The University of Miami Hurricanes football team has had a season-and-a-half for the ages. This past season, they were racked at the beginning of the year with the Nevin Shapiro mess, and they lost several key contributors for varying amounts of time.
Jacory Harris, Ray-Ray Armstrong and Olivier Vernon were just three key names that were missing from several of Miami's close losses last season.
The majority of the highly ranked class of 2008 has departed, along with some other high-profile names such as Tommy Streeter and Marcus Forston who have foresaken their senior seasons to follow the lure of the NFL.
With the still-ominious cloud of the NCAA hanging over them, Miami has still recruited to start re-tooling to finally make some noise in not only the ACC, but the national title picture for 2012.
After a 6-6 season and foregoing a bowl invitation as part of a self-imposed penalty, the Hurricanes have an astounding 31 commitments in the Class of 2012 so far with national signing day coming on February 1st.
Here are the top five commitments that make up the centerpiece of the Hurricanes' class of 2012: