Miami Recruiting Notes 1-8: Under Armour All-America Underclassmen Combine
During the Under Armour All-America Underclassmen Combine, CaneInsider.com caught up with Class of 2014 Miami Hurricanes commitment Travis Rudolph (6-0/177). He shut down the rumor that he might decommit from the Canes and said that it had no foundation. The Cardinal Newman (West Palm Beach, Fla.) standout is open in a sense that he will listen to other colleges. However, that’s very common among committed players especially when they’re so far out from National Signing Day. In the passing 7-on-7 part of the combine, Rudolph was targeted the most out of any receiver by the quarterbacks. He looked good out there and put up decent numbers during the combine testing. As an athlete commit, it’s still unclear what position he’ll end up at when he gets to the next level. He’s athletic enough to play either receiver or safety, but he likes playing on the offensive side of the ball better. Out of the 150 prospects participating in the combine, he would be towards the top in terms of explosiveness and being an overall football player.
Many were recently asking about the latest with Tampa (Fla.) Wharton quarterback Chase Litton. Not much has changed in recruiting for him. He’s still getting mail from a lot of colleges, including Miami, but hasn’t received any more offers since LSU. He told me that he still has interest in Miami, but he’s not so “all Miami” like he has been in the past. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound prospect was one of the top quarterbacks at the UA Underclassmen Combine this past weekend. On a side note, Litton is playing basketball and has been traveling a lot for that. He assured me, though, that football is No. 1 in his life. Litton will be able to make a name for himself this offseason through 7-on-7 tournaments and college camps.
Miami (Fla.) South Dade wide receiver Tyre Brady named Miami as one of the schools that he likes. He was talking with coach George McDonald before he left to Arkansas and now keeps in contact with Michael Barrow. After a brief stint in Texas, Brady moved back to South Florida and plans to go to camps and combines during the offseason. Currently, Alabama is recruiting him the hardest.
Louisiana tight end Jacory Washington was also in attendance at the UA combine. He is a 6-foot-5, 210-pound athlete that will want to stay the wide receiver position in college despite being projected as a tight end. A consensus four-star, he holds offers from elite programs such as Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M. While it would likely be a hard pull, he told me that he does in fact have interest in the Miami Hurricanes. The Westlake (La.) talent is already one of the top prospects for the Class of 2014.
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