Sunday, July 19, 2009

Buxton commits...Gore turned down?

The Canes landed another commit today in Pahokee DB Raheam Buxton. Sources say that Buxton committed to coaches July 13th, but wanted to keep it secret until today. Although some may say he might be a reach, Buxton seems to have the skills to be a productive player in college. Buxton's stands at 6'0 180 lbs and projects at either safety or cornerback. What will determine that is his speed. If he can get that forty time down to a 4.5 he could very well be a solid corner. Buxton is an early entry as he will be graduating early and enrolling in the spring semester. He chose Miami over Southern Miss and Central Michigan. Buxton has a family connection to UM as well. Former RB James Jackson is Buxton's cousin, so that also was a slight factor in his decision.

In other news; I wont go to deep into it, but in a nutshell, Columbus Running Back and cousin of former Hurricane Frank Gore, Jakahri Gore was apparently turned down yesterday as he was ready to make his commitment to the Canes. Some stories speculate that he never really tried to commit and others say he was told to give the coaching staff a couple of days to see if they can make some room for him. Apparently they were full and were not taking anymore backs. I think its they believe they have bigger fish to fry and have some Running Backs rated higher than him and didn't want to "waste" the schollie on him. Others say he has had an offer since September 2008, when coaches were first allowed to offer Juniors. We will keep you posted to see what the outcome is with this.


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