UM Recruiting Scoop: 6/18

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

* Malik Rosier spent this past weekend at the Southern Miss camp. That is worth mentioning since they offered him back in April, and are the second school on his list behind Miami. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Rosier is one of the top QB prospects in the state of Alabama. He camped here a few weeks ago, and has since been to Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Alabama. None of those three schools have offered, though. That has some people wondering about him as a prospect. Lets take a closer look at why perhaps those three SEC schools have not offered yet. Alabama just landed a commitment from a top 5 QB nationally (David Cornwell) and seem set on taking just one. Ole Miss took two quarterbacks in last year's class, and could pass on a QB in this year's class. Mississippi State has one QB commitment already, and could be done. Interestingly, like Miami, Southern Miss has two QB commitments. Unless Alabama surprises him with an offer soon, Rosier is still set to make a decision later this summer. As of now, Miami seems to be in good shape.

* If the Hurricanes are able to land Rosier later this summer, it would raise some questions on what would happen with current QB commitment Alin Edouard. We spoke to him last night about it. While he remains committed, he made it clear that Louisville is right there with the Hurricanes. He's developed a great relationship with their coaches, and they're probably recruiting him even harder than Miami right now. Edouard, 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, wants to play in the spread offense and believes he could be another Teddy Bridgewater, who he's developed a good relationship with, there. If Rosier wants to commit here next month, UM would likely take it and that would likely mean Edouard would be more likely to pick Louisville.

* The other QB in the mix, California's Brad Kaaya, not only remains committed to the Hurricanes but he's been actively recruiting other players for the Hurricanes. Among his targets is 4-star WR Johnnie Dixon, who has developed a relationship with the 4-star. Dixon, 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, is one of the state's top WR prospects and is strongly considering the Hurricanes. Kaaya is rock solid with his commitment to the Canes.

* The Hurricanes have two defensive tackles already committed in the 2014 class but with the amount they're still recruiting it makes you believe they still plan to take 2-3 more. One legitimate option there is Tennessee's Mike Sawyers. At 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, Sawyers was offered by Miami back in the spring and even visited here on his spring break. He cut his list down to five yesterday, and Miami made the cut (along with Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, and Michigan State). The biggest key with him will be whether or not he wants to leave the state. Getting him away from the Vols won't be easy but it's definitely a possibility, and he's already had a successful visit here.

* Justus Reed is a 6-foot-3 edge pass rusher who was offered by Miami last month. He plays at Clearwater Central Catholic, and his father played at North Carolina. Reed was offered by Florida last week, which now gives him offers from each of the Big 3 in Florida. It may not matter, though, because he spent some time at UNC over the weekend and came away very impressed with where his father once played. The Tar Heels have offered, have the edge right now, and will likely be tough to beat in the end.

* Another pass-rushing defensive end prospect who landed an early offer from Miami is Hardee's Keyon Brown. At 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds, Brown's first BCS offer was from Miami. He's since added 20+ and told Scout yesterday that Florida State, Clemson, and Georgia are his top three schools at the moment. It appears as though Miami is on the outside looking in. He's a kid from near South Florida who was offered by Miami before anyone else -- and he still doesn't have them in his top list of schools. In other words, the Canes will be a longshot here.

* Of the dozen or so defensive end prospects who have offers from Miami, the two who have visited here in recent weeks and seem most likely to be Hurricanes are Rohan Blackwood and Kevin Bronson. At 6-foot-5, Blackwood grew up a basketball player but is being heavily recruited in football now. Bronson is a south Florida kid who nearly committed while on a visit recently. At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, Bronson has Miami at the top of his list.

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