Miami Football Recruiting Update – October 23, 2016

Miami football recruiting update for the week of Oct. 23, 2016.

After starting out 4-0, the Hurricanes have stalled and lost their last three games. Luckily for Mark Richt and his staff, that hasn’t seemed to affect their 2017 recruiting class too much.

Miami is still ranked No. 13 after adding another commitment Saturday night. Three-star prospect Amari Carter, the nation’s No. 59 safety and the No. 7 safety in the state of Florida, committed to the Hurricanes over Notre Dame.

Safeties coach Ephraim Banda played a huge role in landing Carter, and he’s playing a big role in the recruitment of 4-star cornerback Latavious Brini, too. Banda paid the former Georgia commit a visit this past weekend, and it seems as though Miami is going to edge out both the Bulldogs and the Florida Gators for Brini’s commitment.

Speaking of the Gators, they’re still trying to flip 4-star offensive tackle Navaughn Donaldson from the ‘Canes, but there’s been no such luck so far. It seems as though the signs are pointing toward Donaldson staying true to his Miami commitment.

Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

Miami Football Recruiting Update

Complete Class

  • No. 13 Overall Class
  • Total Commits: 20
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 6
  • 3-Star Commits: 12
  • 2-Star Commits: 1
  • Unranked 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
  • Zalontae Hillery: Unranked Offensive Tackle

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
  • Latavious Brini: 4-Star, No. 21 CB, No. 233 Overall

Tweet Of The Week

Three-star safety Amari Carter announces his commitment to Miami.

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