Miami football recruiting: too early to be concerned after losing out on 2020 WR

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It’s too early to push the panic button at wide receiver for the Miami football program’s 2020 recruiting class after four-star WR Marcus Rosemy from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale committed to Georgia on Thursday morning.

Marcus Rosemy’s commitment to Georgia is the latest wide receiver in the class of 2020 that the Miami football program did not receive a commitment from. Former Hurricanes commit Bryan Robinson reopened his recruitment earlier this month. Miami has a deep group at WR in the sophomore class this fall.

Rosemy is one of the most coveted wide receivers in the Class of 2020. The 6’2,197 pound Rosemy has excellent size to compete at the next level. Rosemy told the Sun Sentinel Georgia had unanimous positives when assessing which school he wanted to attend.

Rosemy told the Sun Sentinel he and his parents made the decision that he would attend Georgia on Wednesday night. Canes Warning examined the Miami WR commits for 2020 after Robinson chose to reopen his recruitment. It’s far too early to be concerned about the Hurricanes WR corps in the Class of 2020.

Miami has four-star WR Marcus Fleming and three-star athlete Xavier Restrepo who is projected as a slot receiver with the Hurricanes, committed to their 2020 recruiting class. Wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield and the Miami recruiting class are still working on several other WRs for 2020.

Canes Warning examined on possibility last week. “Four-star wide receiver Xzavier Henderson from Columbus high school in Miami is warm on the Hurricanes according to 247Sports.Com. He is listed as a 70 percent chance to Clemson according to 247’s crystal ball. Andrew Ivins from Inside the U projects Henderson to sign with Clemson.”

Rosemy told Adam Lichtenstein of the Sun-Sentinel what tilted his decision towards Georgia.

"“It was really difficult, but last night, me and my parents, we sat down and we talked about it. We went through the pros and the cons, and Georgia was all pros. It was the best one for me. I just really liked everything about Georgia, I just feel like it was the best fit for me. They have a great family atmosphere.It has everything I’m looking for. I just felt at home. It was very important because now I feel really focused on the upcoming season. I’m really focused on my team instead of focusing on the recruiting process, which was kind of stressful.”"

Miami partially lost out because Rosemy felt that the best competition is in the SEC. With Bulldogs being in the SEC East that’s debatable other than playing Florida every year. The Bulldogs will not face Alabama during his projected time in Athens unless they meet in the SEC Championship game.

The irony is that if Rosemy stays five seasons at Georgia they open against the ACC’s best program Clemson in 2024. A lot can change between now and then. It’s impossible to argue that the SEC is currently significantly better than Miami’s competition in the ACC Coastal. Rosemy told the Sun Sentinel:

"“It’s going to be incredible because I’m going up against the best competition possible. That’s really a great chance to polish my skills and to get better.”"

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Georgia’s recent history of great wide receivers also played a role in his decision to play for Kirby Smart. A.J. Green is the most notable. The irony is that Green played in Athens for former Miami head coach Mark Richt who retired in December.

"“I just want to be the next one (great wide receiver). I’m looking forward to being the best player I can be and trying to win a national championship.”"

The WR corps for the Miami football program will be evolving after the 2019 season. Graduate transfer K.J. Osborn comes to Miami from Buffalo for only the 2019 season. Osborn is the only WR on the Miami roster who will exhaust his eligibility following this season. Rising Junior WR Jeff Thomas will likely enter the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Mike Harley who was a part of the 2017 Miami recruiting class with Thomas will likely return for his senior season in 2020. Barring a transfer Miami will also have rising 2019 sophomores Brian Hightower, Dee Wiggins and Mark Pope in 2020. Freshman Jeremiah Payton was impressive this spring.