Recruiting Update: Mid-May

Stanley McClover is one of several big time talents who I've watched this spring and one of several big time talents that are strongly considering the Hurricanes.

Now that we're half way through the May evaluation period, I'd like to offer some mid-May thoughts.

* Once again, there isn't a QB in the state of Florida that UM will recruit this year. The best I've seen is Justin Midgett and his heart has Gator written all over it.

* The best RB prospect I've seen this entire spring? No, it's not Alan Abrams. It's not Brian Dennison, and it's not Tyrone Moss. It is probably Ron Williams of American Heritage H.S. in Delray (editor's note: any guesses on how long it'll take the other site to start calling this kid, despite knowing absolutely nothing about him?).

* If I'm UM and I only have one scholarship to give to a WR this year and considering we recruit the entire country, I've only seen one that fits the description and that's Andre Cadlwell. It's not A. Cromartie and it's not Amp Hill. I am looking forward to watching Willie Pope later this month.

* I was very excited to learn that Ely OL Andrew Bain carries a 4.0 GPA and has scored a 1010 on the SAT. That will help his status as a prospect big time. He's one of several OL prospects that UM is probably recruiting actively, and the others include players like Aubrey McPhadden, Mario Henderson, Jordy Lipsey, and Derrick Morse.

* There are still several very talented DL I plan on watching later this month. They include Marathon's Phernando Hill, Braddock's two D-Ends that have been written about lately, and Dwyer's Brandon Cross.

* I look forward to watching Plantation's H.B. Blades later this month and seeing how he stacks up against other LB prospects such as Highsmith, Frierson, Beason, and McCullough.

* At cornerback, Dee Webb's the best I've seen. He's a more talented Glenn Sharpe. The safety position is led by a few real big timers, Reggie Nelson and Earl Everett, who probably projects as a LB and might be a Top 7 or 8 overall kid in Florida.

Still plenty of more kids to see. I took today off as a rest, but I'll be back on the road tomorrow. I hope you're enjoying reading about all these kids first, before I start to interview all of them. It will give you a better idea of who's being interviewed.

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