Confirmed Signees: Defense will be keeping you updated throughout the day and here's the running list of offensive players whose signings have been confirmed. We'll add players to the top as they are confirmed.

CB Brandon Harris, 5-10, 175, Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington

Star Ranking: * * * * *

On The Field: The Miami-Dade Player of the Year, Harris was outstanding on both sides of the football. He had five picks on defense and over 400 yards receiving on offense as he led his team to the Class 4A state championship. He was a first team All-State pick after the season and started in the Under Armour All-America Game in January.

Why Miami: "My brother and Randy Shannon's son grew up together and know each other real well. My brother is now at UM running track. Coach Shannon and my dad have known each other for a long time. They go back a long ways. They're good friends. Coach Shannon is talking about bringing in about 30 new players in this year's recruiting class. That's good because it'll give him two big classes that are his to work with. I think you'll start seeing a big difference."

Other Schools: Another of the nation's most heavily recruited cornerback prospects, Harris had offers from pretty much everyone. He took all five recruiting visits -- Miami, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, and USC -- and had offers from all of those schools and more before deciding to stay home and sign with the Canes.

The Skinny: A big time cornerback prospect, Harris was considered a likely get from the beginning of the process because of his connections to the program. He has two friends and teammates also in this class, his brother is a student-athlete at UM, and there's a good chance he could compete for a starting job right away. Recruited by Wesley McGriff, Harris is already qualified.

S Vaughn Telemaque, 6-2, 185, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly

Star Ranking: * * * *

On The Field: Telemaque finished his 14-game senior season with 91 tackles, nine interceptions, four fumbles caused, two sacks and one fumble recovered for a touchdown. He saved the best for last, picking off three passes in the state championship game. He had 54 tackles and two picks as a junior.

Why Miami: "It feels really good for me. I'm just thankful for the opportunity at the next level. I didn't want to say it was a longtime dream, but it was. I want to be a part of the U. I felt like I'm going to be a significant part of their class. They've had a lot of great safeties come out of there and Sean Taylor was always my favorite player."

Other Schools: Telemaque was one of the most heavily recruited defensive backs on the West Coast this year. He picked the Hurricanes after taking official visits to Oregon, Michigan, North Carolina, and Southern Cal -- all of whom had offered him a scholarship.

The Skinny: Landing Telemaque was huge for the Canes in a lot of ways. One, they landed a difference maker and two, they wrestled him away from USC's grasp. Telemaque, who was recruited by Tommie Robinson, has excellent ball skills and because of that and his speed, many believe he could play corner at the next level but his best position looks to be at safety. He's already qualified academically.

DL Micanor Regis, 6-3, 310, Pahokee, Fla.

Star Ranking: * * *

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On The Field: Regis helped lead his team to the Class 2B state championship two seasons in a row by playing on both sides of the ball. He was a first team All-State pick on defense as a junior and then a first team All-State pick on offense as a senior.

Why Miami: "I just felt at home when I was there. The scrimmage was real competitive and I just felt really comfortable around the coaches and being at the school and everything. It's a strong program and everything and I just like how they operate."

Other Schools: Regis ended the recruiting process before it really got going by making a spring commitment to Miami. He claimed offers from schools like Florida State and Florida at the time. Miami was his only official visit.

The Skinny: Regis is a massive kid with good athletic ability for his size. He's being recruited as a defensive lineman but has good upside on the offensive line as well. Recruited by Clint Hurtt, Regis is already qualified academically.

LB Antonio Harper, 6-2, 225, Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose

Star Ranking: * * *

On The Field: Harper put his name on the recruiting map with a strong junior season, in which he finished with 95 tackles and five sacks. Unfortunately, he missed most of his senior season because of a torn ACL that he is still rehabbing today.

Why Miami: "I've been wanting to go to Miami ever since I was little. They've had a lot of great players, especially on defense. I went down there in the spring and met the coaches and everything. I've been wanting to go there and I knew after they offered me that it was only a matter of time."

