The Hurricanes announced their January additions on Wednesday, confirming that 10 freshmen joined the program and will be available for offseason workouts.
They are on campus working out now and taking classes. UM plans to begin spring drills in mid-March.
Quotes about each player, provided by UM:
RB Robert Burns (5-11, 216), Miami-Gulliver Prep: “Robert has all the physical tools to be an every down back. He is built to wear defenses down, and has enough speed to create explosive runs.” — Offensive coordinator and running backs coach Thomas Brown
DB Amari Carter (6-0, 188), Palm Beach Gardens High: “At the safety position, the most important thing we look for is toughness and tackling. Amari excels in both of those factors.” — Safeties coach Ephraim Banda
ATH DeeJay Dallas (5-10, 205), Brunswick (Ga.) Glynn Academy: “DeeJay is a very athletic kid has great vision and is very electric with the ball in his hands.” — Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans
OL Navaughn Donaldson (6-5, 335), Miami Central High: “Navaughn Donaldson is a very talented and large human being. He’s very athletic for his size, he has punch and power and has played at the highest level here in Miami. We’re excited to have him come in and compete for a job this year.” — Offensive line coach Stacy Searels
OL Zach Dykstra (6-6, 305), Spirit Lake (Ia.) High: “Zach has good size and is very athletic. He moves his feet well and has the possibility to play all five positions.” — Searels
DL Jonathan Garvin (6-4, 229), Lake Worth High: “Jonathan is big, tall, fast, athletic and an extremely productive player. He has a single vision for success and won’t stop until he gets there.” — Defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski
LB Bradley Jennings, Jr. (6-0, 231), Jacksonville-Sandalwood High: “The first thing that stands out with Bradley is his toughness. He’s a bruising presence in the middle of the defense. He’s stout versus the run. He has good vision and instincts.” — Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Manny Diaz
TE Brian Polendey (6-6, 218), Denton (Texas) Guyer High: “Brian brings an unbelievable amount of physicality to our room. He plays tough, nasty, and will absolutely finish every play by putting his man on his back. He is extremely intelligent, which will allow him to pick up on our system quicker and put himself in a position to contribute earlier. He also runs and catches the ball well to do what we need him to do in our offense at a high level.” — Tight ends and special teams coach Todd Hartley
LB Waynmon Steed (5-11, 203), Miami Central: “Waynmon Steed has great instincts and great quickness. He’s able to see the play very quickly, is able to diagnose what’s going on and is able to beat the running back to the spot. He just has a great natural feel on how to play the linebacker position.” — Diaz
QB Cade Weldon (6-3, 204), Tampa-Jefferson High: “Cade is a big and physical quarterback that has the ability to play with his arm and feet. I personally feel that he was one of the most underrated players coming out of the 2017 class. I can’t wait to see him compete.” — Quarterbacks coach Jon Richt