Miami football top 2022 TE target Kaden Helms trends to Oklahoma

MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 23: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 23: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Three-star tight end Kaden Helms a top target of the Miami football program at the position is trending towards Oklahoma. Crystal balls from 247 Sports National Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong and Brandon Drumm from their partner site OU Insider have both logged recent crystal balls for Helms.

All four of Helms crystal balls are currently trending towards the Sooners and have occurred since March 17. Miami is one of five schools listed by 247 the Helms is warm on. In addition to the Hurricanes and Sooners, Helms is also highly considering Arizona State, Auburn and North Carolina.

Helms is listed by 247 Sports as the 377th ranked player, 16th ranked TE and fourth-ranked player in Nebraska out of Bellevue West, a southern suburb of Omaha. Miami signed four-star TE Elijah Arroyo and three-star Khalil Brantley in the Class of 2021. Miami is also recruiting Helms teammate Micah Riley-Tucker.

Riley-Tucker is ranked slightly higher than Helms as the 367th ranked player, the 15th ranked TE and the third-ranked player in Nebraska. Helms is 6’5 222 pounds. Only senior Will Mallory equals Helms height on the current Miami roster. Helms weighs less than any of the Miami TEs, except Larry Hodges.

The Miami football program has scholarship offers out to 17 TEs. Helms and Riley-Tucker are two of four Miami TE targets that are strongly considering the Hurricanes according to 247. Legacy R.J. Maryland, son of former Miami defensive tackle Russell and Marcus Peterson from Lake City Columbia are the other two.

Arroyo is the future for Miami at TE. Mallory is likely to leave for the NFL after the 2021 season. Miami also has Dominick Mammerelli on the roster. The Hurricanes are likely to add a TE in the Class of 2022 to at least add depth. Four-star QB Jacurri Brown is currently the only commit Miami has for 2022.

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With official visits opening up June 1 for the first time in over 14 months, Miami head coach Manny Diaz expects the month to be in his words, manic. The Hurricanes should receive a few commits after players take their official visits to Coral Gables. Miami could have another lite class entering the 2022 NFL Draft.