Hurricane Warning Thru Signing Day

Posted Dec 26, 2002

Attention all recruiting fans, has issued a Hurricane Warning from Christmas Day through National Signing Day on February5th. Hurricane Larry in Coral Gables is strong, predictable and gaining momentum. All regions, from South Florida, to the Northeast and all the way to California are under siege.

The Miami Hurricanes have now taken over as the team when it comes to college football recruiting. As one college coach said to me, “Miami doesn’t have to recruit prospects, prospects recruit Miami!”

UM Head Coach Larry Coker and staff will once again put together another stellar group, re-fortifying the offensive and defensive lines and getting other position standouts as well. Kyle Wright, the nation’s #1 quarterback prospect, has committed to Miami and will report to Coral Gables next month. The Hurricanes, who dominate South Florida recruiting, already have commitments from three Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely standouts – running back Tyrone Moss and offensive linemen Andrew Bain and Cyrim Wimbs. Nate Robinson, the nation’s #1 defensive tackle prospect, just committed to Miami. Linebackers Tavares Gooden and Glenn Cook and offensive linemen John Rochford, Kevin Williams and Derrick Morse, are all headed to Miami and they are all big time prospects. Throw in one of the top Junior College tight ends, Kevin Everett, and you have the makings of a great start. Look for the ‘Canes to close strong, as they are gaining momentum as we head into January and should be tough to beat on most prospects they really want to sign.

Miami should battle the Florida Gators on several fronts such as linebacker Earl Everett, wide receiver Andre Caldwell, defensive back Demetrice Webb, and defensive end Tranell Morant, just to name a few. They are going out of state to battle college football powers all over the country for such players as tight end Greg Olsen, center John Sullivan, defensive end Tim Washington, wide receivers Whitney Lewis and Craig Davis, safety Daryl Johnson, defensive tackle Lawrence Dampeer, defensive end Kirston Pittman, just to name a few.

The point is, be very wary of the Hurricanes because nowadays, they win more recruiting battles than they lose. Based on last week’s team recruiting rankings, Miami was ranked #10 in the country but they will be climbing and climbing the rankings fast.

That’s why has issued a Hurricane warning for the college football recruiting world.

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