Four Hurricanes named to watch lists for prestigious college football awards

Running back Travis Homer #24 of the Miami Hurricanes tries to get around the tackle of linebacker Matthew Thomas #6 of the Florida State Seminoles during the second half of an NCAA football game at Doak S. Campbell Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

The preseason hype surrounding the Hurricanes continued Monday with Travis Homer, Ahmmon Richards, Jaquan Johnson and Shaquille Quarterman earning spots on watch lists for some of college football’s most prestigious awards. Continue reading “Four Hurricanes named to watch lists for prestigious college football awards”

Miami Hurricanes recruiting: RB Lorenzo Lingard signs early

Lorenzo Lingard (Twitter)
Lorenzo Lingard (Twitter)

On early signing day, Miami signed its highest-rated running back prospect since at least 2012.

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Status: signed; plans to enroll in January

Size: 6-0, 190

School: Orange City-University High

Stats:  1,701 rushing yards, 26 touchdowns as a senior; 1,418 yards, 22 touchdowns as a junior (247)

Stars: Five (Rivals, 247), four (ESPN)

Rank: No. 2 running back, No. 10 overall (Rivals); No. 2 running back, No. 20 overall (247); No. 4 running back, No. 60 overall (ESPN)

Projection: All-ACC running back. Lingard has the speed and elusiveness to be a star for the Hurricanes, and the opportunity to shine as a freshman, with UM returning junior Travis Homer, sophomore DeeJay Dallas (a converted receiver) and others who haven’t made an impact yet. ESPN called him “tall with a muscular build and the speed to take it the distance,” and praised him for his vision to “find seams [and] get downhill quickly.” The website called him strong and balanced with a “very impressive blend of size, speed and athleticism … [a] bell cow-type running back at the next level with continued physical development.”

Fun facts: UM’s highest-rated offensive signee since running back Duke Johnson in 2012, and first five-star prospect since defensive end Chad Thomas in 2014 … Johnson was rated 30th nationally, while Lingard is 20 spots ahead … Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida … Cut it up with linebacker Shaq Quarterman in this Post video from last summer’s Paradise Camp … Recruited by everyone, basically: Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, Texas … Army All-American who competed at The Opening … Hosted by Dallas on his UM official visit … Will room with fellow early enrollee Gurvan Hall … Wore No. 1 on his official visit — the number last worn by departing junior Mark Walton.

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