UM's Visit Weekend

There are always last-minute changes and surprises added to or removed from a visit list. However, here's a list of players who are scheduled to be on UM's campus this weekend. Stay tuned to for all the latest on Sunday when the players begin returning home.

Cannon Smith, QB, 5-11, 170, Memphis (TN) Christian Brothers -- A new name to the UM recruiting board in recent weeks, Smith is coming off a strong senior season in which he set several school passing records. He competed in one of the All-American Games and performed well. After making early commitments to both Memphis and Ole Miss, he's now leaning towards the Hurricanes. If he doesn't pick up an offer from Miami over the weekend, he may be headed to Prep School for a semester. His father is the founder of FedEx.

Shawnbrey McNeal, RB, 5-10, 180, Dallas (Texas) Madison -- One of the fastest players in the entire country this year, McNeal ran for nearly 3,000 yards over the last two seasons. He's extremely explosive with the ball in his hands and will be a tremendous asset to UM's special teams units. After making an early commitment to Texas A&M, he recently switched his pledge to Miami after getting offered by the Canes.

Tarus McKinley, WR, 5-9, 165, Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central -- A teammate of key UM target Deonte Thompson, McKinley made an early commitment to the Hurricanes but recently took a visit to West Virginia. He has a brother (Randy Phillips) on the current team and loves the Canes. However, he may have to spend a semester at a Prep School before enrolling at UM.

O'Neal Wilder, WR, 6-4, 195, Carthage, MS -- A very talented wide receiver prospect who Joe Pannunzio has been actively recruiting since the end of the football season. Wilder is a three-sport star and has a big upside on the gridiron. He's taken visits to Houston, Mississippi State, and Southern Miss already and has offers from all three. The Canes have not yet offered and if he leaves with an offer this weekend, he'll likely commit. It seems like he's next in line for an offer if Deonte Thompson gives UM the indication that he's definitely not coming here, which may not be until signing day. The question would then become -- can UM afford to wait that long for Wilder?

Martell Webb, TE, 6-5, 210, Pontiac (MI) Northern -- One of the top tight end prospects in the entire country, Webb actually played mostly wide receiver at the high school level. He's a tremendous athlete who committed early to Michigan. He didn't take any other visits throughout the year but new coach Jeff Stoutland began recruiting him recently and convinced him to visit here this weekend. While it's a longshot and he may not even end up visiting because of his pledge to Michigan, he's definitely one to keep an eye on.

Orlando Franklin, OL, 6-6, 290, Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic -- A 2006 graduate, Franklin moved to Florida from Canada right before his junior season. Two strong seasons at Atlantic put his name on the recruiting map and he became a national recruit before inking with Miami over Florida State on signing day of last year. Franklin did not qualify for admission at UM because he needed to re-take a core class, which caused him to sit out the 2006 season. He's on track to start at UM this summer. He went through the recruiting process again and even took visits to Florida State and Georgia before re-committing to the Hurricanes.

Harland Gunn, OL, 6-2, 315, Omaha (Neb.) North -- One of the top center prospects in the entire country, Gunn was one of Miami's first commitments. He committed to the Canes shortly after returning home from Junior Day last March. Despite pressure from hometown schools like Nebraska, he never wavered on his commitment and never took any other visits. He was as strong a commitment as you could find it seemed like.

Tyler Horn, OL, 6-5, 290, Memphis (Tenn) University School -- An under the radar type of player, Horn's only other offer is from FIU. He was discovered by a graduate assistant at Miami, who happened to be watching one of his games as a fan. Mario Cristobal started recruiting him and Coach Stoutland picked up from there. His coach says UM has offered and if so, he will likely become a commitment this weekend.

Kerry Murphy, DT, 6-5, 315, Hoover, Ala. -- One of the top-rated defensive tackle prospects in the entire country, Murphy comes from a tremendously successful high school program at Hoover. He showed some interest in UM early in the season but then committed to Alabam after Nick Saban was named head coach. The Canes never stopped recruiting him and now will get one final chance to impress him this weekend. It's a longshot but we'll see what happens. He would be a huge addition to this class, even though he's not yet qualified.

Adewale Ojomo, DE, 6-4, 225, Hialeah, Fla. -- One of the state's top pass-rushers this year, Ojomo has big time athletic ability for his size and position. He was one of the first defensive players Randy Shannon offered this recruiting season. After taking visits to N.C. State and Pittsburgh, Ojomo committed to the Hurricanes in early December. He's not yet qualified but he's close.

Jared Campbell, DB, 6-0, 190, Aurora (Col.) Overland -- The younger brother of Calais, Jared was committed to Washington since early December. That changed a couple weeks ago when the Hurricanes offered him a scholarship. He plays corner and safety in H.S. but projects as a safety because of his build. If he has anything close to the upside as his brother, UM's in for a treat and Calais will be the first to tell you that Jared will be the best one in the family.

Brandon Paul, DB, 5-11, 180, Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln -- One of the top programs in the state has another big time player who's recruitment is coming down to the wire. Paul can be an impact player on either side of the ball. He's very explosive on offense. He's a shutdown corner on defense. And the Lincoln coaches say he's the best return guy they've ever had and that includes a long list of big time players who all played special teams there over the years. Paul's already been on visits to Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State, and Clemson and UM will get a crack this weekend. He's a longshot for the Canes, however.

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