UM Recruiting Scoop: 10/1

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

* The Hurricanes have recruited very well for the Class of 2014 this year. They've also spent a lot of time recruiting the Classes of 2015 and 2016 lately. It paid off in the form of a new commitment on Sunday night from 2016 RB Mark Walton. At 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Walton is one of the most explosive running backs in South Florida this year. The Booker T. Washington High standout had offers from schools like Florida State and West Virginia but Miami offered back in the spring and he grew up a Canes fan. This is a huge early addition to the 2016 class.

* The Hurricanes have four offensive linemen committed for the Class of 2014 but they're still recruiting several others. One player who we can now cross off the list is Maryland's Damian Prince. He was offered by Miami early on and indicated some recent interest. However, he cut his list down to 10 earlier this week, and Miami was not on it.

* Another player we can cross off the list is defensive end Davon Godchaux. The 4-star prospect from Louisiana was offered by Miami early on and talked about possibly taking a visit here later in the process. He committed to LSU today, as many had expected. The Hurricanes currently have three defensive end commitments and appear to be looking to add a 4th. Kentavius Street, a North Carolina prospect who has a visit scheduled here in January, seems like the most likely of the remaining targets as of now.

* The Hurricanes currently have three defensive tackles committed, and they're trying to add a 4th or maybe even a 5th. One player who visited here over the summer is New York's Thomas Holley. At 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, the 4-star told Scout the other night a handful of schools that are still in the running. He made no mention of Miami, which likely means the Hurricanes are no longer in the running.

* One defensive tackle prospect to keep an eye on is D.J. Williams from Texas. At 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds, Williams has not yet been offered by the Hurricanes but says he's being recruited. He told Scout today that he plans to visit Miami, Kansas (this weekend), and Missouri. Until an offer gets extended, however, it's tough to get excited about the possibility of Williams becoming a Hurricane.

* The Hurricanes have four linebackers committed right now, and they're looking to add a 5th player to that group. One of the most interesting prospects there is Virginia's Raymon Minor. At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, he's a 4-star who told Scout yesterday that he plans to take an official visit to Miami. The other schools he plans to visit are Clemson, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. He's already been to Virginia Tech several times, however, and they appear to be the team to beat heading into his visit schedule.

* One of the top defensive back prospects in the entire state this year is just a junior. Jaquan Johnson, 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, is a very good two-way player at Miami Killian High. With offers from schools like Miami, Florida State, Florida, Alabama, and Clemson already, he'll be among the state's most heavily recruited players in the 2015 class. He told Scout today that Miami is clearly the top school on his list. He's a big time player, and someone Miami has a great chance of landing in next year's class.

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