Miami football faces difficult challenge signing 5-star safety Kamari Wilson

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The Miami football team faces a tough challenge to gain a commitment from five-star safety Kamari Wilson after being named in his top six on Thursday. All six of the crystal balls projected for Wilson are trending for Georgia. The other four finalists for Wilson named Thursday are Florida, Florida State, LSU and Texas A&M.

Wilson is the 24th ranked player overall top-ranked safety and fifth-ranked player in Florida in the Class of 2022 out of IMG Academy in Bradenton. During June, Wilson took official visits to LSU and Texas A&M. Wilson also took unofficial visits to seven schools in June including Miami, twice to Florida and once with Florida State.

Miami signed Avanate Williams the second-ranked safety in 2020 and James Williams the top-ranked at the position in 2021. Avantae Williams did not play in the 2020 season due to an undisclosed medical issue and maintains four years of eligibility. Safety is one of the deepest positions for Miami in the present and future.

Wilson had 20 tackles, two interceptions with one returned for a touchdown in six games as a junior in 2020. The hiring of Travaris Robinson as defensive backs coach is expected to help Miami in recruiting. Adding Wilson to the already strong secondary Miami has signed in the last few years could make their defensive backs elite.

At 6’1, 195 pounds, Wilson has the length Miami head coach Manny Diaz and his staff prefer throughout the roster and a solid base to be ready to play immediately. Miami added cornerback Tyrique Stevenson as a transfer from Georgia during the offseason. Stevenson could be a valuable recruiter for Wilson to compare the two programs.

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The Miami football program has four-star commits quarterback Jacurri Brown and cornerback Khamauri Rogers and three-star wide receiver Landon Ibieta for 2022. Robinson and CBs coach DeMarcus Van Dyke are on pace to build a strong secondary in the Class of 2022. Miami is favored for 2022 CBs Chris Graves and Nick Cull.