UM Recruiting Scoop: 5/28

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

* Ufomba Kamala signed with the Hurricanes from the Juco ranks back in February but seems to be wavering a bit now on whether to enroll at Miami or not this summer. With his indecision right now, the Canes seem to be putting together some backup plans just in case. Two players who are now being actively recruited are Demetrius Campbell and Andre Ross. At 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, Campbell (East LA College) is originally from Kathleen HS in Lakeland (Ray Lewis' school). He committed to West Virginia out of high school but never qualified and enrolled in Juco. As a sophomore starter last season he finished the year with 45 tackles, 15 for loss, and 3.5 sacks. Over 20 schools had offered him a scholarship but most of them backed off because his grades weren't in order. They seem to be back on track, and he could be a late qualifier for someone. West Virginia is still recruiting him and he now says the Hurricanes have jumped in the mix, and are even the leader right now. If everything checks out with his transcripts, Campbell could be joining Miami's 2013 class real soon.

* If things don't work out with Campbell, another player to keep an eye on is Andre Ross. At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, he's a pass rushing specialist from Navarro JC. His story is an interesting one. He actually played 6-man football at Calvert HS in Texas. He went to Navarro as a DB, bulked up, and is now a major DE prospect. He's taken visits to Oklahoma, TCU, and Texas Tech. He will be a late 2013 signee for someone. Miami's also in the mix, but he has not yet visited here. If that happens, things could become more interesting so stay tuned.

* Recent Miami QB commit Brad Kaaya has been busy attending various scouting events in recent weeks. After a strong performance at the regional Elite 11 event last weekend, he competed at the Steve Clarkson Academy this past weekend. Scout's Greg Biggins was there and had a lot of positive things to say about the future Hurricane.

"Kaaya has seen his stock soar this past spring and had another impressive showing here. He has great size, a smooth easy release and was very accurate. He throws a consistently tight ball and does a nice job anticipating and throwing the ball on time," Biggins said.

* Chris Lamons was offered by Miami very early in the recruiting process. At 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, he's a prep QB from Plantation High but has worked out at cornerback at various scouting events this spring and then played there some for his team in the spring. Lamons says he grew up a Miami fan and was offered very early in the process. He told Scout over the weekend, however, that Florida and South Carolina are recruiting him the hardest. Either they're out-working Miami here or the cane coaches are starting to show more interest in other cornerbacks. Since they haven't offered many cornerback prospects, it seems like they'd still be all over Lamons. Keep an eye on this one moving forward.

* The wide receiver position is very strong in South Florida this year but one player the Hurricanes made an early offer to is Texas standout Kd Cannon. At 6-feet and 165 pounds, cannon is one of the top WR prospects in that state. he cut his list down to 12 yesterday, and Miami was on it. in fact, all three Florida schools made the cut which makes you believe that he has a lot of interest in playing college ball inside the state of Florida. His coach says Cannon's looking for a school that throws the ball around a lot. It will be hard to tell what Miami's chances really are until he takes a visit here at some point. That could come in the summer, or in the fall.

* Daniel Gresham is one of the top running back prospects in the state of Texas this year. At 5-foot-10 and 235 pounds, he's a bruiser style running back who loves going between the tackles. After making an early commitment to Texas, Gresham backed off that decision recently and decided to open things up. Right around that time, the Hurricanes came in with a scholarship offer. He told scout over the weekend that he'd like to take visits to four schools later in the year -- Miami, Ole Miss, Alabama, and Arkansas. All four schools are actively recruiting him. he seems a bit more interested in Bama than the other three right now but it'll be interesting to see how much room they have for him. Miami still wants a second back in this class and while he won't be an easy get Gresham is someone to keep a close eye on.

* Arthur Williams is a talented defensive line prospect from North Carolina who was offered by the Hurricanes a few weeks ago. At 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds, Williams landed another big offer yesterday when Florida State came through. It seems like a few other major schools are close. Since Miami was his first BCS offer, some may have wondered if it was too early. Now it seems to be making sense, and could pay off big if he ends up getting a lot more. Williams plans to visit both schools this summer, and he seems to have a lot of interest in the Canes right now.


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