UM Recruiting Scoop: 9/3

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

* The biggest recruiting news of the weekend came from Hialeah QB Alin Edouard. The 3-star QB prospect de-committed from the Hurricanes in a move that was expected to happen soon. Edouard committed to the Canes and former coach Mario Cristobal. Ever since he left and James Coley took over recruiting of all quarterbacks, it seemed like the Canes preferred Malik Rosier and Brad Kaaya. At 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Edouard stated several times that he prefers the spread offense -- a system that suits his skills much better than UM's pro style system. Edouard has visited schools like Louisville, Tennessee, and Cincinnati. Either way, the Canes are out and it appears they will definitely sign just Rosier and Kaaya -- both of whom are solidly committed -- in this year's class.

* Joseph Yearby is a five star running back prospect who committed to the Hurricanes a few months back. At 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, Yearby put on a show in the season opener last week. He ran for over 200 yards and two scores against American Heritage in a big win for his Miami Central team. He had an even bigger night than teammate Dalvin Cook, who scored four touchdowns and is currently committed to the Gators. Several schools continue recruiting Yearby hard but he remains solidly committed to the Hurricanes.

* Steve Ishmael told Scout today that he has a few schools standing out on his list right now, and Miami wasn't one of them. The talented receiver from North Miami High was offered by the Canes back in the spring but surprisingly hasn't gotten recruited nationally like other local receivers like Ermon Lane and Johnnie Dixon and JoJo Robinson. The Canes have two WR commitments right now, and seem to be in solid shape for guys like Dixon and Robinson. It remains to be seen how hard they''ll recruit Ishmael down the stretch but he confirmed again today that the competition for him isn't nearly as stiff as it is for players like Dixon and Robinson.

* The Hurricanes have three defensive ends committed, and seem interested in signing one more. The two most likely targets are Rohan Blackwood and Kentavius Street. Blackwood, a 6-foot-5 pass rushing specialist, visited Nebraska over the weekend and plans to see Wisconsin later in the year. Miami is still very much involved here. Street, a 275-pound strongside type, named NC State his leader today. While the Canes are in his top three, and could get a visit later in the year, getting him out of his home state seems like it's getting tougher by the day.

* Melvin Keihn told Scout that he plans to visit Miami later in the year. At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, he's a 3-star LB prospect from Maryland. He comes from a top notch program and has the size and athleticism to be a three-down linebacker in college. He's had interest in Miami for awhile now, is being actively recruited, and has to be considered a legit option to be in Miami's 2014 recruiting class. We wont know his real interest in Miami until he visits here, but he's someone to definitely keep an eye on.

* There will be a lot of recruits at Sun Life Stadium this Saturday, from all around the state of Florida. One key prospect who is expected to be there from outside the state is safety D.J. Smith. At 6-feet and 195 pounds, Smith plays both corner and safety in high school. After naming Florida an early favorite, he has mentioned lately that he favors Clemson, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The Canes are trying to break into that top three, and this weekend will give them a very good chance to do that. We should learn a lot more about his interest in the Canes after this weekend.


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