Manny Diaz: UM’s 2020 commits have an inherent love for ‘The U’.

According to head coach Manny Diaz, Miami’s 2020 recruiting class can’t enroll soon enough.
Diaz believes the current class of UM commits is not only full of talent, it also is full of players that embody the spirit he is looking for at UM.
Diaz wants a roster of players who have a love for the University of Miami.
“We think we have a really special 2020 class,” Diaz said on this week’s edition of Hurricane Hotline. “I understand that every coach would say that, but with some of the ups and downs and the adversity that we have faced on the field this year, and the natural negativity that will surround our performances, the guys in the class have held together and remained strong.”
Diaz believes this 2020 class is committed to helping get UM’s program turned around. 
“They are all in a group chat together,” Diaz said. “The chatter after the FIU game on Saturday was more positive than ever. It was about how we are going to come in and we are going to fix this. These are guys that want to be together at the University of Miami. What we know about our team is the guys that are special for our team have that inherent love for The U and what it means to be a Miami Hurricane. This class kind of embodies that.”
Diaz shared an example of a current Hurricane that embodies the spirit he is looking for.
“They don’t always have to be local,” Diaz said. “DeeJay Dallas bleeds Orange and Green. Those type of guys will be your hardest workers and be as motivated as they can be to go out there and play.”
The Hurricanes currently own the No. 17 recruiting class in the country, according to 247Sports.
UM has 19 players committed in a class that features eight four-star players.
Diaz expects a majority of the commits to enroll early at Miami.
“About three-quarter of them are going to be mid-year enrollees,” Diaz said. “We have a chance to stack them on the 2019 class, who we have been able to redshirt the majority of them, which we haven’t been able to do in a long time. David Feeley is running our developmental program with them and turning them into something special. Now at the turn of the year to add 14 or 16 mid-year enrollees, that is how you transform your roster.”
Miami accepted a commitment from four-star receiver Daz Worsham last Friday. UM has had a string of 2021 prospects decommit following the loss to FIU and on Wednesday, linebacker AJ Mathis decommitted from his Miami pledge.
Diaz, however, hinted that two more commitments could be coming soon.
“We have had three kids commit to us in the last five or six days and those will be announced publicly pretty soon,” Diaz said. “There are a couple young ones that have decommitted, but that is par for the course because it is hard to keep guys committed for 2.5 years.”
Diaz is searching for leadership and work ethic traits in this class that will help boost the overall culture of the program.
“We have always said that this program is going to be built on the backs of true Canes and that is what we are trying to identify in recruiting and find those guys that have a sense in pride of what it means to wear that helmet and it is going to be exciting to add a bunch of those guys in January,” Diaz said.
“If you are just selling yourself as a NFL factory where you just put in your three years and go, then there is no identity to try and make this place better. If you believe in something bigger than yourself—that is what you want. If guys want to be a part of the solution here at Miami, then their individual careers will benefit.”