Miami football has competition for 4-Star DE Jabari Ismael

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

Four-star defensive end Jabari Ismael who the Miami football program is favored to sign is considering Oregon according to a report earlier this week.

Four-star 2021 defensive end Jabari Ismael is the son of Miami football and golf strength and conditioning coach Victor Ismael. That connection has led many to assume Ismael will sign with Miami. While the crystal balls project that to happen, Ismael is considering Oregon according to Andrew Ivins of Inside the U.

Ismael is the 217th ranked player, 14th ranked weakside defensive end and 30th ranked player in Florida in the Class of 2021. Ismael is not very active on social media. He has only two tweets since January. That makes it difficult to decipher where Ismael’s thought process is in his recruitment.

Nothing on Ismael’s twitter page connects him to Miami despite his father’s connection. Ivins reported early this week that Oregon is emerging as a credible challenge to Miami to sign Ismael. The Ducks are currently coached by former Miami offensive lineman Mario Cristobal who Ismael is acquainted with.

There is not a time table yet on when Ismael could commit. Ivins reported that Ismael could choose to take a visit to Oregon before he makes his college choice public. With the NCAA extending the dead period for in-person recruiting through August 31, Ismael might wait until National Signing Day in December to commit.

Ismael would have the option of visiting Oregon on his own if he so chooses. No defensive ends are commited to the Miami football program for 2021. The Hurricanes have defensive tackles Savion Collins and Allan Haye. Three-star DE Thomas Davis is expected to commit to Miami in August.

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Miami will likely try to add at least two edge rushers in the Class of 2021. The Hurricanes are still involved with four-star Virginia weakside defensive Naquan Brown who some schools project as a linebacker in college.