Zion Nelson, a two-star tackle from the Sumter (South Carolina) High School Fighting Gamecocks, flipped from the Appalachian State Mountaineers to the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday. He will early enroll.
Former Miami mayor Manny Diaz Sr., the father of outgoing Miami Hurricanes defensive coordinator and newly named Temple football coach Manny Diaz Jr., said he’ll miss his son’s presence but is very proud of him.
Canes football and Mark Richt have had it rough, from how last season ended to this year’s fade to 7-5 to big hits in recruiting. But Richt and UM suffered their biggest loss yet with the news Manny Diaz is leaving.
Miami Hurricanes football has done its share of losing recently. Late last season. In this year’s slide to 7-5. In recruiting. But losing defensive coordinator Manny Diaz — to Temple or anywhere else — would be Mark Richt’s biggest loss yet.
Lakeland High School Dreadnaughts tight end Keon Zipperer and defensive end Lloyd Summerall will both officially visit the Miami Hurricanes this weekend. It’s a battle between UM and the Florida Gators.
While the University of Miami has just three Class of 2019 oral commitments on offense, the Canes have assembled a strong 11-member defensive class, and the Canes are still very much in the mix for a handful of four- and five-star prospects.