UM Recruiting Scoop: 9/25

A lot is happening on the recruiting trail for the Hurricanes right now. Read on for all the latest news and information, complete with analysis from CanesTime's Mike Bakas, on several Hurricane recruiting targets.

* Miami has just one safety committed right now -- Jaquan Johnson -- and they seem interested in adding a second one. A player to watch there is Trinity Christian's Ben Edwards. At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, the Jacksonville standout committed to Ohio State back in January but then flipped to Auburn a few months later. He's back on the market and has official visits scheduled to Miami (Nov 11), North Carolina, Stanford, and UCLA. Even when he commits again, whichever school lands him will be in a battle to hang onto him until signing day considering he's already made two different commitments. He's a three-star prospect who the Canes will have a chance to impress during a big weekend in November.

* Claude George is a hybrid DE/OLB prospect from the Junior College ranks and he committed to the Hurricanes over the summer. The three-star pass rushing specialist, who has 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks through the first four games of the season, told Scout that Arizona State recently offered and that he's been talking to Texas A&M coaches and hopes the Aggies will offer soon. While he remains committed to the Canes, keep a close eye on those two schools -- especially ASU. Their coaches do a very good job of recruiting the Juco ranks and George is a kid they have their sights set on. George has already officially visited Miami.

* The Hurricanes made early offers to a pair of standout Junior College defensive end prospects -- Marquavius Lewis and Jeremiah Ledbetter. Both players have since committed elsewhere (South Carolina and Arkansas, respectively). Miami's search for a pure Juco D-End has not ended as Coffeyville's Timmy Hamilton told Scout that he spoke to Miami's coaches last night and is being recruited by the Canes. At 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, Hamilton finished his freshman season in 2013 with 35 tackles and five sacks. Through the first four games this season he has 12 tackles and one sack. He has been listing Arizona as his top choice for a few months now and also plans to visit Illinois and Iowa State. If the Canes offer him then look for Hamilton to pursue a visit. He's definitely a player to keep an eye on.

* Another defensive end prospect to keep an eye on is New York's Austrian Robinson. At 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, Robinson is a three-star prospect who does not yet have an offer from the Canes. He took a visit to Purdue last weekend and lists Maryland as his top choice right now. He wants to visit Miami after the season and if the Hurricanes offer, their chances would go way up.

* A few of Miami's early commitments have backed off their pledges in recent weeks and another one to keep an eye on is wide receiver Emonee Spence. The 6-foot-3 receiver from Flanagan High told Scout Thursday that he remains committed to the Canes but one school he definitely plans to visit later in the year is Louisville. Spence is being recruited by former UM receiver Lamar Thomas, who coaches receivers for the Cardinals. It's too early to tell what Louisville's chances will be of flipping him until he actually visits. Wake Forest was able to flip Bowman Archibald following his visit there last weekend.

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