Miami football in top 5 for 4-star WR Bralon Brown, recruitment still open

On Saturday 2021 four-star wide receiver Bralon Brown announced the Miami football program as one of the top five schools he is considering. On Sunday Brown followed that up with a tweet stating his recruitment is still “1000 percent open.”

The decisions by four-star wide receiver Bralon Brown over the weekend to announce the Miami football program in his top five schools and follow that up on Sunday by stating his recruitment is 1000 percent open were made without explanation. The Top five seems pretty straight forward.

The top five Brown announced is not a definitive list, more like the favorites to sign him. Is Brown’s recruitment open to schools beyond his top five? The top five that Brown posted on Saturday is nearly identical to that of four-star WR Marcus Burke who named his top five on Sunday.

The top five for Brown are Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Mississippi and Penn State. The only difference for Burke is he has Florida in his top five instead of Mississippi. Brown is the 195th ranked player, 35th ranked WR and 25th ranked player in Florida out of Chaminade-Madonna High School in Hollywood.

Four current Miami football players prepped at Chaminade-Madonna. Miami has not received a commitment from any WRs in the Class of 2021. The Hurricanes did sign four WRs in the Category ’20 class. All four freshmen were early enrollees in January.

The three freshmen WRs who are healthy were reportedly performing well during the first week of spring practice before it was halted. Brown reportedly has interest from a couple of dozen schools according to his 247Sports profile. All of those programs with the exception of Central Florida are Power Five schools.

Miami has offered 39 WRs in the 2021 class. Twenty-six of the 39 receivers are ranked four or five stars. Recruiting is going to be a challenge in the 2021 class. All on-campus visits have been shut down until at least April 15. Brown has already visited Florida according to Andrew Ivins of Inside the U.

Brown’s recruitment on 247Sports seems to match his own assessment that his “recruitment still 1000 percent open.” It remains to be seen if the summer camps like the Miami football program hosting Paradise Camp will be held this year. Paradise Camp has generally placed more importance on the rising juniors than seniors.

Next: Miami top 5, has uphill battle to sign 4-star WR Burke

With recruiting at the least severely limited this spring those camps will take on added importance this summer. In addition to becoming primarily recruiting showcases for underclassmen, the 2021 seniors will take on added importance this summer with spring recruiting in a state of uncertainty.

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