Saturday, September 22, 2007

Rebuilding a Hurricane

So the Hurricanes trip to the Oklahoma, a couple of weeks ago, did not go as planned. But Randy Shannon and the 'Canes proved Thursday night they are on the right track to being one of the nations elite program again. On Thursday night, the 'Canes took all of their frustrations out on the Aggies showed why the Orange Bowl can be such a hard place to come into.

But the story of the rebirth of the 'Canes is about more then a game, its about getting the right players to wear the orange and green and Shannon appears to be doing that. At the game on Thursday the sidelines were lined with top high school prospects that are interesting in wearing the famous orange and green.

"After the game, I bumped into four players from the No. 1-ranked high school team in the country, Northwestern's Jacory Harris (pictured right), Sean Spence, Marcus Forston and Tommy Streeter. Streeter, the only non-UM commitment, got an earful from the crowd near the West End Zone, who were hooting and hollering for him to commit to the Canes. His buddies left him alone to soak it all in, including questions from TV cameras. Streeter, a 6-5, 200-pound receiver who had three touchdowns in Northwestern's big win against Southlake Carroll, told me he's not ready to commit yet," according to Eye on the U blog.

The Northwestern, the number one high school team in all of the land, kids are only the start. Since Shannon has taken over at the U, he has set a wall around the Miami area. A look at the commitment list shows all kinds of recruits from South Florida. In the end I think that Miami will be back with the nations best team in a couple of years.

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