Miami football aiming big with 2022 safeties

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The Miami football program is aiming big at safety in the 2022 recruiting cycle. With a deep and talented safety unit, Miami can go after the top safeties and not be hindered if they miss in 2022. Avantae Williams was a 2020 signee with Miami who was the second-ranked safety nationally and James Williams was number in 2021.

Miami has offered 24 safeties in the Class of 2022. Six of those safeties are listed as warm for the Hurricanes on their recruiting profiles. The highest-ranked of those safeties is five-star prospect Kamari Wilson. Some players might want to play elsewhere with James Williams being on the Miami roster through 2023.

Wilson is the 24th ranked player nationally, top-ranked safety and fifth-ranked player in Florida out of IMG Academy. Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M are listed as the other schools Wilson is strongly considering in addition to the Miami football program. Georgia currently holds both crystal balls for Wilson.

Markeith Williams out of Orlando Evans is the only other blue-chip safety considering Miami in the Class of 2022. Miami is competing with Alabama, Florida, Nebraska and Ohio State for Williams. No crystal balls have been projected for Williams yet. Williams is ranked 234th, 11th and 26th across the 2022 board.

Three other safeties in the Class of 2022 strongly considering Miami are all three-stars. Devin Moore out of Naples is ranked 466th, 29th and 64th in 2022. Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame and Stanford are other schools Moore is strongly considering. Florida and Notre Dame each hold a crystal ball for Moore.

Jordan Allen from Lafayette Christian Academy is 472nd, 30th and 24th. Georgia, Louisville, Mississippi, Penn State and Tennessee are the schools that Miami is competing with the most to gain a commitment from Allen. Allen does not have any crystal ball projections and he will take five official visits in June.

Jyvonte McClendon is 525th, 33rd and 72nd for 2022. Miami and South Carolina are the leaders for McClendon. The Gamecocks hold the only projected crystal balls for McClendon. The only official visit McClendon currently has lined up is to South Carolina on June 11. It’s not known if he plans to visit Coral Gables.

Dominick Fields out of Jacksonville is the other safety strongly considering the Miami football program. Auburn, Georgia Tech and UCF are the other schools on Fields’ list. There is not much information on Fields. At this point, Fields would likely be a safety Miami would sign if they needed depth at the position entering 2022.

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The expectation for Miami would be to sign one of two safeties for 2022. If they are unable to sign Wilson or Williams, the likelihood is that whoever signs at safety with Miami in 2022 would be to add depth and be a player to develop and succeed Avante and James Williams in the future. Miami can recruit from a safe place at safety.