Miami recruiting: All-American CB Josh Jobe has Miami visit in mind
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Josh Jobe gets Army All-American jersey, plans Miami visit
Josh Jobe has been away from Miami and on a new adventure in Cheshire, Conn., for a little more than a month. The 4-star cornerback transferred from Christopher Columbus High School to Cheshire Academy during August.
In about three months, though, the Hurricanes commit will have a chance to reunite with childhood friends he left behind in Miami. The senior will take the field in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January and he’ll have familiar faces sharing a sideline in San Antonio, Texas.
“I’m excited to play with my friends and just having fun,” Jobe told DieHards on Wednesday after he received his honorary Army All-American jersey. “That’s what it’s all about.”
— #ArmyBowl Tour (@SelectionTour) October 4, 2017
The All-American game in January could be a final chance for his potential future teammates to pitch him on the Hurricanes. Five Miami commits are slated to play in the game, including 4-star wide receiver Mark Pope of Miami Southridge High School, one specific name Jobe mentioned he was excited to play with.
The Hurricanes will have a couple more chances to pitch Jobe themselves, though, even as he considers both Alabama and Michigan. The 6-foot, 185-pound defensive back, who will also play wide receiver for Cheshire this fall, said he’s planning to be in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Nov. 11 when the No. 13 Hurricanes host No. 21 Notre Dame at Hard Rock Stadium. He’s not planning to take game visits to either of the other schools he’s considering, but will take official visits to all three.
And though he’s is far from home, Jobe is keeping in touch with Miami coaches. He was back in Florida earlier this month to attend a funeral and during his short trip he made time to have dinner with a couple Hurricane coaches in Coral Gables, Fla.
“It’s still great to get back with the coaches, see how they’re doing,” Jobe said. “They asked me how I’m doing. We just keep the bond together.”
Bond can’t be broken 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/D0Bh7AuV9w
— JJ (@JoshuaMJobe) September 22, 2017
His move to Connecticut doesn’t seem to be affecting his recruitment significantly beyond making it more difficult for Miami to get face time with one of its top targets. The adjustment to being away from home, Jobe said, hasn’t been a significant challenge.
He’s enjoying his time and the new experience.
“I feel comfortable up here. I love it up here,” Jobe said. “It’s really not hard. Once you get along with people up here, you feel comfortable.”
Help make Miami RB commit Cam’Ron Davis an All-American
The Hurricanes’ list of players competing in winter All-American games is long, and you can help make it longer. Cam’Ron Davis, a 4-star running back from Carol City Senior High School in Miami Gardens, is one of 32 players up for the final two spots in the Under Armour All-America Game.
The final spots will be determined through a series of head-to-head matchups in bracket format. Davis, who also plays outside linebacker for Carol City Senior, will have to make it through four rounds to reach the final two. First up: 3-star running back Fabian Franklin of Hattiesburg (Miss.) High School. Fans will have two weeks to vote during the first round and get Davis into the quarterfinals.
If Davis is chosen for one of the final two spots, the Hurricanes will have five players headed to Orlando for the Under Armour game with 4-star tight end Brevin Jordan, 4-star cornerback Al Blades Jr., and 4-star guards Cleveland Reed and Delone Scaife. Miami also has five commits playing in the Army Bowl, Jobe, Pope, 4-star defensive tackle Nesta Silvera, 4-star wide receiver Brian Hightower and 5-star running back Lorenzo Lingard.
2019 tackle Brandon Cunningham hard commit to Miami
Brandon Cunningham became one of Miami’s first Class of 2019 commits in July, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to waver from his commitment. The 3-star tackle told Rivals’ Chad Simmons he’s felling good about his pledge to the Hurricanes.
“I consider myself a pretty hard commitment to Miami,” Cunningham said. “I have felt great about my decision since I committed. I am looking forward to opening holes for Lorenzo Lingard right now.”
Cunningham is an important commitment considering the Hurricanes’ tackle situation. The 6-5, 270-pound junior is considered the the No. 36 tackle in his class by the 247Sports composite rankings and Miami got in early on a prospect with high upside. The Hurricanes were the first Power 5 program to offer Cunningham, who also plays tight end and defensive end for St. Martin High School in Ocean Springs, Miss. Miami may only wind up with one tackle in the current class, so the position could be a priority in 2019.
Interest will pick up for Cunningham at some point – LSU and Mississippi have both expressed interest – but first impressions last and the Hurricanes made a good one.
“I did not go there planning to commit to Miami,” Cunningham said. “It just hit me. After the Paradise Camp, I went up to talk to Coach [Mark] Richt and I told him I felt Miami is the school for me.
“I did not think I was going to commit on my first visit, but I had that feeling.”
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