Miami football legacy R.J. Maryland added visitor this weekend

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 07: (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 07: (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Miami football legacy, tight end R.J. Maryland was a late addition as a visitor this weekend. Maryland is the son of legendary Hurricanes defensive tackle, Russell Maryland. R.J. Maryland is the 477th ranked player, 22nd ranked TE, 65th ranked in Texas in the Class of 2022 out of Southlake, Texas, Carroll High School.

Miami is the leader for Maryland but no crystal balls from 247 Sports are projected yet. The visit by Maryland to Coral Gables this weekend is the only one he currently has scheduled. Miami likely needs to add a TE after the 2021 season. Will Mallory is likely to leave for the NFL Draft after his fourth season with Miami in 2021.

Mallory has two years of eligibility remaining after the NCAA froze eligibility for all 2020-21 athletes. The Miami football program signed four-star TE Elijah Arroyo in the Class of 2021. The Hurricanes also have 2019 signee Larry Hodges and 2020 Dominick Mammerelli. Miami has had visits from two other 2022 TEs in June.

Three-star Anthony Jones from Las Vegas who is listed as an athlete was in Coral Gables the weekend of June 4. Jones has since committed to Texas. Four-star TE Kaden Helms visited Miami last weekend. Helms visited Arizona State on June 4 and will travel to Auburn, North Carolina and Oklahoma later this month.

Four-star TE Jaleel Skinner the top-ranked player at the position in the Class of 2022 is scheduled to visit Miami next weekend. No other TEs are scheduled to visit the Hurricanes. Maryland is listed at 6’4 210 pounds. In 11 games for Carroll in 2020, Maryland had 30 receptions for 736 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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Four-star quarterback Jacurri Brown, four-star CB Khamauri Rogers and  three-star wide receiver Quan Lee are the only commits in the Class of 2022. Having Brown committed should begin to help Miami on offense for 2022. A recruiting dead period begins again on July 1. Miami should start to gain more commitments after that.