Miami football could get commit from Terrence Lewis per sources

Nov 24, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 24, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Terrence Lewis, the top-ranked inside linebacker in the Class of 2021 has named the Miami football program and Maryland as his finalists for his college destination.

The Miami football program is a finalist with Maryland to sign Terrence Lewis, the 16th ranked player in the 247 Sports composite in the Class of 2021. Lewis is the top-ranked inside linebacker and fifth-ranked player in Florida. The addition of Lewis would give Miami three-five star signees in the 2021 Class.

Defensive tackle Leonard Taylor and safety James Williams signed with Miami on Early National Signing Day earlier this month. Taylor is the 10th ranked player in the Class of 2021, the top-ranked DT nationally and the third-ranked player in Florida. Williams is 13th nationally, the top-ranked safety and fourth in Florida.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported on Wednesday is the post-mortem from the Cheez-it Bowl loss to Oklahoma State that two of his sources expect Lewis to sign with Miami but he could not confirm that. Lewis is set to announce where he will be attending college during the All-American Bowl Declaration Day on Saturday.

Miami currently has the 11th ranked recruiting class nationally for 2021. The addition of Lewis would vault the Miami recruiting class to seventh slightly ahead of Texas A&M behind Oregon.  Miami has three three-star LBs signed for 2021. Thomas Davis is expected to move from ILB to edge rusher at Miami.

Miami also signed outside LB Tyler Johnson, the brother of former Miami safety Jaquan Johnson and ILB Deshaun Troutman from Orlando. The Hurricanes should return most if not all of their LB corps in 2021. Zach McCloud has the option to return for a sixth season in 2021 and could be moving to DE.

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Bradley Jennings Jr. started most of the season and often struggled, particularly in pass coverage. Jennings had 35 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and one pass defense. Andrew Ivins of Inside the U and Steve Wiltfong the Director of Football Recruiting for 247 Sports posted Crystal Balls for Lewis to Maryland on Wednesday.