The 2013 recruiting class has been a roller coaster ride for the Miami Hurricanes fans.
Jamal Carter at his announcement in July.
There's been the pending NCAA investigation looming over the program that many had hoped would be resolved before today to help ease the questions from recruits of the potential sanctions.
Then there's been a total of seven decommits in the class, which has led to disappointment.
On the positive side, Miami secured quarterback Kevin Olsen, an Under Armour All-American and the younger brother of former Hurricane Greg Olsen, now with the Carolina Panthers. Then, UM signed the nation's top ranked junior college tight end prospect in Beau Sandland, who should contribute right away.
The Miami coaching staff, which added well-known recruiters James Coley and Mario Cristobal to the staff last month, has an opportunity to finish strong as Miami is in on a number of prospects who will be announcing their decision today.
The UM fan base is hoping to hear better news today than earlier this week when the nation's top-rated running back, Alex Collins, spurned Miami and picked Arkansas. Then, defensive tackle Terell Brooks picked Baylor.
Al Golden's staff is looking to receive signatures from top-rated prospects Matthew Thomas and Denver Kirkland out of Booker T. Washington, defensive tackles Jay-nard Bostwick and Keith Bryant, wide receiver Stacy Coley, running back Gus Edwards, and cornerback Rashard Robinson.
Also, don't be shocked to see a few surprises. That's what makes Signing Day a gut-wrenching, exciting day. It's why many fans call in sick to work to watch the day's events unfold by the minute.
Of course, it's only fitting that the roller coaster ride continues for one more day.
Who will be the first prospect to officially sign his letter of intent to Miami? Guess the player and the time. The winner will receive six months to InsideTheU for free.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
It's hard to keep track of when everyone's signing day ceremony is schedule. But don't worry, we have you covered!
Here is a list of live updates at announcements:
As soon as a recruit has faxed his signed letter of intent to the University of Miami to make it official, we will provide you with the updates.
In addition to being on location at a number of signing day ceremonies, we will have articles on a number of other recruits immediately after their letter of intent is official.
RB Gus Edwards -- Miami Lands RB Gus Edwards
QB Kevin Olsen -- QB Commit Olsen Ready To Be A Cane
OL Alex Gall -- OL Alex Gall Inks with Miami Hurricanes
CB Artie Burns -- Burns Reaches Recruiting Finishline
S Jamal Carter -- Jamal Carter: "UM is the Place for Me"
DE Alquadin Muhammad -- DE Muhammad Signs With Miami
RB Ray Lewis III -- Ray Lewis III: UM a Special Place
DT Ufomba Kamalu -- DT Kamalu Signs with Miami
LB Devante Bond - Bond: UM Signing a Dream Come True
WR Stacy Coley - Canes Land WR Stacy Coley
LB Jermaine Grace - LB Grace Picks Miami on Signing Day
CHECK OUR PREDICTIONS
Early Monday morning, our staff offered their opinions on the destinations of 10 of UM’s top remaining targets.
Curious how we fared? Click here to view our predictions
Miami enters Signing Day ranked 27th in the team rankings and 5th in the ACC. As soon as players announce their decisions, the rankings will be updated.
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