UM football staffers not only are confident they will lure QB Robert Marve, but they're also optimistic about Homestead DB Joseph Nicolas (a Rutgers oral commitment) and Miami Monsignor Pace DB/WR DeMarcus VanDyke (a Gators oral commitment). . . . Miami Northwestern High coach Roland Smith said RB Antwain Easterling, whom UM has stopped pursuing, is considering Rutgers, North Carolina and Southern Mississippi. . . .
-Ex-UM LB Willie Williams, working with a personal trainer in Miami Beach, has told people he will sign with Louisville. . . . UM receiver Ryan Hill, who might shift back to cornerback, won't be allowed to join UM's baseball team because ''coach [ Randy] Shannon felt he needed to work more on academics,'' baseball coach Jim Morris said