Key losses: RB Mike James, CB Brandon McGee
Oral commitments (8)
Devante Bond, LB, 6-3/230, Rocklin (Calif.) Sierra College
Artie Burns, DB, 6-0/183, Miami Northwestern
Jamal Carter, DB, 6-1/175, Miami Southridge
Alex Gall, OL, 6-5/295, Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller
Ufomba Kamalu, DE, 6-5/280, Eldorado (Kan.) Butler CC
Ray Lewis III, RB, 5-10/192, Lake Mary Prep
Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE, 6-4/225, Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep
Kevin Olsen, QB, 6-3/196, Wayne (N.J.) Wayne Hills
Early enrollees (5)
Standish Dobard, TE, 6-5/235, New Orleans Edna Carr
Alex Figueroa, DE, 6-4/215, Fork Union (Va.) Military Acad.
Hunter Knighton, DT, 6-6/265, Princeton (N.J.) Hun School
Sunny Odogwu, OT, 6-8/307, Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Acad.
Beau Sandland, TE, 6-6/260, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Pierce College
Hot prospects: The Hurricanes pulled a major coup Thursday with the hiring of former Florida State quarterbacks coach James Coley as offensive coordinator. Coley was a top recruiter for the Seminoles, and parts of Miami-Dade County were his recruiting area. Five-star LB Matthew Thomas of Miami Booker T. Washington is one of the players still considering Miami and FSU, and Coley was his lead recruiter. Coley's hiring is expected to majorly affect how the Hurricanes finish during the final week of the recruiting process. Miami also remains in the hunt for RB Alex Collins, WR Stacy Coley and WR Jordan Cunningham.
Antonya English, Times staff writer