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

TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Defensive back Jaquan Johnson
TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Defensive back Jaquan Johnson /
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"You can feel the swagger coming back. They’re bringing old tradition back. [Playing at UM together is] something we talk about, us being back together in college and bonding at the next level. It’s something we talk about often. I just think being in that atmosphere, seeing the way they played, just the energy Miami football generates [changed things for Pat Jr.]. They say college football is better when Miami is playing good. They’re playing good this year, creating turnovers and [Pat Jr.] can see himself in that system. Press corner, man-to-man, it’s what he loves to do. It’s not only with Miami, but other schools recruiting him also. He can see himself playing in that kind of system.”’"

Getting Surtain and Campbell would be a huge coup for Richt and former star Rumph. The Hurricanes should return most of their defense. The secondary will lose Senior cornerback Dee Delaney and could lose Junior Safety Jaquan Johnson. Otherwise, everyone else should be back.

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What was thought to be the weakness of the Hurricanes entering the 2017 season, could be the strength in 2018. Miami will return almost their entire secondary. Freshmen Amari Carter and Trajan Bandy are players to watch at safety and corner. Both are potential standouts.