Miami football could lose 4-Star LB commit Anthony Solomon

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Four-Star linebacker Anthony Solomon who committed to the Miami football program in April is reevaluating his decision. Solomon is now also looking at Michigan and will take official visits to Ann Arbor and Coral Gables before making a decision.

Several media outlets reported that Solomon is also considering the Maize and Blue as opposed to honoring his commitment to the Miami football program. USA Today’s Michigan website Wolverines Wire recently reported that Solomon pulled mention of his commitment to Miami from his social media pages.

Solomon’s Twitter and Instagram pages both state that he is “(Committed to The University of.)”. He does however still have his Tweet when he committed to Miami pinned at the top of his account.

Solomon has never officially de-committed from Miami. He is still listed as committed to the Miami football program on his 247Sports profile. The 247 Crystal Ball has five out of their six prognosticators project Solomon to sign with Michigan.

Losing Solomon would be a big blow to Miami’s Surge ’19 recruiting class. Solomon’s high school teammates at St. Thomas Aquinas four-star linebacker Avery Huff and three-star defensive end Jason Munoz are also part of Miami’s 2019 class.

Wolverines Wire reported that Solomon is taking his official visits with the Miami football program December 7 and Michigan a week later. He is expected to make a decision shortly thereafter.

Solomon was quoted by Wolverines Wire that playing for a big school is the reason he is considering Michigan. It’s not known if he was referring to the stature of the football program or the enrollment.

"“Playing for such a big school like Michigan would be an honor…I have a really good relationship with the coaches. Ann Arbor is an amazing place…I would like to see if I am comfortable with the players and the community of each campus…For me, I feel like no matter what I choose it is a win-win for me.”"

The 247Sports Composite has Solomon ranked as the 196th player overall in the Class of 2019, the 11th best outside linebacker and the 29th best player in Florida. As the Surge ’19 Class sits now Solomon is the third highest ranked player for Miami.

Four-star commits, wide receiver Jeremiah Payton who is the nation’s 74th ranked player and safety Keontra Smith who flipped to Miami from Kentucky is 183rd. Huff is 217th overall, 12th at outside linebacker and 29th in Florida.

Miami does have a backup plan if Solomon decided to wear the Maize and Blue.

The Hurricanes are still recruiting three-star linebacker James Gordon of Plant City. 

Gordon is currently committed to Minnesota. Another St. Thomas player, three-star Jahmar Brown who is currently committed to South Carolina could also be in Miami’s plans.

This is a critical recruiting class for the Hurricanes to sign linebackers. Miami will lose their three-year trio of starting linebackers Shaq Quarterman, Michael Pinckney and Zach McCloud either this year or next.

The speculation has been that Pinckney and Quarterman will consider leaving for the NFL while McCloud will almost definitely return. Miami also three-star linebacker Samuel Brooks from Miami Northwestern committed to Surge ’19.

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Losing Solomon would be a blow to a recruiting Class that has been plummeting over the last few months. Once in the top ten, Surge ’19 is now the nation’s 25th ranked Class. Miami has the fourth-ranked Class in the ACC. If Solomon flips to Michigan that would drop Surge ’19 to 27th nationally behind Purdue and Wisconsin.