Some promising news coming out of what was a very secretive scrimmage on Saturday. Leonard Hankerson continues to impress. First play of the scrimmage on the wet rainy field was a 70 yard touchdown pass from Jacory Harris to Hankerson. Seems like Hank took a short pass, shook off a defender and beat everyone to the end zone. Hankerson once again scored on a 20 yard pass play. Apparently he had a chance of scoring a third touchdown, but dropped the ball in the end zone. I wouldn't worry too much about the drop, but I don't think they will give him a long leash, considering how well all the other wideouts are performing. Other players to standout and score touchdowns were Tommy Streeter on a long pass from freshman A.J. Highsmith and a short scramble into the end zone by Taylor Cook. The rb's did not score today, but made some nice plays. Javarris James had the longest run of the scrimmage and Lamar Miller looked sharp with some nice runs as well.
Offense wasn't the only side making plays. The defense had 5 turnovers, 3 of the interception variety and 2 fumbles. Interceptions were made by Randy Phillips, Chavez Grant and Jared Campbell. Freshman DE Dyron Dye had one of the 2 fumbles created by the defense.
Other defensive players who stood out in Saturdays scrimmage were Jordan Futch, Sean Spence, Allen Bailey, Ryan Hill and Vaughn Telemaque.
In recruiting news, we had commented a bit ago about LB Tyrone Cornelius and his decision to make an announcement as to where he was deciding on playing his college ball, but that never happened. Cornelius had decided to weigh his options and really think it through. He finally made his decision and chose the Canes yesterday. He chose Miami over Georgia Tech, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Canes are recruiting Cornelius as an OLB, but at approximately 6'0 189 lbs, he could make the switch to S. We are very happy to have a player of his caliber on board. Welcome to the U TyCo!!!
I won't go into too much detail as the story is still a bit sketchy. Adewale Ojomo is in jeopardy of missing the entire season with a broken jaw. Ojomo suffered injury with what is rumored to be an off the field incident in the locker room. At first Coach Shannon mentioned that he was "horsing around" in the locker room, but it was no big deal. Of course, what else could we expect to hear from Shannon. It later came out that Ojomo might have been sucker punched and broke his jaw in 2 places. Rumor has it, that it was done by a relatively new walk-on. Ojomo had surgery today and has his jaw wired shut for 5 weeks. We wont go into more detail than that, because we do not have clear cut information and we do not want to speculate any further.
Other injury news...Graig Cooper is in a boot to protect what seems to be a slight ankle sprain. He is day to day and should be ready for the September 7th showdown with the Noles. Olivier Vernon also has a slight ankle sprain, but is already starting to practice again.
Only 19 days away till opening day ladies and gentlemen. We will continue to give you more info in the coming days. We will also be letting everyone know where we will be hosting a watch party for the FSU-Miami game for those who will not be making the trip to Tally this yr. Stay tuned, We can't wait!!!!