Miami Football Scandal: What Does Recent Wavering of Recruits Mean for 'Canes?

Stephen UrbaniakCorrespondent IMarch 30, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 25:  Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden looks on during a game against the Boston College Eagles at Sun Life Stadium on November 25, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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This has got to be an uneasy feeling for Al Golden and the Miami Hurricanes.

After the recent news breaks of highly-touted recruits such as Jayron Kearse becoming "unsure" commits, the Hurricanes have to be wondering what they have to do in order to keep recruits on board.

With the looming shadow of the NCAA inching ever closer, Golden and his staff must be patient and remain vigilant and ride out the wave so they can finally move past the firestorm that has raged across Coral Gables, Fla. since last August. 

Recruits are going to get a little uneasy at the first sight of uncertainty within the program and want to keep their options open.

A lot of experts have been impressed with the amount of recruits that Miami has been able to snag and bring aboard for the class of 2012, but starting in 2013, the outlook is a lot less optimistic at the moment. 

It has been confirmed that only four recruits have committed to Miami for 2013, so Golden will have his work cut out for him if he wants to try to have any shot at repeating his successes this past year.

Recruits and parents are often scared away with the magnitude of uncertainty surrounding a high-profile program.

If the penalties handed down at Ohio State and North Carolina are any indication then the Hurricanes may not be such an attractive option in the next few years and Al Golden will learn a new meaning of the word "patience."