Mailbag: loaded with Miami questions 

August, 19, 2011
Not surprisingly the inbox has been blowing up over the last few days, so it's time for a mailbag.

Hello Corey. How much do you think this scandal at Miami will hurt the Hurricanes with their current recruiting class and their main targets like Tracy Howard (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) and Deon Bush (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus)?
Several readers (mostly from the Miami area)

As I wrote yesterday, Miami survived that 48-hour early storm where just one or two major decommitments could have set off a small firestorm of activity. But as for any future recruits, I don't see it happening until the NCAA makes a ruling, which I would expect to happen at some point this season. Even though I don't believe Miami will get the death penalty, the punishments could be severe -- much worse than what USC received -- and until that gets cleared I just don't see any of Miami's major targets making a commitment to Miami.

Corey Long

Reporter, RecruitingNation