Miami football staff cyptic tweets indicating Jason Marshall commitment soon

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Several members of the Miami football staff posted tweets on Saturday that seem to be directly tied to three crystal balls for five-star cornerback Jason Marshall that were logged on earlier in the day.

The Miami football staff is continuing secure talent without the benefit of in-person recruiting. Three crystal balls logged for five-star cornerback Jason Marshall on Saturday morning by recruiting analysts on 247Sports are likely the cause of several tweets sent out by Miami coaches and recruiting staff in the afternoon.

Head coach Manny Diaz seemed to begin the brigade by posting a GIF of an exploding planet. Co-Defensive Coordinator Blake Baker responded with a GIF of his own that stated “just say yes.”  Miami assistant recruiting coordinator DeMarcus VanDyke followed the tweet by Diaz stating “They said a hurricane was coming…..”

VanDyke did not mean Hurricane Isaias. Miami fans and reporters have been sent into a frenzy by the flurry of tweets. Diaz has set a precedent since being hired as head coach in December 2018 that when he sends out a tweet like the planet exploding or more often a Hurricane that something big is about to happen.

The Marshall news happened quickly. Miami was not one of the top schools Marshall considered until a few weeks ago. The crystal balls came seemingly out of nowhere. Andrew Ivins of Inside the U, Blake Alderman of Swamp 247 and 247 SportsDirector of Football Recruiting Steve Wiltfong project Marshall to commit to Miami.

Diaz used social media in the past to get fans into a frenzy with big news. Miami’s head coach originally used social media for cryptic announcements about players in the transfer portal. Diaz has been more muted over the past year about when he uses social media. Coaches are not allowed to comment on potential recruits.

Incoming players maybe not be mentioned by any member of a college coaching staff until a national letter of intent is signed. A player could be committed to the Miami football program for years but still not able to be discussed by anyone associated officially with the university.  Miami currently has the nation’s 10th ranked class.

A commitment from Marshall would boost Miami up to eighth past ACC rival North Carolina and Michigan. Also looming is a commitment from five-star defensive tackle Leonard Taylor. Taylor is projected to commit to Miami on Thursday. Commitments from Marshall and Taylor would vault Miami to fourth in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

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A top-five recruiting class from Manny Diaz and his staff after a 6-7 season would be beyond exceptional. Some of that has to do with the players not being able to take visits. Diaz and his staff still had to put in the work to build relationships and secure these commitments. The future looks bright for the Miami football program.