UM Recruiting Scoop: 11/7

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

* Johnnie Dixon is scheduled to take an official visit to Alabama this weekend. The Crimson Tide remain one of the last legitimate contenders for the 4-star receiver from Dwyer High in Palm Beach. At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Dixon has been to Miami 10-12 times over the past two years and the Hurricanes seem to be in good position. He also visited Ohio State, and came away impressed. With a decision expected at the end of the month, Dixon seems to be down to those three schools. Considering how often he's been to Miami, and the relationship he's built with the Hurricane coaches, you have to feel very good about Miami's chances heading into his weekend visit with Bama.

* Malachi Dupre told Scout earlier this week that his 5th and final visit is still up in the air and one of the schools he's considering for it is Miami. At 6-foot-3, he's a 5-star WR prospect from the state of Louisiana. He's been to LSU about 10 times over the past two years so pulling him away from the Tigers will be extremely difficult for anyone. However, getting him on campus will be Miami's only chance so he's someone to at least keep an eye on.

* Kentavius Street eliminated Florida State earlier this week. At 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, he's a 4-star DL prospect from the state of North Carolina. Miami offered him back in the spring and he plans to visit here in mid-January. He's named Miami, FSU, and NC State as his top three choices on a few different occasions so the Noles being out likely means the Canes are his top choice outside his home state. Pulling him away from there will be tough but he's maintained strong interest in UM from day one, despite never having been here before. If the Canes can survive until that mid-January visit, anything could happen after that. NC State is the leader as of right now.

* J.C. Jackson committed to Florida State as a sophomore and then to Florida as a junior. Now a senior, Jackson is still being actively recruited by Miami. His father told Scout today that he plans to take an official visit to Miami, and that the Canes are still recruiting him very hard. At 5-foot-10, he's a 4-star WR/CB prospect from Immokalee High. He's been to UM a few times since his commitment to the Gators so there's definite interest. Cornerback is a major need for the Hurricanes and he's considered one of the best. Getting him on campus again would give Miami even more of a chance of flipping him away from the Gators.

* Jackson's not the only committed player who the Canes are still actively recruiting. Others include RB Dalvin Cook (Florida), OL Jaden Gault (Wisconsin), DE Devin Godchaux (LSU), and DB Kiy Hester (Rutgers). Until the Canes get those kids on their campus for visits later in the year it'll be tough to tell what the chances of flipping them will really be. Those are, however, some committed players for Miami fans to continue watching.


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