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Richt’s recruits already paying dividends

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Miami head coach Mark Richt speaks into his headset during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Call it a semifinal Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference, with Miami and Virginia Tech meeting in a key Coastal Division matchup and Clemson visiting North Carolina State in a marquee Atlantic Division game. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

There were many reasons for Canes fans to be excited when Mark Richt was hired as the head coach two years ago. He’s UM Alum, he knows the area and understands the culture. But one of the big reasons included his talent for recruiting. Especially in south Florida. And his recruits are already paying off.

When you watch Miami this season, you may have heard names like Jeff Thomas, Trajan Bandy, or DeeJay Dallas. Those are three of the star Freshmen this season that Richt directly recruited last year.

Bandy was the Cornerback sprinting down the sideline for a pick six this past Saturday against Notre Dame. DeeJay Dallas was that running back you saw running the wildcat offense and scoring two touchdowns. While Jeff Thomas has already shown his ability earlier in the season with blazing speed at Wideout and touchdowns against UNC and Syracuse.

Make no mistake about it, these recruits will continue to have an impact on the Canes this season and in future seasons to come. Plus, there will be names I haven’t even mentioned such as N’kosi Perry. The true Freshman QB who has been compared to Lamar Jackson and Michael Vick.

Richt knows a thing or two about how to bring in the best talent around, and it’s already starting to show.

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