UM recruits set to invade Under Armour Game

Top notch players from across the country will be arriving in Orlando this Saturday to compete in the Under Armour All-American Game next week. Lets take a closer look at the Miami recruits who will be there.

Five Hurricane commitments will be playing in next week's game. That doesn't include 5-star running back Joseph Yearby, who was selected to play in the game but will be unable to because of an injury he suffered in Miami Central's semi-final game a few weeks ago.

Yearby's talented teammate, 5-star running back Dalvin Cook, will also be at the game. The two have been friends and teammates for a long time so spending more time together in Orlando is unlikely to sway Cook's decision in favor of the Canes. He's committed to Florida right now but will likely announce between Florida State and Miami next Thursday.

Wide receiver Braxton Berrios will be there. He's expected to be one of the game's better slot receivers. Berrios, who committed to the Hurricanes a couple months ago, has been actively recruiting for the Hurricanes recently and this will be a good chance for him to do even more of that. He'll likely spend some time trying to convince Homestead's Ermon Lane to jump on board with the Hurricane. Lane and Travis Rudolph are other receivers in the game. Lane, a Florida commitment, has been showing a lot of interest in Florida State lately. Rudolph, a one-time Hurricane commitment, is favoring Alabama heading into the game.

The Hurricanes have four offensive line commitments right now, and three of them will be playing in this game. Trevor Darling and K.C. McDermott will likely start out as tackles in the game, while Nick Linder is expected to be one team's starting center. All three have been committed to the Hurricanes for awhile now.

The three future offensive linemen will likely spend some time with 4-star Damian Prince. At 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds, Prince is a top notch offensive line prospect from Maryland. He's taken visits to Florida State and Maryland so far and the Hurricanes are trying to get one of his January trips. Prince would complete what many feel is the nation's top offensive class.

Chad Thoms is Miami's lone defensive commitment playing in the game. The 5-star defensive end from Booker T. Washington High in Miami plans to take a January trip or two but is solidly committed to the Canes.

The other defensive player Hurricane fans will be watching closely is Immokalee cornerback J.C. Jackson. At 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, Jackson has been committed to Florida since the summer but has visited Miami a handful of times and has expressed a lot of interest in the Canes. There's a good chance he flips his commitment to the Canes at some point during the week.

Stay on CanesTime all next week, as we'll have practice updates, scouting reports, interviews, photos, and much more.

The game is set to take place January 2 at 4 pm EST.


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