an unofficial visit here over the summer. If that happens and things go well, it could really make Miami the team to beat. He's not being heavily pursued by schools like USC and UCLA, at least not yet, so the Hurricanes seem to be in great position right now for the three-star linebacker prospect.

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