Wide receivers to watch for Miami football after Romello Brinson commit

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 26: (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 26: (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

The Miami football program is expected to sign three or four wide receivers in the Class of 2021. The commitment of Romello Brinson on Saturday gives the Hurricanes their top commit for 2021 and second WR in the class.

Romello Brinson became the second four-star wide receiver in the 2021 Miami Football class when he commited on Saturday. Jacolby George commited last week. Brinson is the highest-ranked commit to Miami for 2021. Expect the Hurricanes to add one or two more WRs in the Class of 2021.

A pair of 2021 WRs are highly considering Miami. Brashard Smith is 5’8.5, 190 pounds and billed as a three-star all-purpose back from Palmetto High School in Miami, but likely to play WR at Miami. Malik Nabers is a four-star WR from Lafayette, Louisiana who is considering Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State and Oklahoma.

The above four schools are in addition to Miami. Smith is a Florida de-commit and still considering the Gators in addition to Miami, Oregon and Tennessee. Nabers gives Miami more size and 6’0, 190 pounds, while Smith is the type of player that Miami can move around in their offense, much like DeeJay Dallas as a freshman.

Smith does not have a crystal ball projecting which program he is leaning towards. Nabers has one from Andrew Ivins of Inside the U predicting he will commit to Miami but with a low confidence of two. Steve Robertson of the Mississippi State site Gene’s Page has Nabers committing to the Bulldogs.

Robertson rated Nabers to Starkville with a confidence of seven. With Mike Leach bringing the air raid offense to the SEC the Rebels should begin to be competitive recruiting WRs. Nabers is the 251st ranked player nationally, the 47th ranked WR and eighth-ranked player in Louisiana in the Class of 2021.

Nabers would be the sixth highest-ranked player among the Hurricanes’ current commits. George and Brinson would be two of the commits ranked ahead of Nabers. Smith is the 350th ranked player, second-ranked all-purpose back and 53rd ranked player in Florida.

Coupling Nabers and Smith with Brinson and George would be a huge coup for Miami head coach Manny Diaz, offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and wide receivers coach Rob Likens. The up-tempo, spread offense that Lashlee runs will rely more on athletic wide receivers than the previous run pro-style offense.

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The class that Lashlee is building on offense in the Miami 2021 recruiting class is promising for the future of the Miami football program. Six four-star players have commited to Miami at every offensive position unit except quarterback. Expect the chase to land a signal-caller in 2021 to evolve throughout summer and fall.