Where Miami football stands one week before Romello Brinson commit date

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 14: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 14: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

With one week left until his commitment date, four-star wide receiver Romello Brinson appears to be down to a final three of Georgia, Texas A&M and the Miami football program.

Four-star wide receiver Romello Brinson announced five finalists for his commitment of Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Texas A&M and the Miami football program on May 16. With one week remaining until Brinson announces his commitment, Georgia, Texas A&M or Miami appear to be the likely destination.

Miami received a commitment from four-star WR Jacolby George earlier this week. George is the first WR commited to the Hurricanes for 2021. The commitment from George raised Miami’s 2021 recruiting class from 15th to 11th nationally. A commitment from Brinson would raise Miami to ninth nationally.

A commitment from Brinson could hinge on how well the 2020 Miami football season progresses. Brinson told Andrew Ivins of 247Sports he wants to see Miami throw more passes and in the WR’s words “deep shots.” Brinson will obviously commit well before the season starts. Another year like 2019 could change Brinson’s mind.

Brinson and George were both commited to Miami before they de-committed shortly after the loss to FIU in 2019. Georgia will be a tough competitor for Miami with the offense run by Bulldog offensive coordinator Todd Monken frequently pressing the ball down the field. Brinson is highly coveted by Georgia.

"“Those schools (the five finalists) right there are the ones that I communicate the most with day in and day out…I’m talking to everyone there. We just had a big meeting on Zoom. I want to see more passes and more deep shots (from Miami). Just stuff like that.”"

New offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee will run what should be a much more high powered offense than his predecessor Dan Enos did in his one season with the Hurricanes. SMU finished in the top 20 in passes over 20, 30, 40 and 50 yards in 2019 with Lashlee calling the plays. Expect more of the same with Miami in 2020.

At 6’2 180 pounds, Brinson can fly and gives Miami a bigger receiver with the ability to go up and get the ball. Ivins and Dawgs247, the partner site for Miami’s Inside the U, Ivins’ primary post, are projecting the battle to come down to the Hurricanes and Bulldogs to sign Brinson. Miami and Texas A&M each hold one crystal ball.

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Ivins projects Brinson to Texas A&M. David Lake, Ivins’ collegiate at Inside the U gave Brinson a crystal ball for Miami. Both of them stated on their Through the Smoke podcast that Georgia remains solidly in on Brinson’s recruitment. Expect Miami to add two or three more receivers with George in the 2021 class.