Miami football receives second commit for class of 2022

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The Miami football program received its second commitment to the class of 2022 on Friday with the addition of four-star defensive tackle Brandon Cleveland.

Four-star defensive tackle Brandon Cleveland became the second commit to the Miami football class of 2022 on Friday. Cleveland is the 175th ranked player, 13th ranked DT and 20th ranked player in Florida for 2022. Miami previously received a commitment from three-star strongside defensive end Jamaal Johnson.

Cleveland preps at Carrollwood Day High School in Tampa as he enters his junior season this fall. Johnson is at Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood and has three teammates committed to Miami in the class of 2021. Cleveland chose Miami over eight other power five schools that included Florida State, Auburn and Tennessee.

Johnson who is the 26th ranked SDE and 59th ranked player in Florida and Cleveland provides the 2022 Miami recruiting class with a good foundation on the defensive line. Miami has an excellent group of defensive linemen committed for 2021 led by five-star DT Leonard Taylor who commited Thursday.

Cleveland had 76 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks for Seffner Christian Academy as a sophomore in 2019 before transferring to Carrollwood Day for the 2020 season. Just 15 years old, Cleveland will have a lot of developing to do when he enrolls at Miami as either a 17-year old or potentially a 16-year old early enrollee.

Miami should have a deep group of DTs in the fall of 2022. The Hurricanes will lose likely 2020 starters, senior Jon Ford and junior Nesta Silvera over the next two seasons. The top DTs who should still be on the roster in 2022 are current redshirt sophomore Jordan Miller and a pair of redshirt freshmen.

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The Miami coaching staff is high on Jared Harrison-Hunte and Jalar Holley who are preparing for their first season of collegiate playing time in 2020 after redshirting as true freshmen in 2019. Miami did not sign any true DTs in 2020. The Hurricanes have commits from Taylor, Savion Collins and Allan Haye for 2021.