Miami football good position for four-star FSU DE De-commit Nyjalik Kelly

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 06:(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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The Miami football program is in a good position with four-star defensive end Nyjalik Kelly according to multiple reporters after he de-committed from Florida State late on Tuesday night. Kelly posted a short and sufficient Tweet stating “After a long talk with my family and my coaches I will be de-committing from Florida State University.”

Kelly had been committed to the Seminoles since August 18, 2020. There have been mixed reports about if Kelly is still considering Florida State. Kelly is the 215th ranked player, 11th ranked strongside DE and 24th ranked player in Florida in the Class of 2022.  Kelly has recently picked up more offers from Power Five schools.

In addition to Florida State and Miami, Kelly also holds offers from Texas, Oregon, South Carolina, LSU, Maryland, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Florida, Arizona State and Kentucky Wildcats per 247Sports.Com. Kelly preps at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale.

Miami only currently has a commitment from four-star quarterback Jacurri Brown from Valdosta, Georgia in the Class of 2022. The Hurricanes will need to add edge rushers in 2022. Miami loses DEs DeAndre Johnson and Zach McCloud after the 2021 season. Miami had continually developed DEs in the last five years.

The Miami football staff will be able to point to the NFL Draft in recruiting. Jaelan Phillips is being projected to be drafted in the first round, Greg Rousseau is a borderline first-round pick and Quincy Roche is being projected as a second-day pick selection in the second or third round of the NFL Draft.

Miami defensive line coach Jess Simpson returned to Miami after two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. The experience Simpson has in the NFL should help him mentor and recruit defensive lineman. Kelly will likely take multiple official visits in June when the NCAA opens up in-person recruiting.

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While Kelly has offers from 14 Power Five schools, he has yet to receive an offer from the four most dominant schools during the College Football Playoff era, Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, or Oklahoma. Kelly has been rising in the recruiting rankings. Receiving an offer from those four could change his perspective.