Whipple's first recruiting visit set

Mark Whipple was offically hired as offensive coordinator at the University of Miami on Tuesday. One day after being introduced, Whipple will be on the recruiting trail today to see a very important prospect. Read on to see who this player is, what other coaches will be joining him, and why it'll make for an interesting visit.

Mark Whipple said on Tuesday that he likes to recruit and is excited to get out and start. Well, he'll have that opportunity later today as he's scheduled to see Bryce Brown's father and Brian Butler, Brown's trainer/mentor.

"Coach Whipple, Coach Robinson, and Coach Barrow are coming out here tonight to meet with me and Mr. Brown," Butler said. "We're boh looking forward to it."

Although Bryce will not be present at the meeting, he will be listening in to everything.

"We're going to conference Bryce in so he can hear everything that's said," Butler said. "Bryce is actually spending the next couple weeks in Nebraska with his uncle. He'll be down there until February 7th."

So what will be discussed at the meeting? A lot. Butler said he and Mr. Brown are excited about meeting Whipple and going over some of the plans for Whipple's new offense.

"We look forward to seeing him talk about his philosophy and things like that," he said. "We'll see what he says about X's and O's and maybe we can even draw some plays up. We know he has a very strong resume based on what he's done in the past. He's been very successful everywhere he's been. Now it'll give us a chance to see if for ourselves. We're looking forward to it."

Head coach Randy Shannon isn't expected to be present at the meeting.

"What's most important to us is the coordinator," he said. "Bryce really likes Coach Robinson and Coach Barrow and they've done a great job recruiting him and now we'll get a chance to hear what Coach Whipple has to say."

With Brown being in Nebraska until the 7th, it appears Brown won't be taking a visit to Miami this month and won't be signing next Wednesday.

"He's going to take his visit after he gets back and he won't be signing on signing day," he said. "We haven't come up with a date yet on when he'll sign but we'll get all that worked out after he gets back."

Brown remains committed to the Hurricanes but Oregon is still trying to turn the five-star running back rated as the nation's No. 1 overall player by Scout.com.


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