Travis Homer, Ahmmon Richards among first wave of Hurricanes’ summer arrivals

Update: UM said Sunday evening the seven players named in our original report had registered for Summer “A” classes, and also confirmed the arrival of three others: Texas graduate transfer safety Adrian Colbert, running back Crispian Atkins (a 2015 graduate of Plant City-Durant High) and wide receiver Malik Mayweather (a redshirt junior who first practiced with UM in 2013). The latter two are walk-ons. 

On Monday, UM said defensive end Joseph Jackson enrolled. More here about Jackson.

Our original post from Sunday afternoon:

Two of the top-rated players in Miami’s incoming freshman class, running back Travis Homer and wide receiver Ahmmon Richards, were among several freshmen who arrived on campus this weekend to start summer classes Monday — and thus be a part of UM’s offseason conditioning program.

Travis Homer (Twitter.com/XOKarri, left, and Palm Beach Post photos)

Travis Homer (Twitter.com/XOKarri, left, and Palm Beach Post photos)

Also checking in for UM’s Summer “A” session, according to program sources (and in some cases, further confirmed via Twitter): tight end Michael Irvin II, safety Romeo Finley, junior college wide receiver Dayall Harris and offensive lineman Tre Johnson.

Homer (5-11, 195), from Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, is a redshirt candidate in a backfield that has junior Joe Yearby, redshirt junior Gus Edwards and sophomore Mark Walton vying for carries and junior Trayone Gray as a depth option. Homer was a four-star recruit rated as high as the No. 6 running back in the 2016 class by 247Sports. He registered 1,529 total yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior.

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Richards (6-1, 175), from Wellington High, is expected to play immediately, since Miami doesn’t have much depth at wide receiver. Senior Stacy Coley and junior Braxton Berrios ended spring as the top performers of UM’s five scholarship wideouts, though Coley missed time with a hamstring injury. Richards, a four-star prospect rated No. 13 nationally by 247, was immensely productive at Wellington. Over his final two seasons, he caught 126 passes for 2,461 yards and 35 touchdowns. With added size and strength, he could become one of UM’s top receiving options.

Harris (6-3, 192) will also have plenty of opportunity to play. He is a former four-star Mississippi signee who spent last season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. He will be a redshirt sophomore this fall.

Irvin (6-2, 237) checked in Sunday morning before heading to graduation ceremonies at Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas. He was accompanied by his father, Hurricanes and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. The younger Irvin is a three-star recruit who will likely redshirt; tight end is one of UM’s most loaded position groups.

Finley (6-1, 198) and Johnson (6-7, 280) are candidates to redshirt.

A walk-on of note, punter Jack Spicer, arrived as well. Spicer, a former Florida walk-on, could be UM’s punter of the future.

Five players — quarterback Jack Allison, defensive end Patrick Bethel, linebackers Zach McCloud, Michael Pinckney and Shaq Quarterman — enrolled in January and participated in spring drills. The three linebackers in particular drew heaps of praise from coaches and are expected to make an impact this fall.

Projected to arrive for Summer “B,” which begins June 27: wide receivers Sam Bruce and Dionte Mullins, tight end Jovani Haskins, defensive tackle Tyreic Martin, cornerback Malek Young and safeties Cedrick Wright and Jeff James.

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