Miami football 2022 recruiting class stalling amidst 2-3 2021 season

Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The nine players committed to the Miami football program for 2022 are the least among any teams in the 60 classes. Six power five schools, including Louisville as the only one in the ACC, have fewer commits for 2022 than Miami. Miami has missed out on multiple players who recently committed to other programs.

Four-star tight end Jaleel Skinner committed to Alabama on Friday. Miami lost out on four-star linebacker Devon Jackson who recently committed to Oregon. Four-star cornerback Chris Graves who is committed to Miami is visiting Florida this weekend according to multiple reports. Miami could lose out on several other prospects.

The Hurricanes hold a few tenuous 247 Sports Crystal Balls. Edge rushers Dante Anderson and Shermar Stewart and linebacker Wesley Bissainthe are trending towards Miami, but that could change if the Hurricanes do not turn their season around. Stewart is the eighth-ranked player and top edge rusher for 2022.

Five-star cornerback Jaheim Singletary who de-committed from Ohio State appeared to be leaning to Miami earlier this year. Florida and Georgia are now major players in the recruitment of Singletary. Five-star safety Kamari Wilson who Miami is unanimously trending towards Georgia per his six 247 Sports Crystal Balls.

Four-star edge rusher Nyjalik Kelly is another player Miami is targeting. Kelly is most strongly considering Florida State, LSU, Miami and Oregon who is reportedly the leader. Four-star defensive tackle Anthony Lucas’ father attended Miami. Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, Oregon and Texas A&M are the main competition.

Miami is going to have a difficult time convincing five-star prospects and high four-stars to commit to them without turning the season around quickly. The young players getting snaps for the Hurricanes against Virginia and the remainder of the season will be the likely selling point for the Miami football program.

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After signing the 11th ranked class in 2021 and 17th in 2020, Miami is in danger of signing a class that is barely inside the top 50. The Hurricanes 2019 class was 27th after they signed the eighth-best class in 2018. If the 2021 season continues trending poorly from Miami, they will have to hit the transfer portal hard.