Other Schools: Despite being one of the top prospects in the state of Tennessee, Harper wasn't heavily recruited by the in-state schools there. Georgia Tech was the school Harper chose Miami over in the early part of the season. Miami was his only official visit.

The Skinny: Harper is a talented edge guy who could play outside linebacker or grow into a defensive end. He had a productive junior season but missed most of his senior season because of a torn ACL. Recruited by Tommie Robinson, Harper is not yet qualified.

S C.J. Holton, 6-1, 190, Crawfordville (Fla.) Wakulla

Star Ranking: * * * *

On The Field: Holton was a first team All-State selection as a senior this past season, as he had over 70 tackles. He was a first team All-State pick last year as well, after getting 70 tackles and two interceptions. He was the starting strong safety in the state All-Star game this season.

Why Miami: "Miami's got smaller classrooms and a smaller school. I looked at the rest of their safeties and how they do in the NFL, and I like their playing style. I like Coach Barrow and all the coaches and I think that's the best situation for me. I think they'll prepare me well."

Other Schools: Holton quickly became a national recruit last spring when he landed offers from most of the major programs from across the country. He made a spring commitment to Florida State but the Canes never stopped recruiting him and then finally changed his mind just before Christmas.

The Skinny: Holton is one of two big time players on Wakulla's defense. Five-star linebacker Nigel Bradham is the other. Holton is an excellent prospect who is physically good enough to garner some early playing time at Miami. Recruited by Micheal Barrow, Holton has ideal size and speed to bring to the table. He is not yet qualified academically.

S Joseph Wylie, 6-1, 195, Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson

Star Ranking: * * *

On The Field: Wylie only had one interception as a senior this past season and that's because teams stayed away from him for the most part. He was selected to play in the Dade/Broward All-Star game and had a solid performance in that game, coming up with a few tackles. Wylie played quarterback some his sophomore season before getting switched to a full-time safety.

Why Miami: "I've always liked Miami. My parents know some of the coaches. I grew up on Miami. That's always been my dream and whenever they offered me, I knew it was only a matter of time. They have a lot of tradition and hopefully I can go in and become the next great defensive back. I've talked to a lot of other recruits and we're excited to get Miami back on top."

Other Schools: Wylie made a summer commitment to Miami, choosing the Canes over a host of others including Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Ole Miss. His only visit was to Miami.

The Skinny: Recruited by Jeff Stoutland, Wylie has all the physical tools you look for in a safety prospect and was impressive enough during the spring to land over 20 scholarship offers. He's a good student who will be fulfilling a dream. He's fast and athletic enough to play corner but projects as a free safety at Miami.

DL Gavin Hardin, 6-3, 245, Jackson (Tenn.)

Star Ranking: * * * *

On The Field: Hardin made All-West Tennessee as a junior last season after compiling 62 tackles (45 solos), five QB sacks, and three forced fumbles. He had over 80 tackles as a senior this year and was a first team All-State pick.

Why Miami: "Everything is just so different in Miami. It's real fast and there's always something to do. I enjoyed that. Plus, the weather was amazing. It was 80 when I left Miami and it was 18 when I got back home. Everything just seemed right, it was like a whole new world down there."

Other Schools: Hardin made a very early commitment to Ole Miss, preventing a lot of major programs from offering him. When Ole Miss's coaching staff broke up in December, Hardin began getting actively recruited by the Hurricanes. He only took two visits -- Ole Miss and Miami.

The Skinny: Hardin is considered by many to be the top overall prospect in the state of Tennessee. Ole Miss's loss was Miami's gain and the Canes are getting a good one. Because of his size, he projects as a pass-rushing defensive end who brings plenty of athleticism to the table. Recruited by Joe Pannunzio, Hardin is not yet academically qualified.

LB Ramon Buchanan, 6-1, 195, Palm Bay, Fla.

