UM Recruiting Scoop: 5/14

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

* The Hurricanes landed a commitment yesterday from California quarterback Brad Kaaya. At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, he's only been a starter for half a season but had a very productive junior year in the games he started and offers a lot of upside. He's not likely a kid who will be able to compete for a starting job right away but has the ability to really make an impact down the road. That's what the Canes needed at QB following the signing of Kevin Olsen last year. It will be interesting to see what this does to Hialeah's Alin Edouard, who committed to the Hurricanes earlier this year. Edouard pledged to Miami when Mario Cristobal was here, and has openly expressed interest in other schools. Miami likely doesn't need to sign two quarterbacks this year so it'll be interesting to see 1) what happens if Kaaya starts collecting major offers out West and 2) what happens with Edouard if Kaaya remains committed to the Canes. Keep an eye on Louisville with Edouard.

* Malik Rosier told Scout over the weekend that Miami was his top choice following an offer from the Canes last week. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, he's a dual threat QB prospect from Alabama. With Kaaya's commitment, the Canes will likely back off Rosier a bit now and focus their QB recruiting efforts on Edouard and Kaaya.

* Bryce Dixon was the first out-of-state tight end that Miami offered this year. At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, he's a 4-star caliber prospect from the state of California. He's already visited Miami (last summer) and told Scout today that he plans on coming back for a camp this summer. If that happens, it shows that he still has serious interest in Miami. That comes as a bit of a surprise since he recently named USC and UCLA, two recent offers of his, as his top two choices. It's going to be tough pulling him out of his home state but if he makes a second visit in two summers then Miami is definitely right in the mix.

* The Hurricanes were one of the first schools to offer defensive lineman Adam Torres back in March. At 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Torres is a talented two-way lineman who says the Hurricanes like him more on defense. He visited here for spring practice, so he's expressed some serious interest in the Hurricanes. Since being offered by Miami, Torres has now gotten ones from Florida State and several others. He told Scout today that he's up to 14 offers and plans on getting out this summer and taking more visits. Miami is right in the thick of things for him.

* Justus Reed said the Hurricanes offered him yesterday. At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, Reed is an edge pass rushing specialist at Clearwater Central Catholic. He's getting recruited nationally now but North Carolina may be the team to beat during the early stages. His father played football there and that's why there's a lot of interest in the Tar Heel program. Reed is now one of five in-state defensive end prospects with outstanding offers from Miami, so that position is clearly being made a priority by the Hurricane coaches this year.


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