Miami football top 5 to watch in 2021 recruiting cycle

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The Miami football program is a finalist for multiple high-level players. With the 2020 college football season in doubt recruiting is in an unprecedented place of uncertainty.

Several high-level recruits have said they want to see what type of season the Miami football program has this fall before making a decision on which college football program they will commit to. The season being in doubt could work against Miami. Many players choosing to stay home could work in Miami’s favor.

Three five-star players in the Class of 2021, a four-star quarterback with a cult following and a local four-star safety on one of the most prominent high school teams in South Florida are still considering the Miami football program.

If the Hurricanes can sign one of the players on this list it could vault the 12th ranked Miami recruiting class into the top 10 nationally. If Miami can get two or more of these players the future for Manny Diaz and his staff will be extremely bright. Four-star wide receiver Romello Brinson is currently the highest-ranked Miami player.

Brinson is 131st nationally in the Class of 2021. Brinson commited to the Miami football program in June and four-star safety Kamren Kinchens who commited to the Hurricanes July 11 are the most recent additions to the 2021 Miami recruiting class. Both players are from Miami Northwestern.

Five-star defensive linemen Leonard Taylor and Maason Smith, five-star athlete James Williams, four-star safety Corey Collier and four-star quarterback Jake Garcia are players to watching on the recruiting board for Miami in the five months until the early signing period in December. Any of them could commit to the Hurricanes.

Garcia is the only player of the five commited elsewhere. The nation’s seventh-ranked QB in 2021 commited to USC in September 2019. Smith, Taylor and Williams all named Miami as finalists where they will play in college. Miami is one of six schools listed as warm for Collier according to his 247 Sports profile.