The Hurricanes finished their fifth week of spring ball with a light practice before their second spring scrimmage on April 5 in Naples, Fla.
The Hurricanes' first scrimmage was somewhat successful considering poor weather conditions. Kicker Matt Goudis made three field goals, including a 49-yarder.
Here is the Hurricanes' stock report before the scrimmage tonight.
Rayshawn Jenkins isn't wearing a black jersey (reserved for starters) but has thoroughly impressed the coaching staff so far this spring. As reported by the Miami Herald, Jenkins is a “Very gifted raw talent,” UM coach Al Golden said of Jenkins. “He’s an explosive player that can play big.”
The key word in that quote is "raw." Jenkins, just a sophomore, is raw and needs work to steal the starting position from Deon Bush or Alonzo Highsmith this season at safety, but don't think for one second that he doesn't have the skills to do so.
From what I have seen of Jenkins last year and this spring, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain. I honestly see this kid getting more than the two starts that he got last year.
Defensive end (ex-tight end) Dyron Dye was injured in the Canes' spring scrimmage on March 23 and Golden was worried that the injury could be season-ending.
According to the Herald, Dye had surgery to repair his right Achilles tendon and is out indefinitely. That is a major blow to a defensive line that still has questions heading into the season.
Although Malcolm Lewis has yet to play a single down in this season's spring session, his recovery from a horrific ankle injury is well ahead of schedule.
Lewis has been lifting weights and getting his ankle ready for fall practice. According to the Miami Herald, Lewis should be cleared for full contact next month.
Considering the fact that he is able to recover so quickly only proves how athletic and impressive he may become this summer.
I know it's really not a big surprise but senior quarterback Stephen Morris has impressed after a slow start in the first scrimmage. Ex-Hurricane quarterback Bernie Kosar has stated that he is extremely impressed over the maturity that Morris has shown this spring.
Along with a tremendous arm, more experienced receivers and a plethora of talent on the offensive line, Morris has every chance of having a Heisman-type season this year.