Miami football likely will receive commits from more blue chip cornerbacks

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 14:. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 14:. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The commitment of four-star cornerback Khamauri Rogers on Saturday could be the start of the Miami football program adding blue-chip players at the position in 2022. Four-star CBs Chris Graves and Jacolby Spells and Trequon Fagans all have the Hurricanes highly ranked among the programs they are considering.

Miami could lose as many as four CBs following the 2021 season. Al Blades Jr., Te’Cory Couch, D.J. Ivey and Tyrique Stevenson are all eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft. Miami currently has three scholarship players on the roster who are entering their first or second seasons in the program.

Add depth at CB is a priority for the Miami football program in the Class of 2022. The Hurricanes are likely to aim to sign three CBs in 2022. Rogers could be the foundation at CB for the future. The 61st ranked player, ninth-ranked CB and second-ranked player in Mississippi, Rogers is the highest-ranked CB for Miami since Tracy Howard.

Howard signed with Miami in 2012. A five-star signee, Howard was the 23rd overall player, top-ranked CB and fourth in Florida in 2012. The addition of a player like Rogers can elevate the entire 2022 signing class. In addition to the blue-chip CBs, three-star CB Nick Cull is also strongly considering the Miami football program.

Graves is the 291st ranked player, 15th ranked athlete and 34th ranked player in the Class of 2022 from Bishop Verot High School in Fort Meyers. Miami 2021 signee Malik Curtis who is projected as a CB was a high school teammate of Graves. Four crystal balls predict that Graves will eventually commit to Miami.

Graves will announce his commitment on July 9. LSU and South Carolina are the main competitors for Miami. Graves had an unofficial visit with Miami on June 1 and his official visit the weekend of June 4. Official visits to LSU this weekend and South Carolina next weekend await Graves. Graves also took an unofficial visit to Florida.

Fegans is another player Miami is going to have to go into the heart of the SEC to sign. The Oxford, Alabama prospect has Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina high on his list. Fegans took his official visit with Miami the weekend of June 4 and South Carolina this weekend. Fegans has unofficial visits with Alabama, Florida and UCF.

Spells is from American Heritage in Fort Lauderdale. Indiana, Syracuse and West Virginia are the schools Spells is most strongly considering. The Mountaineers are the main competition for the Hurricanes with each program holding a crystal ball. Spells has taken official visits to West Virginia,  Indiana and Miami the last three weekends.

Spells will visit Syracuse next weekend. An announcement regarding Spells’ commitment could be coming on July 9. Signing local players has been a priority of Miami head coach Manny Diaz since he became head coach in December 2018. Keeping the blue-chip players home is how Miami will return to prominence.

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Cull is not the blue-chip prospect that Rogers, Fegans, Graves and Spells are, but he is an important prospect for Miami. Florida State and multiple SEC schools are the main competition for Miami to receive a commitment from Cull. Cull has taken official visits to Miami and South Carolina.