UM Recruiting Scoop: 7/1

How is a UM QB commit doing at the Elite 11 Camp this week? Which OL is expected to choose an arch rival over UM soon? Which DL will be tough to flip from another school's commitment list? Which players are likely set to announce for other schools over UM this week? Which DB's want UM offers? Read on for all that news and analysis and more..

* UM QB commit Brad Kaaya is at the Elite 11 camp this week and has been solid through the first two days. Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer has Kaaya in his top 6 after two days. At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, Kaaya has more than held his own against many of the nation's top quarterbacks, despite having just one BCS scholarship offer (from Miami).

* OL Corey Martinez is set to announce his final decision on Wednesday. At 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, Martinez is one of the state's best interior offensive line prospects. He is choosing between Miami and Florida State, and I'm hearing that he's expected to choose the Noles. Miami already has three O-Line commitments from kids FSU had also offered so this is one that the Noles will finally beat the Canes on along the offensive line. The Canes are still seeking a 5th player to add to what's an already strong O-Line class.

* Harold Landry is one of the top defensive line prospects in North Carolina. At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, Landry committed to Boston College back in April. That didn't stop about 20 schools from offering him in May, and Miami was one of those schools. After getting about 20 offers in two weeks, Landry said the two that jumped out to him were Miami and Clemson. We spoke to Landry yesterday and while he's still considering the UM offer, it's unlikely that he'll switch from his BC pledge anytime soon. He calls himself 99-percent committed to the Eagles. He remains on the Big Board, however.

* In addition to Martinez, two other players with UM offers are expected to announce their college decisions at The Opening this week. One is LB D.J. Calhoun from California and the other is DB Arrion Springs from Texas. Calhoun is expected to choose between USC and UCLA while Springs is down to Texas and Oregon. Both players had offers from Miami but weren't being recruited as heavily as some local players at their respective positions.

* Speaking of defensive backs, we spoke to two players over the weekend who are being recruited by Miami but have not yet been offered. One is Kendall Sawyer from SW Florida. At 6-feet and 180 pounds, he did well at camp a few weeks ago and has an offer from FSU. Miami has not yet offered, however. They're still evaluating him. The other is California DB Glen Ihenacho. He would like to visit here, and received a visit from Brennan Carroll back in the spring, but has no offer yet and says his family wants him to stay close to home. Even if they give him an offer, the Canes will likely remain a longshot for him.

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