Miami football next recruiting moves after missing out on pair of prospects

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 24: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 24: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami football team missed out on four-star prospects, cornerback Jacolby Spells and defensive lineman Zane Durant committed to West Virginia and Penn State on Sunday. Miami has multiple options with many prospects high on the Hurricanes list committing throughout July.

Four-star linebacker Demario Tolan is the next recruit strongly considering the Miami football program who will announce his commitment on July 8. Tolan does not have any crystal balls from 247 Sports projecting where he will commit to. Clemson, Florida State, LSU and Tennesee are also programs Tolan is strongly considering.

Four-star athlete Chris Graves who Miami projects as a CB will make his commitment announcement on Friday. July 4 begins a busy month for Miami football prospects. Following Tolan and Graves, CB Nick Cull makes his announcement on July 12, CB Jordan Allen is July 17 and OL Daughtry Richardson July 26.

The commitment by Durant to Penn State on Sunday still leaves Miami without a DL committed for 2022. Miami will lose defensive ends DeAndre Johnson and Zach McCloud and defensive tackle Jon Ford following the 2021 season. Defensive tackles Nesta Jade Silvera and Jared Harrison-Hunte could also enter the 2022 NFL Draft.

Miami has been building depth on the DL in its last three recruiting classes. The Hurricanes have numerous prospects they are still recruiting on the DL. Five-star DE Shermar Stewart who has a pair of crystal balls from 247 Sports national recruiting analysts Andrew Ivins and Steve Wiltfong led the DL Miami is recruiting.

Other DL who are still considering Miami who have visited the Hurricanes included five-star Texas prospect Bear Alexander, four-star Arizona player Anthony Lucas and three-star Quentel Jones from Georgia. Several other high profile DL are still considering Miami. Lucas’ father is a Miami alum.

Nyjalik Kelly and Marvin Jones Jr. are a pair to watch. Kelly was previously commited to Florida State. Jones is a Seminoles football legacy, but his mother is a Miami alum. Homestead prospects, edge rusher Dante Anderson and tackle Daniel Lyons are players who will be in the mix for Miami.

Spells’ commitment to West Virginia is tough. The American Heritage prospect is another local player to chose an out of state school over Miami. Miami is still is a good spot at CB. Both crystal balls projected for Graves are in Miami’s favor. Cull has five crystal balls that all project him to commit to Miami.

If those crystal balls project correctly Cull, Graves and four-star commit Khamauri Rogers would give Miami three commitments at CB for 2022. Miami is in a tough battle for four-star CB Trequon Fegans who is also considering Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Fegans doesn’t have any crystal balls or a commitment date set.

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Three-star CBs Demari and Je’Cari Henderson visited Miami last week. Legacy CB Earl Little Jr. is a longshot with six of the seven crystal balls logged for the American Heritage star to Alabama. If Miami gains commitments from Cull and Graves to team with Rogers, they will be in good shape at CB heading into 2022 and beyond.