The Miami football program is among the leaders for two 2022 five-star prospects according to 247 Sports.Com. Strongside defensive end Shermar Stewart from Monsignor Pace in Opa Locka and safety Kamari Wilson of IMG Academy via Fort Pierce are strongly considering Miami with a handful of other programs.
Stewart is the fifth-ranked player overall, the top-ranked SDE and the top-ranked player in Florida in 2022. Miami has tough competition from Clemson, Georgia and LSU to sign Stewart. Miami currently has commits for 2022 from four-star defensive tackle Brandon Cleveland and three-star DE Jamaal Johnson.
Wilson is the 20th ranked overall, second-ranked safety and fifth-ranked player in Florida in 2022. Alabama, Florida, LSU and South Carolina are the main competition for Miami to sign Wilson according to his 247 profile. The advantage for Miami, at least over the Gamecocks is Hurricanes’ defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson.
Robinson was just hired last month after not being retained on a new South Carolina coaching staff. While adding a player like Stewart to pair with five-star 2021 signee, defensive tackle Leonard Taylor would give Miami a nearly unblockable defensive line in the future. Miami is extremely deep at safety.
The Hurricanes have 2020 four-star signee
who was the second-best safety nationally in his class and added five-star signee, the nation’s top-ranked safety in the 2021 class, James Williams. Miami will return senior
, redshirt junior
at safety in 2021.
Bolden and Hall have the option of entering the 2021 NFL Draft. With a good season, Bolden will likely enter the NFL Draft. Hall seems likely to return for the 2022 season. Miami also has 2021 signees four-star safety Jalen Harrell and three-stars Brian Balom and Keshawn Washington, plus 2021 four-star Kamren Kinchens.
Miami has far less depth and experience at DE. The Hurricanes had to sign DeAndre Johnson at DE for the 2021 season. Redshirt freshman Jahari Harvey is the favorite to emerge as the other edge rusher for Miami. Miami also returns redshirt freshman Cameron Williams and freshmen Chantz Williams and Quentin Williams at DE.
The Hurricanes signed Thomas Davis and Jabari Ishmael as edge rushers in the 2021 class. The young safeties on the Miami football roster were more highly ranked signees than the DEs were. Adding Stewart and/or Wilson would be a huge coup for Miami. Stewart would be more likely to make an impact as a freshman with Miami.