Miami football commit Romello Brinson expected to contribute early

MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 09: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 09: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

When four-star wide receiver Romello Brinson commited to the Miami football program on June 13 he became the highest-ranked 2021 commit to the Hurricanes. Brinson has a chance to contribute as a freshman.

The recommit by four-star wide receiver Romello Brinson to the Miami football program on June 13 was a huge boost to the Hurricanes 2021 recruiting class. Brinson immediately became the top-ranked recruit for Miami in 2021. Brinson is the second recommitted WR to Miami for 2021.

Fellow four-star WR Jacolby George also re-commited to Miami earlier this month after both wideouts de-committed from the Hurricanes last November. Brinson is the 131st ranked player, 23rd ranked WR and 20th ranked player in Florida in the Class of 2021. Brinson has a chance to be impactful as a freshman.

An article by 247 Sports on Friday recapping the previous week in recruiting summarized Brinson’s recruitment, ultimate commitment to the Miami football program and a scouting report on the future Hurricane. Miami could have a deep receiving corps in 2021, but Brinson will be one of the most talented on the roster.

Brinson announced his commitment to Miami via an extravagant video and gathering. At 6’2, Brinson will give the future Miami Hurricanes quarterback a big target to work with. Before arriving in Coral Gables, Brinson will have to fill out at just 180 pounds. Brinson will have work to do in the weight room once joining the Hurricanes.

"Committed to: Miami247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.9409 | No. 131 Overall | No. 23 WRRecruiting summary: A 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver out of Northwestern High School in Miami, Fla., Brinson committed to the Hurricanes over fellow finalists Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M.He holds 32 reported offers overall. His primary recruiter at Miami was tight ends coach Stephen Field, while wide receivers coach Rob Likens also assisted in his recruitment. He is the 16th commitment for the Hurricanes in the 2021 recruiting cycle. In 14 games as a junior, he hauled in 43 receptions for 843 yards and eight touchdowns.247Sports Evaluation: A big target with long arms and a long stride. On the lighter side, but all of his 6-foot-2 listing. Squared off with multiple FBS corners as a junior and made plays. Shows good body control which allows him to adjust in the air and make difficult catches.A true deep threat on the outside that naturally tracks the ball down the field and uses reliable hands to secure big gains. Has a knack for breaking tackles and picking up yards after the catch. Comfortable taking a hit for someone with such a lean build. Fast, but not exactly quick as he has to build up speed.Must add weight in college and get stronger. Also needs to improve releases and overall route running. The type of wide receiver that could work his way into the rotation early on in his career given his desire to learn.Should develop into a Power 5 starter and then eventually into an NFL Draft pick given frame and movement patterns. 247Sports Miami Insider Andrew IvinsNFL Draft projection: 4-7 Round (Day 3)Player comparison: Tre’Quan Smith | WR | New Orleans Saints"

The comparison to New Orleans Saints and former Central Florida WR Tre’Quan Smith has been frequent throughout the spring. Smith was an outstanding receiver for the Knights from 2015-17. During his three seasons in Orlando, Smith had 168 receptions for 2,748 receiving yards and 22 TDs.

If Miami gets as much production out of Brinson as UCF did from Smith, Brinson will have one of the greatest careers as a receiver in Miami football history. The numbers Smith recorded in three seasons would rank second in receptions, first in receiving yards and third in receiving TDs in Miami history.

The depth chart for Miami at WR should be deep in 2021. Mike Harley is the only senior WR on the Miami roster. Juniors Dee Wiggins and Mark Pope have the option of entering the 2021 NFL Draft. Unless they have breakout seasons, both would be advisable to return for their senior seasons in 2021.

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Redshirt freshman Jeremiah Payton and the 2020 freshman quartet of Michael Redding III, Xavier Restrepo, Keyshawn Smith and Dazalin Worsham will create a lot of competition for Miami at WR in 2021. Brinson and George have bright futures. The 2021 commits should be able to come to Miami and compete for playing time.