Miami Football DB staff impresses 5-star safety Kamari Wilson names Hurricanes finalist

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Defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson and chief of staff Ed Reed have impressed five-star safety Kamari Wilson who named the Miami football program as one of six finalists to receive a commitment from him. The other five finalists are Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M.

Wilson is the 24th ranked player, top-ranked safety and fifth-ranked player in Florida from IMG Academy. There are currently two crystal balls that project Wilson to Georgia. The Miami football program secured the top-ranked safety in 2021, James Williams after over 10 crystal balls projected him to the Bulldogs.

Miami is loaded at safety. The Hurricanes will definitely lose Amari Carter after the 2021 season. Carter is potentially moving to striker this fall. Bubba Bolden who is a fifth-year redshirt junior in 2021 will likely leave for the NFL following the season. Even with those departures, Miami has exceptional depth at safety in 2022.

Since instituting the striker position in 2018, Miami has been stocking defensive backs. Wilson is the type of player Miami wants that can be used interchangeably throughout the defense. The praising of Reed and Robinson indicates Miami is a serious contender to sign Wilson. Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports quoted Wilson.

"“They have a great defensive coordinator, T-Rob (Travaris Robinson), and my favorite safety Ed Reed is coaching there as well. I love that.”"

Wilson is a versatile player who has taken on a leadership role with IMG as told to Wiltfong. Miami is expected to return to playing primarily in man coverage on defense, but Wilson told Wiltfong he is adept and man and zone. Getting a commitment from Wilson would be a big boost to the 2022 Miami recruiting class.

"“I feel like it’s my job to know everyone’s position on the field and basically manage the defense and tell everyone where to go and where they need to be at…I can play deep, I can play zone, I can play man coverage.”"

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Wiltfong reported that Wilson said he is waiting to take all of his official visits before making a decision which school he will commit to. After an extended dead period in recruiting since March 2020, the NCAA is opening up again on June 1. Miami head coach Manny Diaz said to expect a manic June for commitments.