Canes Recruiting Scoop: 12/1

The regular season is now in the books and Miami's coaches are out on the road recruiting. They just a little more than two months to finalize the 2015 recruiting class. Read on news and analysis on all of the latest.

* While the Hurricanes continue searching for a second quarterback in the 2015 class, one player to keep an eye on is Columbus High standout Tucker Bierne. At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, Bierne could be a walk-on starting next year. Born and raised in Colorado, Bierne is having a tremendous senior season for Columbus. He's led them into the Final Four in Class 8A and has thrown for 1,935 yards, 21 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. He's also rushed for 168 yards and a pair of scores. While it seemed all year that Miami would likely sign two quarterbacks, if they're able to get Bierne to walkon, it could be a class of just Dwayne Lawson (on scholarship). We'll continue to monitor this situation.

* A handful of in-state 2015 Hurricane commitments are still competing in the state playoffs. WR Emonee Spence (Flanagan 8A), RB Jordan Scarlett (St Thomas Aquinas 7A), and OL Brendan Loftus (Godby 5A) will all play Final Four games this Friday. RB Mark Walton (Booker T Washington 4A) will play for a state title this weekend against Bolles.

* The Hurricanes have now stopped actively recruiting two of the offensive linemen who made early commitments to them. The first one was Miramar's Leeward Brown, who now appears to be choosing between Louisville and West Virginia. Now you can add Geron Christian to that list. The 6-foot-5 lineman from Trinity Catholic in Ocala is now looking elsewhere. This was expected to happen since the Hurricanes took so many early commitments and since they're still in the mix for some key players up front. Two big remaining targets are 4-star guard Jalen Merrick (also considering Florida, Wisconsin, and Arkansas) and 3-star tackle Fredrick Johnson (a one-time Virginia Tech commitment who is now open).

* Speaking of offensive line commitments, 3-star Tyree St. Louis spent some time on the South Florida campus over the weekend and is still being actively recruited by the Bulls. He's expected to take an official visit to Syracuse this coming weekend. While he remains solidly committed to the Canes, the IMG Academy standout is still keeping his options open a bit. It'd be very surprising if he ended up elsewhere on Signing Day though.

* The Canes have done a nice job recruiting the state of Georgia in recent years and one player they're still on is linebacker Mohamad Berry. At 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, the Loganville High standout was once committed to Wisconsin but that's no longer the case. He's favoring Kansas State at the moment but the Canes are still in the mix and could get a visit. It appears the Canes are still trying to add a linebacker or two and Berry is one we will keep a close eye on down the stretch.



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