* Mike Gesicki took an unofficial visit to Miami earlier this week, and came away very impressed. At 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, Gesicki was offered by the Hurricanes last month and he has enough interest to have visited here on his own dime. Penn State seems like the team to beat right now but the Canes are very much in the running, and the successful visit he had here earlier this week definitely helped the Canes.
* Another player who visited here earlier this week is 4-star defensive end Trent Harris. At 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, he's a top notch edge pass rusher from Winter Park HS in Orlando. He has offers from just about everyone, including Miami. He is likely going to be best suited to play OLB in a 3-4 defense, something that Miami appears to be running this coming season. Harris is very interested in Miami but is keeping his options wide open. He's among the state's premier prospects on the defensive side of the football.
* The Hurricanes are hoping that Juco transfer Julio Derosier can make it in time for the fall semester. At 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds, the former Homestead High standout spent last season at a Junior College in California. He is currently taking classes at a Juco in Texas and is hoping to enroll in time for the fall semester at Miami. Derosier would have three years to play three if he enrolled in the fall. Either way, it appears as though he's more likely than Ufomba Kamalu to enroll here in time for the fall semester. Players report the first week of August but have until August 26th to start classes.
* Even with some Juco help coming in this coming season, and another Juco DT already committed for the 2014 class (Dalvon Stuckey), the Hurricanes continue recruiting other 2014 Juco prospects along the defensive line. One is Edmond Boateng. At 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds, he has a handful of scholarship offers. Playing in New Mexico, Boateng told Scout yesterday that Miami's still one of the top schools on his list. The Hurricanes offered him earlier this year, and continue recruiting him to be a part of their 2014 class. He's expected to graduate in December.
* D.J. Calhoun is one of the top prospects on the West Coast this year. At 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, Calhoun says he grew up a big Miami fan. However, he's never visited here and now plans to announce his college commitment early next week at The Opening in Oregon. Calhoun is expected to choose between USC and UCLA. Because of his interest in Miami growing up, it'll be interesting to see if the Hurricanes continue recruiting him to try getting him on campus at some point later in the year. It seems as though that would make sense, assuming they still want him in their 2014 class (with UM adding 3 linebacker commitments in recent weeks, that's not a given).