Miami football recruits scheduled announcements for 2021 Early Signing Period

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Multiple Miami football commits and prospects will make their college destinations official on Early National Signing Day on Wednesday when they sign National Letters of Intent. Signing a National Letter of Intent has become an event for each of these players and collectively across the country.

The National Letters of Intent used to come via fax early in the morning. Email has become the preferred method of making their college destinations official. Many players make their choice official by signing their LOIs in front of television cameras that are broadcast nationally. Several Miami football recruits will sign live.

Four-star linebacker Wesley Bissainthe who committed to Miami on Saturday will sign his National Letter of Intent with the Hurricanes at 9:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday. Four-star cornerback Khamauri Rogers with make his LOI official by signing with Miami at 11:00 a.m. ET from his home in Lexington, Mississippi.

Rogers is currently the top-rated commit to Miami for 2022. Miami also has a commitment from four-star CB Chris Graves. Graves and Rogers provide Miami with a bright future in the secondary. Graves will sign live from Bishop Verot high school in Fort Myers at 11:30 AM ET according to his Twitter account on Monday.

Graves played in high school with current Miami CB Malik Curtis. Isaiah Horton could be the only WR who has been committed to Miami for an extended period of time to sign with the Hurricanes on Wednesday. Miami lost commit WR Landon Ibieta who flipped to LSU on Tuesday night.

Four-star Markeith Williams adds to a deep safety corps returning to Miami next season. Freshmen Kamren Kinchens, Avantae Williams and James Williams played extensively and excelled for Miami this season. Markeith Williams who is no relation to Avantae and James is the 286th ranked player and 25th safety in 2022.

All of the previously mentioned players are currently committed to Miami. Four-star defensive end Nyjalik Kelly is currently uncommitted. Kelly is expected to sign with Miami when he makes his college destination known on Wednesday at 2:00 PM ET. Miami has closed quickly on Kelly since Mario Cristobal was hired last week.

The commitment from four-star QB Jacurri Brown adds to an already strong unit of signal-callers for Miami in the future entering 2022. Tyler Van Dyke had a breakout season as a second-year freshman in 2021. Jake Garcia looked promising before getting injured in September and has four seasons of eligibility remaining.

The competition behind Van Dyke to be his backup in 2022 should compare to Garcia and Van Dyke dueling during spring practice while D’Eriq King was recovering from a torn ACL. Miami could lose either Brown or Garcia in the coming years. For now, the Miami football program is as deep as it has been at QB in many years.

Miami got a lot of experience for their young WRs in 2021. Adding another wideout with Horton in the Class of 2022 will help Miami’s depth. Four-star WR Darrius Clemons from Portland was recruited by Cristobal with the Ducks. Clemons named Miami as one of his five finalists and will announce his destination at 3:00 PM ET.

Cristobal made a fevered pitch to four-star CB Earl Little Jr. who is announcing his college destination at  4:00 PM ET on Wednesday. Miami is in the mix with Alabama who is the prohibitive favorite and Florida State to sign Little who is a Miami legacy. Earl Little Sr. played for Miami in the 1990s when Cristobal was a graduate assistant.

Miami has been recruiting four-star offensive tackle Malik Agbo of Federal Way, Washington under both Manny Diaz and in the eight-day tenure of Mario Cristobal. Agbo named Miami a finalist with Auburn, Oklahoma and Texas. The Longhorns are the prohibitive favorite to earn the National Letter of Intent from Agbo.

Carswell will sign his National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Carswell had reconsidered his decisions with the Hurricanes coaching change. The 6’7, 275 OL will decide between Miami and Mississippi. Several other Miami prospects will sign at a later date. Some of those will sign in the Early National Signing Day window this week.

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Other Miami prospects are waiting until traditional NSD in February. Tight end Jaleel Skinner who is committed to Alabama is a name to watch this week. Five-star defensive end Shemar Stewart will sign in February. Stewart would be a huge signee for Miami and could vault the class into the top 25 with other highly rated signees.