Star Ranking: * * * *

On The Field: For two straight seasons, Buchanan was the Brevard County Defensive Player of the Year. He had over 100 tackles in both seasons and was a first team All-State pick in Class 5A two years in a row. He started the state All-Star game and started in the Under Armour All-America Game in early January.

Why Miami: "I like it down South and really like my recruiting coach, Coach Barrow. He's real straight up and honest and tells me like it is. I will enjoy playing for him."

Other Schools: Buchanan was one of the state's most heavily recruited linebackers. He committed to the Canes back in the summer but then took visits to LSU and Florida before switching his commitment to the Gators in mid January. Miami got him back after a strong visit on the final weekend.

The Skinny: Getting Buchanan back was huge for Coach Barrow and the Hurricanes. He's a big time player who brings a tremendous amount of speed and athleticism to the table. He looks like an idea weakside linebacker prospect and will likely see playing time right away for the Canes. Recruited by Micheal Barrow, Buchanan isn't qualified yet but is very close.

LB Marcus Robinson, 6-2, 225, Homestead, Fla.

Star Ranking: * * * *

On The Field: Robinson switched back and forth between linebacker and defensive end and again had an outstanding season. After putting up 17 sacks as a junior, Robinson had 21 this past season. He was a first team All-State pick after the season and played in the U.S. Army All-American Game in January.

Why Miami: "I am really excited about coming to Miami. They have a great tradition of linebackers. They are going to be a winning team again very soon. I can not wait to start."

Other Schools: One of the state's most heavily recruited players, regardless of position, this year, Robinson took all but one of his visits before signing with Miami. Those other schools included Florida State, LSU, and Southern Cal. He was also scheduled to visit Florida but those plans fell through when his recruiting coach left just days before the visit.

The Skinny: Most people never paid much attention to the talk that Robinson was seriously looking elsewhere. Afterall, his defensive coordinator at Homestead last season was UM linebackers coach Micheal Barrow. Robinson is a big time player who could play linebacker or even grow into a devastating pass-rushing defensive end. Recruited by Barrow, Robinson is already qualified.

DL Jeremy Lewis, 6-3, 310, Palm Beach Lakes, Fla.

Star Ranking: * * *

On The Field: Having played just two years of football, Lewis has made quite a splash. He finished his senior season with over 60 tackles and 12 sacks and was a second team All-State pick in Class 6A following the season.

Why Miami: "I've always had Miami as one of my top choices. I went to their scrimmage on Saturday. The D-Line was very aggressive and I could see myself playing there. I think that's a school that will get me ready. I can play right away because they don't have a lot of tackles."

Other Schools: Depite having just started playing football as a junior, Lewis had offers from most major programs from across the country before his senior season even started. He took official visits to Florida, Tennessee, LSU, and North Carolina in addition to Miami.

The Skinny: With only two years of football under his belt, Lewis has a lot of upside. His size/speed/quickness combo is very impressive and he dominated as a defensive lineman as a senior this past season. Because of the lack of depth at defensive tackle and because he's such a talented kid, Lewis will likely get into the rotation early on. Recruited by Clint Hurtt, Lewis is already academically qualified.

DL Andrew Smith, 6-3, 235, Coconut Creek (Fla.) Monarch

Star Ranking: * * *

On The Field: Smith was a first team All-County pick this past season and a third team All-State pick in Class 5A. He finished the season with over 80 tackles and 16 sacks. He was a starter in the Dade/Broward All-Star game following the season.

Why Miami: "It's close to home and they have a great program. They have a lot of tradition, especially on defense. Coach Hurtt is a pretty good coach and I'm gonna like playing for him. I really like all the coaches and I know they'll make me happy being there."

Other Schools: Smith was the second most lightly recruited player in this year's defensive class for the Hurricanes. He landed early offers from schools like FAU, FIU, Central Michigan, and Akron before getting one from the Hurricanes in the early part of his senior season. His only visit was to Miami.

The Skinny: Smith wasn't a major prospect to a lot of college coaches but the Miami coaches had a chance to watch him for three straight days at their summer camp and that's when they began recruiting him hard. They evaluated his senior tape and decided to offer. Recruited by Clint Hurtt, Smith is not yet qualified in the classroom.

