Miami's talented rising sophomore class has lofty goals and some momentum after a 9-4 season, but coach Mark Richt is focused on the small things.
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David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Mark Richt was high on freshman OG Navaughn Donaldson (6-6, 345), who's been working with first team offense during first week of spring ball. But Richt sounded even more enthusiastic about the guys on the line arriving this summer, highlighted by tackle Kai-Leon Herbert, who's now pushing 300 lbs. "Freshmen are definitely going to make an impact" on the line, Richt said.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Miami players were asked about National Championship aspirations, a thought that makes Mark Richt uncomfortable. "I'm not going to put a limit on what can happen," he said, "but I'm not making any bold predictions either."
Mark Richt brought renewed optimism to Miami after going 9-4 last season, but finding a new quarterback will be among his top priorities.
Marshall, a standout 6-foot-3 athlete, has several visits planned for programs across the country.
QB battles hog the spotlight, but there are intriguing duels at other spots, including RB at Clemson, WR at North Carolina and in the secondary at FSU.
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ESPN Jr. 300 wide receiver Jacob Copeland with a nice route and catch. Copeland named a top five of Clemson, Florida, UNC, Miami and Auburn today. Clemson is his leader.
With a strong spring, Jack Allison could assert himself as the odds-on favorite to win Miami's starting quarterback job.
Florida State will need to improve its pass blocking in order to become an elite team, while N'Kosi Perry would give Miami a running threat at QB.
With South Florida's top 2018 prospects paying attention, Miami could be on the verge of its best recruiting class since 2008.
Craig Haubert ESPN Staff Writer
ESPNJr300 TE out of Bishop Gorman (NV) Brevin Jordan has added noticeable good size since even this past fall. Said he weighed in at 225 @ LA Opening Regional a year ago & today was 250. Unofficially visited UCLA yesterday & has a trip to Michigan scheduled for April 11 & one to Miami on April 12. At this time no timetable set for a decision.
With 10 ranked commitments, including a future QB, Mark Richt's has Miami's 2018 class rolling.
Brad Kayya is among them, playing to his strength in the combine's controlled environment on Saturday.
The Miami tight end displayed a wide range of skills both on the field and in the gym during Day 2 in Indianapolis.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Miami QB Brad Kaaya says last season's strong finish changed the perception of how the program is viewed. He thinks the Hurricanes will contend for a playoff spot in the near future.
No. 1 PG Trevon Duval talks his visits to Kansas, Duke, Arizona & Baylor. Plus, ESPN60 No. 1 player Marvin Bagley III joins the show and the latest 2018 commitments across football.
Time for another installment of the ACC mailbag.
We used six categories to see how good Miami's defensive line is heading into the fall. How did it measure up with these metrics? Pretty darned good.
Reeling in IMG Academy receiver Brian Hightower a week after picking up QB Artur Sitkowski gives Mark Richt and the Hurricanes 2018 momentum.
Florida State has owned its in-state rivals on the field and in recruiting. With strong 2017 and good 2018 classes will Florida or Miami catch up?
CB Dee Delaney, who was an FCS All-American at The Citadel, will transfer to Miami and fill an area of need for the Hurricanes.