UM Recruiting Scoop: 8/12

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

* Alin Edouard re-affirmed his commitment to Miami to us late last week. This news comes after he took summer visits to the two schools who seemed to pose a serious threat to Miami's chances -- Tennessee and Cincinnati. Further, he told us that he helped talk former Tennessee RB commitment Brandon Powell into switching to Miami recently. At 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Edouard is better suited to run a spread offense in college, so it remains to be seen whether he'll have a spot in this class -- especially with current commitments from Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier. This will be a situation to monitor throughout the season but Edouard claims he's back to being solidly committed to Miami -- for now.

* Ermon Lane is expected to announce his college commitment tonight at 9 pm. At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Lane is an elite level WR prospect from Homestead High. He has his list down to Florida, Miami, Alabama, and Florida State. He's expected to announce in favor of the Gators tonight. Even if that happens, don't be surprised if the Hurricanes -- and others -- continue recruiting him throughout the season. He has said on a few different occasions that he'll take a few official visits during his senior season. That will leave a window open for some other schools, including Miami.

* Lane is just one 6-2+ receiver from south Miami who is being recruited hard. The other is South Dade's Tyre Brady. After getting offered by Miami in the spring, Brady committed to Kentucky earlier this summer. He now says the Canes are still recruiting him hard. While he remains pledged to the Wildcats, don't be surprised if he flips to Miami at some point in the recruiting process -- especially if the Canes continue actively recruiting him. There's a good chance he'll be one of the wide receivers in this year's class.

* Mike Gesicki took an unofficial visit to Wisconsin late last week, and came away very impressed. At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, he's a 4-star TE prospect from New Jersey. Miami offered him in the spring, and he had a good visit here earlier this summer. He doesn't really have a time frame set for a decision but Miami remains in the thick of it -- even after his successful visit to Wisconsin. Penn State likely remains Miami's top competition. He seems to be the tight end with the best chance of coming here, aside from current commitment Chris Herndon.

* Chris Lammons is expected to make his college commitment today. At 5-foot-9, the Plantation cornerback landed an early offer from Miami but the Canes decided to back off after they landed a commitment from 5-foot-9 Nigel Bethel earlier this summer. Lammons is now down to Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee. All reports will likely make it seem like he chose one of those schools over the others and Miami, but Lammons hasn't been a priority for Miami for awhile now.


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