LB Brandon Marti, 6-1, 200, Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep

Star Ranking: * * *

On The Field: Marti finished his senior season with nearly 100 tackles from the outside linebacker position. He transferred to Gulliver after playing his junior season at Archbiship Carroll, where he had over 80 tackles. He was a first team All-County selection following the season.

Why Miami: "I talked to Coach Walton and Barrow, also Coach Hurtt and Coach Shannon at practices, and they had a tough year, but is nothing they can't fix, they just need new talent there. The game I went to, some things happened, some things didn't. Change is going to happen. I just want to go there and be apart of turning it around."

Other Schools: Marti had over a dozen offers by the end of the spring of his junior year. He made an early commitment to Wisconsin before getting offered by Miami late in the season. He committed on the spot and didn't take any other visits.

The Skinny: Playing at his fourth high school in three years, Marti is a former safety who is very explosive and has lots of speed. That's the name of his game. Thanks to an excellent senior season, he landed an offer from the Canes late in the year. Recruited by Micheal Barrow, Marti is already qualified and was eligible to start school in January but a rule at Gulliver prevented that from happening.

LB Zach Kane, 6-3, 225, Toms River (N.J.) North

Star Ranking: * *

On The Field: A first team All-State selection, Kane was ultra productive from his middle linebacker position as a senior. He finished the season with 145 tackles and 12 sacks. He also added some yards as a fullback on offense.

Why Miami: "I loved everything about Miami. The thing is this, linebackers that came in to Miami didn't weigh much, like (former linebacker and current linebacker coach) Mike Barrow was barely over 200-pounds and Ray Lewis came in at like 205, and Colin (McCarthy) came in real light too, so it was cool to have a guy I can relate too in what we need to happen when we get to the University of Miami. I'm real excited about going down there and seeing what I can do."

Other Schools: The most lightly recruited player in this year's class on the defensive side of the ball, Kane landed an early offer from Cincinnati before the Canes offered him late in the season. Despite going to camps at schools like UConn and Temple, he didn't pick up offers from them. Miami was his only official visit.

The Skinny: While he wasn't heavily recruited, Kane was extremely productive at the prep level and played on both sides of the ball. He brings a lot of energy and passion to the field and is very excited to becoming a Hurricane. Recruited by Jeff Stoutland, Kane is already qualified.

S C.J. Odom, 5-11, 210, Fort Myers, Fla.

Star Ranking: * * *

On The Field: Odom was named the District Player of the Year by the coaches in his team's district. He was one of the state's most active safeties, registering 120 tackles as a senior this year. He had 91 tackles as a junior in 2006.

Why Miami: "I like everything about Miami ," said Odom. "I like their tradition. The current players and coaches are all real cool. I love the stadium and the academic side of the school."

Other Schools: Odom made an October commitment to the Canes after getting offers from schools like South Florida, Nebraska, and Colorado. He only took one official visit and that was to Miami.

The Skinny: Odom is a classic strong safety who is a good tackler and makes a lot of plays close to the line of scrimmage. He's built like a linebacker but has the athleticism to play in the secondary. Recruited by Tommie Robinson, Odom was a first team All-State pick in Class 5A this season. He is not yet qualified academically.

LB Jordan Futch, 6-3, 210, Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna

Star Ranking: * * *

On The Field: Futch had an excellent junior season, putting up 82 tackles and eight sacks. He was a first team All-County pick for that performance. His senior season, however, didn't last long as he had an incident with one of his coaches that caused him to miss the remainder of his senior season. Still, he clearly established himself as a major player by that time.

Why Miami: "I love Miami. It's where I belond. I like Coach Shannon and Coach Barrow. I told (Shannon) that we're coming in here to win. There will be no mercy. It's gonna take a lot of hard work but this class is the one that's gonna turn things around for UM. With me, all the Northwestern guys, these new guys, and everyone else we're getting, this is gonna be the class. He said it's funny because Marcus Forston had told him the exact same thing."

