May Offer Board: RBs

The Hurricanes signed an elite running back in the 2014 class, which means they'll likely sign multiple players there in the 2015 class. They currently have two committed but they're still working others hard. Read on for the latest on that, and what other RB prospects are on Miami's board. We have all the latest here!

Dexter Williams -- At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, Williams quickly became one of the state's most heavily recruited running backs this spring. The West Orange High standout in Orlando committed to the Hurricanes on an unofficial visit to the school the same weekend as Miami's spring game. That hasn't stopped other schools from recruiting him, and he even told Scout recently that he plans to make summer visits to Michigan, Georgia, and Tennessee. Since those would all be on his own dime, it's likely that he'll remain pretty open with the recruiting process if he actually takes those visits. Miami's certainly in the driver's seat right now but this one is far from over. Ohio State and Florida, the school he grew up following, also remain in the mix.

Jordan Cronkrite -- At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, Cronkrite became the most heavily recruited running back in Dade County this spring. The Westminster Christian standout committed to the Canes last night. He grew up following the Canes and has been on campus a handful of times. Those are some of the reasons that, despite other schools (Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, etc) still recruiting him, his commitment is pretty strong and likely to stick.

Jordan Scarlett -- Scout's No. 4-ranked running back prospect, this St. Thomas Aquinas standout says Miami and Florida State are recruiting him the hardest. He's developed a real good relationship with Hurlie Brown. Currently an FAU commitment, Scarlett told Scout recently that he plans on visiting Ohio State, Wisconsin, and South Florida. FSU and especially Miami remain very much in the thick of this race. It'd be very surprising if the Canes didn't sign all three if Scarlett wanted to come but he's also being recruited hard just in case Williams (or even Cronkrite) flips his pledge.

Jacques Patrick -- At 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, Patrick is being recruited nationally from Timber Creek High in Orlando. Even though Miami's on his Top 10 list and he's already visited the school, they're considered a longshot. Florida State's been in the lead for awhile now and they're expected to get his commitment in October when he announces it. Things can change between now and then but it appears very unlikely for the Canes.

Ray McCloud -- At 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, this Tampa standout visited Miami a few weeks back but it wasn't enough for the Canes to push into his top group. Florida, where his father played, remains the favorite with a few SEC schools right behind them.

Jaason Lewis -- At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, Lewis is a big back who probably projects best as an H-Back type at the college level. The Virginia standout made an early commitment to UCLA but backed off it recently. Miami has continued to recruit him and they have a connection to him. His brother, Jeffery, ran track at UM for a year. Lewis plans on visiting Miami over the summer but until that happens it's going to remain tough for the Canes to pull him South. UCLA remains his favorite, so distance doesn't seem to be an issue. He also plans on visiting Florida, LSU, and Georgia this summer.

Damien Harris -- Scout's No. 1-ranked running back prospect, Harris is from Kentucky and hasn't shown much interest in Miami.

Johnny Frasier -- Scout's No. 3-ranked running back prospect, Frasier is from North Carolina and plans to cut his list down to 10 this summer. While there's an outside chance Miami makes that first cut, their chances of landing him remain very low.


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