Miami football continues picking up crystal balls for 5-star DT Leonard Taylor

Just over a week away from his commitment announcement the Miami football program is continuing to add crystal balls for five-star defensive tackle Leonard Taylor.

After receiving a crystal ball for five-star defensive tackle Leonard Taylor from 247Sports Director of Football Recruiting Steve Wiltfong on Monday, the Miami football program is continuing to add projections he will commit to the Hurricanes when he announces his college destination August 6.

Bud Elliott a national recruiting expert for 247 Sports logged a crystal ball for Taylor to Miami on Tuesday. Blake Alderman from Swamp247, a Florida Insider is another lead expert for 247 that has logged crystal ball for Taylor to Miami this week. Billy Embody and Josh Newburg are 247 experts who project Taylor to commit to Miami.

Once projected to commit to Florida, Taylor is now trending 83 percent to 17 percent to Miami over the Gators. Earlier this week Miami flipped former Florida commit, three-star wide receiver Brashard Smith. Receiving a commitment from Taylor after he had been projected to Florida for months would essentially be another flip.

Taylor would be the second five-star commit to the 2021 Miami football recruiting class in less than a month. The Hurricanes received a commitment from the top-ranked athlete in the Class of 2021, James Williams last week. Taylor and Williams would be the first pair of five-star signees with Miami since 2008.

Miami currently ranks 10th in the 247Sports composite rankings in the 2021 recruiting cycle. A commitment from Taylor would vault Miami to eighth nationally and first in the ACC passing Clemson and North Carolina. The potential commitment from Taylor would put Miami less than a point behind USC for seventh.

The acquisition of talent that Manny Diaz and the Miami football staff have received commitments from over the past few months is impressive. Coming off of a 6-7 season, the Hurricanes coaches are proving they can recruit elite talent. The future in Coral Gables is bright. A commitment from Taylor will continue that trend.