Update on Incoming Freshman Class

14 Hurricanes began their college careers Monday. Read on for a full breakdown, and to see who is still not on campus from Miami's February signing class.

Five members of Miami's 2015 recruiting class started school back in January and went through spring football with the team. Those five players are linebacker Charles Perry, defensive end Scott Patchan, defensive back Jaquan Johnson, tight end Jerome Washington, and offensive lineman Jahair Jones.

14 more players started school this week and will go through summer drills with the rest of their older teammates.

Mark Walton (jersey No. 4) is the player most people are excited about. He was one of the most heavily recruited running back prospects in the entire country and is expected to push Joseph Yearby and Gus Edwards for major playing time this fall.

The Canes welcomed five huge offensive linemen with the arrivals of Tyler Gautheir (74), Bar Milo (79), Hayden Mahoney (62), Brendan Loftus (75), and Tyree St. Louis (78). All four will be given a chance to be part of the rotation up front this fall.

Ryan Fines (94) and R.J. McIntosh (80) are a pair of defensive linemen who didn't get recruited as heavily as Patchan out of high school but could both play a role as reserves in 2015.

James King (37) was a late commitment in January and is a good candidate to redshirt this season. The most notable walkon in the 2015 class is linebacker John Tauber, an all-state player from IMG Academy (same school as St. Louis, Patchan, and Fines).

The Canes were very thin at cornerback in the spring and that will now change with the arrivals of Terrance Henley (21), Michael Jackson (28), Sheldrick Redwine (22), and Robert Knowles (20). Henley signed with the Hurricanes a couple weeks after signing day. He's a 5-foot-11 kid from Ely with tremendous speed. They'll all be given a chance to factor into the rotation this fall.

Four players who signed as part of the 2015 class did not arrive -- WR Lawrence Cager, DE Jamie Gordinier, DT Kendrick Norton, and QB Evan Shirreffs. Cager doesn't finish school until later this month while the status of the other three is unclear right now.

Gerald Willis, a former five-star recruit who is transferring here from the University of Florida, is expected to arrive later this summer and be ready for fall camp. He will have to sit out the 2015 season due to NCAA transfer rules.


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