* Defensive tackle remains a major need for the Hurricanes and one player to watch closely is Jeremiah Clarke. At 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, Clarke was recently offered by Miami. He now has around 15 offers and the Virginia standout plans to make a visit to Miami in the next couple weeks. That indicates serious interest, so he's definitely a player to follow closely in the near future. He's already taken spring visits to North Carolina, NC State, Virginia, Maryland, Penn State, and Wake Forest. Even after all those, he still hasn't named a favorite. That could bode well for Miami, especially if everything goes well on his visit here later this month. Clarke plans to make his commitment on May 30.
* Juwon Young landed an offer from the Hurricanes a few days ago. At 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, the Georgia standout is another player who seems to fit the mold of an edge pass rusher, someone who could really excel while playing in the 3-4 alignment. Young even mentioned how coach Mike Barrow likes his ability to rush off the edge. Young doesn't have any other BCS offers yet, so this one is interesting. He plans to camp here in June, and that's also a time he'll be able to get a chance to spend time with coaches, tour the school, and see the area. We'll learn a lot more about his interest in Miami at that time. However, the offer is interesting for two reasons: 1) it's his first BCS offer and 2) he seems like another kid who could fit well into a 3-4 defensive system.
* Travis Rudolph has been a a busy man so far during the spring evaluation period. The former Hurricane wide receiver commitment has been getting lots of coaches coming by to see him. Rudolph, 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, says Brennan Carroll went by his school last week to spend some time with him. The talented pass-catcher is no longer committed to Miami, and named Florida his new leader following a visit there last month. Now, however, he's saying that there are no favorites and he remains wide open. Whether he re-commits or does so elsewhere anytime soon, this is probably one that will go down to the wire. Miami will always have a chance because he grew up a Canes fan and was on the commitment list at one point.
* Remember the name Shawn Burgess-Becker. At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, he's already one of the premier players in South Florida and he's only going to be a junior at Monarch High. He plays on both sides of the ball, and has turned in tremendous performances at every scouting event he's been to so far this offseason. Burgess-Becker's first offer came from Alabama but he's since landed ones from schools like Miami and LSU. He grew up a Miami fan, and the Canes are all over him. It won't be easy but he's someone who the coaches seem to be making a priority in the 2015 class.