Five top level 2020 recruits Miami football can realistically sign

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148. player. 834. Scouting Report. (Miami) Norland. Issiah Walker. Pick Analysis. OT

The nation’s 148th ranked player, 17th ranked offensive tackle and 19th best player in Florida in the 2020 recruiting class recently de-committed from South Carolina. That is considered an epic sign for the Miami football program. The Hurricanes are now considered to be the front runner for the 6’4 309-pound Walker.

Walker initially committed to South Carolina in May 2018 before his de-commitment on July 2. The Miami Norland star used one of his five official visits to South Carolina in May. Walker has also taken several unofficial visits to Miami and has been to Central Florida, Florida and Florida State. Miami is pushing hard for the big LT.

If the Hurricanes can sign Walker that would give them a pair of tackles who can be the bookends in the future. Four-star LT Jalen Rivers committed to Miami in June. Rivers is the second-highest-rated commit to Miami for 2020. He is only ranked behind five-star running back Don Chaney Jr.

In addition to Walker’s three unofficial visits to Miami this year, Hurricanes offensive line coach Butch Barry and tight ends coach Stephen Field also visited Walker. Walker is clearly a priority for Miami in 2020. David Lake of Inside the U projects Walker as the top OT in South Florida in 2020.

Walker is viewed as a future starter on the offensive line in college because of what Lake described as his “tremendously quick feet and balance.” Upgrading the Miami offensive line is critical in future recruiting classes.