Miami football named finalist for 4-star ATH Yulkeith Brown

The Miami football program has been named one of seven finalists and is one of four favorites to sign four-star Miami Central athlete Yulkeith Brown. The final determination could be whether Brown wants to play offense or defense in college.

Four-star athlete Yulkeith Brown named the Miami football program one of seven finalists for his college destination. Miami is considered one of four favorites to sign Brown who is projected as either a defensive back or slot receiver in college. Miami has yet to receive a commitment from a wide receiver in the Class of 2021.

The Hurricanes have two commitments from projected cornerbacks in college. Three-stars, CB Tim Burns and athlete Malik Curtis are currently two of 13 players committed to Miami in the Class of 2021. Brown is also considering  Alabama, Georgia, Penn State, LSU, Nebraska and Texas A&M.

The Tigers are Brown’s dream school according to Gaby Urrutia of Inside the U. Brown is listed as warm on LSU, Miami, Penn State and Texas A&M according to 247Sports.Com, the parent site of Inside the U. Urrutia reported that Miami views Brown as a slot receiver in college. Some programs project him as a defensive back.

At 5’10,174 pounds, if Brown plays DB in college it will almost certainly be as a CB. Miami loses slot receiver Mike Harley after the 2020 season. Junior Mark Pope and incoming freshman Xavier Restrepo are the likely slot receivers of the future for Miami. Pope can play inside or outside, while Restrepo is projected solely for the slot.

Brown has visited the Miami campus but has not taken his official visit there yet. Urrutia reported the visit came before new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee was hired in January. The up-tempo, spread offenses that Lashlee runs should be perfectly suited to the talents of the speedy Brown.

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Harley is the only senior Miami has at WR entering the 2020 season. Pope and Dee Wiggins are both eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft as juniors. Miami has lost a handful of juniors in each of the last few seasons. With big numbers in Lashlee’s offense either or both could leave a year early. Signing playmakers in 2021 is crucial.

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