UM recruits in All-American Games

Yesterday we broke down Miami's prospects playing in next week's Under Armour All-American Game. Today, we break down the two other All-American games.

The US Army All-American Game will take place next Saturday in San Antonio. Players will report this weekend and spend next week practicing and preparing for the game.

Miami has only one commitment in the game but two other major prospects.

Travonte Valentine, a four-star defensive tackle prospect from Champagnat Catholic High in Miami, is the lone Hurricane commitment. He's solidly committed to the Canes but plans on taking January visits to Alabama and LSU just to make sure he's making the right decision, he says.

Two players Canes fans should be watching closely in the game are running back Sony Michel and linebacker Kenny Young.

Michel, a 5-star running back prospect from American Heritage High in Plantation, has been committed to Georgia for several months. He's still being recruited by the Hurricanes, however.

Young, a four-star linebacker from Louisiana, told Scout recently that he plans to visit Miami in January. LSU, Texas A&M, and Florida State are his three top schools right now, so Miami will need to really impress him on the visit to have a legitimate chance.

The Semper Fi All-American Game will take place on Sunday, January 5th. Players will report for the game on Sunday.

Three Hurricane commitments will be in action -- quarterback Brad Kaaya, offensive lineman Reilly Gibbons, and defensive tackle Anthony Moten.

Kaaya, a 6-foot-4 quarterback from California, committed to the Canes back in the spring. He's still being recruited by schools like UCLA and Boise State but plans to be at the Russell Athletic Bowl tomorrow night before flying back out West to report for this game.

Gibbons, a 6-foot-4 offensive line prospect, committed to the Hurricanes back in the spring and never looked back. He visited here a couple weekends ago, and remains solid with his pledge.

Moten, a 295-pound defensive tackle prospect from St. Thomas Aquinas High, was once committed to Florida. Miami was able to change his mind, and he remains solidly committed to the Canes.

Another player Canes fans will want to keep an eye on at the game is offensive lineman Ben Knox.

At 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, Knox is a one-time Florida commitment who has taken recent visits to USF and North Carolina State. Miami started recruiting him recently, and there's a chance he could take a visit here next month. The Canes are still looking to add a fifth offensive lineman to this class and Knox seems like a legitimate option right now.

Stay on, as we'll have complete coverage of all three All-American Games over the next week. That coverage will include practice updates, scouting reports, interviews, photos, analysis, and much more.

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