Miami Hurricanes News: Big commitment day, Miami (Ohio) preparation

Sep 8, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 8, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes football program will where five-star defensive tackle David Stone and four-star safety Zaquan Patterson will commit to on Saturday. Analysis and preparation for Miami (Ohio) has started six days before the Hurricanes and Redhawks play at Hard Rock Stadium on Friday night.

Florida State is favored for a commitment from Patterson and Oklahoma leads for Stone. Miami has made a late push for both Patterson and Stone. The Hurricanes led for a commitment from Patterson for a significant portion of his recruitment. A commitment from Patterson or Stone would be huge for the Miami football program.

Multiple media outlets that cover Miami have turned their attention to the Miami (Ohio) game on Sunday. Brian Smith of All Hurricanes began his “EARLY Predictions: Miami Hurricanes vs Miami RedHawks.” Smith made one prediction on offense, two on defense and the final one about team chemistry. National Recruiting Analyst John Garcia Jr. and Charles Fishbein of (Rivals FSU site) asked “Fact or Fiction: Five-star Zaquan Patterson is a Florida State lock.” Rivals listed Patterson as a five-star prospect. Fishbein and Garcia concluded Patterson is as close to a lock to FSU as possible in recruiting.

The USA Today Sportsbook Wire examined the

“Miami (FL) vs. Miami (OH) football odds, tips and betting trends.”

Sportsbook Wire listed recent betting splits, last season’s leaders for both teams and how to watch the game. FanDuel lists Miami as a

17.5-point favorite

over Miami (Ohio) in the opener with the total set at 46.5.

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Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald examined “What we’re hearing on Hurricanes’ personnel on offense and who has looked good in practice.” Jackson reported information from a Miami offensive staffer. Running back and wide receiver are the two toughest positions to project playing time per the staffer, one week out.