* Lorenzo Carter is a 5-star defensive end prospect from the state of Georgia who landed an offer from the Hurricanes very early in the recruiting process. He visited UGA over the weekend and tells Scout that he has visits scheduled to Florida State and Florida for later this month. Since he's coming down and visiting Florida schools, and not seeing Miami, it's likely that he isn't strongly considering the Canes. Miami seems like a major longshot here.
* There was a regional 7on7 tournament in Tennessee over the weekend, and a team from the Miami area competed. Miami is recruiting a few of their top performers. Miami Jackson QB Quinton Flowers turned in an excellent performance. Miami is recruiting him, but it's more as a wide receiver than a QB and QB is what he wants to play in college. Another key player to watch is Jovon Durante. At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, he's only a junior at Miami Jackson High but was outstanding over the weekend and will be among the top wide receiver prospects in the state next year. He plans to visit Miami soon, and he told Scout that he grew up a big Hurricane fan. He's a player to keep a close eye on for next year.
* Vincent Jackson is a 3-star LB prospect from Tampa, and he says the Hurricanes are one of his many offers. At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, Jackson told Scout that he doesn't have a favorite but mentioned Alabama, Auburn, Oregon, and Miami as four schools who are standing out and recruiting him the hardest right now. Jackson has always expressed a strong interest in leaving the state for college but he's a very good middle LB prospect who seems to have a lot of interest in Miami, in case he does stay in-state.
* Jamil Kamara is a 6-foot-3 wide receiver prospect from the state of Virginia. He has over 25 scholarship offers, including one from Miami, and cut his list down to seven over the weekend. The seven who made the cut are Miami, Virginia, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, and Wisconsin. The Hurricanes are the only school in the South, and he's mentioned before that distance won't be a major factor. He's always had a lot of interest in the Hurricanes, and we should expect him to at least take a visit here later in the year. That's when we'll learn a lot more about his real interest in the Hurricanes.
* Adoree Jackson is Scout's No. 1 overall prospect in the West this year. At 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, the California cornerback prospect announced his final ten last night. Miami is one of the schools on the list. All three Florida schools made the cut, and the only two schools out West on the list are USC and UCLA. Like most kids out there, we won't truly know how serious he is about Miami until he visits. However, it's a positive sign and it shows that Miami is definitely in the mix for some elite kids all the way out there.