Miami football beat out for 3-star WR Isaiah Bond by Florida

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 7: .(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 7: .(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Miami football program was beaten out for three-star wide receiver Isaiah Bond by Florida. Bond did not trend to the Gators until this weekend. In addition to Florida and Miami, Bond was also strongly considering Alabama, Georgia and Texas. Bond did not receive an offer from Florida until last month.

When Bond and four-star quarterback Jacurri Brown took unofficial visits to the Miami football program together in March, Both players were projected to Miami. Brown committed shortly after visiting and Bond had two crystal balls predicting he would eventually commit to Miami. Miami still has multiple targets at WR.

Bond is the 571th ranked player, 50th ranked WR and 57th ranked player in Florida according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. In their own rankings Bond is ranked much higher at 237, 14 and 23rd from 247. Miami will continue to work on Bond even with the commitment to Florida has had several other WRs highly targeted.

As he did when he named his finalists, Bond announced his commitment to Florida via a creative video posted to Twitter. Bond reportedly has a close relationship with Brown, so the shift to Florida this weekend was a bit of a surprise. June will be a critical month during the 2022 college football recruiting cycle.

Players throughout the country will be taking their first official visits in over 14 months beginning June 1. Miami head coach Manny Diaz expects June to be manic for recruiting. The Hurricanes will be holding a cookout next month to welcome recruits to Coral Gables. Brown is the only commit Miami has for 2022.

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Miami will lose Mike Harley at WR after the 2021 season and Oklahoma transfer Charleston Rambo could also leave for the NFL Draft. Mark Pope, Dee Wiggins and Jeremiah Payton are all eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft. Miami has seven WRs on the roster who won’t be eligible for the NFL Draft until 2023 or 2024.