Miami receivers coach Aubrey Hill is an approachable guy. He has the kind of down-to-earth personality high school coaches gravitate to and appreciate, which is why Hill was the right choice as the Hurricanes' recruiting coordinator. Word out of Miami is that Hill's style and approach has been better than his predecessor, Clint Hurt, who is now with Louisville.
The same recuiting philosophy that has always worked for Miami, though, will continue to work for Hill and the staff -- recruiting Dade, Broward, West Palm Beach, and the rest of the elite talent within the state before looking elsewhere in the country. The Canes are off to a good start in this year's recruiting class, with three of their five players being on the ESPNU 150 list. The key so far has been the commitment of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who could be the signal-caller of the future there. He was an important piece to the program's future. Now the staff can begin to put an emphasis on defensive recruits.