Miami football OTs high on its board after Daughtry Richardson to FSU

Dec 26, 2019; Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 26, 2019; Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team still has four-star offensive tackles Julian Armella and Malik Agbo strongly considering the Hurricanes following the commitment of three-star OT Daughtry Richardson to Florida State on Sunday. Richardson’s commitment to the Seminoles was as expected.

Richardson committed to Florida State over Arizona State, Kentucky and Miami. Richardson took visits to all four schools in June. The Hurricanes had the final visit for the Miami Central star. Richardson is the 452nd ranked player, 44th OT and 60th in Florida in 2022. Miami is recruiting higher-ranked players.

Agbo is the 13th ranked tackle and Armella 27th. Florida State is trending for Armella with the only crystal ball to the Seminoles from 247 Sports national expert Bud Elliott. Agbo has one crystal ball trending to LSU, but that was logged in February. Armella took an unofficial visit to Miami on June 1 and Agbo an official visit on June 4.

Miami offered 27 OTs in the Class of 2022 with nine still uncommitted. Four of those 10 are strongly considering the Miami football program. In addition to Agbo and Armella, three-star OTs Jacob Hood from Nashville and Leyton Nelson from Orlando are listed as warm on Miami according to the 247 Sports database.

Miami received a commitment from three-star OT Falentha Carswell earlier this week. Carswell is a project who has not been playing football long. The Miami coaching staff is high on the athleticism and potential that Carswell has. Carswell is the 741st player, 64nd OT and 72nd in Georgia for 2021.

Hood does not have any crystal balls. One crystal ball projects Nelson to commit to Florida. Hood is 421st, 41st and 14th in Tennessee. Nelson is 545th, 50th and 74th in Florida. Miami will likely have to replace several OL following the 2021 season. Hood and Nelson both took visits to Miami in June.

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Miami is competing with Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi and Mississippi State for Hood. Duke and UCF are the schools listed as warm for Nelson with Florida and Miami. The Hurricanes are going to need to add at least three to four OTs in 2021. Miami is expected to lose several OL following the 2021 season.