Miami Hurricanes News: Baseball staff additions, 5-star DE talks decision

Aug 25, 2017; Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 25, 2017; Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes baseball program announced the elevation of Jonathan Anderson to assistant coach and recruiting coordinator and the hiring of assistant coach Darren Fenster in the last week. Five-star edge rusher Colin Simmons spoke to 247 Sports about his recruitment and interest in Miami.

Anderson was hired by the Miami Hurricanes prior to the 2020 season as the director of player development and also helped with other duties that included coordinating video, baseball analytics and recruiting per a press release. Fenster has an extensive career that includes working for the Boston Red Sox and Rutgers.

Simmons’ mother Monica McCarley told Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports Miami pulled out all the stops. McCarley’s takeaway is that Jason Taylor is an amazing coach and the one who she would love her son to be coached by. McCarley also stated Simmons liked everything about Miami and that the Hurricanes checked off all the boxes.

Pete Fiutak of the College Football News wrote about the 20 Best Programs To Not Make The College Football Playoff: 23 for 2023.” The criteria for the top 20 is solely based on wins. The Miami Hurricanes are 28th with 66 wins among programs that have not earned berths since the College Football Playoff started in 2015.

NFL Draft Experts are beginning to release their summer projections. David Lake of Inside the U wrote about the Mock Draft by ESPN’s Jordan Reid who projects Miami safety Kamren Kinchens 23rd overall to the New York Jets via the Green Bay Packers. Leonard Taylor and James Williams are other potential 2024 first-round picks.

Next. Miami fourth in 247 Sports 2023 ACC Power Rankings. dark

Greg Biggins of 247 Sports interviewed Four-Star OL Isendre Ahfua about his recruitment. Ahfua told Biggins he has great relationships with Mario Cristobal and OL coach Alex Mirabal, that he is comfortable with them and believes they can turn Miami around. Ahfua also likes Cristobal’s history of developing OL.