Several Miami Hurricanes move on composite recruiting list


Several of the Miami Hurricanes recruits were among the biggest risers and fallers on the 247Sports Composite final recruiting list for 2018. Some moved up and others moved down on the amalgamation of the top recruiting lists nationally.

Five Miami Hurricanes signees and recruits are featured on the extensive list by 247Sports. Miami moved up to fifth after having previously been ranked sixth in the rankings. Mark Richt and his staff are still out there searching for players to add in the traditionally signing period next month.

Three Miami Hurricanes moved up and two moved down in 247Sports Final rankings. Defensive tackle Nesta Silvera who has committed to Miami but yet to sign a letter of intent, Quarterback Jarren Williams and offensive lineman Delone Scaife were among the risers on the 247Sports list. Cornerback Al Blades and safety Gurvan Hall were among the players who fell in the rankings.

Silvera was one of the biggest movers in the rankings. He moved from 109th to 54th from the penultimate to the final rankings. He is a four-star recruit from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida. Silvera is the second highest ranked defensive tackle in the Class of 2018 and 11th ranked player in Florida.

Williams was a late commitment just before the early signing period in December. He had originally committed to Kentucky.

The quarterback is expected to compete with incumbent Malik Rosier and redshirt Freshman N’Kosi Perry to be the starter this fall. Williams and Perry are considering more skilled than Rosier. The rising redshirt Senior has a lot more experience.

Williams moved up from 103rd to 77th in 247’s final composite. He is listed as the fifth best pro-style quarterback and tenth best player in Georgia in the Class of 2018. Perry is a dual-threat quarterback. Don’t let the pro-style ranking fool you. Williams is still able to move and an adept runner.

Scaife played exceptionally well last Summer at the Nike football camp the Opening. He moved 194th overall to 148th. Scaife is a four-star offensive lineman from Miami Southridge high school. He is ranked by 247Sports as the fifth-best guard in the class and 25th best player in Florida.

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  • Blades is likely to be one of Miami’s most popular players as the son of former Hurricanes great Al Blades. He’s also the nephew of former Miami stars Bennie and Brian Blades. Al Junior dropped for 83rd to 97th in the rankings.

    Blades is a four-star player who is ranked as the 22nd best cornerback and 31st best player in Florida. He should have a good chance to earn playing time as a Freshman. The Hurricanes depth was depleted at cornerback with the losses of Dee Delaney and Malek Young.

    Like Scaife, Williams and Blades, Hall signed a Letter of Intent in December during the early signing period. He dropped from 150th to 184th overall in the rankings. He is ranked the 15th best safety in the Class of 2018 and the 15th best safety in the class.

    This is one of Miami’s best classes in years, certainly the best of the three under Head Coach Mark Richt. Richt and his staff are continuing to build up the depth on the roster that was not there when they took over.

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    Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz has to be pleased with what the Hurricanes are bringing in in the secondary. Offensive line coach Stacy Searles is likely pleased with the new players he will have to work with as well.