UM Recruiting Scoop: 10/24

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

* There are no new updates on QB Brad Kaaya. The 6-4 quarterback from California, who committed to Miami back in the spring, was offered by UCLA a few weeks ago. They will make it tough for the Hurricanes to hang on. In this case, no news is probably good news for the Canes and their chances of keeping him committed.

* RB Joseph Yearby told Scout today that he plans to take an official visit to USF. That's not surprising since his former high school coach is now an assistant on USF's staff. He has a very good relationship and the visit from a 5-star player will bring good publicity to the USF program. The chances of Yearby flipping to USF are very slim, however.

* RB Brandon Powell took a visit to West Virginia last weekend but came home and re-affirmed his commitment to the Hurricanes. At 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, the Deerfield Beach High standout will likely take another visit or two before the year is done. He is solidly committed to the Canes, however.

* WR Eric Lauderdale told Scout today that he plans to take an official visit to Miami. At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, he's a Juco WR prospect from the state of Georgia. The Hurricanes offered him back in the spring but he committed to Tennessee in early summer. He backed out of that pledge recently and says Miami's one of the schools he plans to visit. Until he actually comes down, it's tough to tell what Miami's chances will be. It's also unclear how hard the Canes are still recruiting him, especially since they added another WR commitment (Braxton Berrios) earlier this month, and are still actively involved with several local players at the position.

* The Canes currently have four offensive line commitments and they're likely going to add one more. They offered OL Frank Ragnow from the Midwest earlier this season, but it remains unclear how much interest he has. He told Scout earlier this week that he has a few visits in mind, and Miami wasn't one of them. That could change. Damian Prince, a 4-star from Maryland, told Scout that Miami's among his final nine choices. A visit will be Miami's only chance. And just today, OL Jaden Gaults says the Canes offered him. He's a Wisconsin commitment with no plans of visiting other schools. The point here is the Canes are seemingly doing everything they can to find a 5th OL for this year's class.

* One day after adding a 4th DT to this year's class (Mike Wyche), one announced that he'll be taking some other visits. Dalvon Stuckey, a Juco kid who committed to the Canes back in the spring, told Scout yesterday that he plans to take December visits to Nebraska and West Virginia. Until he actually takes the visits, it's unclear how much interest he'll have in those programs. He remains committed to the Canes but of the 4 DT commitments, he seems to be the one with most interest in other schools.


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