Other Schools: One of the state's most heavily recruited linebacker prospects this year, Futch had offers from nearly everyone by the end of spring. He made a very early commitment to Miami and never really considered anyone else and never visited anyone else. He was the definition of a firm commitment from the minute it happened.

The Skinny: Futch is the ideal Hurricane. After he committed, he went on the recruiting trail and tried to convince a lot of other top players to join him at Miami. He brings a tremendous amount of athleticism to the table and will likely compete for playing time right away because of his football IQ. Recruited by Micheal Barrow, Futch is already qualified.

DT Marcus Forston, 6-3, 305 pounds, Miami (Fla.) Northwestern

Star Ranking: * * * * *

On The Field: One of the top defensive linemen in the country, Forston was named FSWA All-State player as well as First Team All-Dade County as a defensive tackle. A team leader on the 6A state champions. He registered 92 tackles and 20 sacks on the season. As a junior he was also named to First Team All-State and County.

Why Miami: "Man, I'm excited. I really like what Coach Shannon is doing there," he said. "They're putting together a real good recruiting class. I wanna play as a freshman."

Other Schools: Forston held numerous offers from around the country. Of which include Florida, LSU, Florida State, LSU, USC, and North Carolina. After his commitment, however, he didn't take any other visits.

The Skinny: Forston is considered the number one defensive tackle recruit in the country. He enrolled early as a freshman in hopes to get early playing time. He is expected to provide a boost to the interior defensive line for the Hurricanes that finished 33rd nationally in total defense and 40th against the run allowing 133.8 yards per game on the ground. Recruited by Clint Hurtt, Forston is already enrolled in school.

LB Arthur Brown, 6-1, 220, Witchita (Kan.) East

Star Ranking: * * * * *

On The Field: Brown led East (KS) High School in tackles with 151 and 10 sacks while nursing injuries. As a junior he amassed 158 tackles and eight sacks and an interception.

Why Miami: "I'll be attending the University of Miami. It was all gonna come down to how I feel. I met with a lot of players and coaches had a had a real good connection with them. That's what it's all about."

Other Schools: Brown was celebrated as the top linebacker in the 2008 recruiting class. He held offers from a number of schools including Southern California, Florida, Kansas State, Oklahoma, LSU and North Carolina.

The Skinny: Described by his mentor, Brian Butler, as a "lion" on the football field, Brown is the most decorated and heralded prospect coming out of the mid-west this season. After one of the most kept-quiet recruitment in the country, Brown chose Miami in time to enroll for the Spring semester. He is expected to provide a boost to a group of linebackers that struggled last season. Recruited by Micheal Barrow, Brown is already in school. His younger brother, Bryce, will be a 5-star running back prospect in 2008.

LB Sean Spence, 6-1, 195 pounds, Miami (Fla.) Northwestern

Star Ranking: * * * *

On The Field: Spence amassed 160 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery for the state's 6A champions. His season included standout performances late in the season, in the playoffs, where his play against Deerfield Beach in the State Semifinal game against Deerfield Beach and a tackling clinic against Boone in the State Championship game.

Why Miami: "Miami has a good tradition of developing players and putting them in the NFL, but they are also graduating their players. No matter what major a player is he is graduating. It is also nice to know I will be playing in college with people I have known my whole life. You can not go wrong with staying home."

Other Schools: Holding offers from a number of schools, Spence stayed committed to the Hurricanes throughout the entire recruiting process. He did, however, take visits to Tennessee (10/6) North Carolina (11/4), and South Florida (11/30).

The Skinny: One of the top linebackers in South Florida, Spence was a vital part in Class 6A state championship run for the Bulls of Miami Northwestern. He is enrolled for the spring semester at the University and will be asked to play a role on a defense that lacked depth and production out of the linebackers on the roster last season. Recruited by Micheal Barrow, Spence is already in school.

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