UM Recruiting Scoop: 6/13

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

* Julio Derosier visited Miami earlier this week. At 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, he's a Juco DL prospect from College of the Sequoias in California. A prep offensive lineman at Homestead High, Derosier was set to play defensive line as a senior but broke his foot and missed his entire senior season there. Despite being a full qualifier at the time, Derosier went very lightly recruited on defense because of the injury and enrolled in a Juco instead. He injured his other foot last season and only played in a few games. It was enough to catch people's attention. His size, strength, and athleticism really jumps out at you. Since Miami needs Juco D-Line help and since he's originally from the area and will likely have no issues getting into school, Derosier was offered by the Hurricanes in the spring. Schools like Colorado, Washington, and Kansas have also offered so he's being recruited like a 3-star player. He's on track to graduate in December, and will have three years to play two at the school he signs with. Miami seems to be in great shape at this stage of the recruiting process, and there's a good chance he'll be in the upcoming class.

* Davion Riley is a talented WR/TE prospect from Lake Wales High. He told Scout yesterday that Miami is one of his offers but I haven't confirmed that to be accurate. He camped here last weekend and from what I understand is still being evaluated by the Hurricane coaches. At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, he's extremely athletic for his size. He ran a 4.61/40 at a Nike event earlier this year and turned in a 36-inch vertical jump. He doesn't always play as fast, and is being recruited by a lot of schools as a pass-catching tight end. The Hurricanes have only offered a few tight end prospects in the 2014 class, and Riley is someone who seems to be somewhere on the radar, especially after he camped here last weekend.

* Andrew Williams is a 4-star level DL prospect from the state of Georgia. He visited Miami back in the spring, and has seen several schools since. His latest visit went to Auburn this past week. He remains uncommitted, and hasn't named a favorite yet. He plans to announce a top 10 in the very near future, and there's a good chance Miami will make the cut. He says the UM coaches are some of the best he's met so far on all of his travels. He's a DE prospect to keep an eye on. At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, he finished last season with 18 sacks.

* Speaking of defensive line prospects, Thomas Holley is one of the best in America. At 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, the New York standout was offered by Miami several months ago and has remained in close contact with the coaches. He saw Florida State on Wednesday, will see Florida today, and plans to visit Miami on Friday. Like most out of state kids who have never been here before, Holley will learn a lot about the UM program with the visit and that should help clear some things up with him. He is also set to see Ohio State and Notre Dame later this month. While the 5-star DL prospect remains open, he seems to continue having a lot of interest in the Hurricanes. Friday's visit will be key for the Canes.

* Arthur Williams is another defensive line target for the Hurricanes. At 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds, the 3-star DT prospect was offered by Miami a few months ago. It was his first BCS offer at the time. Florida State offered him last month but, surprisingly, the major schools in his home state of North Carolina are still evaluating him. He even camped at UNC over the weekend, and left without an offer. I've said it before, it's odd that Miami and FSU both offered a DL before the summer started who still doesn't have offers from UNC, NC State, etc. It'll be interesting to see how hard the Canes continue recruiting him as the summer goes on.

* The Hurricanes seem set on taking two quarterbacks in this year's class. The first one who committed was Hialeah's Alin Edouard. After Mario Cristobal, his main recruiter, left for Alabama Edouard's situation seemed less stable. While he remains committed, it seems soft.

"I'm with Miami right now, but I am still open and looking at things," he told Scout last night. "I need to do what's best for me in my college career and beyond."

Edouard runs a spread offense in high school and says he wants to do that in college.

"I need to be in a situation that's best for me and fits me the best. I am good at running the spread offense and that's what could be best for me."

Brad Kaaya remains a solid commitment, and the Canes seem to be doing everything they can to land Alabama's Malik Rosier, who might be a more legitimate option than Edouard at this point.


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