Miami football 2022 recruiting: Impact of 4-star CB Trequon Fegans de-commitment

ALABASTER, ALABAMA - AUGUST 22. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
ALABASTER, ALABAMA - AUGUST 22. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images) /

The bad news keeps coming for the Miami football program. Four-star cornerback Trequon Fegans tweeted his de-commitment from Miami on Monday afternoon. Appearing on the Joe Rose Show on Monday morning, Miami head coach Manny Diaz announced D’Eriq King, Al Blades Jr. and Corey Gaynor are out for the season.

The de-commitment by Fegans dropped the 2022 Miami recruiting class from 44th nationally to an inexcusable 59th. Fegans is the 85th ranked player nationally, the 11th best CB and fifth in Alabama for 2022. Miami football coaches Travaris Robinson and DeMarcus Van Dyke had been building an elite group of CBs for 2022.

The Hurricanes still have four-star CBs Chris Graves and Khamauri Rogers. There have been some rumblings that Graves is looking elsewhere. The Fort Myers Bishop Verot prospect visited Florida this weekend. Fegans is listed as strongly considering Alabama according to his 247 Sports profile.

Nine of the 28 CBs Miami has offered in the Class of 2022 are uncommitted. That includes Fegans. Only two of the nine uncommitted CBs on Miami’s board according to 247Sports are strongly considering Miami. Five-star CB Jaheim Singletary and three-star Ja’Cari Henderson are strongly considering Miami.

The loss of Fegans is a blow for a class that now has only eight commitments. After signing the 11th best class nationally in 2021 and 17th in 2020, a 2-3 start to the 2021 season seems likely to hinder who the Hurricanes sign in December. Any momentum Miami built with the last two classes has nearly evaporated.

The other interesting development was the tweet by former Miami wide receiver commit Quan Lee stating “maybe Jet Lee was on to something.” There are a few ways to interpret what Lee what stating. It could relate to his departure from the 2022 class and the potential for Lee to try and get Fegans to commit to Central Florida.

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Lee and Miami parted ways after he took to visits to Orlando in June in just over a week. UCF gained a commitment from Lee in August. Miami is on pace to be severely below the number of commitments from other Power Five programs. The Hurricanes might have to hit the transfer portal hard again during the 2022 offseason.