NCF On The Trail: Miami football

Canes gain three-star QB, local DB

June, 27, 2013
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Malik Rosier (Mobile, Ala./Faith Academy) and Ryan Mayes (Miami/Northwestern) have become commitments 17 and 18 for Miami's 2014 class, according to multiple reports.

Rosier is a 6-foot-1, 197-pound three-star quarterback. Arkansas State, Furman, Louisiana-Lafayette, Middle Tennessee, Northern Illinois, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky were his other scholarship offers. Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Duke, Kentucky and South Carolina expressed interest.

"I really like Miami, and my mom really likes Miami," he told the Press-Register. "We kind of sat down and she said, 'If you like them, what is really the point in waiting any longer?' That made sense to me so I went ahead and committed."

Last fall, Rosier completed 169 of 305 attempts for 2,238 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 1,002 yards and 12 more scores.

This spring, he displayed impressive athleticism at a Nike event, including an electronically-timed 4.69 40-yard dash, 4.54 20-yard shuttle, 33.4-inch vertical, 37-foot power throw and 81.57 SPARQ.

He's also Faith Academy's catcher on the baseball team, where he hit over .400 as a junior and has received interest from SEC and ACC programs.

The 6-foot-1, 183-pound Mayes selected the Hurricanes over a scholarship offer from Syracuse. He joins high school teammate Michael Smith, a three-star outside linebacker on the Miami's commit list.

Seven 2014 prospects have announced for Miami since Friday.

First offer is in for 2015 QB Ricky Town 

October, 14, 2012
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It was only a matter of time before sophomore quarterback Ricky Town (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure) earned his first scholarship offer. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound athlete stepped into the starting role and has the Seraphs off to a 6-1 start this year, with plenty of production coming from the quarterback position.

On Sunday, capping a trip to Miami, that first offer was presented by Hurricanes coach Al Golden.

"I think it's an honor that my first offer was from such a great program like Miami," Town said. "That's really cool to think about."
Junior running back Dalvin Cooke (Miami/Central) has made an early commitment to play for Clemson, according to multiple sources.

USC, Florida State, Florida, Louisville, LSU, Miami (Fla.) and South Carolina also extended scholarship offers to the 5-foot-11, 190-pound ball-carrier.

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