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08:12 AM ET 07.11 | Two Miami recruits have become recruiters themselves. [Duke Johnson and Keith Brown] convinced Homestead linebacker James Burgess Jr. (6-foot-1, 208) and receiver Herb Waters (6-0, 177) to call UM coaches and pledge to Al Golden's 2012 recruiting class. The four players spent the past five days together in Beaverton, Ore., as part of Nike's newest training competition, The Opening. ... "We got two so far, but we ain't done yet," said Johnson, a 5-9, 175-pound scatback considered one of the country's Top 150 high school seniors according to ESPN. "We're very close to getting tight end [and USF commitment] Sean Price [North Marion, Fla]. [Miami Columbus safety and ESPN Top 150 recruit] Deon [Bush] too."

The Miami Herald

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July 11, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Every year, the same story. Just change the names and the school.

July 11, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Just win...

Recruiting will take care of itself.

July 11, 2011  08:33 AM ET

The perpetual Miami story - "We're gonna be badass, watch out!"

July 11, 2011  08:36 AM ET

Don't all "team" players do this? Only the selfish ones that are afraid of the competition wouldn't want to play with other good players.

July 11, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The perpetual Miami story - "We're gonna be badass, watch out!"

But they're the U. ;

July 11, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The perpetual Miami story - "We're gonna be badass, watch out!"

They belong in the SEC.

July 11, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Might change their minds, after a newly coached Buckeyes team is dismissed as beat already, comes in and kicks their butts! GO BUCKS!!!

July 11, 2011  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They belong in the SEC.

The SEC backs it up. The U not so much since 02

July 11, 2011  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They belong in the SEC.

Did Mike Slive pick on you as a child? You always beat the SEC chest-thumpers to punch.

July 11, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Did Mike Slive pick on you as a child? You always beat the SEC chest-thumpers to punch.

Just trying to get 'em going early.

BTW Slive is my hero. Mack and Stoops should take up a collection and bribe him to be our commissioner.

July 11, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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Just trying to get 'em going early.BTW Slive is my hero. Mack and Stoops should take up a collection and bribe him to be our commissioner.

My Sarcasm meter is going crazy. Does it need a tune up?

July 11, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Just win... Recruiting will take care of itself.

That's been my recruiting motto with UTK for the last few years for the orange wearers who can't see why we aren't getting all the 5*'s we're after.

July 11, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

My Sarcasm meter is going crazy. Does it need a tune up?

No LOL!

July 11, 2011  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That's been my recruiting motto with UTK for the last few years for the orange wearers who can't see why we aren't getting all the 5*'s we're after.

It makes those recruiting visits far more effective, doesn't it?

July 11, 2011  09:29 AM ET
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The SEC backs it up. The U not so much since 02

At least one or two teams in the SEC "back it up".

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July 11, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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At least one or two teams in the SEC "back it up".

well UTK's thing nowadays is to lose all their real OOC games so that other conferences don't feel completely helpless. It's community service for that Prius incident a few years back.

 
July 11, 2011  09:45 AM ET
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At least one or two teams in the SEC "back it up".

4 different SEC schools have one a NC since anyone else did it last......I would say more than 1 or 2 back it up.

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