The Miami football program added another commit in the 2021 signing class with the addition of three-star cornerback Myles Mooyoung from Wylie E. Groves High School in Birmingham, Michigan in suburban Detroit. Mooyoung transferred to Wylie E. Groves after previously playing at Kenwood Academy in Chicago.
Illinois moved its fall football season to the spring precipitating Mooyoung to move to Birmingham to get more video on his play. Mooyoung spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times in October and stated that his moved was helped that his father lives and works in Michigan. Mooyoung moved with two former Kenwood teammates.
The 247 Sports Composite has Mooyoung ranked as the 2155th ranked player, 192nd ranked cornerback and 61st ranked player in Michigan in the class of 2021. Mooyoung will be a preferred walk-on with Miami and is graded out at three-stars from 247 Sports. Mooyoung chose Miami over 11 FBS programs.
Eight of those programs are Group of Five including Boston College of the ACC. The addition of Mooyoung will help a Miami football program extremely thin at CB entering the 2021 season. Miami has only seven CBs entering the 2021 season. That includes Georgia transfer Tyrique Stevenson and freshman Malik Curtis.
"“A lot of (college) coaches, they had videos of me working out and stuff, but it always comes down to seeing someone in pads…Everyone can play in T-shirts and shorts…Once the verdict was decided that we weren’t having a season, I talked to my family and they thought it was best for me to move to Michigan.”When they said they weren’t going to have a season, I was (thinking), ‘Oh well’…Once they reinstated (football), I was like, ‘Dad, I’ve got to go.’”"
Returning for Miami at CB for the 2021 season are juniors D.J. Ivey, and Al Blades Jr., sophomore Te’Cory Couch and freshman Marcus Clarke and Isaiah Dunson. Expect CB to be a focus for the Hurricanes in the 2022 class. Blades, Couch Ivey and Stevenson are all eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft.
With good seasons it would not be surprising to see any of the draft-eligible CBs for Miami leave following the 2021 season. Mooyoung has the potential to be awarded a scholarship with Miami after one season. Being graded out as a three-star, Mooyoung is highly rated for a walk-on. At the least Mooyoung adds needed depth.