Miami gets Michel on campus

Sony Michel grew up a fan of the Miami Hurricanes and although he committed to Georgia in the spring, UM didn't give up on him. Their consistency paid off Saturday when Michel was back in town...

Many would have told you this time a year that Sony Michel was going to be a Miami Hurricane when his college career began.

Then Georgia got him on campus last fall, the Dawgs made him a top target in 2014, and after visiting Athens again in the spring, the top prospect in the Sunshine State committed to UGA.

Michel has continued to state that his commitment to Georgia is strong, but Miami has not given up on him.

UM running backs coach Hurley Brown has continued to call and recruit Michel and he may be giving the 'Canes one last look.

"I went over to Miami for the game," Michel said. "It was not a [official] visit, but just a game."

Michel didn't make too much of a big deal about the time he spent close to the Hurricane coaches and players Saturday, but it is a big deal to the Miami staff.

"I was able to talk to all of the coaches out there and they showed some love. The welcomed me and Coach Al Golden talked to me about how the program is finally back rolling."

This was only the second college game Michel has attended this season. He was at Georgia on his official visit when the Dawgs beat South Carolina in a close one and he saw Miami win when Duke Johnson scored a touchdown with less than a minute to go against Wake Forest.

He said, "It is different because it's two different places" when asked to compare each environment.

Michel does not know yet if he will return to Miami for another unofficial visit or for an official visit.

He has visited Coral Gables, Fla. many times, but he enjoyed the "love from the fans" Saturday when he was back in town.

The question now is, just how interested in Miami is the five-star running back?

He is really down-playing the significance of this visit and when asked if UGA should be worried about his commitment, he said, "No."

Michel is the No. 12 prospect in the country.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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