Which Miami Hurricanes true Freshmen are most likely to start in 2018?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30: De'Andre Wilder /
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The Miami Hurricanes have the nation’s fifth-best recruiting class according to the 247Sports composite. Several of the incoming Freshmen should challenge for starting spots in 2018.

The incoming Miami Hurricanes Storm ’18 class is the best of the three that Mark Richt has signed at his alma mater. Several playmakers on offense and a stellar group of defensive backs have a chance to make an impact this fall.

Miami loses six starters, plus kicker Michael Badgley, running back Mark Walton, tight end Chris Herndon and several key reserves. That provides some opportunities for several incoming Freshmen to play in 2018.

The six starters Miami loses are wide receiver Braxton Berrios, offensive tackle K.C. McDermott, guard Trevor Darling, defensive tackles R.J. McIntosh and Kendrick Norton and defensive end Chad Thomas.

The competition at quarterback for incumbent Malik Rosier‘s starting position is going to be of interest to anyone that follows the Miami Hurricanes. Rosier struggled mightily down the stretch. Redshirt Freshman N’Kosi Perry and True Freshman Jarren Williams are both expected to compete for Rosier’s job.

The competition to replace Berrios is going to be fierce. Three to four freshmen should have a shot to compete to start with several returnees. Jeff Thomas had some big moments as a Freshman in 2017. Ahmmon Richards was a Freshman All-American at wide receiver in 2016.