UM Recruiting Scoop: 5/4

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

* QB Drew Barker was offered by Miami a couple months ago but he has eliminated the Hurricanes. The 4-star from Kentucky plans to announce his commitment next Friday and he's expected to choose between Kentucky and South Carolina. That would mean the Hurricanes will have two outstanding offers out to quarterback prospects who have not yet committed anywhere -- David Cornwell (Oklahoma) and Brad Kaaya (California). Cornwell is being more heavily recruited nationally, but Kaaya is more likely for the Hurricanes.

* With new offers to Johnathan Lloyd and Trevion Thompson, both of North Carolina, this week Miami's coaches continue making wide receiver a huge priority in this year's recruiting class. There are 16 wide receivers listed on the Big Board, and all are seemingly considering the Hurricanes. That doesn't even include Derrick Griffin, a 2013 signee who is likely going to have so spend a semester at a prep school. Signing three or four of them seems like the target number at this state of the game.

* Bryce Dixon is one of only a few tight ends on the Big Board, and he was offered by USC on Friday -- and the Trojans are his dream school. The 4-star TE prospect from the state of California now has USC and UCLA at the top of his list. That's even after a visit he's already taken to Miami. In other words, the Hurricanes seem like a major longshot here.

* Several new offers went out to players from many different states this week. The one that Miami fans should be most excited about is the one that went to 4-star D.J. Calhoun from the state of California. The 4-star linebacker prospect says he grew up a Miami fan, and has told Scout in the past that it's the one offer he really hoped to get. It's now his, and there is serious interest there right now. In a class that will likely include 4+ linebackers, Calhoun is definitely a player to watch closely moving forward.


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