In a pair of tweets on Fathers Day, head coach Manny Diaz and defensive coordinator Blake Baker each very thinly sent out cryptic posts that three-star linebacker Corey Flagg could be committing soon.
There were multiple reports and hundreds more social media posts from the Miami football fanbase that Corey Flagg will be the newest player to commit to the 2020 Miami recruiting class.
Diaz began the speculation via Twitter at 1:05 eastern time with his trademark #tnm on a. virtual flag superimposed by the new Miami in cursive with the Miami skyline in the background.
— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) June 16, 2019
Baker followed up 14 minutes later and was more descriptive than his boss. The Miami defensive coordinator retweeted the Hurricanes’ head coach’s tweet and added: “raise the flag” with the hashtag #lbu referencing linebacker U.
— Blake Baker (@CoachBaker_UM) June 16, 2019
Reports from nearly every blog and media outlet that covers the Hurricanes followed. CaneSport, Andrew Ivins of Inside the U and David Wilson of the Miami Herald all posted their takes via twitter on how Flagg’s visit with Miami went this weekend and what the speculation is regarding him announcing his college choice this week.
Things seem to be going extremely well with Corey Flagg, for what it’s worth. https://t.co/W6k9CnjJsb
— David Wilson (@DBWilson2) June 16, 2019
Diaz created quite the stir as he usually does on Twitter. Baker and Wilson both retweeted Diaz’s and added their own commentary regarding what Flagg will announce this week. No coach understands social media and the impact it can have than Diaz, a former ESPN production assistant.
— Canes Warning (@CanesWarningFS) June 17, 2019
Flagg is undersized at 5’10 but a solid 233 pounds. He is the 836th ranked player, 33rd ranked inside linebacker and 114tj in Texas in the class of 2020. The Miami football program is desperate for linebacker entering the 2020 season.
The Hurricanes will lose their all senior linebacking Corps of Shaq Quarterman. Michael Pinckney and Zach McCloud after the 2019 season. Behind them and senior striker Romeo Finley the depth has a lot of injuries. Signing multiple linebackers in the 2020 and ’21 recruiting cycles is critical for the future of the Miami defense.