Miami Football Recruiting Update – October 9, 2016

Miami football recruiting update for the week of Oct. 9, 2016.

Saturday night didn’t end the way Hurricanes fans wanted. Miami was surging late and had seized the momentum when Brad Kaaya hooked up with Stacy Coley for a touchdown, but the extra point was blocked, and Florida State won, 20-19.

Still, with all of that being said, recruits don’t really care who wins or loses. They simply want to see that a team is competitive and can make moves, and Mark Richt’s Hurricanes proved they can keep pace.

That didn’t have a big impact on 4-star athlete Christopher Henderson, who decommitted from Miami last week. Florida has been trying to flip him for some time now, and it appears as though he’ll end up with the Gators.

Miami is closing in on a commitment from 3-star safety Amari Carter, though. The No. 71 safety in the nation is scheduled to make a decision on Oct. 22, and the ‘Canes are expected to keep Carter close to home.

Four-star offensive tackle Kai-Leon Herbert, a Michigan commit, was in attendance at the Miami-FSU game. Both the Hurricanes and Gators are trying to flip him from the Wolverines. He was joined by a long list of recruits, including 4-star cornerback Latavious Brini, who decommitted from Georgia last week. Surprise, surprise, but Miami is also fighting off Florida for Brini’s commitment.

Miami also hosted a number of big-time 2018 prospects including 5-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr., 4-star running back Lorenzo Lingard and 4-star wide receiver Mark Pope.

Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

Miami Football Recruiting Update

Complete Class

  • No. 14 Overall Class
  • Total Commits: 18
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 7
  • 3-Star Commits: 11
  • 2-Star Commits: 1
  • Brian Polendey: 3-Star, No. 25 TE, Unranked Overall
  • Cade Weldon: 3-Star, No. 34 QB, Unranked Overall
  • Trajan Bandy: 4-Star, No. 20 S, No. 227 Overall
  • D.J. Johnson: 4-Star, No. 20 DE, No. 246 Overall
  • DeeJay Dallas: 4-Star, No. 24 ATH, No. 274 Overall
  • N’Kosi Perry: 4-Star, No. 17 QB, No. 241 Overall
  • Jonathan Ford: 4-Star, No. 13 DT, No. 203 Overall
  • Navaughn Donaldson: 4-Star, No. 25 OT, No. 300 Overall
  • Bradley Jennings Jr.: 3-Star, No. 61 OLB, Unranked Overall
  • Jonathan Garvin: 3-Star, No. 32 DE, Unranked Overall
  • Billy Gibson Jr.: 3-Star, No. 87 S, Unranked Overall
  • Brian Edwards: 3-Star, No. 35 S, Unranked Overall
  • Waymon Steed: 3-Star, No. 67 OLB, Unranked Overall
  • Robert Burns: 3-Star, No. 27 RB, Unranked Overall
  • Kevaughn Dingle: 3-Star, No. 89 WR, Unranked Overall
  • Zach Dykstra: 3-Star, No. 65 OT, Unranked Overall
  • Evidence Njoku: 3-Star, No. 97 WR, Unranked Overall
  • Zach Feagles: 2-Star Unranked Punter

Top Targets

  • Tedarrell Slaton: 5-Star, No. 2 OG, No. 30 Overall
  • De’Andre Wilder: 4-Star, No. 24 OLB, No. 280 Overall
  • Anthony Mcfarland: 4-Star, No. 5 RB, No. 38 Overall
  • Marcus Minor: 4-Star, No. 5 OG, No. 130 Overall
  • Amari Carter: 3-Star, No. 71 S, Unranked Overall

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Tweet Of The Week


Four-star athlete DeeJay Dallas was motivated to join the Hurricanes after their loss to rival FSU.

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