Manny Diaz calls 2021 WR signee Romello Brinson special talent

Three-star 2021 wide receiver Romello Brinson with FSU WR coach Ron Dugans at Florida State's Saturday Night Live recruiting eventImg 1901
Three-star 2021 wide receiver Romello Brinson with FSU WR coach Ron Dugans at Florida State's Saturday Night Live recruiting eventImg 1901 /

Nine Miami Hurricanes freshmen and three transfers enrolled this week as the new semester began in Coral Gables. The nine early enrollees are split evenly with four defensive players, four on offense and kicker Andres Borreagales, the brother of 2020 All-American Jose. The other eight were summarized by head coach Manny Diaz.

The other eight early enrollees are tight end Elijah Arroyo, defensive end Thomas Davis, quarterback Jake Garcia, offensive tackle Michael McLaughlin, striker Chase Smith and linebacker Deshawn Troutman, wide receiver Romello Brinson and safety Kamren Kinchens. Manny Diaz describes Brinson as a special talent.

Upgrading the play at WR is critical for Miami. Mark Pope was a four-star signee with Miami in 2018. The Hurricanes will receive an extra season of 2020 leading receiver Mike Harley and one of the three transfers enrolled is former four-star Oklahoma signee, Charleston Rambo. Manny Diaz has been able to often add transfer WRs.

Brinson is the fourth highest-ranked signee for Miami in the Class of 2021 and the second-highest ranked on offense behind Garcia. Rambo brings a career averaged of 15.5 yards per reception and nine touchdowns with the Sooners. Miami needs more explosiveness on offense. Barry Jackson transcribed Diaz’s thoughts.

Romello Brinson highlights:

"“Romello is a special talent. A guy who can threaten a defense, can blow the top off a coverage, and when you’ve got that type of speed and playmaking ability down the field, it just changes everything.“You see him splitting the safeties right down the middle of the field and then can make the contested catch. When you want to be an up-tempo offense, you’ve got to have the abilities to make the big plays down the field, and Melo is a guy that can do that. Week in, week out, no matter what the opposition was. He catches the ball away from his body, great strides, great speed, and he’s what Miami should have — a wide receiver that defenses are always worried about him going deep.”Diaz cited a screen pass that Brinson caught against Miami Central: “He’ll do dirty work coming across the middle of the field, but puts a foot in the ground, sticks it and bounces it back to the outside to finish the run."

Romello Brinson is one of three four-star WRs Miami signed in 2021. Jacolby George and Breshard Smith are not early enrollees. At 6’2, 180 pounds, Brinson brings better size to Miami than the sub-6’0 George and Smith. Smith has been compared to Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill. Miami is deep with 12 WRs on the 2021 roster.

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Harley, Pope, Rambo and junior Dee Wiggins are expected to receive most of the playing time at WR for Miami in 2021. The future for Miami beyond the four aforementioned WRs is open. Brinson enrolling early will give him a chance to compete with the 2018, ’19 and ’20 signees at WR.