Miami Hurricanes making a move on top corner Patrick Surtain Jr.

TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Defensive back Jaquan Johnson
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With Florida State without a Head Coach and Dan Mullen having recently taken over at Florida, Mark Richt and the Miami Hurricanes are hoping to make a move on several undecided in-state recruits.

Mark Richt and his staff have made amazing inroads in recruiting in the two years that they have been with the Miami Hurricanes. The ‘Canes have the nation’s consensus number one recruiting class and have been adding to it. They flipped linebacker/defensive end Patrick Joyner from Florida State over the weekend and are still in play for several other top-ranked recruits.

The advantage of being the Head Coach of the Miami Hurricanes is the plethora of talent in your own metropolitan area is plentiful. It goes back to Howard Schnellenberger recognizing that almost 40 yards ago. One of his recruits was a quarterback out of Boca Raton named Mark Richt.

Richt is reestablishing that legacy. The “State of Miami” is being reborn under the Hurricanes second-year coach. Richt is about to sign his third and best-recruiting class as the UM Head Coach.

The Hurricanes are after several players from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida. They already have a commitment from defensive tackle Nesta Silvera. Miami is also recruiting cornerbacks Patrick Surtain Jr. and Tyson Campbell and defensive end Andrew Chatfield.